This is my last post

Sew Chic and Unique has been brought me so much joy since I started it in 2008. It has been a great reference for many sewing enthusiasts and crafters in Oman and worldwide. I enjoyed sharing my creations with all of you and thank you for the continuous support that I have received all these years.

You might be familiar with the saying “Every beginning has an end”, you may have noticed that I have not blogged here in a long time. SCU is a crafty blog where my readers expect to find crafty/sewing related posts and every time I sit down to blog about something it is usually not craft related. So after a long period of thinking about this I decided it was time to close SCU.

Sometimes Good things

Blogging is something I truly enjoy so although i am closing this one, I am super excited to announce that I am launching my new website soon

 Follow me on my next blogging adventure

The Sewist 

Make sure to register your email address to be notified once my new website goes live oh  and dont forget to follow me on my new social media handles.

Thank you once again for being there for me and hoping that i will continue on being a source of inspiration for many of you!

by mayya

Spread a Smile by Donating a Barbie

Back in 2012 I shared this post to help my mum collect barbies for a project that she is part of.

Today I wanted to give you an update on this project since the blog post my mum and her sisters have donated a total of 300+ barbies to orphans and under privileged girls in various parts of the world.

The barbies that we have collected over these years have been given a mini makeover, dressed in beautiful items made by my mother and my aunts in France. They seem to have the process down well as they are like a mini factory every one of them has a job to do. It was a joy watching them on my last trip to France, they would gather every afternoon and work on this together. It actually brings them joy to do this, what a beautiful way to feel joy when giving to others.

After the barbies have all been dolled up, they are packaged and sent to Espoire sans frontiers (Hopes without barriers). They are then shipped to little girls who want have only seen these barbies and shops and only imagined playing with them.

I believe that we can do a lot to help each other and you might be surprised how little it takes of you to do so. It’s the little things that make a BIG difference to those less privileged.

Donate your barbies

Here is a picture of the girls with their dolls their smiles, priceless!

If you are in Oman have any barbies that your daughters don’t play with kindly email sewchicandunique [@] or call/text 95151122 so we can set a place to meet.

For those out of Oman simply send me at the address above so I can send you our address in Oman/France (whichever is closer to you) to send the barbies to.

Thank you in advance and may we continue to make a positive difference in each others lives.

Stay blessed

by mayya

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