Once upon a time, Emma Mitchell and Ros Badger cooked up a plan to raise money for Red Nose day. Their initial plan was to involve some makers in creating dolls and accessories to auction to raise money. Like some of the very best things about this internet bloggy world, as more people heard about the project, and asked to join in , the project got bigger and bigger and now has more than 20 people involved.
I was so happy to join I and created red-headed Maisie for the auction and I packed her off to England before I took any photos. She travelled with her reversible Liberty Frock, her cardigan, coat, purse, scarf and superhero cape. She also took her best friend Geoff the turtle with her.
Look at those photos above, those teensy baskets ? wee knitted teddies? It makes my miniature loving heart go Boom! I am sure you will recognise some very posh makers in amongst those photos.
I am racing the boychild off to his NEW JOB !!!!! this morning so I am going to suggest you pop on over to Emma’s to see the list of makers involved. You might also notice I stole all these pictures from her blog. I am also going to ask you if you might help spread the word. You could link to the Red Nose Day dolls on Facebook. You could write about their blog on your blog or add a button to your sidebar. If you do blog about the project, please add your blog to the linkymajinky doodad at the bottom of Emma’s post.
This is Mac, (film star) he and Poppy, Blossom and Maisie will all be auctioned with all their wonderful possession on Ebay in March. I’ll be sure to let you know when. You can steal this picture below if you like and add it as a button on your sidebar. If you do, could you link it to the Facebook page?
(I think I have put a years worth of links in this blog post)
Sometimes, being the maker of things small and useless becomes bigger than small and useless and it is a damn fine thing to be part of. Thankyou Emma and Ros for the invitation.