16 Sep 2010

Mon Espace Créateur - { My Creative Space }

A brilliant charity, Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids is providing much needed essential and personal items to children in the foster care system. The gorgeous folk at Kid Independent are helping out by aiming to collect 500 pairs of brand new undies to donate to the cause.

As a little incentive to encourage people to pledge oodles of undies they have invited a variety of creative people to donate something to use as prizes. When the lovely Indi contacted me and asked if I'd make a softie with an undie theme to add to the loot I jumped at the chance. To think of little ones lacking the bare necessities when they make such a huge transition to foster care is heart breaking and I am thrilled to be able to help in some way.


I decided on a bikini doll as a French Mademoiselle swanning around in her undies seemed more fitting for the latest Moulin Rouge spectacular rather than a prize for a wee kidlet. She may very well be jetting your way shortly if you are a lucky winner. All you have to do is pledge some brand new undies, briefs, pants, grunges, gruds....whatever you call them....underpants!!

Add undies to your shopping list, tell all your friends about the campaign, share it on your blog, get your Mother's group or work place involved and then package up your undies and make your pledge by the 30th September.

For other crafty types have a squizz here. And go and buy some undies......now!!! (please !)


13 comments:

  1. She is so gorgeous! And what a great campaign, I'll definitely be contributing. Have a great day xo

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  2. Gorgeous little Mademoiselle! Good for you promoting yet another worthy cause! I'm off to check it out now!

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  3. What a sweet doll and a great cause!

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  4. How wonderful! The heartache of kids in foster care is very familiar to me, so I think this is such a wonderful idea - I'm definitely off to sign in on such a worthy cause (and of course the chance to add to my madamoiselle collection!) - Happy day and smiles your way Steph xx

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  5. She is just divine and made for a wonderful cause too!
    ell done Steph!

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  6. Well done for supporting this. I'll be packaging up some new undies for this course very shortly! Love the doll and her very cute outfit : )

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  7. A lovely little lady associated with underpants? Never!

    What a great cause. I'll be sure to participate. Good for you for spreading the word. x

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  8. Such a great cause and a sweet prize. I sent my little parcel off today - lots of undies, a few new books, toys and teddies. My little one gave the teddies lots of hugs to "load them up with love for the children" - she is so sweet!

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  9. She's fab Steph! I shall tell my siblings and parents to get in on the undies act. My Mother, being British, has a major obsession with buying undies so this will be right up her street!

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  10. Those darling needy children, must have their knickers!! I saw some other company doing toothbrushes & jammies too, for emergencies. Can you imagine, oh, hug your children extra tight & well, tell them they're bloody luck to have parents who can care & love them properly. Cuddles to Bijou, she's one of the lucky ones Steph, love Posie

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  11. I agree with Posie - our children are all lucky to come from such loving families - It tears my heart appart that there are children that are not so fortunate.

    There is also a group that knit for homeless kids and for ones going into foster care here in Brisbane.

    Will have to go and find some knickers and jocks - a trip over to BestandLess might be in order and a side step up to Lincraft:)

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Your words brighten my day! Thank-you so much for joining me on my adventure. x