Sunday, October 9, 2016

A Fundraiser for Hurricane Matthew Victims

Hi there!  Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! Words can never express how thankful I am to all of you for supporting my work and for all the kind words and wonderful wishes you've sent my way! Thank you all SO much! 
As I sit here typing, warm and cozy in my home, hubby in the kitchen preparing a wonderful meal that we'll share with our family later on tonight, I am thinking about all the people who have lost everything in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  People who will now be struggling to find food and shelter and who have lost loved ones.  It's a devastating thought, and I cannot imagine having to live through the reality of it! 
I want to help, even if it's in a small way, so I'm donating 100% of the proceeds of every pattern sold from my Etsy shop over the next couple of days - Sunday, Oct 9th and Monday, Oct 10th to The Canadian Red Cross.
If you'd like share your support, please pop in to visit my shop and pick up a pattern or two.  Together we can do our best to help them to recover.

Thank you!!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Giveaway Winners

Thank you very much to everyone who entered to win one of my clay sculptures, I'm so happy that you liked them!
I've randomly drawn the winners and they are:
🌺 Jane Philipson
🌈 Kate Linehan
🍒 Nancy C
🍑 Tania Nicole
Congratulations ladies!  I've contacted each of you via email to ask for your addresses and will have your surprise gifts ready for mailing tomorrow.
Before I forget, I just wanted to mention that the Snow Twosome pattern I created for the BHG's Holiday Crafts magazine will require a set of 8mm safety eyes.  I do have this new size available in my Etsy shop for anyone who would like to order a pack :)
Have a super fabulous week!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Special Giveaway!

My goodness, has it really been that long since I last posted??  I've had such a strange last few months!  Spent most of Spring and Summer dealing with severe allergic asthma which began as a reaction that I had to a series of de-sensitising allergy shots.  To make a long story short, I now have a new allergist who is thoroughly competent, knowledgeable and professional and who has the most wonderful bedside manners!  I'm just so happy to be back to normal again!
I do have some other good news to share with you all, one of my patterns has been featured in the new edition of Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts magazine!  Yay!!
      You should be able to find a copy in stores now and it'll run through till Christmas.  There are also lots of other fun and festive projects in the book, so do grab a copy, it's quite fabulous!
You know how sometimes you just need a bit of a change?  Well, I've been itching to try something different lately, so I got some clay and started making a few things.  First I made a little ellie for my Mum.  She loves elephants and I wanted to make her a sweet little gift to thank her for all she does.  She helps me get all the orders packed and mailed everyday and I know that without her, I would not be able to run my business as effectively as we do.  She is amazing and I am so blessed to have her!
I really enjoyed working with the clay and ended up making a few more things.. a llama, baby bear, a whale, a fox brooch and a couple of cactus ring holders!
Now for the best part!  I'm having a giveaway for the fox brooch, the whale and the two cactus ring holders (PS.. they will not include the rings).  If you'd like to have a chance of winning one of them, please leave a message below, or on my facebook page and include your name and email address in the following format: md(at)shaw(dot)ca.  The draw will be held on Sunday, September 25th for the 4 winners.  To make it fair, I'll pre-wrap each gift and randomly send one to each of the winners, that way it will be a complete surprise for the recipient:)  I will also contact each winner for their mailing address after the draw.

Best of luck everyone!!  And do be on the lookout for more of my clay creations!  I am thoroughly addicted and am already plotting my next creation as I write!