Friday, September 01, 2006

Happy 100th post

My buddy beta-Blogger tells me that this is my 100th post, and what a fun ride it has been. I have seen people celebrate similar milestones with fun competitions and amazing give-aways, but I wanted to ask all of you for something instead.

The craft fair that I've been banging on about is in a little over a month. It is a charity event in aid of Home Start, which deals with families in times of difficulty or distress. My table fee and 10% of my takings go to the charity. But I wanted to do something extra and had been racking my brain for a good idea.

I'm sure you've seen plenty of Minimoopies inspired by Carly's pattern floating about blogland (only I can't show you any, because Blogger's on a picture free jag right now). She has very kindly allowed me permission to use her pattern for a 'Minimoopy love experience'. This bundle contains a copy of the minimoopy pattern and the materials to make a minimoopy of your very own. I want the whole price of the 'Minimoopy love experience' items to go to the charity.

If I can get enough volunteers, children may be able to help make their own design there and then on the day. If not, I plan to have a big basket of fabric so they can at least pick out their own colour combinations for the pattern to be completed at home.

Oh - fabric - and that's where you sweet generous bloggers come in. Now I have some scraps, but probably not enough (because believe me, I'm going to be selling the love experience for all I'm worth and I'm a good salesperson!). As a little 100th post gift to me I wondered if I could ask you to sort through your scraps and send any Moopy-limb-sized bits my way. Please e-mail me if you might be able to help.

And Carly, a huge thank you to you for your generosity in giving me permission to share your pattern, which is generally only for personal use, but in this case may get to spread a little love and raise some much needed funds.

Now I'm off to bake a little something to celebrate 100 posts.

14 comments:

Sweet Treat said...

Congratulations Ali! Love reading your blog ... so of course I am looking forward to many more. I will sort through my scraps... but I will be away for 10 days. Do you think they will make it in time... antipodean distance is a bit of pain!

P said...

congratulations! and what a lovely idea - will email you

Kristy said...

I'm sure I can come up with something!

Max said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I think it is a great idea - I hope you do well. I probably have your address somewhere but I will email you again for it (unless you have my email handy then just send it on). I will sort out a batch of colour coordinates for you :)

Amy said...

Sure = why not? I am getting ready to start a whirlwind of activities - hosting family for a holiday weekend and then off for a short week of vacation -- so I won't be able to mail until Mid Sept. If that is Ok send you address and I'll send fabric.

Congrats on 100 posts!

beki said...

Congrats on reaching 100!
Count me in, I'm sure I can find some fabrics to part with.

Carly said...

you are welcome :D and congrats on the post number 100.

caroline said...

'Congratulations and Jubilations' on your 100th post.

Fantastic idea - I certainly have scraps I can forward on - will email to get your address.

capello said...

What an awesome ideat. How big to the scraps need to be, and when's the deadline?

And happy 100 posts, here's to many more!

Dee said...

happy 100th blog! i can send you some moopy size pieces... i'll email you later.

krista said...

Wow! This is an awesome idea I would love to be part of. I'll email you tomorrow for your address :)
Congratulations on hitting the 100 mark, too!

bigbucketgirl said...

100 posts!? congrats!
love the charity idea. i have fabric you can have...buckets full of the stuff! let me know if you'd like me to rummage for you?

babybug said...

i'll include some in the box. i have lots of moopy size scraps. great idea! hopefully you'll get neat-o fabric from all over the world. that would be so cool for the fair.

Soo said...

Happy 100th post! It's such a wonderful idea and I'd love to help. Gathering bits of fabric together now and will email soon!