Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Rockers and oppers

Well, the final total of funds raised has been reached. I am waiting on only one more payment and we are done! The grand total raised through the generous donations by the people listed below is


To the people below who donated items, you rock.
To the people who bought said items, you are rockers too!

Here are the wonderful souls who gave up the goods for the people affected by the Victorian Bushfires:
Jodie - Ric Rac
Liesl - Hoppo Bumpo
Cass - Snailblazer
Cam - CurlyPops
Selina - What Were We Thinking
Carly - no blog
Norma - no blog
Emma - Ballarat Patchwork
Allison - Lark
Robyn - no blog
Jenny - Daisy Chain
Kathryn - Our Shabby Cottage
Liz - Betty Jo Designs
Kate - Red Ted
Ros - Bloom
and Me!

Once all the funds have been transferred from paypal and the account to me, I will make the donation to Red Cross. I will post a picture of the receipt here, just to reassure you I'm not heading off to the Bahamas....

I've also been returning to a few of my favourite op shops and this week also found two new op shops I drive past all the time. Just didn't see them there! Here are some of the goodies that have made their way into my basket this week.

Gorgeous very old copy of the Secret Seven. I think I've exhausted metro Adelaide's stash of Golden Books. All the ones I find now are ones I already have... but now I'm onto collecting all of Enid Blyton's books for my daughter. And aren't those little finger puppets cute!? I think the pink one looks like the creature from Yo Gabba Gabba.

And here's a lovely 1965 book of Pinocchio I found - check out what the sign says on the picture in the left. I didn't know Pinocchio had it in him!

Today whilst my daughter was at kindy I was hideously decadent and made something for myself. I know, it's unbelievable. Usually I sew like the wind, making stock for the Silly Gilly store. I used a fantastic tutorial from kootoyoo on how to make a speedy pincushion from a square of fabric. The square of fabric I used was a Moda Home hankerchief of my daughters. And yes, I did wash it first. The sweet blue/red bird buttons were found at an antique shop on Sunday. Yes, I was a bit cuckoo to take an active 3 year old into an antique store. Think I'll wait a while before I do it again...


Amy (badskirt) said...

Well done on the collection and I must say, I am absolutely in love with those bird buttons. They are terrific!

clare said...

I had a Secret Seven book exactly the same as that , ooh I feel all nostalgic now .
clares craftroom

CurlyPops said...

Yippee and well done to everyone involved. Great job Gilly!

Cass said...

Great job Gilly very well organised. I collect old Secret Seven too. I can't wait until my girls want to read them

Lark said...

Thank YOU for organising it all!

Allison x

Cindy said...

Great job Miss to you and all your hard workers.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That's a fantastic amount!! You did a great job with organising everything. All those eBay listings, posting, etc is a lot of work!