Monday, 26 November 2012

Christmas time is coming!

With less than a month to go until Christmas we're closing in on our final stall before the holidays!

All our gorgeous goodies will be available on Palmerston Road, Southsea on Saturday 15th December. Pop on by between 9:00 and 17:30 to stock up on stocking fillers (and stockings for that matter!), tree decorations and all sorts of other wonderful pressies for family and friends - and all in the name of charity! Look out for the blue and white Make ME gazebo.

We've worked out that enough money was raised at our last event to cover the stall costs for this event as well! So any and all profits we make on sales on the 15th are going directly to Invest in ME!

We're anticipating high footfall at this event, so want to stock up as much as possible. If there are any contributors or crafters who'd like to send anything in or make a donation of crafts to the stall it would be greatly appreciated.

Please email for address details or to get involved.

Watch this space for more stall superstars, and posts about the kind of things you can expect to see on the 15th December!

Should you see anything you'd like from the stall and be unable to reach us on the day just email and we'll do our utmost to provide you with our wonderful wares!

The stall will be taking a bit of a break at the start of next year, but will definitely be back after a couple of months recuperation. As such, anything that doesn't sell at our Palmerston Road event will be going up on the website for some great last minute Christmas deals!

Merry Christmas from Foggy Bear and the rest of the Make ME team! :)

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Our Stall Superstars: Take 4

Diana Hamilton is the creative genius behind '100 birdies 4 ME', making these stunning felt birds to raise money for biomedical M.E. research.

Her birdies are all handmade and expertly stitched, and you can tell that real love and care went into their creation. The hanging birdies would be ideal adornments for your Christmas tree, during the holiday season.

When the holidays are over they'd look just as good hanging on a hook somewhere, to add some colour to your walls.

As for her brooches, well, they'd look good on a jacket all year round, don't you think? If you're sporting a poppy for remembrance why not also don a birdie for ME awareness?

Diana started making her birdies after attending Leeds craft club, in an effort to get out and about. She came up with these little creatures as part of a 'craft garden' for Light Night Leeds 2011.

After the exhibition she had more birdies on her hands than she knew what to do with, and decided to sell them to raise money for the 'Let's do it for ME!' campaign!

Her aim is to make and sell 100 of these beautiful birdies for the 'Let's do it for ME!' campaign. She's currently up to 51! Let's see if we can help her reach 100 by Christmas!

Diana's creations are available on the Make ME website, and her blue birdies (left) and brooches (above) are currently featuring on the stall (don't forget that our next one is Sunday 18th November at Portsmouth Guildhall!)

She also sells through Folksy and is in the process of setting up her own website. She is also on Facebook and Twitter.

So, let's help her do it for ME and buy a birdie for Christmas! They'd make a lovely gift and you'd be helping to raise awareness - not to mention the fact that they're just gorgeous!

You can follow her progress towards her goal on both Facebook and Twitter (appropriate for birdies). Give her page a like at: or follow her at @100Birdies4ME and help spread the word about these cuddly critters!

Please share widely with friends and family, or anyone you think may appreciate this delicate display of craftsmanship.

Thank you, Diana! You're another stall superstar!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Invest in ME's charity Christmas cards and calendars - now available!

The ‘Let’s do it for ME’ elves have been very busy recently, and with Christmas not far away they thought they’d give you a helping hand. All their hard work has paid off and we can now offer fantastic Christmas cards, calendars and gifts - all available to buy from the comfort of your home and delivered directly to your door! What’s more, you’ll be helping us too, since all purchases will raise much needed funds towards our ‘Let’s do it for ME’ campaign. Well, we did say we had it wrapped!

Many thanks to all our little elves that have been working behind the scenes to make this all happen. Let’s do it for Christmas and ME!

Following our very successful ‘Let’s Get Snapping for ME! 2012 Christmas Cards Photo Competition,’ we are pleased to announce that in the end 10 photographs were chosen to be printed. All cards are A5 in size and produced on top quality 350gsm card. They come in packs containing 10 cards, either featuring one design or all 10. Please specify if ordering packs of individual designs. All cards have the following
message inside, ‘With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year’. Prices per pack (including postage and packaging) are:

UK £4.95
Europe £6.25
Rest of the World £7.25

To order your cards and for more information visit:

Our 2012 A4 calendar features 12 stunning photos, one for each month, of places all around the UK. These were kindly donated by those with ME and supporters of our campaign. There's a generous grid for each month, handy for writing in those forthcoming appointments and events. This is a quality product, with both the front and back cover of 350gsm card and the inner pages of 200gsm paper. This makes it not only perfect for yourself, but a great gift too. Prices per calendar (including postage and packaging) are:

UK £7.00
Europe £9.00
Rest of the World £10.00

To order your calendars and for more information visit:

Don't forget, we have wonderful range of crafts here on Make ME. Ideal for Christmas presents, stocking fillers and seasonal joy! Christmas stock featuring soon on both the site and the stall.

See our events page for upcoming dates.