Monday, February 28, 2011

March-Australian Red Cross

February has flown by! Thank you so much to each and every one of you who either purchased an Olivia Owl pattern or purchased a finished owl doll! It means so much to us and to Team Getty! If you want to donate directly to Getty Owl you can click the link and donate via a PayPal Donate button on the right side of the page!

It's a new month and we have a new cause! I have always had a large fan base in Australia, even going back (oh so long ago!) to my eBay years so I knew that at some point during this year, I would want to do some kind of charity drive for an Australian cause. With the flooding in December and January and Cyclone Yasi and bush fires in February, I think now is the time!

I have had a lot of emails from my customers and friends in Australia who have been busy at work making dolls for children who have lost everything in the floods and fires. What an amazing gift of love! It is so important for children to have something to love and to call their very own, especially in times of stress and uncertainty.

I have created a new pattern, Koby Koala, to help raise money for these areas and for the entire month of March, 50% of all pattern and doll proceeds will go to the Australian Red Cross. I am really excited about this pattern and I think he is perfect for helping out our Aussie friends! I will also have finished koala dolls available periodically throughout the month as part of my New Doll Thursdays, so if you are not a sewer, you can still help!

Thank you again for your big hearts and willingness to help others! You have truly amazed me in the last month!