Tuesday, 10 February 2009

handmade help - for the victims of the bushfires

Please feel free to use this applique pattern for Handmade Help

I am just keeping you up to date on what is going on around this wonderful community as we sew and sell and collect for the victims of the bushfires.

Handmade Help site has been set up by the lovely Cindy. She will keep tabs on all the auctions and sales for the fund.

So many of you have contacted me offering to help - you are stars. I am going to collate all the items here and then ship them down to Melbourne once we have sorted out that end. I know there are a number of bloggers collecting items - send them to your closest one!

If you are in Melbourne you can drop them off at Pip's - please deliver or post your items to 'Handmade Help' to 63 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria.

Also Amitie Textiles will also be a collection point for Handmade Help - they are at 281 Centre Road, Bentleigh.

Keep on eye out on Etsy for people selling items, with donations going to the fund.

People have been asking for suggestions on what they can sew. This is just a guide (see Pip's blog for more ideas);
Skirts - simple elastic waisted skirts in cotton fabrics and thicker fabrics for winter
Dresses - a-line 'jumper' dresses, for example or whatever pattern you may have
Shorts - pull on shorts for boys and girls
Trousers - winter is coming
Tee-shirts - appliqued or printed or just handmade
Jumpers - knitted or sewn
Onesies - sizes 000 - o with applique or printing or just lovingly handmade
Blankets/Quilts - small pram size or cot size
Hats - sun hats and hats for winter
Softies - cuddly creatures safe for babies and children

Please let me know if you would like any ideas or assistance. I am going to further add a couple of simple applique patterns later tonight (when Minnie is sound asleep).

Thank you.


potty mouth mama said...

Excellent post Rach - great work, and cute applique pattern. Go you!

Gilly said...

Thanks for making a list - just trying to find some simple patterns.The production line is well under way!
xx Gilly

E and T said...

Oh Rach, this is outstanding what you are doing for fellow Aussies.

I can only imagine the joy that you and the other crafters are going to bring the victims who have lost so much. They will forever remember your kind actions and no doubt treasure their handmade goodies as they begin the unimaginable task of rebuilding their lives.

Lots of love

CurlyPops said...

Thanks Rach, I'm starting on some things for kiddies tomorrow. I'll probably drop them at Mikes later in the week.
Cam xx

Jetta's Nest said...

I'll be in on this! Is there a drop off point for Brisbane?