Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I had to make a post about this. Isn't this handbag amazing? Spoonful of Chocolate is a great Etsy crafter who makes super pretty handbags, passport holders and page place holders from recycled books!! As a proffesed bookworm I love the idea. Just discovered her today and her creations made me feel weak in the knees at once. But her story really moved me. Please take some time to read it, it is worth it. You'll love even more her creations. Thank you lovely ladies!
Spoonful of Chocolate Hope was created to help my father save his house. It's a long story, so I'll try to make it as short as possible. My father is a simple man who immigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1969 searching for a better life. Growing up, I watched him build our house with his own two hands, constantly adding things that reminded him of Czechoslovakia. A couple of years ago my mother's brother (Frank) asked for my father to co-sign a loan for a business he was starting. My father wanted nothing to do with it, he had worked hard to get out of debt and didn't want anything in his name. My mother and uncle constantly asked about the loan, until my father finnally gave in.
Uncle Frank is now basically homeless, his business has gone into bankruptsy and is now unable to pay off the loan. My parents are now forced to pay $3,000 a month with a combinde income of $27,000 a year. So I created this site to give my parents 100% of the profits. Wanting to give my father back some of the life he worked so hard on acheiving.