Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Crochet Community Comes Together - Auctions, Squares and Donations

What I difference a day makes. I was so sad when I was browsing through my Facebook feed yesterday, (which is mainly made up of other crocheters, designers and shops that I follow on consistent basis) when I came across a blog post from Liz of Playin' Hooky Designs. While I don't know her in outside of the internet I'm inspired by her designs, her smile and kind personality. I got to know her through the Etsy Create Crochet team a few years back (which I'm seriously lacking being a part of in the past year)  It's so neat to watch other shops grow and come up with amazing designs but I feel hers are truly unique and inspiring!

Back to Liz- Her 5 year old little girl lost her life unexpectedly on Monday from a severe asthma attack. Liz just has a sweet baby and has a lot on her plate to deal with right now. You can read more about this personally from her on her blog . Get your tissues ready- I cried a lot yesterday and loved on my babies a little more and just prayed and prayed for her comfort for their family.

I'm so proud to be apart of the crochet community and I watched them all come together to support her yesterday. I was just thrilled and overwhelmed to see all love and prayers coming her way. I hope she feels this overwhelming love from all the notes and prayers a lot from complete strangers.

Many have asked how else they can help and there are several options!

1. There is an auction album on Boomier Beanie's Facebook page. There are over 200  items, from crochet patterns, to finished item- crochet, jewelry, ad space and more! All the proceeds from this auction will go to Liz.  I have donated a 10 pattern pack of choice ( the high big right now is $45 and I would love to see us raise more from Calleigh's Clips) Here is my auction link . You'll need to like her page in order to participate!

2. Another auction will be help Monday evening on Haff if your way's Facebook page

"ATTN VENDORS: A fellow crafter lost her 5 year old daughter to a severe asthma attack. I will be holding an auction on my page (which I have decided to switch to Monday evening due to the holiday weekend) and all proceeds will go to her family. If you would like to donate, please leave your email address below or email me at and include your shop link, a picture you would like used, the item you are donating and the value of the item. I have recieved several emails and will be getting back to all of you soon! Thank you!" 

3. There is a Memory Granny Squares Blanket you can be a part of hosted by Heidi's Hook

Here is a note from her on how to participate.

 " These squares will be turned into a memory blanket for the family at Playin' Hooky Designs.
Requirements: 6"  square.....any colors....preferrably worsted weight in acrylic.
Please mail squares no later than June 1st, 2012 ~ also......if any of you would like to contribute to the shipping cost for the blanket, you could always s;ip a couple of bucks in with the square :)"
Please mail memory squares to:
Bryn's Memory Blanket
c/o Heidi Fernandez
1763 N. Williwaw Way
Wasilla, AK 99654

This will not be a cheap item to ship and I'm sure it will be big so pitch in a few bucks when you send your square if you can.

I've not made many granny squares in the past but I've had a few pinned that I wanted to make. I decided since I'm on a crocodile stitch run that I would make this awesome crocodile st. Granny square. You can get the free pattern for it from my pin.

Here is how mine came out. I decided on bright colors and I'm glad I did because I heard that her daughter loved bright colors!! It's not perfect and I had to change the pattern a little because my 6 inch square ended up being a 7 in when I finished...Oops! I wish I had time to make more but I have a feeling there will be plenty! :)

4. If you don't want to be in the auctions or can't crochet you could consider a donation to an account that has been set up for her!  For those of you who would like to just make a donation of $ value you can send it as a gift to the paypal account if you have questions please Nicole with Boomer Beanies know. 

Thanks so much for showing all this amazing support for her! 


Anonymous said...

Haff it your way is also having an suction for this family starting Sunday.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

Thank you! I've added that information above :)

April Hubbard said...

Yeah, I couldn't believe it either. Such a huge outpouring of love. What an awesome thing to be a part of. God is good!

Anita said...

I would like to donate a couple items that I have made testing for Simply Collectable Crochet and Mother Dear Crochet. How would I go about it? I need to give them credit for the pattern but what I do with the finished goods is up to me. I will need coached through where to start and what to do when it's over. This is the first time I've tried to participate in anything like this. Thank you in advance for your help.

Marie, Finished Vision Photography of Sioux Falls, SD said...

There is another donation auction going on over at Creations by Ana Silva too!!

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