Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nie Nie Day Auction!

I'm joining with Design Mom and a lovely and caring community of bloggers who are celebrating this Thursday, August 28th, as Nie Nie Day. Many bloggers are holding silent auctions on behalf of the Nielsens. I've been an avid reader of Stephanie's blog, the Nie Nie Dialogues for about a year and a half now, and love starting my day with her daily dose of passion for her role as mother, wife, homemaker and daughter of God. Stephanie and her husband, Christian were seriously injured in a private plane crash and are in need of endless prayers and financial support. Their medical bills are expected to be in the millions. For information about them and how you can participate in their support, go here.
Click on picture for close-up.

So, here it goes! Since Nie Nie's Dialogues header was often decorated with birds, I thought it fitting to auction off a bird-themed threesome of items from Sweet Tweets!
THIS AUCTION INCLUDES ALL THREE ITEMS!
First is this "Sweet Tweet" Homemade Bird Collage. This "tweet", framed in an 8" x 10" wooden frame, is adorned with a beautiful glitter crown, twig legs and is singing songs of well wishes for a speedy and full recovery for Nie and her husband.

Next in the auction is this gorgeous BLACK BIRD PENDANT. This pillowy square pendant , handmade by Imogen, measures just a little under an inch. The metal loop at the top is sterling silver. I own one of these and love it so much I bought another just to have on hand. Now I know why!

Actual pendant in auction.

Here's an example of its size when worn. (Sorry, chain not included.)

And last, but certainly not least, is this precious Owl Pillow. I hand made this adorable owl from a repurposed soft JCrew lambswool sweater. Her eyes are made from felted wool, cashmere and buttons. Her wings are made from darling floral fabric and her beak is from a repurposed cashmere sweater. She measures 8" x 6".
Auction Rules
How to bid: Bid using the comments section - you can choose to use your actual name, or "anonymous" and email me your info (nally2823 [at] yahoo [dot] com).

How much to bid: Bid in increments of $1 or more (I'll start at $10, the next bid could be $11, and so on). You'll want to check in regularly to check the status of your bid! If someone bids higher than you, go ahead and bid again!

Door Priz
e: Each time you make a bid your name will go into a hat for a exciting door prize!! It's a doll, pin cushion, featuring two adorable girls (one on each side) all glammed up and skipping rope. I hand stitched this using Oilily fabric. See side bar for pictures.

When will this end? Bidding for my auction will end at 12 PM Pacific time on Friday, August 29.

Payment: Once the bidding closes, I will announce and contact the winning bidder. Then as the winner you will donate directly to Stephanie & Christian's Paypal account and then email me at nally2823@yahoo.com a copy of your receipt. Your "Sweet Tweets" will then fly your way!

28 comments:

Trevlyn said...

$10

MarySue said...

$11.00

Audra said...

$12.00

MarySue said...

$13.00

Audra said...

$14.00

jeanbean said...

$15.00

MarySue said...

$16.00 Hey jeanbean, you have really pretty jewelry on your blog auction. People should check you out!

jeanbean said...

thanks a bunch! now I'll raise you $17.00

MarySue said...

$18.00 What fun!

Emily W said...

$19.00 Love this pendant!!

MarySue said...

Way to go Em!!!! $20.00

Audra said...

$21 I want the pendant, too.

jeanbean said...

I love it all! $25

Ginna said...

I love it too! $26

jeanbean said...

$30

Anna Macfarlane said...

$32
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Audra said...

$33

Katie said...

$34

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jeanbean said...

$36

Mamma Letty said...

$40

Lindsay Jones said...

$42

MarySue said...

$44

Shannon said...

$45 What a great opportunity to get something of Trevelyn's and also help someone else. Way to go Trevlyn!

Audra said...

$46

Melanie said...

$50. Darling stuff.

Gabrielle said...

$60. I don't know the Nielsens, but this is a community I want to be a part of.

Anonymous said...

$65 You have BEAUTIFUL things, thank you so much for participating!

Anonymous said...

$70... Love these items !