Happy Easter everyone, I have been working all weekend and back there this afternoon so very much looking forward to my days off.
This card is for my stash, the image is a new one from Just Inklined and they are fab, this one is called Show Pony, I have coloured in with spectrum Noir pens and then matted to some lilac gingham CS and added the tabs using die-namics die, The D is from woodland folk, the fence and grass are magnolia dies to which I added some butterflies. Finished off with a circle sentiment from hobby paleis.
Now on to a serious note
can you knit and if so can you help some poor unfortunate African babies, if so read this from Dawny P's blog
Hi peeps and hope you are all having a good start to the Easter break :)
Whilst at our card club last week, one of the ladies there showed me a little jumper and beanie hat she had knitted. It didn't look like a babies jumper / hat that I had ever seen and she told me that it was for the fish and chips babies in Africa. I had never even heard of this before so she told me that these are the really poor babies, many of whom are born with Aids and that is about all these little souls come into this world with. They are so poor that they are sent home wrapped in newspaper which is why they are called fish and chip babies.
Well those of you who know me will know how I feel about kids, and this just about broke my heart. I am always grateful for where I was born and I know that had I have been born in a different place, then my life would probably have been very different. I said that I would knit some of them for her even though I haven’t knitted for years and years. And so I wondered if any of you nice peeps out there could spare a couple of hours and a bit of wool to perhaps make one as well.
The jumpers themselves are very easy to knit and they are knitted in one complete piece. For most knitters they take an afternoon or an evening to complete. They are very important because in Africa, the nights are cold and these babies have no clothes.
The only real stipulation is that they are knitted in bright dark colours rather than the pastel shades we may use here (bright stripes look good and use up only small bits of wool) and this is because these little garments may never be washed. How different our lives are and it is just so sad. I look at my Kyla and everything she has and it makes me feel a little bit ashamed that we have so much and they have nowt.
So if anybody out there can help here, it would be fabulous. If you can help, you can send them to me – email me and I’ll send you my addy – and I’ll get them sent off to the right place.
If you can help click here for the knitting pattern
I am going to try and knit a couple although I haven't done any kind of knitting for a good five years. I'll post them on here when they are done.
Thanks for reading this x