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.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

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.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

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 18:04:23

Jacks, yes I have broach pins. Rather easier than a magnolia, crocheted flower brooches sell well.

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jul-14 18:05:13

WOT? Fan! She must cancel!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 18:05:34

Bugger, keep x posting!

Fan hope she has a lovely, lovely time. X

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:06:26

And the magnolia wasn't on Superman's square either... double fail... need more coffee... anyway, here it is grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 18:06:32

Although she coulda offered to take us

<grumble grumble>

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jul-14 18:06:32

Oh grin

Mhw02 Tue 08-Jul-14 18:07:26

Count me in. Have a few suitable patterns I've been looking for an excuse to use for a while.

Thinking of you and your family MiaAlexandrasMummy.

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:08:07

Hmm, yes, looking at it again, it's rather heavy and would droop. Ok, I'll make some flowers for pins. Do you think flowered headbands would go over well?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 18:08:42

'Twas the beautiful centre of lovely Snorris' Woolly Hug. Gorgeous.

brew <---- for Jacks smile

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:09:09

Since I need to post my stuff about a week earlier than the rest of you - when will last posting date be, as nearly as you can tell right now?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 18:09:11

Oh bloody arf.

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:10:10

Wtaf... where did that random bold come from?

<gulps coffee>

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:13:09

Oh, just spotted the lovely MiaAlexandrasmummy posted on this thread... here's a ((((((((((*HUG*))))))) for you <3

ArtyBat Tue 08-Jul-14 18:13:33

I'm a mosaicist, and would love to donate this for Mia.

It's called Starry Night Tree, and was made with children in mind. It's a small piece - 7" x 7" , easily postable.

Is this ok?

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Tue 08-Jul-14 18:14:50

Oooh, I can definitely do some bits for this. I've ended up with a spectacular yarn stash that needs using up!

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:15:18

<thud>
Arty, my goodness, that's stunning.

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jul-14 18:19:09

Arty, that's lovely! We would love it for the sale if you are happy for us to have it. Thank you.

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jul-14 18:19:52

Oooo, Hop! Crack on grin

ArtyBat Tue 08-Jul-14 18:24:28

@ knotty

Yes, I would love for you to have it. I can either post it to you for the sale, or send it direct to the buyer once you know who it is.

I'll make sure it's very well wrapped with lots of hugs for Mia and brother Finn.x.x.

arty that is amazing!

Sorry pistey shes already over europe by now. Shes off to see my brother and his family.

Im not as talented as her, but I have a few ideas of thi gs I could do. I will get my thinking hat on toniht and figure it all out.

Millie2013 Tue 08-Jul-14 18:32:24

If handmade beaded jewellery is ok, I'd love to make something smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jul-14 18:32:28

<steps over Jacks>

Just wow Arty Fantastic, yes please!!

thanks

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:37:18

Hey, careful there...

<mainlines coffee while stretched out on the floor>

Anybody have a spare pillow?

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:38:36

Arty, I am SO bidding on your Starry Night Tree... it's gorgeous, I can't stop looking at it.

Jacksmania Tue 08-Jul-14 18:40:01

Bloody heck - sorry - just re-read the OP and saw the last posting date. Sorry, sorry, sorry!

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