Thursday, 23 September 2010

Quick 4 - Flickr Favs + Today's Emotions

Sweet Flickr images found using four words I'm really feeling today:

Creative Calm photographer's agitated mind
Motivated 113/365 :: living among fairies
Happy Bee Happy And Enjoy Your Weekend!
In love with life Labor of love.

It's nice to feel completely positive for a change. I have new products using beautiful vintage kimono fabric, which I'm just putting the final touches on, so hopefully I can show you them soon! I hope your week is going well too.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Felt Like Helping Out

As I'm sure you're all aware by now, Christchurch was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of last Saturday morning. I was actually in Dunedin when it happened, but it was certainly enough to wake up our household down there. It was weird to be out of town for it, and come home to the damage on Sunday night, but after the week of aftershocks, I'm glad we were away! I was very lucky, in that my flat was pretty much fine, and the same with nearly all of my friends homes. Looking at the damage, it's so surprising that more people weren't seriously injured or killed. The above are some photos I took on my walk home one day. We had a few days where we were asked to go into work, which was in the cordoned off area of town. It was quite surreal to have to go through a police checkpoint to get to our office. I won't babble on about the earthquake, as the news and other bloggers have done an excellent job of covering it.

However, this post is mainly about the awesome Felt community, who have come together to raise funds to get my lovely city back on its feet! Some generous volunteers have opened a Felt shop called Felt Aid and all profits from the donated items will go to the NZ Red Cross, how sweet is that?! I've donated a few necklaces, and there's so many other cool items in the shop (and more being uploaded each day), so if you want to help out, and snag yourself something nice, check it out!
Blog here
Shop here