Woolly Hugs. A Woodland Themed Craft Sale and Auction for Mia's Wood.

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 08-Jul-14 17:27:46

Mia’s Wood is an area of woodland bought in memory of beautiful red headed Mia who was just 13 months old when she very sadly died in October 2011. If you have read MiaAlexandrasMummy’s threads about her daughter, you will not have failed to be moved by her love which pours out.

In her memory, Mia's family are developing this natural space for the local community around Milton Keynes and in Buckinghamshire to love and enjoy, and already trees and flowers have been planted. They have great plans to take this forward and develop the site further, making it truly magical. It really is such an inspirational, fantastic project, and in September we are planning a fundraiser to help them do this.

What the family say about Mia's Wood
Mia's Wood hopes to pass on Mia's love of nature to local families, children and young people, and especially to bereaved families. At Mia's Wood, we want to create an environment which promotes an innocent wonder of nature, to stimulate curiosity and imagination, to encourage children to preserve our fragile natural woodland through both visits and special events. For bereaved families in particular, we would like to think that visits to Mia's Wood will provide both hope and solace.

Just beautiful.

To find out more, see here?
There is a Facebook page too.

Here's how to join in…
We are going to run an online Woodland themed Craft sale in a very similar way to our successful Christmas and Easter fundraisers. We will also be auctioning a beautiful Autumnal and Woodland themed Woolly Hug as part of our fundraiser.

Information for Crafters.
We are looking to make and sell small/lightweight Woodland/ Autumnal items, sewn, crocheted, knitted, crafted, the how is up to you! To keep postage costs to a minimum we ask that ideally anything made can be sent on to a buyer in a Large envelope, which is 35cm by 25cm, no thicker than 2.5cm, 750g max. Or smaller obvs smile

So we are thinking :
Leafy and trees
Squirrels
Snails
Rabbits
They have sheeeeeeep!
Birds
Foxes
Toadstools
Hedgehogs
Mice
Other lovelies smile

There is a wealth of ideas to be found on this fabulous Pinterest page set up by Knotty, see here. Enjoy!

Contributing funds to enable others to craft.
If you’d like to contribute funds to help others craft, then we’d love to hear from you. Our paypal is admin@woollyhugs.com please make sure you add a contact name and note that it is for Mia’s Wood.

Last posting for crafts to be Wednesday 27th August.
Please PM for the posting information.

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The Craft Sale and Auction
The sale itself will take place between the evening of Friday 5th September and Sunday 7th September (tbc) and will be run through an Event page attached to our Woolly Hugs' Facebook page. The Auction for the Autumnal Woodland Woolly Hug will take place over the same weekend, finishing on the Sunday evening at 9pm, tbc. We will share all details here, on our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

* All craft sale will be sent second class during the week after the sale.
* The Woolly Hug will be sent recorded delivery the same week.

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Thinking of the beautiful Mia and her family. x
Huge thanks once again. Fingers crossed this will be a great success for Mia’s Wood.
Pistey and Knotty x

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KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jul-14 17:28:58

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 17:36:04

[squirrels] [hedgehogs]

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So pleased we can do something to support Mia's Wood. Thinking of beautiful Mia xxx

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jul-14 17:37:34

Sheeeeeeppppppppppppppsssssssssssssssssss

rubycon Tue 08-Jul-14 17:39:00

I'm in!

Kveta Tue 08-Jul-14 17:42:30

I think I have a foxy thing I can send, already made and everything!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 17:43:17

Wow Kveta you star! And thanks Ruby you are a star too xxx

thanks

Need to have a think..... I'm in smile

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jul-14 17:48:20

Smashing smile Thank you.

Woolfey Tue 08-Jul-14 17:51:42

I'm in. Will have a ponder on what to make.

MNPinto2014 Tue 08-Jul-14 17:52:15

I am in.

headlesslambrini Tue 08-Jul-14 17:52:53

Can you give an idea as to what has sold well in the other auctions?

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jul-14 17:55:54

Sheep, bunnies for starters

Oh wow. You ladies have all just made me cry... Can't really express adequately how touching and amazing this project already is. Please accept the heartfelt thanks from me, MrMia, her rainbow brother Finn, and all her family.

Mia, so much love for you here, my darling girl. X

I'm in smile

I have a very fat robin already made but will look at what else I can do. smile

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jul-14 17:59:11

Much love to you all, MiaAlexandrasmummy xxx

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jul-14 17:59:39

Oh, birdies always sell well too!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 18:00:11

<Hugs> xx

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:00:56

Do you have those brooch pins that are sewn onto the back of crocheted stuff? Because if you do, I could make another magnolia, like on the square for Superman, if you'd be willing to sew the brooch pin thing on for me once I've posted it off. I don't have any. Or I could make flowered headbands - those are much easier than that !*&)*&^!!!! bloody magnolia grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 18:01:12

Oh I bloody love robins!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 18:02:17

We call robins Bobinas here now grin

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:02:50

And that's not the magnolia.... fail...

I shall be happy to make a thingg or two, for the wonderful miasmum and this wonderful wood they are creating. Will have to see if I need wool.

on the sheep front my wonderful mum who has made the rainbow sheep at the easter craft sale and thd christmas sheep at the christmas one is as we speak jetting off to australia for a two month holiday. So no sheep or other crafty bits from her. :-(

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 18:03:35

Jacks Happy to sew a brooch back on this end. Thanks lovely. X

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