Posted by Ames and Tash at 8:51 PM .
There are an amazing group of people who have initiated a range of efforts to support those affected by the devastating floods in Queensland. Many of these can be found on the recent posts and links in this blog and include giveaways, auctions and the sale of items online to raise funds for flood relief. We feel touched by these displays of generosity and we are sure that many of you do too.
We live in Melbourne now but grew up in Queensland and we would like to do something to help raise funds to donate to flood relief as well. We thought that organising a collection of donated craft items to sell at a one-off craft market would compliment the fantastic collections already taking place. What do you think?
A craft market would be a terrific way to help those in Queensland as well as providing an opportunity for the craft community in Melbourne and regional Victoria to come together. It is an idea that would need the help and support of many other people. Of course, there are a number of things to do - such as collecting the crafty things, finding somewhere to hold the market and getting the word out there!
Are there any like-minded people in Melbourne that would like to assist us in organising this? Your help would be appreciated!!
If you are interested please email us at the address below:
letigrepapillon at gmail dot com
We hope to hear from people who want to help and best wishes to you all - especially if you have been affected by the floods.
Ames and Tash xo
UPDATE Monday 17/1/2011: Australia's spirit is inspiring. There are so many people out there doing wonderful things to help those that have been touched by the Queensland floods. We have had some response from crafters offering to donate their items for a market stall. However, it seems that everyone is busy and we have not heard much in terms of organising a market. Therefore, we have decided that we will not be organising one. Instead, we will be participating with existing fundraising efforts.