Sunday, September 15, 2013

Crafty Hijinks Freebies.

 Following on from my post yesterday, This is the haul I got from the Freebies section. People bought with them stuff they no longer needed and you were free to take what you needed or wanted from it. Believe me when I say there were boxes of stuff left over that went to a good cause also, the school. The first picture will be turned into quilts for PNG.
 These will be draw string bags for Angels for the Forgotten
 I even got some calico for Trauma dolls.
 This is for laundry bags.
 These will be posted to Jan-Maree for either laundry bags or put into a quilt.
 5 half done fronts for Christmas stockings and fabrics to make them up with. Destination, firstly they will be used as decorations for the Christmas party for ACDA then finally for the K Mart Wishing Tree filled with goodies.
 Heavy weight canvas. Bags for Angels for the Forgotten.
 These delightful fat 1/4s I will give to a quilter to be made into a charity quilt.
 These fat 1/4s will be going into part of the basket of goodies to be raffled at our Christmas party for fundraising.
 Kits to be split up for my Crafternooners to make for their Gift Box Makes.
 For myself, Ric Rac Laundry bag, I just love Jodies stuff, She is just such an amazing person and to make a laundry bag for myself is going to be so much fun! Christmas stitchery to do at the same time as my Crafternooners, the finished item will be a gift for a friend who is mad about Santas. The hat book, Love it! No reason why I cannot make as many as I like, Final destination for the finished projects, Guardian Pharmacy next year.
 This un opened Teddy Bear Kit, How cool is this! I will make and It will go under the K.Mart Wishing Tree.
Each lot has a place in my sewing room for what they are going to be used for. I think I will be happily making now for a couple of months.
In total I spent $30 on raffle tickets for 3 different charities yesterday.
This morning when I went shopping at my local shops, I had to look in Savers and my final $20 went on this lot. 36 metal pencil boxes, a packet of crayons and a packet of drawing pencils. Destination will be the Angels for the Forgotten Charity.

Crafty Hijinks

Crafty Hijinks at Brown Hill Hall in Ballarat was So Much Fun! Organised by Jodie Carleton and Gillian supported by so many people, 20 contributors and 50 something bloggers it was the most fantastic day, a beautiful spread of sandwiches and cakes, tea, coffee and soft drink all day and a visit to the shop that was opened just for us at the end, The Crafty Squirrel
I was given a lift there by Christine and Melody 
One of the fun activities is that you had a lucky number on the back of your name tag, a prize was shown then a number drawn. This lovely bag pattern is what I got.
Is this just the cutest thing? We were all able to chat with each other very well, Some I knew by their blogs already and many more I now know to check out. I will show you the fabric I got tomorrow when the lighting is better in my sewing room. It was well worth the wait and did I not say already I had simply the best time? I will be on a high for a long time about this.
If they have the event again I will be really happy to go. They were well thrilled by my contributions too.