Friday, January 28, 2011

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Queensland Flood Appeal Raffle

Using the Random Number Generator, the number 8 was picked!
That's Peter and Natasha!
So congratulations guys! and the little robins will be flying off to you very soon!
And thank you so much to all who entered.
That's $45 towards the appeal! Yay!

Even though there are only two days left of crafty raffles for the Queensland Flood Appeal, I really wanted to be part of it, so finally...phew, two little robins have flown in to help!
I very much love Robins , though I have only seen one once in real life! I usually see wrens and sparrows, who are also very sweet, but I cannot stop felting robins! One day I will see one shining red against the white snow!

These babies are needle felted with pure Romney wool fleece, with wool inners. They are designed to sit in found nests around the house, on the nature table, or up on a shelf, or by your bedside, and not really a toy for young children, as they tend to have their beaks pulled off rather quickly! (I will take some normal photos of them in the daylight tomorrow!!)
I will post them to anywhere in the world!
PLEASE read the conditions below...

*Here’s how it will work (please read this carefully):

~ this raffle is open to everyone, including those who live overseas
~ postage is included to anywhere in the world
~ to enter, you must donate $5 to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal (international donations are possible) or The Red Cross who are supporting Victorians also.
~ enter as many times as you like but each entry/donation must have a separate receipt number (eg. donate $5 three times if you want to donate $15, then comment three times with each receipt number) – this is to keep the entries equitable.
~ once you have donated, return to this blog post and leave a comment with your receipt number (just entries – please don’t comment if you’re not entering) and your email address in words if you haven't linked to a blog of your own, so I can contact you!!)
~ this is an honour based system. Please don’t use the same receipt number for heaps of different raffles. The idea is to raise as much money for people severely affected by flooding as we can.
~ the winner will be randomly drawn at midday on  Wednesday 26th January  AEDT. The winner will then email me a copy of their receipt, and I will post off the birdies to their new home! (um, i think that's all...)



work in progress, one small robin, to raffle for the flood appeal

Friday, January 21, 2011

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Late Night Knitting 1

Meet chook (almost!!), which I have been knitting for Mr P. 
It was meant to be a Christmas present, then a birthday present, and now, probably an early Easter gift!
What follows are an excerpt from my thoughts whilst sitting on the lounge knitting (in dot point form for easy reading, but really they flowed insensibly one into the other):
*I wonder if Mr P is going to wake up soon.
*I really like this wool, though the colour is a little bright.
*Claire liked the colour, she has some too.
*I wonder what Claire will make with one ball.
*I wonder if I should put a sand bag into the chook to make it like a front door stop instead?
*Oh then Mr P might weild it at someone!
*He would make a great "hurl" champion, like my old Pop
*Pop died a long time ago
*Do I actually rememeber his face  or just the photos?
*Should I put the kettle on?
*What do I feel like drinking, it is a bit hot.
*I should text B up in Brisbane and tell her it is warm.
*I should take a photo of this chook and put it on my blog, even though it hasn't yet got a head.

Not quite Zen and Art of Knitting... and, no wonder it has taken me so long!
My mind is one headless chook!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Crafty Auctions: Queensland Flood Appeal

There are so many fantastic people out there wanting to help!
And making beautiful items to auction for the appeal.
Here is the master list of lovely stuff!!
I intend to make a pair of Felted Robins to add auction, so stay tuned!
In the meantime: here are some wonderful picks at auction!
Anna's stash! 

Felted Jumper Arms
Poppy Bean and Bloss raffle

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Respite from the Terrors of Environmental Madness.

The end of 2010 seemed a blur- I tapped into the atmosphere of frenzy and buzzing of frenetic activity around me, and even in the moments when I couldn't even think what I had to do, I felt rushed and stressed! Terrible.
So, jumping into the station wagon and  driving 10 hours east into a remote beach in a National Park was just the cure for the dire state I found myself in. To my salvation, there were no shops, phones, mobile reception, or many people, and we pitched out large the in the dark, and collapsed into slumber accompanied by the serenade of irrepressible crickets!
The rain came, the hail, the little ladies soent their tent bound days reading and drawing in peace, seeming to also sigh relief at the chance to breathe out! Even young Mr P, the baby boy, seemed at peace.