Hello! 🙂 I’m pleased, but also a little surprised, to find that I still have a blog!! I thought perhaps it had closed itself down from neglect over the past month or so! Thankfully, I remembered my password, and can now return to a bit of craft blogging!
The most important crafting I’ve done in recent weeks is making some Leo the Lionheart soft toys and brooches. These toys are being sold to raise money and support for the Fogarty family, and in particular their 15 month old son Leo, who was diagnosed with cancer last month, and has relocated from Launceston to Melbourne with his parents, to undergo significant treatment. His story has touched many, many people. Both people who know them well and people who only know of them have come on board to help out in practical ways, such as making & selling Leo the Lionheart toys.
There is a Leo the Lionheart Facebook page here, where you can purchase an amazing and individual lion for $20, (or $30 for a special order Leo), and brooches for $8. There are also beanies, canvases and t-shirts, plus the occasional auction.
See this link for more info and background on how the project started, which was initiated by Pene Daniel. Both Leo’s parents and Pene are people that I know personally, and it is an honour to be part of a community of people who are doing whatever they can do to help.
If you are not on Facebook, but would like to buy a Leo the Lionheart, please contact penedaniel(at)hotmail.com [I do have an ‘@’ sign on my keyboard, just don’t want Pene to get any spam by me posting her email address here 🙂 ]
God bless you, Leo!