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Christmas Crafts for Yorkhill 2012

Christmas Crafts for Yorkhill 2012

 

When we offered to make some Little Hugs for Yorkhill Hospital, we also talked to them about their Christmas Fundraiser. 

As part of our support, we offered to help by making some little things that could be sold on a craft stall to help raise funds for the hospital.

So here we are, asking you if you could help in anyway.
If you could make one small thing, we would be so grateful.

We have an idea of the types of things that have been popular in the past and have a few idea of our own such as:

  1. Little hats
  2. Little cardis
  3. Christmas Decorations
  4. Little bags and purses
  5. Christmas stockings
  6. Bunting
  7. Knitted or crocheted softies
  8. Brooches
  9. Cotton washcloths
  10. Napkins
  11. Coasters
  12. Stocking fillers

Although it is a Christmas event, the goodies needn’t necessarily be Christmassy.Any other suggestions are welcomed with open arms. If you have any patterns or links that would help to inspire others we’d be grateful for those too.

We have a Last Posting date of 17th November 2012 so that we can ensure that all the goodies arrive in time for the Christmas event.

As always, thank you so much for your support.

2016. A Woolly Year in Review

As 2016 comes towards its close, we’d like to thank all for their brilliant support this year, for every stitch, every penny, every moment, every word, every resource, every Post office queue, everything! Your love and compassion seem boundless, never failing to amaze us with your generosity and spirit. We ask so much, but everywhere we look, Woolly Hug folk are being utterly marvellous. We seem to say this every year now, but it has been an extraordinary year. We easily get overwhelmed looking at the whole Woolly picture, it is an awful lot to take in!

Donors and crafters alike, what you do means so much to our families, our coming together for our Woolly Hug blanket making is very special indeed. Thanks to you too, our ongoing projects are stronger than ever. From here in the UK to as far away as Kurdistan, Lesbos, Syria, Malawi, Belarus, Ghana and the Philippines, children and their families are feeling love, warmth, support and comfort through our Billie’s Blankets, Little Hugs, Kinship Hugs, Christmas Hugs and Children of Chernobyl blankets. An astonishing 300+ blankets have been sent as part of our Refugee project this year alone, with about a quarter made using separate squares folk send, everyone contributing what they can (huge thanks here to our wonderful Construction Crew!) scarves, jumpers, cardis, mittens, bootees, and over 1700 hats have gone too, the quantity is truly humbling. So much love and woolly warmth going to folk who really need support, our thoughts are with all the families. Thinking too of all the families who have received our Angel Hugs in incredibly bleak and devastating times. Love in every stitch we say and it really is true.

We were completed chuffed to bits when in June we finally became a full charity, so thrilled that Woolly Hugs and the wonderful work everyone does for others was recognised. Was a very special day, and involved much joyful shrieking from us we’ll not deny 😀

And none of us stopped there, raising funds for other charities, recently Hope not Hate and The Alzheimer’s Society, just awesome, thank you.

All of this and JK Rowling’s retweet too.😃🎉👍

With your love and support we go on, we know we can’t help everyone, but together let’s help as many as we can, all info for all ongoing projects is on the website. There is even a section with tutorials for the complete novice if this is your resolution for the New Year! Our Chernobyl project 2017 is going to be bigger than ever, if you want to get a head start, crafting info is there too! And we have two brand new projects already lined up for early next year. No one can do any of this alone, we hope so much you will be with us. 2017 then, you ready? Let’s crack on!

Much love, heartfelt thanks and huge hugs from us xxxx

Our Auction for Hope not Hate in memory of Jo Cox. December 2016

There cannot be a single soul who has not been shocked and horrified by the devastating attack and murder of MP Jo Cox. Truly awful, at times like this one struggles to find the words to make any sense, there just aren’t any. We feel desperately sorry for Jo’s children, husband, parents, family and friends, and are thinking of all who love and miss her.

In one of the most beautiful and courageous pieces written her husband Brendan has said she would have wished now for their children to be bathed in love, this really resonates with what we hope Woolly Hugs is all about. We have made two beautiful blankets for Jo’s children which will be delivered within the next week or so. Our original crafting page is here if you would like to see.

