Today I am going to share with you a finished object, then I'm going to do something with it, that I hope my readers are going to like.
Here is my new friend.
He's a fuzzy little guy, made from angora. He stands approximately 5" tall, and he is soft and squishy.
He is stuffed with childsafe polyester and embellished with wool felt pieces.
His eyes are made with felt pieces and the pupil is created using embroidery threads in a seed stitch pattern.
My new friend has a round flat bottom made with felt, which helps him stand up.
Don't you think my new fuzzy friend looks a little lonely? He is looking for a new home. I am very loathe to part with him, but he tells me has a job to do. My little owlet wants to help the Japanese people who are currently having such a difficult time.
So in order to help those in great need, I am planning on sending my little owlet to someone who reads this blog. In order to obtain my owl you have to do something really simple. You have to go to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies website. When you get there, please click on the donate now button and make a donation to this worthy cause. When you have done that, come back and comment and make sure you leave a way of getting in touch with you, and state you have donated and wish to be entered. Then I'll pick someone at random on Friday 25th March and announce the winner in my post on that date. I will then send my fuzzy little friend winging on his way to his new home. This giveaway is open to people wherever they are in the world, which is why I haven't chosen a local Red Cross to donate to. If you want to donate to this fund through your own local Red Cross, don't let that stop you - go ahead, and then comment!
I am doing this because I don't have a lot of money. I've made a small donation but I can't afford to do much more. This is my way of maybe adding to the pot a little bit. Please consider donating because these people need all the help they can get. Can you imagine your own world being turned upside down in this way? I can't begin to comprehend how scary and difficult it is. I'm not doing much to help, but I'm doing what I can.
I can't track if you have made a donation, but I really hope you will if you enter the draw. You don't have to give much at all, but every penny counts in times like this.
In order to maximise the donations, please consider tweeting about this competition, or adding a Facebook link. The photographs do not even begin to capture how adorable and fuzzy this little guy is, he is so huggable. Please help me find a new home for him.
In another attempt to increase my chances of actually raising some money for the Japanese survivors, I'm linking up to my usual link parties. If you want to check them out, please click on the big buttons that are listed below.