Friday, 26 August 2011

Riot Raffle part two

Last week I decided what I am giving to the Riot Raffle that @Zoeanddrew on Twitter has spent days working hard on setting up. There are many many wonderful handmade things being donated and its not too late to get involved ( I hope I am right in saying!). Prizes need to be sent out to winners in early October.

There are still several weeks in which to buy tickets - only £1 each - donating to support independent retailers whose premises were damaged in the riots.

Please click on the RIOT RAFFLE logo on the right to find out more.......:)

I have put one of these aside to post out to a winner.

Friday, 19 August 2011

I won some of Susan Bonnar's work

Susan Bonnar is a great Twitterer and as she was delighted to reach 2000 followers decided to give away one of her gorgeously crafted handmade books. I happened to be the follower chosen at random and this is what arrived in a very luxurious padded white box just as I returned from holiday:

Incredible work involved, you can see more of Susan's work here
although I note she has cannily shut for the summer;). So you will have to wait to buy your own!

Thank you so much Susan, I will use it as a photo album. X Gabs

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Riot Raffle

It's been a month since I last blogged and there is a lot to say or show so there will be a little flurry of posts over the next few days as and when I can fit them in. School holiday time is hectic and without wishing to bring people down, the rioting in England has been profoundly shocking. Enevitably when you have your own children it makes you worry for their futures as well as the unborn of the rioters!

But as its clear that these idiots are the minority from the hard work of Twitter friends like @artistsmakers who organised a mass clear up in Londons worst hit areas and @zoeanddrew who is organising a raffle to help fund independent shopkeepers ( check out her blog for details second post down)

I am one of over 60 makers who are contributing something for the raffle, I haven't yet decided what it will be but probably a bunting a bit like this one, which was made to order and sent to Australia a fortnight ago.

@mhairiwild that's your gorgeous pink crochet cloth hanging up at the window! ;)