We wanted to do more and so decided to make a blanket for Auction in the run up to Christmas, and have chosen one of Jo’s charities to be our recipient. Brendan said it would have been Jo’s wish that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her, so we have chosen the charity called Hope not Hate.  It seems right.

 

The response to this project has been overwhelming, and all in such a positive outpouring of love way, truly humbling. We have made these two wonderful blankets for Auction, and others which will go to other families going through incredibly difficult and challenging times both in the UK and in Kuristan. We think she would have approved.  Thank you so much everyone again for all the wonderful squares, and to lovely Sally W for the beautiful Vintage blanket construction and Jo E for the Traditional blanket construction. Everyone is just wonderful. x

 

 

 

Our Auction starts on Saturday 3rd December at 9am and finishes on Saturday 10th December at 9pm.  All money raised will go to Hope not Hate. Woolly Hugs will donate the postage costs. We really hope that we can raise a lot of money for such an amazing charity, much needed in these times. We are on Facebook as Woolly Hugs and Twitter @Woolly_Hugs which are both good ways to keep in touch. As always heartfelt thanks for your support.

  “She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her.”

The Auction site is here with many more pics, good luck and thank you – we hope we raise a lot of money!

 

Christmas Craft Sale 2016

Welcome to the start of 2016’s Christmas Craft sale!

This year we have chosen to split the funds, primarily we want to help the amazing work the Alzheimer’s Society do. They give wonderful support to those worried about and affected by dementia as this can be a desperately sad, lonely, bleak and isolating place to be.

We’d love to be able to do something to help, we really hope you will join us.

The Alzheimer’s Society aim to provide friendly expert advice on their Helpline, they run an online forum to enable individuals to talk to others affected by dementia, and also organise community-based services. Brilliant. If you would like to find out more see here…

We would also like to use a third of any funds raised to support our own family blanket projects.

 Will you join us?  There are several ways to get on board, as a crafter, a donor to help others craft and ultimately we will need folk to buy our treasures!

 

Crafting info…

We are aiming to make and sell small/lightweight Christmas craft items, and to keep postage costs to a minimum we ask that ideally anything made can be sent on to a buyer in a large envelope. We are open to larger items too obviously, that is just a guide.

Some suggestions for you, but we are very open to others too…

  • Stocking fillers, although obviously Father Christmas is REAL, this is just to help.
  • Christmas tree decorations, bunting, garlands.
  • Stockings
  • Small gifts – Little bags, purses, brooches, hair accessories, key rings, gift bags, tags,
  • Clothing items such as gloves, hats, scarves, shawls
  • Lovely lovely things!

 

Woolly, fabric, embroidered, beaded, all crafty crafts welcome!!

If you make something to wear, please include washing info for that item, so that the purchaser can look after their treasure for the time to come.

Items from last year can be seen in our Christmas albums on our Facebook page, Woolly Hugs.

Last posting for crafts to be Monday 14th November please. Please PM for the posting information.

Donor info…

If you would like to contribute funds to help others craft we would love to hear from you. Our Paypal is admin@woollyhugs.com

The Event itself…

Our Christmas Craft sale will take place ONLINE between the evening of Wednesday 23rd November and run through to Sunday 27th November. It will be organised through an Event page as we have done before. In addition we will be auctioning a range of items through our website which will help folk not on Facebook, or those who prefer to take part in this way.

 

We are on Facebook as Woolly Hugs and Twitter as @Woolly_Hugs both good ways to keep in touch too.

 

We are keeping it all crossed that this Sale will be a huge success, with your love and support we have every confidence, huge heartfelt thanks.  K&P xx  

Easter Craft Sale 2016

The crafting stage!

We are looking to make and sell small/lightweight Eastery/Spring/ Generally gorgeous items. Sewn, crocheted, knitted, any crafty crafts, the how is up to you! Some suggestions for you but we are open to others!
* Easter decorations – chicks, eggs, sheeeeps, rabbits.
* Easter/spring bunting/ garlands, decorations
* Brooches, keyrings, purses, accessories

Last posting for crafts for the Easter sale is March 5th 2016.

Please message for posting information. Thank you so much.

Our Sales will take place through our Auction site on here and an Event page of Facebook. We are Woolly Hugs. Thank you!!!!!