Crafters Display their Wares

Here are a few of the crafters who displayed their ware at the Artists, Crafters, Writers, Singers Emporium on June 16, 2012 at Touro Park in Newport, RI. It was a perfect day for an outdoor event. Many of the visitors were from out of town and several asked if we were going to be there each Saturday.  Certainly this is something to consider, since the arts are very popular in the State of Rhode Island.

Thanks to those who turned out for this event, the people in Bangladesh are one step closer to reaching their goal of building a church.  Meeting in a home, twenty people would love to have a real church that they could attend.  We are still taking donations, as we expand to help other groups of women and children in Pakistan and in India, including an orphanage an a group of women who are making clothing in a cement building with no electricity.  These women work diligently to supply food for their families.  Many of these women have suffered abuse or were abandoned by their husbands.  Left alone with their children, they are trying to provide food, shelter, and education for their children.

If you would like to help the Prospering Christians in this mission, please make a donation at the Global Fellowship website.   Click onto the on-line donation button and scroll down to Prospering Christians.  Enter in your donation amount and payment information.  Your donations are appreciated.

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Artists, Crafters, Writers, Singers Emporium

It is time to plan for the summer. Before you know it, it will be here. I have begun sending out invitations to the Prospering Christians Artists, Crafters, Writers Emporium which will be held in Touro Park, Newport Rhode Island on June 9, 2012 from 10 am – 3 pm. Anyone may be a vendor, regardless of whether they are Christian or not. This event is to benefit the Mission to Bangladesh.. The Prospering Christians are going to build and open a music school for one of the churches in Bangladesh. We plan to donate musical instruments for the school and church.

Vendors may purchase a booth to display their works. It is a great opportunity for any Christian book writers who have not been able to find a place to promote their books. We are seeking fifty vendors. Touro Park is located on historic Bellevue Avenue, in walking distance from the mansions. We are asking for a portion of the profits to be donated to this cause.

Both the Prospering Christian and Christian Marketplace are groups which you will find on Facebook. We are groups of Christians who are learning to manage our finances according to the Bible and how to market our businesses. We have been working closely with a couple from Jessore, Bangladesh, Fbiplob and Regina Biswas, who represent the Campus Crusade for Christ. They recently held a student conference on January 1, 2012 with over three hundred students participating.

Bangladesh has its share of problems including flooding which occurs during the monsoon season from June to October 2012. Many homes are destroyed, deaths occur, and food shortages are common during this time. The Prospering Christians are trying to lend support to the area whenever possible. Donations are being accepted at the Global Fellowship; website. Either send a check made out to “Global Fellowship” and add “Prospering Christians’ in the memo line to the address listed above he Online Donation button or click onto the Online Donation button and scroll down to “Prospering Christians.” Enter your doation amount an follow the directions to enter your payment information. _ Thank you!

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Designs for Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King day is right around the corner. This is a day where Americans celebrate the accomplishments of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, a civil rights leader in the 1960’s. It is traditionally a day when African-Americans celebrate their freedom from slavery, their right to vote, and to their rights as citizens of the United States. I have designed t-shirts, and gifts for the home to help celebrate this tradition.

All of the products are available at Cavanaugh Creations. For orders or questions about the products, e-mail me at

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Happy New Year!

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Creating a Variety of Products

Cavanaugh Creations is starting off on the right foot this year to offer you more of a variety of products. Hand-Made of 75% acrylic and 25% Merlino wool, they have the look and feel of cotton. I have been crocheting since I was a child and I enjoy it immensely. It helps me to relax and take my mind off of some of the drama in life! I have such a passion for it! I have crocheted several of theses shawls in various colors. Custom-made in your favorite color or colors, they look nice with spaghetti strap blouses and gowns, or just wear with a pair of jeans.

In recent years, crocheting has gained in popularity. The Egyptians were the first to crochet. They did many intricate forms of knotting and braiding of the hair and some hair stylists still use some of the techniques for today’s fashions and hair styles.

If you want to learn how to crochet, I have a number of videos available on You Tube and I am going to do a tutorial on crocheting this shawl, due to popular demand. I teach chain stitches, single crochet, and double crochet. Made primarily of treble crochets, this shawl is quite a challenge. Here is a video on the chain stitch for those who want to learn crochet – this is how it begins. E-mail me with any of your questions or respond to this posting at the bottom of the page.

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Elise Gems

Semi – precious and precious stone jewelry. There are also pieces which contain artwork designed by children. The jewelry is hand – made in Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. They follow a tradition passed down in their families. The designs originated in the 1700’s and were custom-made for the rulers of the time. Fewer are making he jewelry because of the costs involved.

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Your Help is Appreciated

Support the mission to Bangladesh>

A portion of the proceeds of this t-shirt will to help feed, cloth, educate and minister to the children.

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