Hi all you lovelies out there
Well the response to our appeal for Softies for the Children for Christchurch has been AWESOME!!! I am totally blown away by all the generous people out there in blogland.
Christchurch is still a place of incredible sadness and loss.Today NZ ers observed 2 minutes silence to mark exactly one week since the earthquake hit. The death toll is currently 154 precious lives lost. It is expected to rise to about 240. The National State of emergency has been extended and the aftershocks are still being felt strongly. It is hard to imagine what it is like to be in Christchurch at this time.
I hope our Softies will bring a little love to the children who must be so frightened through all of this, and to those children who have lost loved ones, one can't begin to imagine.
I have sent an email out to (hopefully) everyone who has contacted me with the address to send the softies. If you havent received the email, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be away for a few days so I wanted to quickly get a post up with some links to some Softie patterns in case people were having trouble getting started...
Cute dolls here and here and here
Owl softies here (be sure to go visit this lady because she's made the pattern just for the softie appeal!!!) and here and here
Knitted toys here and here
this site has different softie patterns
another round up of free softie patterns
Have fun and I'll be back early next week :)