Thursday, 19 February 2009
Remember this mug? I sold it last year, just before Christmas. Unfortunately it broke in transit. (Not something that happens often, I promise! I can't imagine what the Post Office did to the parcel.) Luckily the very ingenious buyer, Chakra Pennywhistle*, thought of sending the broken mug to The Broken Plate, who turned it into these pretty pendants. They're for sale in her Etsy shop right now. $5 from each sale goes to the Peninsula School Feeding Association here in South Africa.
I walk past their office every day on my way to the Post Office, so they were the first charity that sprang to mind. I like the idea that proceeds from a drinking vessel will go towards providing something for kids to eat and drink.
*If you haven't already, check out Chakra Pennywhistle's Etsy shop for beautiful hand printed pillows and children's clothes.