Roxy, Matilda and Betty Mae
At least two of these girls are going to Softies for Mirabel along with Eddie.
(Their names aren’t planned in advance, they just come to me when the softie is nearly finished)
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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.
Eddie is snoozing as I’ve run out of black felt and couldn’t make round eyes! But owls do sleep a lot, right?
The talk of Christmas is starting again, it’s only 10 weeks away I heard today. That means it’s Softies for Mirabel time. Pip from Meet Me At Mike’s collects handmade softies from around Australia (and overseas) to donate (via The Mirabel Foundation) to some special kids who have been touched by parental substance abuse. I contributed some softies in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and will try to make a toy or three again this year. It’s been a while since I’ve sewed and I need to give my arm a rest from crocheting soon. You don’t have to be an ace crafter, as long as it’s made with love. Head over to Pip’s blog for all the details.
These four little guys have made the trip to Melbourne to join their friends in the annual Softies For Mirabel appeal. They will find homes with kids whose lives have been touched by or abandoned due to parental drug use. If you have any spare change this Christmas you can donate here.
Here are the softies I made for the 2009 appeal.