Wednesday, 18 February 2009

You generous souls, you!!!

I've been feeling like my letterbox has forgotten it's not Xmas at the moment. All these wonderful parcels have been arriving, full of love and help for the Victorian Bushfire victims.

Also, the poor postie has had a few eye-boggling scares as I answer the door to receive the parcels sometimes.... me in my pj's, once in only a towel...... Shme, I've given birth. I have no shame!!

Here are more photos for you to drool over and start saving your dollars to buy!

First up we have a gorgeous t-shirt appliqued by the crafty Kate of Red Ted. Don't you just love the orange and pink together!? Don't often see that fab colour combo together.

Next, my very talented mother-in-law no-blog-Robyn has donated this sweet handmade bag that she has sewn and embroidered. It's the perfect size for a embroidery project on the go or a quick dash out for a coffee.

Third, we have three amazing kids totes handmade by Cass of Snailblazer fame. These S-Cargos are kid size totes, designed to be worn across the body of a child or slung over the shoulder of an adult. And she's used some of my favourite fabrics!

Last, but absolutely not least, I received the other day this heavy little parcel. Wondering what it might be, I opened it up to find these amazing creations. No-blog-Norma has donated these Kokeshi dolls for the auction. They are handmade by her husband Bob, crafted from Camphor Laurel wood. The smell of these cuties is just divine!!

So as you can see, there are some uber talented people out there who are also generous souls, kind enough to forward their wares to auction for such a worthy cause. The 2009 Victorian Bushfires are still burning. The aftermath is still only in its infancy. Just because the media has gone onto other topics doesn't mean the pain has eased. It's only just beginning for these poor victims.

Don't think it's too late to donate, you crafty people out there. If you feel like donating something, just drop me a line and I'll forward you the details.

And get your dollars ready for Friday 6th March, when the auction starts!!


CurlyPops said...

I'm chuckling at you answering the door in a towel..hilarious!
What gorgeous parcels. I absolutely love the green bag from Cass, and that appliqued tee has 2 of my favuorite colours!

Jodie said...

Such beautiful items so far gilly.
Matilda has a new dress and a spotty shirt and some shorts......very nearly ready to post .....

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Hi - my mum is knitting a sweet little pirate doll for a boy. We were going to donate it to trash's auction but we missed the deadline. We're in the UK. Are we too late to let you have it?

Suse said...

Well done you!

One thing though, let's all stop referring to these people as 'those poor victims'. It's good to turn the language around and refer to them as survivors.

Language is a powerful tool and the term victim sets up all sorts of issues and paints them in a certain light.