Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Helping out handmade style - Queensland Flood Relief

This week has been a pretty devastating one in Queensland - and while most of my family are all a long way from that in Adelaide, I heard this morning that my step-sister in Brisbane has had to evacuate her home as the floods continue.

(I just love this photo!)

Just over ten years ago, I was living in Katherine in the Northern Territory when it was flooded and I had to evacuate. I've seen first hand how uttterly devastating floods can be and my heart goes out to all those who have been affected in the rural areas of Queensland and Brisbane. For me it's the spread of water through Toowoomba and now Brisbane (an established city of 2 million people) that really drives home the severity of the situation.

What has been amazing (although in many ways unsurprising) is to see how many Aussies have got behind the Queensland relief effort and pledged their support. Australian's have the 'give a mate a hand' attitude in these situations and that includes a lot of crafters and handmade suppliers. Today, I just want to share the details of those who have pledged money from their sales to the Queensland flood relief fund - and encourage you to buy handmade and handmade supplies from these people to help a really good cause!

Stores donating money from items sold to flood relief
Vintage by Lanibear
Funky Fabrics

The Oz Material Girls (Auctioning items donated by the following crafters)
Beaded Style
Selkie Smith Design
Lila's Grace
Kreated by Kel

If you're involved in the support of the Queensland floods and you would like to be included on this list - please email me at

Wishing everyone a great week! M x


Daydream Living said...

Hi Melissa,
Yes, I feel for these people too, just posted about it. I only saw flooding when I lived in Texas but not as devastating as this...
Are you planning on staying in the UK?
Take care,
Maureen x

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I had no idea the flooding was so bad awful. We tend to have a lot of floods in the spring where I live too. Best wishes ♥

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Melissa,

I'm so sorry to hear about all the flooding in Aus*tralia. I do hope your friends and family are safe. The footage is just heart-breaking.