Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blogtober #26 Creating for charity :)

Every now and then it is wonderful to sit down and make something for someone else. In fact about 90% of the stuff i make is for other people for gifts, swaps, just "because" and every so often to donate to a good cause :)

I first read about "Softies for Mirabel" last year through a few blogs i follow but didnt get involved. This year after getting a nudge from a post on Kellys blog i decided to give it a go.

Here is a little bit about the organisation taken from the "meet me at mikes" website:

What is The Mirabel Foundation?
Mirabel is a wonderful organisation that supports the children of families affected by substance abuse. They do amazing, important work, and we try to support them in our own small crafty ways! Mike's is located in Fitzroy, Melbourne, and we see all sorts of addiction issues on our street every day. We think that you should always try and do something about issues that are in your very own neighbourhood. Having said that, this is a global issue – affecting children from all walks of life.

Pop on over to Kellys blog as she is having a bit of a giveaway for getting involved :) ( kelly the answer to your question is "Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy" by Lynley Dodd)

Pegleg has been sitting around rather lonely after Marina was whisked away to her new home so i thought he would enjoy the trip across the ditch and into the arms of a new little boy or girl :) I will miss him dearly but hope he has a wonderful adventure.

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So come on guys! take a little time to sew, knit, craft a lovable softie to brighten a childs day :)

1 comment:

humel said...

What a lovely idea :-) Good for you - I shall definitely look into it myself!