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Softies for Mirabel 2013

I’ve started early this year as I skipped last year’s appeal. It’s Softies for Mirabel time, that’s where Pip inspires a bunch of us crafty people to make soft toys for some kids who could do with some extra treats. The Mirabel Foundation looks out for kids with parents affected by substance abuse. It’s a great cause so get sewing, knitting or crocheting and send a toy or two down to Pip. They don’t have to be fancy, just sturdy and made with a little love. All of the details are below. Here is my first softie for the 2013 appeal. His name is Eddie the owl and he is made from a pattern by Star Primm of My Tiny Star. Here are the softies I made in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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Eddie is snoozing as I’ve run out of black felt and couldn’t make round eyes! But owls do sleep a lot, right?



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Australian Red Cross Big Cake Bake August 2012

Want to bake the world a better place? It’s something I try to do. That’s what the Australian Red Cross is asking this August. The Big Cake Bake is aiming to raise funds for the Australian Red Cross to help those in need locally and overseas. Just sign up, bake a cake or two and share them with your friends, family or co-workers. Your Big Cake Bake host kit will include a donation box so everyone who samples your delicious baked goods can give generously to the cause. The official date of the Big Cake Bake is August 27, 2012 however you can hold your event at anytime in August.

Go to the Big Cake Bake site to get more information. Register now to receive your host kit and get planning your event.

Here are some of my favourite cakes to help you get baking!

Can you help bake the world a better place? $150 will help give vulnerable young families around Australia basic support and skills so that they can provide their kids with the best start in life.

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