Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bunny auction for Haiti!

Okay, friends - let's have ourselves an auction!

The prize is this dear little bunny crocheted by me from the most beautiful cotton and wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills, Victoria, Australia.

Here's how it's going to work:

  1. This auction is open to all readers world-wide. Please include your email address if you don't have a public profile on your blog.
  2. All bids for the bunny are to be in Australian dollars, and indicated in the comments section of this post.
  3. After you leave the comment indicating your bid, please tick the box that subscribes you to the comments of this post so you can stay informed of the new bids.
  4. There is no limit to the number of bids one person can make.
  5. Offers are open from NOW and will remain open until 4 p.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Tuesday 2nd of February.
  6. The highest bidder is the winner and must make an online donation to Care Australia or the Haiti relief charity of their choice, and then email me both the receipt and a mailing address - within 48 hours of the closing time.
  7. Go to it. And good luck!
The major earthquake that hit Haiti and is being called the world's worst disaster in recent years was only 18 days ago and already it is no longer mentioned on the front pages of our newspapers.

Please be generous with your bids and remember these families and communities that have been devastated by recent events. Let's try to help these people out with their basic needs like water, fuel, food, shelter and medical assistance.

I am happy to answer any questions you might have.

Thank you so much in advance.



  1. $100.
    The website tells me that is enough to provide 6 families with essential food.

  2. Damn, already too rich for my blood :(

    ...But I wanted to say how gorgeous bunny turned out, thank you for making him & auctioning him, and commend the generous bidders!

    Well done Kate! :)

  3. Gorgeous bunny. I loved seeing your creative process in making the bunny in your previous posts too. Good luck with the auction and well done to those generous bidders!

  4. I'm with Vic, I just wanted to say I LOVE the bunny Kate, he's absolutely beautiful. And you are lovely.xo

  5. $120
    :) great idea to make donating so much more fun - I say that all of us that don't win the auction should donate what we were willing to bid anyway

  6. $130 I think the bunny is adorable and the cause is really worthwhile.

  7. well done Kate, I'm with Vic & Jess & wanted to congratulate your fabulous generosity!
    goodluck & hope the amount is astronomical

  8. WOW - I wish I could afford to bid. What generous bidders and what a lovely bunny to win! You are a gem, Kate.

  9. Lovely idea, good luck, i'm donating & volunteering in other avenues, all the best, love Posie

  10. That is brilliant Kate! Good on you! and its given me a wonderful idea!

  11. I've no idea how much an Australian dollar is worth, but I put 10 pounds in the Haiti collection box and thought of you, I wouldn't want to waste money that could be going to Haiti on postage to Gibraltar...although your bunny is very desirable..

    Good luck with the auction xx

  12. Just wanted to say I think you are wonderful and generous and thoughtful and kind. And I love the bunny. I've linked to this post on my blog, so hopefully you will get even more bids and more funds raised for a worthwhile cause. xx

  13. What a great auction Kate. I won a quilt on the Fat Quarter Shop silent auction for Haiti, so I'm moneyed out! I just wanted to say - good on you for doing it and well done to all those bidding.

  14. A day or two ago, Bill Clinton said that it'll take decades for Haiti to recover from this earthquake. In comparison to the Haitians, I'm blessed. I bid $140.

  15. Kate, a bit too high in the bidding for me too at this point - but I wanted to say that what you are doing is a very kind and generous thing.
    It's easy to forget events such as this when they are gone from daily view.
    Even now there are families in the hills living in caravans a year after the fires here - but we don't really hear much about their struggles.

  16. Oh....I'm out before I even started!!! RUN BUNNY RUN!!

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