Posted by Sarah in Craft on September 8, 2009
Around about this time (sorry never been very good with dates) marks a momentous occasion. It was nowish last year that I gave up on living the life of a non practicing reclusive art freak and became a non practicing not so reclusive addicted to the internet art freak. You see, I just transitioned from vomiting every half hour to vomiting only three or four times a day (due to Sabrina growing inside me), a transition that enabled me to do something, and the NEED to do something was overwhelming.
One Red Robin, a gorgeous site by a very talented softie maker that I had been reading through all the yucky months, started imploring all the crafty people to make toys for something called Softies for Mirabel and Linked to a site called Meet Me At Mikes for more info. Meet me at Mikes is a great place to visit and to say that it is updated daily is the biggest understatement of the year, Pip is prolific on the internets with all things crafty and nice to look at.
What is ‘Softies for Mirabel’?
Softies for Mirabel is our annual appeal to benefit the kids supported by The Mirabel Foundation. We send word out via the internet, inviting people like you to make a soft toy (or two!) The toys are gifted to the Mirabel kids as part of The Mirabel Foundation’s Toy Drive.
Due to the rapid production of children I really haven’t done anything creative since leaving Uni, Oh art degree, what have I done to you??? So I was a bit hesitant as to my ability to make anything worth letting another person look at, but when i read the post over at Pip’s about the Mirabel foundation and what it does to support children who’s lives have been turned upside down by drugs I just had to give it ago.
This was Last years attempt and I really enjoyed making her. I used to make soft toys all the time when I was a kid, never being able to find the character that I was currently reading about at the shops. I always envisioned my house full of home made goodness but my creative side got packed up in a box somewhere and lost in one of the many times we have moved house. I will be making another Softie for Mirabel this year and hopefully many more things. Head over to Pip’s to learn more about this wonderful foundation.