Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti Shop Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time


Just a quick note to say I have donated a couple of felted flowers to craft hope, which have just been listed. Craft Hope is an etsy shop run by volunteers to raise money for Doctors without borders, all the items have been donated and all the money (except etsy fees) will go to the charity. Here's a little bit more information taken from their website

"Our Etsy shop will benefit Doctors Without Borders, with 100% of the proceeds going to them. The medical need in Haiti right now is acute. The Doctors Without Borders existing facilities are so badly damaged, they are no longer functional. Post-earthquake medical care will be from tents. So far they have treated 1,500 people – 500 of them need immediate major surgery. There are no facilities to do this in Haiti currently. An inflatable hospital should be arriving in Haiti today."

Please take a little time to browse through the shop as there are lots of lovely items.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Snow, snow,snow....

Happy New Year everyone (sorry it's a bit late), I hope you all had a good Christmas.

We had a fantastic Christmas, but I was looking forward to the kids going back to school so I could get back into my studio. Unfortunately on Monday morning J's school had no heating so he stayed at home, then on Tuesday we woke up to 8 inches of snow (I measured it), and J and E's schools were both closed! As the sledge has a big crack in it from hitting a bump just a little too fast a few weeks back we opted for snowman building instead. If you look closely you'll see he's sporting a nuno felt scarf.

The kids are back at school now but my studio is a little bit cold even with the heating on so I'm only managing about two hours a day. I also need to get my tax return done ASAP so I'm afraid it might be a while before I have anything creative to share with you. However, I have been working on a re vamped version of my felt flower kit, when it's finished I'm going to have a little giveaway through the blog, so please come back soon.