Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Handmade Help Bushfires Appeal

I have found it so hard to start this post - there are just no words to adequately describe the horror with which I have learned about the events which have taken place so close to where I grew up as a child. 'Bushfires' just doesn't seem like a strong enough word, although really I guess they were 'firestorms' which is a word that comes much closer to the mark. So many lives lost, so many homes destroyed. Whole towns razed - the sadness just weighs so heavily.

Apart from giving what money we can, Jade and I have also listed two bags in our shop that will have the full proceeds going to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal as part of the Handmade Help initiative being run by Cindy of Bug and Pop.

Visit the dedicated Handmade Help blog to find out what you can do to help, whether it be donating items for sale or auction, donating goods or services, or simply buying products from people who are donating their proceeds to the bushfire survivors.

The two bags Jade and I are donating the proceeds from are:

The Eco Market Tote in Jaffa, made by Jade (which you might remember was recently featured on the front page of Etsy).
EDITED: This has now SOLD

And the Clip-Clap Reversible Handbag, made by myself (which was recently featured on the Cuteable website).

EDITED: This has now SOLD also - Thank-you so much!!!

So please, visit the Handmade Help blog to find out more about how you can help out. There are so many crafty and non-crafty ways to help out. And they all make a difference.



potty mouth mama said...

Those two got snaffled quickly!! Well done!

vanessa.e. said...

my thoughts go out to everyone down under, hope you are your loved ones are safe and sound. keep seeing and hearing horrible accounts on the news. hope this tragedy is over soon!

on the bright side, congrats on your beautiful bags and your effort to help out!!

Paula Weston said...

Yes, it's been horrendous watching it all unfold. Good on you and Jade for using your talents to make a difference. I'm pleased you had such a quick response.

littlechrissy said...

Congrats on the quick sales!
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Steph Bond said...

Divine bags Bec! I'm inspired now; especially by pleated bag in your Etsy shop. and WOW to the birthday dress!

PS~Erin said...

Just found you. Stuff neat stuff you have and are highlighting!! Will visit often :) Happy Tuesday!