Saturday, February 12, 2011

More Ways To Support Hope

Besides the giveaway I'm running here to help support Hope Osborne and her family, there are a huge number of very generous people with other auctions running (let me know if I've missed any too, I'm happy to keep adding to the list) - please have a look at them and see if there's something that you'd like to bid on.

On trademe:

For people in and around the Wellington region - a fabulous photograph shoot with Rachael Brown Photography and a disc of the images here

A gift card for a custom made/sized Unido Sling in your choice of fabric. Great for anyone with a baby or as a lovely gift for a family here

Some wonderful donations of yummy yarn that are hard to get in NZ - all with $1 reserves (I'm still trying to work out how I can bid on some of these myself! They're all delicious!)

2 x 4oz skeins of Mosaic Moon Licorice Twist - Colourway: Spice Chest. This is a gorgeous warm colourway, not often dyed on this base (and very hard to get), the base has lent itself wonderfully to take in such warm cherry and auburn tones. Donated by Belinda McKay in Australia and you'll find the auction here

2 x 4oz skeins of Shoestring Organic Merino (Gaia Worsted) - Colourway: Little colt (Ponies-Horsie Hybrid). This is an extremely hard to get yarn in NZ, and a very hard to get colourway, Very gender neutral and would make the most perfect newborn clothing or even a sweet little rainbow dress (Tikki - Georgie Hallam Pattern) for your gorgeous daughter. Donated by Belinda McKay in Australia and you'll find the auction here

A 150gm skein of Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin (a fabulous machine washable 4ply/fingering weight yarn) in the colourway Sabrina, donated by Lisa Scott here

A 4oz skein of Family Roots Kona Superwash DK/8ply in the colourway Yarnia, donated also by Lisa Scott here

Some beautiful and original artwork for children's rooms - painted by the talented Nikki. A butterfly here and a sailboat here

A slate Moby wrap, another fabulous way of babywearing - the auction is being run by the lovely Robyn of Scarecrow Farm here

A Seaspray Bonnet/baby hat handknit by Alison in beautifully soft yarn, perfect for a wee baby here

An Elite Cruiser Frontpack donated by Nikki here

An Amazing Game Book with 50 activities and games here

A Peke Moe in blue, with a freebie one thrown in too - donated by Gina here

A handcrafted Bells Stuff bear - donated by Sheryl here

A beautful handcrafted Oamaru stone carving by a talented Wellingtonian carver Tim White here


On individual blogs

Alison has a lovely skein of Old Maiden Aunt yarn here

The yarny giveaway running here on my blog, just $5 for an entry :)

Krissie and Hannah are teaming together to provide a custom knit in gorgeous hand-dyed yarn of your choice on Krissie's blog here - again, just $5 for an entry and it's a wonderful prize.


On The Nappy Network - anyone can join to have a look at the auctions! You'd be surprised at what bargains some of the auctions are at the moment! And there's something for everyone, all are brand new.

* A custom knitted Milo Vest, you choose the size and colour here

* A one of a kind Zig-Zag Quilt here

* Some cupcake stitch markers here

Of course you can donate directly to Hope's account - time is of the essence at the moment.

Hope Osborne

I can also accept and pass on any paypal payments from people living internationally. My email address for that is


'I'd like to do something too'

Then do! There are a range of things you could do to help out.

* Start your own auction and sell something with the money going directly to Hope's family, or make a donation

* Talk to people at your work/church groups about perhaps supporting the Osborne family

* Pray and send positive thoughts the Osborne's way, ask others to also

* Wellington people - there is someone collecting meals/baking etc on behalf of the Osborne family, email me here for the contact details if you'd like to help with some meals for them. Dairy free meals and baking would be greatly appreciated

* Turn off the computer and go and spend some quality time with the people you love, not to sound soppy, but go and create some wonderful memories with your own kids, grandkids, parents, siblings, friends. Life is so precious.

Right...turning off the computer now


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