Monday, 10 June 2013

Sponsored Sew for Cancer Research UK *UPDATED*

*UPDATED (June 24, 2013)

Thank you everybody who sponsored me or bid on the two lovely dolls. In total, I raised £300.77 + £53.81 in gift aid. That is a total of £354.58 for Cancer Research UK. This has been a wonderful experience and a very rewarding one. I couldn't have ever imagined raising this amount of money, so thank you all again. 

Unexpectedly, the two dolls were won by a friend of mine, one for each of her daughters, and in memory of her Father. A well deserved new home for these two pretty girls. 

What's Next?

I am currently working on adding some variety to the shop, so watch out for baby bibs, baby/toddler/children's dresses, toddler/boys shirts, and shoes. And perhaps a new bag or two. 

*UPDATED (June 13, 2013) - You can now bid for these two gorgeous girls right HERE

Small Article in the Norwich Evening News - June 17, 2013

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I have been terribly excited about the sponsored sew and having reached above my goal in sponsorship I was more motivated than ever. A big thank you to everybody who has sponsored me and supported me through this project.

Me with the dolls made in the Sponsored Sew
Donations to date (June 10, 2013)

The Donators

I know I have posted about our donators before but without them this sponsored sew would have been a lot more difficult to get together. So firstly a great bit thank you to the donators:

The Wool Felt Company - Baby pink wool blend felt
An online shop specialising in craft fabrics.
Suzie May Ltd - Fabric for the skin, ribbon for the hair and shoes, and satin and organza for the skirts
One of  UK's favourite Haberdashery supplier
Groves-Banks - Two bags of toy stuffing
UK’s leading independent distributor of haberdashery, sewing accessories and needlecrafts to the retail trade. 

Binky Roo Designs (me) - Pink Ribbon / Cancer Fabric, lace trim and flower buttons for the body of the doll and hair accessories.
Specialises in beautiful handcrafted dolls, bags, accessories and much more

The dolls were made from slightly adapted  Dolls and Daydreams Patterns. Sarah from Dolls and Daydreams designs the most beautiful dolls and plushes and is very supportive of those who use them.

The Sponsored Sew

The Sponsored Sew took place on Saturday, June 08, 2013. Rather than bore you with the step by step details I thought photos would be much more interesting.

Everything ready for the Sponsored Sew

Sewing the hair onto Dolly Irene

Making the Bow for Dolly June Rose's hair

Sewing the legs for Dolly Irene

My son peeping over the table to see what his Mummy is doing

Faces for Dolly Irene and Dolly June Rose are ready

More Sewing at the Machine

More machine sewing

Stuffing the legs

The two dolls are ready to be put together

Stuffing Dolly Irene

More stuffing of Dolly Irene

Vincent cheering his Mummy on

The finished Dolls!

The Charity Auction

The two dolls, named Irene and June Rose, will be up for auction on Ebay from Thursday, June 13. To keep informed of when the dolls are available please like my Facebook Page.

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