Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seeds for Malawi - October

Please read the informative October newsletter from our partner group Seeds for Malawi, a project of the Saltspring Garden Club.

Click on the newsletter to enlarge it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hair-raising Problems

One of our very active angel-making groups has reported that hair has been coming off the heads of angels. This is happening both with hair affixed with glue sticks and tacky glue.
It is possible that this problem might be due to the kind of paint used to colour the beads.
Another possibility is that the glossy finish on recent shipments of heads is the cause.

We have acquired better quality paint in the hope this problem will be resolved.
As hundreds of heads are already distributed, we have a couple of suggestions:
1. Greater use of turbans on bald heads. Angels with turbans do appeal strongly to our donors.
2. Before putting on glue, use some sandpaper and slightly roughen the area on the head where the hair will be attached. This will give a better surface for the glue to stick.
From the bodies that have been returned to Vic and Lorraine with hair, and the completed angels coming in, this does not seem to be a widespread problem, however we want to maximize the quality of the angels that go out to the public.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Have an Angel Party!!

What a great idea! Each winter some Angel makers hold Angel making parties with their friends. If you would like to host a party, we can help. We have a kit of materials that can be borrowed for your party. The kit is suitable for up to eight people. We just ask that you have at least one experienced Angel maker included in your group. Email
for more information.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Important Tips for Angel-makers

If you're a new angel-maker or have been doing it for some time, please take a few minutes to review some points about finishing angels.

There are two parts to this information on the same page of our website under Sharing Ideas.

First, in the Angel Gallery there are 3 pictures at the beginning about the proper attachment of name tags. If you click on the photos they will enlarge, and the explanations will appear below.

Then scroll further down our web page to Quality Control where the diagram points out important qualities your angels need to display.

We still need hundreds of angels for fall in Victoria, and we're counting on your creativity which has always been great in the past. Just a few changes in construction can make a big difference so your angel is all ready for "sale" and there is no extra work for other volunteers. Thank you!