Thursday, March 24, 2011

Giveaway- your money for a good cause and I might giveaway this dress to you!

EDITED TO ADD- I have changed the rules, I can do that you know. If you win and you want a different size I will make the same pattern up in a different size (1/2 is the smallest size and 9/10 is the biggest)

A little while ago I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous dress (thanks Karen) while at the same time contributing to raising funds for flood effecting people in Queensland.

Now it's my turn to offer something up for the Japan Quake appeal
My contribution is this wrap dress, it's made using the  Farbenmix 'Anna' pattern and is size 7/8- but that is give or take a lot because of the nature of the pattern- it ties at the front (you don't see the front tie) and at the back- so will be longer on a smaller child and tunic top style on a larger/ taller child. My daughter is a reasonably tall 8 year old, and it's slightly above her knees in this photo (the dress is new- she's only wearing it for modelling purposes)

The detail across the bottom- would have been nice if I ironed it...

The instructions  below are basically swiped off Karen's blog, but I am pretty sure she'll be cool with that (and I will tell her).

This giveaway is open to everyone, around the corner or around the world.

I will cover all postage costs regardless of who wins.

To enter this giveaway you must click this link and donate $5 to the Red Cross Japan and Pacific Disaster (this link goes to Australian Red Cross but I don't mind really who you donate to as long as you have proof of donation eg. receipt number, you could also donate to Save the Children for example, they do paypal)

You may enter as many times as you like but each entry / donation must have a separate receipt number. (eg: donate $5 ten times if you want to donate $50- then comment ten times with your receipt number, I know this is cumbersome - but that's how it works!)
After you have done this, return here and leave your comment with your receipt number.

If you don't have an account to leave a comment you can click on my profile and email me your name and receipt number and I will comment for you.

Please feel free to circulate the link to this page to anyone you think might be interested.
I will use a random number generator to draw a winner on Sunday 3rd April (my time in Victoria, Australia)
Together all our small donations can make a huge difference.
Also- you need to leave me an email address where I can contact you if you win.
I know we have been called on to donate alot already this year, and I am not going to go on a rant about what you can or can't, should or shouldn't do with your money, but the Red Cross 'by line' is 'The Power of Humanity' and I find that encouraging in hard times like these, so go on, do what you can!


  1. As Jodie would say "you're a good egg!"
    Count me in Tan - I have two girls here who would be very happy to wear that Anna, very generous of you.
    Red Cross receipt 109 4077.

  2. I am still trying to enter Jodie's giveaway/donation thingy as I said I would & I'm a poor ass lol, but you're super generous you know, just wanted to tell you so!

  3. Such a pity my girl is way too big. I love the fabric and such a good cause :-)

  4. Hi Tanya
    the Children: Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund
    Reference: 114127 $10


  5. Thanks Mandy- but I don't have your email address in case you win- I hope you'll keep watching this space, just in case.

  6. I'm writing a note on my hand to come back and donate and stuff tomorrow. Don't let me have a shower in the morning, wash my note off and forget! (credit card lost in wallet lost in house somewhere and the Mr has turned all lights off and threatened to pull computer plug out of socket)...

    (you're a good egg, you know that?).

  7. So I located my head, the house, the wallet, the credit card...

    Receipt number: 1094851

    (And I repeat the egg thing).

  8. What a great giveaway! I'd love for you to link it up at Change Your World Friday on my blog. Hopefully it will help spread the word and get you more entries and donations!

  9. I've been wanting to enter, but was feeling silly for buying a dress years before we would need it - and then I remembered my niece! thank you, and I absolutely agree with Tania on the egg front
    # 1094022

  10. This is my second go...hope it posts this time!

    Great dress , great cause!

    Rec #1097731



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