"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Friday, January 28, 2011

Steggies for a cause!

Well it was back to work for me this week, so a bit longer in between posts. Fortunately, I still got a little bit of sewing time in especially on Australia Day when the stinking hot weather prevented us from venturing outside.

A new sewing shop in Springwood called 'Sew Beautiful' is organising a handmade toy collection for the victims of the recent Queensland floods. What a great idea! I thought these dinosaurs would be perfect. The pattern is from 'One Yard Wonders' by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Haskins.

Of course my boys love them and want to keep them- perfect opportunity to talk to them about those less fortunate than ourselves. We have so much and take so much for granted. It is so hard for them (and me) to imagine losing everything.

To Jonah, Luke and Gabriella, be grateful for what you have and be generous to others because all our earthly treasures will fade away and are worthless compared to the everlasting peace that comes from knowing God.

So here they are. The kids and I hope they will bring big smiles to little faces.

If you would like to take part, make and donate your handmade toys to:
   'Sew Cuddly'
   c/o- Sew Beautiful
   1/121 Macquarie Road
   Springwood NSW 2777


  1. Brilliant as always!


  2. They're gorgeous, can't believe you still found time to sew after going back to work!!It's great to try and help kids grasp how blessed they are, I find mysekf often reminding Jaden of that wheich then gives me a much needed reminder too!

  3. Love them. I remember when you made your first quilt. Your a natural. Gabby is so lucky you have good taste in fabrics.