Saturday, February 12, 2011

Grateful for....Generosity


They have come from far and wide over hill and over dale! On planes, on trucks and then on the posties bike. There are the elegant ladies dressed in their finest and adorned with strings of pearls. The tall soldiers looking regal and proud. The sleepy babies in snuggly soft flannel. The babushkas, the gnomes, the geishas and the surfer dude!


And then there's the wonderful menagerie of animals. Baby bunnies with sleepy eyes, cheeky and colourful koalas, a super hero frog complete with cape, cuddly elephants, cats of every shape and size, a birdie or two ...and a pea green dinosaur!



A motley crew of 196 softies (and growing by the day!!!!) so individual, so unique....so special!! All so very different yet sharing one common trait. They are all made with love and meticulous care and given so, so generously for the children affected by the Queensland floods.



And my beautiful bloggy friend Bren sent these handmade tags (she and her special little man put them together...Smiles!!) to attach to them. Ta very muchly gorgeous girl...and wee Jude.

I am proud and honoured to say that box loads have been sent off to the Lockyer Valley for distribution amongst some of the hardest hit areas. My lovely friend Mel of Retro Bird has offered her support not only with 10 of her much loved dolls but by handing out "Hope Softies" to children affected in the Ipswich area. You're an angel! And my divine Momle has after copious hours with her ear glued to the phone made contact with none other than the head of flood donation distribution for the Salvation Army! All those munchkins out there who've lost everything will now receive a piece of handmade love!

My heart just sings with all the generous spirit! For this I am so humbly grateful!!! Thank -you from the bottom of my heart you brilliant human beings!
Find other grateful souls over here.


21 comments:

Sophie Isobel said...

WOW! That is just so amazing, brings tears to my eyes. So many kids are going to be so very happy! It looks like Wilfred has made some gorgeous friends.
Sophie x

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

I just LOVE these. So cute, and bringing so much hope. Well done for gathering 196 little darlings together.

Brenda said...

Thank you for making something as wonderful as this happen Steph!

CurlyPops said...

Just beautiful Steph!

Sarah said...

It's beautiful how people have really come together during this disaster isn't it? I showed my daughter the photos and she sighed with sheer happiness. A merveilleux (bad French non?) effort x

Posie Patchwork said...

Amazing work Steph, congratulations on such an overwhelming success, response, support & so many smiles back on faces of children in your home state. Love Posie

Christina said...

You've done a fantastic job gathering all these little sweeties together and sending them to their new home! Thanks so much again for organising this. So glad to have been a part of it. And I received your little thank you in the mail. I'm sure it will make it onto the blog soon, if I can get it back off Cohen! :)

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

oh darling Steph - I'm wiping away the tears in my eyes for such a wonderful sight!! I was secretly hoping to get a glimpse of all the softies that have be made for such a great cause. Hats off to you my dear - this is all because of your hardwork, dedication and your generosity in your heart. Now, children all over your state will have a gorgeous softie so cuddle and talk to and ease their pain! well done my dear friend xx

Heidi said...

Your all amazing, I wished they would put some of these wonderful stories on the news!

Olive and Esther said...

Steph
they all look wonderful
posting mine this week
Megan

Cate said...

Oh steph, that is so wonderful!! I can't thank you enough for organising this and allowing me the opportunity of being able to *do* something.
Yay for softies!!
xxxCate

Screamstress said...

They look great, an avalanche of softies! And thankyou generous and crafty one, I received your lovely vintage tissue holder in the mail - a lovely surprise Thankyou!

Maxabella said...

It's bigger and brighter and better than we could ever have imagined!! You should be so proud, Steph.

Bren's tags are just the icing on the cake, too!!!

x

Jacki said...

Truly amazing! Congratulations on pulling it all together!

Jennie said...

Oh my goodness!!!
That is so many - they look brilliant all together. Thank you again Steph, for organizing this!!XX

Ames and Tash said...

The Hope Softies look amazing! I cannot see ours there so hopefully they made their way safely to you last week. I love the tags - such a great idea. Thanks for organising this collection for a truly wonderful cause xo

willywagtail said...

I think you are wonderful for organising this. That's a lot of happy children too. Thankyou for your kind spirit which has made all this possible. Cherrie

Hot Fudge said...

Steph, take a bow - what a BEAUTIFUL sight. 196 little lives will be brighter thanks to your wonderful initiative. I'm so happy to have made a tiny contribution to your compassionate quest.

denise said...

What a big heart you have, Steph. As per the laws of the universe, it will all come back to you one day soon in a positive way. Even though we have not been affected ourselves, I say thank you for showing such kindness to others. X

Kylie said...

Fantastic - well done Steph:)

Sarah said...

what a wonderful job Steph ... you should be so very proud. this post really made me smile and the little tags are a great idea!
x

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