Archives for the month of: March, 2011

I’ve been watching the news from Japan, and wanted to do something to help those affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  A fellow blogger and one of my fabric suppliers, A Bit Of This and That is a British WAHM, living in Japan.  She is safe, and is running an appeal on her blog to raise money which will go to help in the relief efforts.

Here’s how it works.  Different crafters are holding blog auctions or raffles, we are not collecting any money, that’s being handled by global giving.  I’m offering a few of my creations for raffle, here they are:

This is a cushion cover, made in 100% organic cotton fabric. If you live locally I will also include the pillow form, but otherwise I will be mailing just the cover, which is made to fit a 16×16 pillow form, snugly.

I’m also including a buttercup bag, made from a cherry print fabric (reminds me of cherry blossom time) and lined in a solid pink cotton, together with a crayon roll in Lizzy House Castle Peeps fabric. The crayon roll holds 6 crayons and a small notepad.

To participate go to Global Giving and donate at least $10 to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief.

NOTE: Bids are made in US $ and each entry must be a minimum of $10.

When you have done it come back to this post and leave a comment with your receipt number and you must also leave a valid email address, you can write the address in the format of mymailname ‘at’ hotmail ‘dot’ com.

You may enter as many times as you like but each time you need a new receipt number.

I am not affliated in any way with Global Giving. It is just the way I have chosen to help this effort.

Thank you so very much for donating to this cause!

I’m happy to mail internationally, a winner will be picked on March 26.

For more information about how to make a donation, click on this link.

No, this post has nothing to do with Charles Darwin, it’s about my booth for the OOAK show. Here’s a picture of how I imagined my booth would look when I sent in my application last summer:

I’m in the Rising Stars section, where you pay per square foot for your exhibition space, I have a tiny 3’x4′ space to work with, and I thought my painted blue stepladder would look really cute. I had the idea that my dresses would hang on poles along both sides, and my hair bands and bandanas would look delightful arranged on the steps. That was before I went to the Christmas OOAK with exhibitor eyes.

When I looked at other people’s displays, I soon realized that my (cute) ladder was way too small, and would not stand out as much as I thought it would and I was afraid my booth would get overlooked. There was only enough room to hang about 10 dresses each side, and I had no idea where I would put the 8 lights I needed to show off my product.

I’ll reveal what I came up with soon, but it’s still under wraps right now!

The countdown is on for the Toronto One of a Kind Show. Move in day is March 29th, and as I write we are entering the 3rd week of sickness in our house, so I’m feeling way behind on my sewing projects, and a little crazy, hence the new header (which is also a little nod to my son who made an awesome Mad Hatter in the local youth production of Alice in Wonderland 2 weeks ago).