For Estella

I am thankful for many things and one of those is my two healthy children. Whilst browsing Twitter, I came across the story of Estella. Estella died at the age of only eight months of a genetic condition, SMA or Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I hope this blog can help raise awareness of the condition and at the same time, I would like to call for submissions of handmade stars to create a wall for Estella and all the children who use Bluebell Wood Hospice where Estella stayed.

Stars should be between 5cm and 15cm across and suitable to be displayed on a wall. Obviously stars will need to be child friendly, both visually and as I am hoping to create a piece than can act as sensory stimulation for the children at the hospice, the pieces will also need to be safe for small fingers...non toxic, no sharp edges, beads and buttons securely sewn or glued.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

First stars

It's official, we have some stars :) The lovely Ruthie_HB is the first person to ask for my address to send her finished stars, and also add to the Flickr Group :)

I have started too...I have a lot of ideas, and I may donate more than one star. This is my first, inspired by my two-year-old daughter's current love of moss. I will glaze it bright green with emerald green glass melted into the craters and little beads of glass fused to the centre of each one. Any stars I don't end up donating, I will sell in my shop and donate 20% to the hospice.

The project has been mentioned on a couple of blogs, Ruthie has blogged here and Nicola from Pouch Bags kindly mentioned the project in her interview for BlueVelvetChair blog.

Do let me know if you've mentioned the project in your blog, and I'll add a link :)

1 comment:

  1. Looks wonderful and very interesting. Thanks for sharing it all. I have now put myself down to follow then I wont miss anything.