The devastating floods in Queensland are happening as I write. Please donate to the Flood Appeal here.
People have died and many more are missing. The predictions are that things are going to get worse in Brisbane and Ipswich today. More information here.
A few people have emailed me about beginning some sort of crafty relief effort via this site. You might remember that this was the portal for lots of different projects to benefit the victims of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria.
Please send me an email if you have ideas about how the craft community can work together on this : raising money or awareness, gathering donations (monetary or otherwise) or making things that may be useful to people once things dry out and are a bit clearer.
My email is meetmeatmikes at gmail dot com.
Edit :: The Handmade Help Facebook Group is here
Donate to Queensland Flood Appeal
Red Cross National Emergency Registration and Inquiries
Volunteer : help with the RECOVERY EFFORT
Donate to the RSPCA QLD
LOST AND FOUND Animals : Message Board here
Other ways to help : via the ABC
Donate items for hampers : look here
Donate to help flood-stricken pets : see here
What's happening via bloggers' efforts now ::
Make It Perfect is co-ordinating auctions to benefit those affected by the Queensland floods. Here.
Handmade Kids and Rudy and the Dodo are holding an auction to benefit those affected. Here.
BrisStyle are about to launch their Flood Relief Appeal campaign : check in over here
That Vintage : auctioning items on Facebook. Here
Donate and you can go in the draw for this painting
100% of all print sales TODAY (12th January) will go to the Flood Relief Effort : via Dawn Tan
You can attend Coffee Relief : in Melbourne : via 65 Degrees and The Windsor Deli
Silent Auction : lots of beautiful work by Australian artists : Here
ALL proceeds of Sophie Isobel Designs will be donated to the Flood Relief Appeal
Airdrie of Joolz Jewellery has listed lots of items here : all proceeds to the Flood Relief Appeal
This Friday $1 from every coffee sold at Windsor Deli will go to the Flood Relief Appeal.
$2 from every sale in January will go to the Flood Relief Appeal : at Materialist
Kitty Robot is auctioning items with 100% of profits going to the RSPCA QLD
Jan Mac is calling for donations of quilt blocks and quilts : she is so great, why don't you help out?
Yardage Design : donate to the Flood Relief Appeal and you might win some fabric : here
Jodie from RicRac is hosting a giveaway : cute cute cute softies to be won if you donate to the Flood Relief Appeal. Check over here
Lili Piri is auctioning a really beautiful print here to benefit those affected by the floods.
Craft Relief has just been founded : they are seeking donations to auction. All funds raised will go to the Flood Relief Appeal.