Friday, 10 July 2015

Collaborate for a Cause

One of my favourite things about the handmade world, and I have a lot of favourite things about handmade, is how wonderfully charitable the people are. There are always charity auctions to raise much needed funds for a variety of causes, none bigger though, than Collaborate for a Cause

Handmaidens from all over the country unite and form groups to create a package of goodies to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with all profits going to their chosen charity.
This is my second year being involved and I've had a great time getting to know some new people and also working alongside some ladies I've come to call good friends over the year.
The bidders, to me, also deserve a super big round of applause here. These ladies bid so so so generously.
C4AC is run by the very talented Jen from One Thimble, along with a team of helpful admins.
You can also check out the submissions and some behind the scenes action on Instagram using the #c4ac15 or #collaborate4acause 
This is my first collaboration with some lovely friends of mine, using the gorgeous Michael Miller Spring Fling fabric range. We hope you love our Summer Holiday Wardrobe

Left to right: Blouse and Shorts - LishyLou Handmade,  Blouse - LishyLou Handmade and  Skirt - Applegail, Dress - Sweet Saturday, Kaftan - Damaya Designs

My second collaboration was also with a couple of good friends and a whole lot of ladies whose work I'm very familiar with as a handmade buyer haha

You can check out the album full of goodies and, if you're interested please register to bid. The Collaborate for a Cause Charity Auction will begin on Friday 24th July at 8pm EST and finish on Sunday 26th July at 8pm.

Second Row (L-R) Oh Baby and Ellie's Handmade
Third Row (L-R) Cocolicious and Lulu and Milly

The aim was to create a gorgeous, funky wardrobe that would have a little girl covered from the beach to casual to party time!

I'm looking forward to seeing all the other submissions and also really excited to see how much we can collectively raise for all the very deserving charities this year

Happy sewing
T xx

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