Sunday, January 30, 2011

Op shopping adventures

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this green sheet at the op shop the other day.

It has been ages since I have picked up any decent sheeting. A couple of shelves down some floral sheeting and a cute pillowcase was added to the mix. I think I should have enough sheeting for my quilt now. I am still plodding along with it. It's a labour of love that's for sure.

I also bought some linen and a few doilies for my growing collection.
Have you been op shopping lately? What did you find?
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Queensland Flood Relief Appeal

Like many, we have been glued to the TV watching in disbelief. It just seems so surreal. So many people need our help!

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As well as donating directly to the Flood Relief Appeal, there are lots of other ways to help. There are loads of lovely bloggers donating items for auction and hosting raffles on their blogs. I just wanted to share some of the gorgeous things I've been buying and bidding on in case you haven't found them!
This super pillow and brooch, this beautiful wrap dressthis gorgeous pattern-just have to find someone clever to knit it for my girls, these cute fabrics for raffle, more gorgeousness here.
I think I'll be placing a bid on this one too. I LOVE it!

This morning I purchased a lovely scrapbooking class put together by the very talented Kim Archer. It is a FANTASTIC class and ONLY $5.00 with all money going to appeal. If you have never participated in one of Kim's online classes, now is the time! Read all about it here.

Last night, my Miss 8 eight gave me some of the tooth fairy money she has been saving and asked me to donate it to the Flood Relief Appeal. $5.50! But it all helps doesn't it? Now I just need to persuade her little brother to give up some of his pocket money-no luck so far...he says he's saving for lego. We're still working on him though!

Edited to add:
Toni from Make it Perfect has done a brilliant job coordinating a massive list of generous bloggers donating items for auction and raffle. There is sooo much to choose from. Take a peek!