Knittykittybangbang and Crafty Wee Birdie Online Charity Auction!
By knittykittybangbang, Jun 22 2016 01:38PM
Some of you may remember the excellent fun we had last year in the knittykittybangbang and friends charity auction, not to mention the huge amount of money we raised! This year I’ve teamed up with my Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts partner-in-craft Iona of Crafty Wee Birdie Giftshop to raise money for #teamHamish.
Hamish is a brave wee boy from Nairn who has already been through so much in his life. At a young age he was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic aleveola rhabomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer. He underwent lots of treatment including pioneering surgery called rotationplasty, which involved the middle section of his leg being removed.
The family are now living their worst nightmare as Hamish, now 7, has been diagnosed with a DIPG (brain stem tumour) Unfortunately we can't change the outcome, but the family wanted to give back to a couple of the charities who help families going through such a tough time. The money raised will be split between two charities Glasgow Children’s Hospital and Calum’s Cabin.
We all know someone who is affected directly or indirectly by cancer.
Iona and I have got together with loads of our crafty chums to bring you an online auction packed with high quality, hand made, one of a kind amazing things! Most, if not all, items can be posted out so you can shop from the comfort of your home, wherever you are. If you’re local to us, there are many items you can collect too, saving you on any postage costs.
100% of the money raised will go to the charities! All the items have been donated by generous small businesses and artisans from Orkney to Newton Stewart, and even one from an ‘honourary Scot’ in Germany.
How do I take part?
The auction will ‘go live’ at 6pm on Wednesday 29th June, and bidding will close at 9pm on the same night. You will need to ‘like’ the Crafty Wee Birdie Giftshop Facebook page to bid (feel free to ‘unlike’ again afterwards!)
By joining the Facebook event, you'll get a handy reminder before the event.
An album full of photos of the items for sale, plus minimum bids and any postage costs, will be published on the facebook page. At 6pm on the 29th you can start bidding. To bid you just comment on the photo of the item you want, making sure you bid higher than the last person. At 9pm, all bidding will cease and if you’re the highest bidder you’ll get the item. We’ll contact each highest bidder to arrange payment and once that’s received we’ll get the item/s sent out to you or put you in touch with the maker to arrange collection. Easy as pie!
Loads of items will be under £10 and many will go for less than you’d normally pay. It’s an excellent way to nab yourself a bargain while giving to a worthwhile cause.
Here's a current (there are items coming in thick and fast!) list of those who have donated items -
Bramble and Friends - luxury pet accessories
The Butterfly and Toadstool - paper based art, keepsakes and jewellery as well as children's fashions
Carryn's Crafty Cards - all things papercraft!
Lady Dragon Crafts - decoupage and mixed media
Evelyn Treasure Finder - all things vintage
Rose-Tea and Rabbit - eclectic fashion and semi precious jewellery
Imagine North - embroidered art
Kellas Kask - homewares using recycled and reclaimed wood and barrels
Macleods of Nairn - tweed accessories
No Books Were Harmed - folded book art
SilverDekkers - picture candles
Art Deco - with passion - decoupage boxes and homewares
Becazzled - felt critters and creations
(I'll try and update this list as items keep coming in, but no promises!)