Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More pressing issues

This is a little bit exciting! One of my handbags (just sold) is in this month's Virgin Blue Voyeur magazine! They did an article on handmade stuff and I was lucky enough to be featured. Nice huh?

And while we're talking about the 'news', I'm sure everyone heard about the horrific bushfires in Victoria... It is hard to comprehend what has happened there, but amazing to see the generosity of people in such situations. A lot of money has been raised and a lot of fantastic initiatives are up and running to raise money, or give items to the affected people. I have been working on being involved in a few of those.

Firstly, donating a couple of items to the Ozbushfireappeal store on Etsy. The store has raised a tonne of money already and it is amazing to see people from Australia AND abroad, donating items (and postage) to this cause.

Secondly, I've just finished making some woollen pouches and liners for them for WIRES. They are basically sleeping bags for the animals. I can't even guess how many little critters have been killed and injured in the fires, so I hope that this at least helps a few of them to get well again.

And thirdly, I am working on some bags to go in the fabulous Rainbow comfort packs for kids who have lost everything. I have started one, and have a huge pile of fabric ready for more. Just got to find some more hours in the day to get them done, but should have a good crack at it tomorrow. Will post pictures when they're ready!


Melissa said...

Wow Kirrily, congrats on getting into Voyeur! What awesome exposure that is for your wonderful talent.


Hoppo Bumpo said...

Congratulations on getting one of your beautiful bags featured in the magazine.

It sounds like you are doing loads of very good work for the bushfire appeal.