thank you enough for this beautiful chook and the most beautiful and personal note that came with it. I bawled my eyes out at your kindness- I am crying again now about it- (and I am not even pre- menstrual) I know you know it will be passed on to the right little person.
But this brings me to my next point. I had no idea about the sense of community I would feel when I started this blog. I was talking to Jodi (via email) about my secret special project and she brought up a really good point: Are these crafty types, whose blogs I devour, where they nice before they started crafting or has crafting and blogging made them nicer???
I am constantly amazed at the sense of community and willingness to share - where to get good supplies, patterns and tutorials, sharing ideas and inspiration. I just love it. I love that some blogs I read, have me giggling before I have even started reading... it is a lovely little community. I so often see posts about people getting sent little presents etc. It does make me feel like I am part of something big, a big community that places emphasis on being kind and sharing and being dedicated to supporting handmade- but also that sense of community that our grandmothers had.
It is what makes us crafty types rather special I think.
If you are feeling in a giving mood and want to help some kids out who really need a little bit of something special in their lives- it would be great to make a softie and send it over here: Softies for the Mirabel Foundation, organised by Pip from Meet Me at Mikes