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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
They have sheeeeeeep!
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 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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Galena Fri 11-Jul-14 07:15:36

I've done a mouse and am halfway through a hedgehog (bloody puff stitch, whose stupid idea was this?!) Photos later.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 11-Jul-14 08:38:16

Oh just wow trout thank you so much, that is marvellous! thanks

Am coming to PM you now, and lovely Galena you star!! Thank you, puff away love, puff away grin


RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 11-Jul-14 08:40:41

We've not seen WoollyBacks since she went off to Rav have we?


<finds St Bernard>

HaveToWearHeels Fri 11-Jul-14 08:41:15

trout they are amazing I love the ones made from coloured rings, oh and I want the purple one up here ^^

The slugs brilliant, I sooo want him.

So much lovely stuff !

KnottyLocks Fri 11-Jul-14 09:02:47

<happy sigh>

AnyaKnowIt Fri 11-Jul-14 10:38:12

Are we sending to the same address as the squares?

Galena Fri 11-Jul-14 11:21:37

6 rows of puff stitches done... 11 to go. confused

Tarlia Fri 11-Jul-14 13:42:59

Keep puffing, Galena! Those hedgehogs are adorable!

Am I going too off brief, thinking a baby hat made in owl print jersey fits?

Galena Fri 11-Jul-14 14:20:31

Ok, the puffs have beaten me for now - I need to take a break, but I thought I'd share my progress so far...

Tarlia Fri 11-Jul-14 14:30:36

Its a Rastahog! Cute!

Galena Fri 11-Jul-14 14:33:24

grin There is blue too, but I've only just started the blue.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 11-Jul-14 19:55:49

Evening wine

Galena Tis fab - you bloody star!!

Anya yes please - do you need me to resend?

Tarlia That is beautiful, just lovely, thank you xx

Right. I need to make something else! But what???!!!!

More wine help wine <slurp>

Galena Fri 11-Jul-14 20:28:03

Erm... make tree bunting?

TheWoollybacksWife Fri 11-Jul-14 20:55:40

That St. Bernard didn't have any brandy <sulk> Could you send one with cocktails please?

I love the hedgehog taggie. I have too much inspiration grin

HaveToWearHeels Fri 11-Jul-14 22:29:20

DH has buggered off to the pub, DD is asleep, so my flock of owls has progressed. DD has claimed a few of these as thank you's for pre school but hoping to send at least 5 to you. Going to have a go at robins over the weekend as I am all owled out !

HaveToWearHeels Fri 11-Jul-14 22:32:34

bugger that wasn't supposed to be side ways !

MNPinto2014 Sat 12-Jul-14 00:46:06

I would love to contribute some cotton woodland teething taggie rings. Am aiming to add different heads. Is this ok?

MNPinto2014 Sat 12-Jul-14 00:46:21

I would love to contribute some cotton woodland teething taggie rings. Am aiming to add different heads. Is this ok?

MNPinto2014 Sat 12-Jul-14 00:46:38


RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 12-Jul-14 02:39:41

Arf smile

Sounds fab MNP, thank you. Xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 12-Jul-14 02:42:06

Sorry Woolly, musta had the brandy. <beams>

Oh I luffs the wols!! Awwwww. And ooooooo at the prospect of ROBINS!!

Thank you!

KnottyLocks Sat 12-Jul-14 11:43:51

Oooooo, fabulous stuff!

I better start saving up.

And maybe decide on what to make.

MNPinto2014 Sat 12-Jul-14 13:47:38

Fab. Drops cotton ordered in bulk as would be silly to pay for postage.

Mhw02 Sat 12-Jul-14 14:37:26

I am not getting the hand of this knitting in the round lark. Am getting in a right fankle. After, oh, an hour of it, I have managed to cast on 36 stitches and knit one round, and it's all gappy where the needle changes are. Am not even sure if I'm doing it right. The needles feel so small as well!

P'rhaps I'll just make another rabbit...

JulesJules Sat 12-Jul-14 15:31:06

I'm thinking possibly Bumblelina the big boned bee <runs>

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