Thursday, January 20, 2011

Auction Update

Well I've just had word from Toni that already this week between the 240 participants holding auctions or raffles for the flood relief appeal, the combined total is already at $45 000! how fabulous is that, and their is still heaps of time to head over to Toni's to see the master list of all bloggers raising money for this cause.

Thanks so much to those who have already made a bid, your support is much appreciated, my auction is still open so head over HERE to visit!

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Flood Appeal Auction.... Begins NOW!

Many of you probably already know about the Flood disaster to hit Queensland (and now other states as well). You may also know that Toni from Make It Perfect has done an amazing job organising flood appeal auctions over many crafty blogs. Please visit her blog to see the master list of all the auctions/raffles going on and support these auctions.

The clean up has begun in force and it is so wonderful to see fellow Aussies all lend a helping hand to those who have lost so much. So at this stage, money is what is needed to help all of these people get back on their feet, and EVERY little bit helps. It feel like it is only small, but this is my contribution. You will be bidding for this Clutch and Card Set -

It includes:
1 x Curvy Clutch/Makeup Bag (measures 26 cm x 14 cm)
1 x Zippered Clutch (measures 28cm x 17 cm)
1 x Pack of 10 assorted handmade cards

How this auction will work:
1. Bidding will start at $30 (Australian).
2. You can place a bid by leaving a comment on this blog post with your bid amount and email address. Please make sure that your bid is higher than the previous bidder.
3. Your bid must be in whole dollar increments.
4. This auction is open to everyone, postage is covered by me.
5. The auction begins NOW and will END at midnight on Monday 24th January 2011.
6. At the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (please make sure your bid comment includes your email address). The winner will pay the winning amount directly into the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and send me proof of payment via email. Once proof of payment has been received, I will post your package to you.
7. Thank you for participating and happy bidding!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Flood Devastation...

The events that have unfolded in Queensland in the last 48hrs have been as devastating as they are unbelievable. In our worst natural disaster in history flood waters engulfs 75% of Queensland. My home town of Brisbane is currently heading towards river peaks that haven't been seen since the tragic 1974 floods.

i am deeply saddened and worried for many friends and family that will be directly affected with their homes being swamped with water. With Friends and family in Toowoomba, Ipswich, Goodna, Jindalee and CBD affected areas, my Grandparents house is currently underwater.

so i would ask that you all can keep in your thoughts and prayers all the people who have been affected by these devastating events.

I came across Toni's blog who is generously organising a flood relief appeal auctions with all money raised going directly to the Queensland Government Flood Relief Appeal.

-all images via google

I will be participating by holding an auction/raffle from my blog starting on Monday with money raised going to the appeal to help affected people after the flood waters recede. So be sure to check back here on the weekend for the Auction items and more details.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 wrap up and some big news.....

Who can believe that another year is over - just like that! I still feel like i am i fast forward, time is just going by so fast!

Christmas festivities brought the 'BIG' man with lots of fun gifts for the kids, yummy food to indulge in, games to be played and good company to enjoy, catching up with family. I was even totally spoilt by Mr JK, who surprised me with an IPAD for Christmas - i think im hooked!! So i've spent some time uploading some fun Apps, Ebooks (of which i am through 3 books already!) and games - which the kids mastered in no time!

The time before Christmas seemed to get away from me, though i did manage to get a good amount of my gifts handmade (and subsequently forgot to take photos!) but i did manage to squeeze in a last minute Christmas dress for little Miss using the Delilah pattern:

The Christmas - new years week is always busy for us, as we have little Mr's birthday squeezed in there for good measure. Which means more get together's, indulgent food and of course pressies for him!

But he does love it of course - big 7 already!

Mr's choice for a Pirate cake!

Thankfully in amongst the rain we managed to get just about the only fine and sunny day of the week, perfect for a bit of Slip-and-Sliding!

So needless to say that by the time we get to the end of the week, the welcoming of the new years is a quiet affair! 2010 was a pretty good year for us and here is a quick wrap up of some projects i finished throughout the year:

Some of my crafty goals for 2011 including - learning to quilt and making a single bed quilt for each of the kids (I love to sew but don't actually know how to quilt), complete some of my unfinished projects that a piling up, decorate the kids room and making all gifts for this year handmade (including Christmas which i will definitely start sewing earlier!)

I'm not really one to make New Year's resolutions on account that i usually fail to stick to them! So i usually just have a few goals that i like to work towards for 2011. I am looking forward to a year full of new projects, new adventures, new memories and new beginnings. Our exciting news is that 2011 will bring the arrival of our 3rd baby in June!!!

Hence my absence around here and the lack of posts - you forget just how utterly exhausting that first trimester is! So this years projects will no doubt including a lot of baby and nursery sewing, watch this space!

Well done if you've made it this far, a big post i know. Wishing you all a fabulous new year, full of new endeavors and exciting possibilities!!

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