Tibby and Molly

As yet another year is nearing it’s end I would like to cross that finishing line with a good deed up my sleeve. And you could join me and be part of it.

I’ve been thinking of ways to make some sort of difference, somewhere, somehow and since the biggest things start from the simplest small steps, I thought of an auction to raise some money and share the profits with our local community, with those less fortunate. We would very much hope to donate some of the money to the local Soup Kitchen and the other half to our favourite Big Issue seller who’s the loveliest man we know, he will appreciate this gift, however small!

Boxed midi bear set with more than 35 items could be used as Christmas Advent Calendar so that the recipient could get something daily from the set during those 3.5 weeks before Christmas… Bigger bear stands at around 16cm tall tall and comes in a wooden box (size 21,5 x 15,8 x 10,6 cm) along with all of the goodies that you see bellow:

quilt + pillow, 5 dresses, shirt, dungarees, reversible collar, party hat and a crown, 2 felt coats, scarfs/hats, shoulder bag, mini felted teddy and bunny, Moses basket + knitted blanket and needle felted milk bottle for mini teddy, felt pram, felted snowman, felt Christmas tree and 2 felt stockings, album, linen picnic basket and some goodies: 2 cakelets, 2 croissants, 2 apples, wooden milk bottle and a porcelain tea set for two.
This set includes linen drawstring bag that fits all of these little things in for an easy take a long!

Tibby and her belongings will go to the person who offers the highest bid  by 22nd November, 11pm UK time (time converter here). Use the comments below for your offers in British Pounds. Please, make a bid only if you’re ready to commit to pay the price you’re bidding, otherwise the item will go to the nearest highest bidder. Once the auction is over, I’ll upload the set to my shop for the payment. Payment will have to be made within 24 hours after the auction is finished.

It will come carefully wrapped and sent as insured, signed for parcel.

Starting bid is £350 (GBP). Currency converter here.

Many thanks!

 

Cloe

The spring has landed in London, the spirits are high & there is a need to share that good mood.. to do something good for somebody…

I’ll attempt to rise some extra money to help me make a small miracle happen & Cloe, the bear, is my sweet helper 😉 And all of you, bidders, of course!!! Dare I say ‘Many many thanks’ in advance!

Little bear stands at around 13cm or 5.1 inches tall, she needs assistance with standing up on her own, but Cloe can sit, move her little arms and legs. Teddy comes in a small hand painted (and distressed) wooden box (16cm long, 11cm wide, 9cm high) along with all of the goodies that you see bellow: quilt + pillow, 5 dresses, headband, lace bag, felt coat, knitted hat + scarf, 5 mini wooden hangers, linen picnic basket + rug, felt croissant, 2 tarts & a cake, wooden bottle of milk, porcelain tea set for one, vintage post stamp album, mini needle felted bear girl (she too is wearing a dress that can be removed), felt Moses basket, blanket and felted milk bottle + needle felted miniature terrier Don’t.

The set includes small linen drawstring bag that fits all of these little things in for an easy take a long!

Cloe and her belongings will go to the person who offers the highest bid in Great British Pounds (£/GBP) by 12th April (Sunday), 9pm UK time (time converter here). Simply use the comments below for your offers. Please, make a bid only if you’re ready to commit to pay the price you’re bidding, otherwise the item will go to the nearest highest bidder.

Payment will have to be made within 12 hours after the auction is finished.

This set will come carefully wrapped and sent (at no extra cost) as insured, signed for parcel.

Starting bid is £200 (GBP), currency converter here.

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little things for big hopes

World and life is full of goodness, but it’s also full of struggle, pain & unfairness. There are so many people around us who need some sort of help. And we could do good things for others on daily bases. And often really effortlessly.

It’s very important, to share, help and be there for others… loved ones and strangers. Stretch out your hand without asking and give, whatever you can…

My tiny bit for an educational centre in Vilnius working with disabled kids. There will be a charity fair this Saturday with lots of good and goodies with all of the profit going to so needed funds to keep the amazing work going.

We baked gluten, dairy and egg free cookies…

and said goodbyes to friends

It’s the time to give…

we’re here to help

you, me, all of us. Any kind of good thing for somebody, even yourself – is important, vital and with beautiful occasions (like Christmas, when we share, we give, we appreciate and love a bit more…) approaching, together we could spread the good and enjoy the results. Even if not huge ones. Every little counts. Always.

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So what’s the help for? For kids. For those who we live for, build a future for, create dreams and hopes, for those we love truly and the most. And this time – for somebody else’s kids.

