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.