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, 6 August 2012

A bit behind

Firstly, some wonderful news! Estella's Mummy and Daddy are expecting a little girl :) She does not have SMA and I'm sure that she'll bring much joy to all that meet her and she will grow up being incredably proud of all that her big sister Estella, and her parents, have done to raise awareness of SMA.

As with last week, I'm a bit behind at the moment. I need to back some of the stars I've received and add the fixings so they can be easily attached to the wall in Bluebell Wood Hospice but I haven't done that yet...of course it does mean that if you have a star, there's still plenty of time to get it in the post! And talking of post, these beautiful patchwork stars arrived from Laura who sells her gorgeous floral jewellery here.

And of course, I can't make something without making a star at the same time, so here's a mono-print starfish :)

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