Below, I’ve translated the original post by Ginte, from Kokonas. She’s organising a Charity Christmas Craft Fair in Vilnius (Lithuania) to help raise money for a special centre. Here is what she wrote:

“…it’s for a small Rudolf Steiner Pedagogical Centre of Healing in Vilnius (Lithuania). A special place, because it’s for special little people. Kids who are in some ways different, who interpret the world differently, see differently, smell differently, hear differently… Most kids at this centre have a diagnosis written in their medical notes – autism. Others do not have such a unforgivable line stating their condition, but their behaviour, or a look gives it away – they are ‘the children of stars’… At the moment, the centre has only 4 regular kids (although there is a capacity for a few more), but at least 3-4 come daily for hourly individual classes, they are constantly changing, some coming from other towns and all with big hopes… Because it’s the only institution in Vilnius, more less orientated for kids with development difficulties from the autistic spectrum.
What sort of kids are these? Exceptionally beautiful. Mainly boys. Often very gifted in something (other resources say, only 20% mentally capable to learn what is basic and easily understood by the rest of us), but their talents, emotions, foresights are totally shut & locked. To find the fitting key is very hard, but once you find one, you might see that the lock has been already changed…
What is needed? Those kids need to practice and learn, constantly and very consistently. It requires very patient, responsible specialists, one teacher working with 20 kids in this case will not help, there are more eyes and hands needed, more time without terms and other stress. Those kids need stable and cosy, free space, they need special equipment, tools and practically tested methodical knowledge. And it all costs. Where to get time – I don’t know, but I know that all of the staff salaries and energy bills ‘eat’ all of the money paid by parents. And nothing is left for the special plant based paint (in case kids decide to lick the paint and such things do happen), so that it’s safe. They need natural bee wax, for melting it, exploring the temperatures, changing forms and feeling, making something out of it. They need sports equipment, educational toys, simple music instruments. These important things also have a tendency to constantly run out, splash, brake… it’s a never ending story… And if there is no equipment, the help doesn’t come in time. Emptiness swallows these kids. Literally…
Different sources state about 0.1% of whole population is autistic. I’m a mom of one of them…”

I agree with Ginte and many many others, who will and are taking part in this heart warming and still growing event. Little children, even if just a handful of them, do deserve our help. And they are not asking for much.

I’m auctioning my little bear in a box. From the money I’m hoping to buy the necessary natural Stockmar watercolor, crayons, modelling bee wax the centre is in need of. I’m gonna keep the process public and will show what has been bought, sent and once it reaches Ginte, she’ll ‘broadcast’ from her side. I’m exited and hopeful. Helping can be so easy and so rewarding. This one will be!

Sooooo… – my little  Mai. It took me a while to think of a special edition… I wanted to use some of my vintage fabric and ribbons I have, so it dictated the theme – vintage/new.

My kind, girly and so well mannered little one will make me proud, she is gonna light up your house and you wont remember the money she cost you – she’s one of a kind! 🙂

with a one of the spare special occasion dresses on

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and another one, as a girl can never have one too many

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everybody needs a friend, so Mai has tiny Big

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for the tea

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and for those sweet, sweet dreams

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if there is bed & bedding, there must be a night dress

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We even have a family photo album

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and really, all what’s left – is you providing a home for her, so make a bid!!!

Little bear stands at around 13cm or 5.1 inches tall and comes in a small hand painted wooden box along with all of the goodies that you see.

Mai and Big will go to the person who offers the highest bid ( please be aware, you’ll need a PayPal account for purchasing it!) by 25th November, 11pm GMT. Use the comments below for your offers. Make a bid. Make a change.

Thank you!

P.S. Julie from lovely Cotton Rabbits is selling gorgeous Perlina and all of the money will go to buy more stuff for the centre (THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!)! Maybe you would like to join us and make this whole ‘help the autistic kids in Lithuania’ a little bit, or a lot bigger? You could sell something handmade (and pass the money), or even donate it to organisers directly (write me mia@toxi.co.uk) so that it can be sold at the Christmas Craft Fair in Vilnius (!). Doing good is easy. And very addictive! 😉

Look what others donated for the fair: from Loreta, from Indra. And there are/will be more!

Davy for Rose

I found out about little Rose via Little Cotton Rabbits.

I also so want to help. And I would love you to help so that it ends up as WE HELP ROSE. Wouldn’t you hope for a support and some sort of participation from others if that would be your child in Rose’s place? I would. It doesn’t necessarily need to be something big – £1 from one and each of you reading this post could end up in a round and very much appreciated, even more so needed sum of money that could very likely make a real difference to at least 4 people, that’s the Willcocks family. If you can – participate: spread the word, donate…

As my participation I’ve got Davy, a sweet little mohair teddy. He stands at 12.5cm or 4.9inches tall and comes in a small wooden box along with some felt goodies: a tiny snail called Slow (Davy’s best friend), a Christmas tree, a party hat and some yummy sugar coated doughnuts with a bottle of milk (teddies favourite comfort food 😉 ) that fits in a handy basket. Davy can sit, move his little arms and legs + comes with a hand knitted hat and a scarf to keep him warm. There’s one more item, not shown, that will come in the box – a little surprise!

Davy is up for an auction here. And he will go to the person who offers the highest bid by 11pm 22/11/2007. Use the comments bellow for your offers. All proceeds will go to the Rose fund.

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Here he’s, ready for a big mission with devoted friend Slow by his side:

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ready to party:

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ready to be your friend:

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+ that handy basket:

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All of it can be yours, or a present for somebody…

Thank you for taking your time, HUGE THANKS to those who want to help and good luck!