CHRISTMAS PRESENTS


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September 2nd 2009
Published: September 20th 2009
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Mai makes denim bags from recycled new jeans. Two designs are availble. Linings and belts vary. Nominate colour tones and design when ordering and we will try our best to accommodate.
Believe it or not Christmas is just around the corner.


Would you like to support the Lifestart Foundation Workshop initiative in Hoi An, Vietnam? You can help us by ordering some of your Christmas gifts from our makers. The makers will individually make each item with care and love and will be very grateful for your support.


The non-profit workshop focuses on creating handmade arts and crafts to help support those living in challenging situations in Vietnam.
The entire proceeds from these products go directly to the workshop members to provide a sustainable income stream and sense of independence.


I am returning to Vietnam on September 22nd for five weeks.


For those of you who live in Australia I would be happy to bring back any orders you place from our Lifestart Foundation Workshop. If you would like to support the Lifestart Foundation Workshop initiative in Hoi An you can order Christmas gifts before I leave and I will get the workshop members to make your order during my stay and carry them back with me at the end of October. If you live in Melbourne you can pick up the order from
DENIM BAGDENIM BAGDENIM BAG

Recycled Denim Bags. A manufacturer had donated a large amount of denim shorts and jeans to Lifestart Foundation....being that the shorts were a little too sexy for Vietnamese taste, we found a pattern to turn them into funky bags. This design is a shoulder bag with belt. The second design is made of 8 fringed denim panels with colourful lining and side inserts.
my house in Essendon or I can post orders within Australia for the normal postage costs.





CHRISTMAS PRESENTS WITH MEANING

All products are labour intensive and take each workshop member a long time to make. Each item is tagged with the makers photograph and brief story about them which makes each item very personal and special.

I hope you agree that these items will all make special Christmas presents this year. Please place your order promptly to allow enough time for orders to be completed by each maker.





PRICE LIST: all prices are in Australian Dollars

RECYCLED DENIM BAGS $25 maker: Mai

SILK CUSHION COVERS $25 ( PACK OF 2 ) maker: Sang

QUIRKY SOCK PEOPLE $20 ( The name of the sock person can be one of your chioce ) maker: Nguyen

HAND PAINTED CHRISTMAS CARDS $20 ( PACK OF 4 ) maker: Sinh

EMBROIDERED HOLLY CHRISTMAS CARDS $20 ( PACK OF 4) maker: Hanh

DOVE CARDS $20 (PACK OF 4) maker: Nguyen

EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKE CARDS $20 ( PACK OF 4) makers Nghe & Luong


HAND
NGUYENNGUYENNGUYEN

Nguyen makes quirky sock creatures and sock people that travel the world.
KNITTED SCARVES $15 makers: Hanh and Luong

SILK SHOULDER BAGS $10 maker: Lieu

WINE BOTTLE COVERS $10 makers: Chau and Tu

BOOK MARKS $5 makers Hoa and Nghe


Click here to read more about the workshop......


Click here to read more about some of our makers...... Hanh's Story
Hoa's Story
Luong's Story
Nghe's Story


To place an order please email Karen at karenleonard@mail.com. as soon as possible to allow the makers plenty of time.

Lots of Love from
Karen.
www.lifestartfoundation.org.au


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EDDIE & MARGIEEDDIE & MARGIE
EDDIE & MARGIE

These adorable sock creatures and sock people are made by Nguyen. They are all different and have their own unique personality. Each have a name and this can be personalized for you when ordering.
BILLY & FRIENDSBILLY & FRIENDS
BILLY & FRIENDS

Waiting at the workshop for a new home. We treat each sale as an adoption and track where each sock creature or sock person is travelling to around the world. Nguyen loves this idea. Her creations are in Ireland, Austria, South Africa, Singapore, America, England, Sweeden, Denmark, Australia and Korea ( to name a few of the countries.)
LUONGLUONG
LUONG

Luong makes beautiful woolen scarves.
LUONG'S SCARVESLUONG'S SCARVES
LUONG'S SCARVES

One design, three colours. Black, White and Mushroom. Size 12cm wide 176cm long
HANHHANH
HANH

Hanh knits lovely scarves. Each scarf takes Hanh at least 20 hours to make.
HANHHANH
HANH

Hanh scarves are in earth tones, white, black, blue and green. Designs vary depending on the wool. They are all beautiful. Size 12cm wide by 162 cm long
HOAHOA
HOA

Hoa makes Au Dai bookmarks.
AO DAI BOOKMARKAO DAI BOOKMARK
AO DAI BOOKMARK

Promoting recycling whenever possible, this bookmark is made entirely from scraps! (scrap paper from note cards, scrap silk from wine bottle bags). Colours available Red, Green, Blue, Pink and Purple. Click on the bookmark to enlarge.
NGHENGHE
NGHE

Nghe makes Buddha Coin bookmarks.
BUDDHA COIN BOOK MARKBUDDHA COIN BOOK MARK
BUDDHA COIN BOOK MARK

These bookmarks are handmade with black beads and a Vietnamese copy of an ancient Chinese Coin. Click on the bookmark to enlarge.
SANGSANG
SANG

Sang makes silk cushion covers.
SILK CUSHION COVERSSILK CUSHION COVERS
SILK CUSHION COVERS

Sold in pairs. Colours Blue and Black or Red and Black. Size 16"x16"
LIEULIEU
LIEU

Lieu makes silk shoulder bags.
SILK SHOULDER BAGSSILK SHOULDER BAGS
SILK SHOULDER BAGS

Lieu's bags are made in a variety of two tone colours, they are lined and have a zip compartment inside. Colours Purple, Olive, Brown, Blue, Pink , Red & Green.
CHAUCHAU
CHAU

Chau makes beautiful silk wine bottle bags.
SILK WINE BOTTLE BAGSSILK WINE BOTTLE BAGS
SILK WINE BOTTLE BAGS

Wine Bottle Bags made from Vietnamese silk patterned with the symbols of "long life" and "happiness" (by Chau), the neck decorated with hand carved lanterns or wine glasses(by Tu). Comes with the KEEP THE BOTTLE PASS THE BAG gift card. When ordering stipulate either lanterns or wine glasses for the neck trim. Colours available Red, Purple, Turquiose or Rust ( as pictured)
PRODUCT TAGSPRODUCT TAGS
PRODUCT TAGS

Each item is tagged with a photo and brief story about each maker.
DOVE CARDDOVE CARD
DOVE CARD

The Dove Card is made by Nguyen. Especially during the holiday times, the peace dove is a universal theme appropriate for all cultures. The dove is carefully cut on a high quality cream linen paper and placed on a background of genuine Vietnamese silk. Colours available Gold, Red, Green & Blue.


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