No doubt many of you have been shocked, touched even brought to tears by what has been happening here in Victoria with the bushfires. Seems so wierd how can part of Australia be under water due to floods and here devastating fires....and to think some of them were deliberately lit (why would someone do something like that)...
Its even harder to contemplate loosing everything, I know how shattering it was when our garage burnt down... but the reality of it all is some of these people now don't even own a toothbrush let along a bed to sleep in. For many as well as their houses all their treasured memories(keepsakes and photographs) have gone too. Just close your eyes and try to imagine how you would feel if all your beautiful scrapbooks and photos disappeared. There is a small way we can help out as these families begin to put their lives back together again. They will have a massive task of trying to gather photographs from relatives and friends but in the meantime we can help out with the albums.
Sarah Gladman has a call out to us scrappers to create some 12x12 album pages to help out these families. Check out her blog for further details. For an example of a finished page Chris Millar has posted one up on her site. She also has listed some places you can give donations too.
For anyone in the Geelong area.
Friday 27th February - 6-10 pm We will be holding a Crop at the Kaisercraft Outlet - out the back in the Workshop. We have space for 100 people so come along and get some scrapping done or even make one of those layouts for the families as mentioned above.
Cost - $10 (any donation will be appreciated) - 100% of money will be given to a credited BushFire Appeal.
Hope to see you then.