Monday, July 27, 2009

For women

I made this butterfly on the
Amnesty International website in support of Japanese women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Here's an excerpt from the Amnesty website:

In the year 2009, you'd think governments would have well and truly faced the atrocities of World War II. Yet up to 200,000 women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese soldiers have still not received an adequate apology - let alone compensation - from the Japan Government.

Their chosen symbol of hope is the butterfly. We're going to cover the web in beautiful butterflies in the run up to August 15th - the anniversary of WWII's end - to highlight this hidden tragedy. Each butterfly will represent a message to the Australian PM to pass a motion urging the Japan Government to recognise and compensate survivors. In all this time, Australia is one of the few Allied countries that hasn't stood up and called the Japanese Government to account.

Show your support by creating your own butterfly and spreading the word via the web in honor of not just these women, but women all over the world who face any form of adverse circumstances.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Knitting Frenzy

Just recently, I went on a knitting frenzy using my latest obsession - NATURAL MATERIALS.  I made two blankets for Little L using hemp, soy, milk fiber, organic cotton and bamboo.  These blankets are so beautiful and soft, and combine several different textures. The cable knit blanket took about 3 weeks (bearing in mind, Little L and my life in general don't give me much time to knit!), and the purple and green blanket took about a week. I'm looking to do crocheted borders on both, but first I'll have to teach myself how.....    

Blog it forward

The blogging world provides another amazing opportunity to make new friends and find inspiration.  After recently reading a post on the Thea & Sami blog, I discovered a wonderful way to spread the love via a 'pay it forward' type arrangement.  I've taken the liberty to name it 'blog it forward'.  Basically, read the below information and remember that once you comment, you will be eligible to receive a gift from me as long as you make the commitment to do the same for others.....

I am entering into the following contract with the first 5 bloggers who comment on this post and then commit to do the same on their blog. Just read below and if you feel up for it, copy the following into your blog and leave me a comment. I am willing to post overseas (I am in Australia, but remember you must commit on your blog to do the same to others).

1.  I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.
2.  What I create will be just for you, with love.
3.  It’ll be done this year (2009).
4.  I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. Heck, I might bake something for you and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
5.  I reserve the right to do something strange.
6.  In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.
7.  Send your mailing address - after I contact you.

Welcome to everyone. I will however, make an effort to do something that you like based on what I see on your blog, BUT there are no guarantees.

Monday, July 6, 2009

NEW YORK Update:

Amazing news! Hubby will be joining Little L and I in New York.  After careful consideration, the opportunity arose and we grabbed it by the horns (excellent! - one extra suitcase to hold all the beautiful organic fabrics that I intend to buy there) God bless America!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's all happening!

Right! All of my fabrics and design layouts have now been passed on to my manufacturer.  All I can do now is await (eagerly and anxiously) some sample products.  I will be needing some babies and willing mothers to give the products a test run, basically so that I can make sure that after washing and being handled by babies, they remain at the perfect standard that I would expect from products that I use for my own Little L.  I would never put out anything that I wouldn't use myself, and I think that if this remains my motto (which it will), I will continuously strive to only release top notch pieces.... Stay in touch!!!