Monday, February 9, 2009

Can It Make a Difference

So many people have been posting today about the horrible fires we have been having in Melbourne and the loss of life and animals and dreams. I was sitting on the couch with my babies having a cuddle and I realised how lucky I am. I was reading on Rummage that she thought an auction with all the fantastic blogging crafters and all proceeds going to support those in need. I think this is such a great idea, I hope she doesn't mind but I will try to put it into action. I am thinking if you are interested you could email me bdesign_cc at yahoo dot com dot au or leave a comment and I will collect as much as I can and start auctioning next week if I can and run it for as long as we can. I think that the red cross is the best place for it to go, but if you have a special request such as animals etc. I will divide it up. I think Ebay may be the best place, or I can just do it on the blog and people can bid from there - I am open to suggestions. Spread the word so we can see if we can get something moving.
EDIT - I HAVE GIVEN HANDMADE HELP IT'S OWN BLOG. PLEASE FIND OUT MORE INFO HERE.

20 comments:

Megan: The Byron Life said...

I am in Cindy. Happy to donate my own hand-made journals for the auction. And, I agree the Red Cross is a worthy recipient. I spoke to a relative in Yea 1/2 hour ago and she was urging everyone to give to Red Cross because they are holding that little town together right now.

trashalou said...

I'm sending you an email.

edward and lilly said...

Cindy, this is great, I am definitely in and will post about it on my blog. I will donate one of my cuddly cat softies, can you let me know when you will need it by? Bless you for organising this.
Cheers
Rebecca

Sophie Appleby said...

I would love to help, I think it's a beautiful idea and would love to donate some brooches for the auction. Just let me know when you need them by.
Thank you so much for organising this.
Sophie x

Amy (badskirt) said...

I'm try to help spread the word. I've posted a note on Sew, Mama, Sew's forums at http://sewmamasew.com/forum/index.php?topic=839.0 and I'll add a note on my blog in a few days to catch people who missed your post.

Holly said...

Thanks for alerting me to this opportunity. I think the worst thing is sitting around not being able to do much to help. I would like to donte to your auction (probably a pouch with some hand carved stamps) and I will post about this on my blog too. When do you need the donations by? Time for overseas people to mail them in?

~Holly

http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com

Amber said...

I have posted what you are doing on my blog and will look for what I can donate, I will also bid and for lots.
Do you need a hand getting to auction running. Anything i can do i will..xx

caitlin said...

Great idea Cindy, I'm in!

Nanette said...

Good on you, Cindy. I've already got the fabrics out...
x

CurlyPops said...

I think its a fantastic idea and the Red Cross will need all the help they can get!

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

hi cindy, i've reached your blog through rebecca's link. would love to help, i can donate some prints. great of you to organise this. will add a link on my blog too.
belinda

{ps. sorry if this comes through 2x, it went blank at the end of the 1st one}

AnastasiaC said...

cindy, id love to help...i can offer some papergoods for the auction but I also have some clothes that my boys no longer need...not sure if you want that kind of stuff - i already sent a parcel down to a single mum who lost her home last week...but Im sure I have more...I'll email you!

sophie said...

Cindy please count me in. Let me know if would prefer something specific or anything will do? Will put this on my blog.
Thanks so much.

potty mouth mama said...

Brilliant Cindy!

Hey Harriet said...

Popped in via Edward & Lilly. This is so very good of you to organise this fundraiser. I'd be keen on donating. I think Red Cross is a good choice.

glam.spoon said...

I would be glad to donate to the auction if you want items from the US. just let me know.

Barb said...

I tried to email you what I was giving to you for the auction but your email didn't work. I will also be happy to advertise for you.
I have an idea on how you can do the auction if you are interested...fivesons4barb@yahoo.com

Jazy said...

I've posted about this on my blog and will see what I can do to get something to help with the Auction!

Stacey said...

I'm in too! A most excellent idea!

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