We’ve had a look through all of the fabulous things our shoppers have found in our stores recently and picked a few of our favourites. Take a look…
First of all, we have some beautiful #mybarnardosfinds from Marieta (@aheadofroses) who came across this cosy checked winter coat in our Shipquary Street store in Derry. Marieta told us it’s her favourite thing to wear right now and we think it looks great too!
No matter what their age, everyone deserves to have a stocking full of presents at Christmas. So when a colleague asked me to make her Dad a stocking, I was happy to rise to the challenge.
The challenge was finding a piece of clothing at my local Barnardo’s store that I thought would be suitable for a man, and would make an attractive stocking. After having a good look through the stock, we found a skirt that was perfect for the stocking. We had a lovely chat with the staff in the shop about how we were going to create a stocking using the skirt. At first they weren’t quite sure but by the end I think we convinced them!
Once the skirt was home I took it apart and used the brown satin lining of the skirt to line the stocking. I then found some dark red cotton material to make the top of the stocking and the reindeer. The red cotton matched the red in the tweed and added a little more of a Christmas touch. With a little ribbon sewn onto the back to hang the stocking up, a man’s Christmas stocking was made. I have to say I’m rather pleased with it. Read More »