Friday, January 14
My bestie bloggy Steph has started up a little campaign to help the smallest and vulnerable victims on the tragic floods that have gripped Queensland. Steph contacted me yesterday to see if I could jump on board and help out by making a few softies for children and campaigning to see if others can do the same. I jumped so quick my mind has not stopped racing.....
So I'm singing out to all your crafty types - we need softies!
If you can make just one small little softie (or more) and post it to Steph who lives in Brisbane, she will ensure that it gets to a small child in need and who possibly has lost everything sentimental. Steph and I are stay and home mumma's of small children, so instead of feeling helpless, lets use our maternal understanding of the importance children place on a toy that comforts them and provides security and allows imagination to flow.
Here are some links to some free downloadable patterns for softies to get you started;
and for those that don't have a sewing machine (or like me, mine is in for repairs!) click on this link and click on the elephant softie - it is hand sewn!
and for the more advanced crafter, try this great pattern!
Oopsie the octopus
So if you think you can help - pop over to Stephanie at Mon Petit Poppet and send her a message so that you know where to post your softies to. Such a small gesture but will warm the hearts and instill hope again for the future of one little child.