It was a brilliant day for our market on the 16th August 2014. We raised four thousand dollars and every cent went to asrc. For more details visit Creating a Welcome face book page.
A rather serious looking Aunt Sharon discusses sheep and Alpaca yarn with a customer. Both these yarns were kindly donated as were all the goods available.
A highlight of the day was an appearance by Melbourne’s own Charm of Finches who performed with a buskers hat and all proceeds were donated to the cause. Thank you.
Melbourne and surrounding textile artists, and other kind people donated the most wonderful assortment of products for us to sell. This is just a very small sample.
The knitted and crocheted hats were very popular as shown by our very lovely babies. Yes, four thousand dollars was raised which is a lot of welcoming Owls and ants. Stay tuned for our upcoming events and nurture hope in your heart that peace and sanity can be achieved for all. <3
Tricky is not looking at all amused and neither should she. It isn’t about riding in her basket because she loves that. “Basket?” I say in an inquiring voice and she is scrabbling to get in. No, the reason Tricky is a bit sad is because everyone on the gentlestitches email site was sent a spam advertising email. We pay “good money” so you wont have to see adds when you visit me. The critters and the humans join together to say a great big “sorry” if you were inconvenienced and we are doing what our good friend Anna once suggested to do if it didn’t involve life or limb. We are going to “make less of it” We are still cross with the hackers and hope “their chooks turn to emus and kick their dunny door down”. We have taken (expensive) steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Have a happy day everyone and the next post will be our VERY successful market.
If you are anywhere near Northcote, Melbourne on Saturday the 16th of August, please drop in and see me and many other crafty people selling their beautiful wares. Absolutely every cent raised will be donated to the ASRC (asylum seeker resource centre). Take a look at creating a welcome which has more information.
Welcome Owls will be available and if you want to make an Owl yourself, the FREE pattern is available here.
A small taste of other wares available at the market made by Anna Branford. Pop over to annabranford.com and delight in her books and handmade works. I hope to see you Saturday August 16th, somewhere between 10 and 4pm.
Pray for peace and sanity to prevail for everybody, big or small. The future is in our hands. <3