Its been a devastating past few days in Australia.
Ive been so upset watching the news, lots of tears but I cant switch it off,
stories of survival, courage, stories of local heroes, brave fire fighters and the devastated faces of people who have lost loved ones, their beloved homes, animals and properties ....181 people have sadly died and they expect this number to rise dramatically, over 5000 people without a place to rest their weary head... it makes me SO proud to be an Australian to see how the whole nation has come together to help those in need!
*the Australian Red Cross bush fire appeal has raised over $30million so far - click on the link to donate
*you can also help by
donating an item to sell or buying at Ozbushfireappeal Etsy shop, over 100 items to be listed so check back often - thanks to Etsy for allowing this to go ahead and the Etsy DUST team for co-ordinating
*you can also buy or bid on crafty items at the Handmade Help blog set up by Pip & Cindy
* The Stamping Queen is also offering 100% of all orders (until 18th Feb) will be donated
* Katie also mentioned on her blog that Girl Guides Victoria are accepting packed toiletries and toys
*im also offering 50% off all sales from 11th Feb to 18th Feb from my Etsy shop