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.

Monday, 20 February 2012

work in progress

Just thought I'd show you what I'm working on....

 I'm going to re-do this one as I'm not happy about the letter spacing
 And this is the first star I actually have in my hand.... from Delia Stevens, you can see her watercolour work here
Of course I would love to see any stars that you've been working on. I am anticipating that more people will make stars and promote the project when they see others that have been made previously, so although there is a long deadline, I'd love to see your stars, even if they're not finished :)

One other bit of news....the project will be promoted in a national craft magazine in May/June, so it will be just in time for a big push at the end of the project.