Have you heard about Softies for Mirabel? It's organised by the most awesome Pip, from Meet Me At Mikes. Basically, you make a softie, send it to Pip, and she makes sure it finds it's way to one of the Mirabel kids who need a smile and something to cuddle. Mirabel do amazing work with kids who have been abandoned or orphaned as a result of their parents drug use. Softies for Mirabel is a very good thing, and you should definitely get involved - you can get all the details here.
I sent some softies to Pip last year, but I was still in my sewing infancy and I feel a bit bad because I don't think they were very good. This year I decided to have a bit of fun, and make something new and sunny and playful and colourful. So, here's the first of my Softies for Mirabel - do you like her? I'm going to make some more, I think!
And also, today is my sisters birthday! Life has been a bit crazy this past month, so I am totally disorganised and haven't even sent her a card. So bad. Help me feel less bad by going to her blog and wishing her a fabulous birthday, ok?