Monday, January 17, 2011

Flood relief auction.

OK lovely people, let's have ourselves an auction!

The prize is this Grandma Daisy Cushion crocheted by me from the softest Australian and New Zealand wool.

Here's how it's going to work:

  1. Due to the weight of this item, this auction is open to Australian residents only.
  2. All bids for the cushion are to be in Australian dollars and indicated in the comments section of this blog post. Please include your email address in your comment.
  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. If you do not have a blog and would like me to place a bid on your behalf, please email me at with your bid and I will make one for you.
  6. Offers are open from NOW and will remain open until Monday 24th January 9am (Australian Eastern Standard time).
  7. The highest bidder will be the winner and must make an online donation to The Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and then email me both the receipt and their mailing address within 24 hours of the end of the auction.
  8. Please be generous with your bids. ALL money raised goes to disaster relief for the families and communities that have been devastated by the recent floods.
This photo is to show you how big the cushion cover is

This photo is to show you how it would look as a beanie.

Thanks so much to Michelle for donating the wonderful pattern, to Sarah London for donating the round cushion insert, to Purl's Palace for discounting the glorious wool, to Toni and Carli for hosting the big list of auctions and raffles and to my family for allowing me the time to make the cushion. You guys are so ace.

So that's it folks, now it's up to you.
Let's raise some big bucks.

See ya. XX

ps. All the cushion details are on Ravelry.
pp. The back of the cushion will be random circles of colour.


  1. Kate you didn't say a starting bid so iIwill start at $50 .
    (You know, I think you should auction farmer Bren - you'd raise a fortune)

  2. OK $60 here. I thought it included Farmer Bren ;)

  3. $80 from me... and I have some elephant and sea urchin linocut prints and tea party hand carved stamps on auction over at : )

  4. $90 from me, I knew Bren would look good in it too!

  5. Go Bren who said a cushion cover doesn't make a stylish beanie?

    I'll make it $100 if someone doesn't beat me to it.

    It looks fab Kate, fantastic job and the colours are stunning .

  6. $110 from me. Beautiful work Kate

  7. $120, it's stunning Kate, as a cushion or a beanie.

  8. Ah Bren - you never give up ;-) Mind you it looks very good on you :)
    I will bid $130.00 :)

  9. Wow a two for one auction! Beanie or cushion? I wonder what the winner will use it for. I love the petals and the pretty colours you've chosen. I'm sure you will make some people very happy from your auction. Lots of luck for you.

  10. Just had to comment on the lovely male model you used, hilarious. Love Posie

  11. The auction seems to be going well so far Kate! It looks gorgeous and I am sure it could be renamed Bren's Beanie!

  12. Fabulous work girlie. Personally I think Farmer Bren would look stunning in a bonnet. Perhaps with a wide ribbon tied at the chin?

    Here's a bid for $140.

  13. Go Kate, I'm out but Go Kate!
    It's adorable :))))

  14. I can't help myself, I'm back $150.
    PS I love the expression on Bren's face in the 4th pic. xo

  15. Oh your auction is going so well!! Love that farmer boy got his way (a bit!) - too funny. Can't wait to see how you finish up!!

  16. Kate it's awesome..You did a great job and the photos are too fun!

    Live to far away to play but wanted to say good luck :)

  17. I cannot help myself when it involves a rainbow-esk colouring scheme.

    $160 smackeroos.

  18. Yay Kate...its beautiful and going great.. and Bren is such a good sport! xx

  19. Oh, it's going so great! So great, in fact, that I'm out before I'm even in!! Very happy that Bren got his beanie, though. x

  20. That is one stunning cushion! And a great cause. Win-win really.

    I bid $180.

  21. Oh my goodness Kate you Auction is rocketing along and out of my league I'm Sorry. I love that you added the orange and the model really does the item justice!

  22. It looks absolutely gorgeous Kate, and the coloured circles on the back sound nice too.

    I would love to clinch it for $190

  23. Bravo Kate! Love the cushion, the beanie and the model. What a great auction!

  24. well done Kate! absolutely gorgeous, definitely out this time, don't want to upset Sarah above

  25. someone's gotta much for farmer boy? hehehehe, only joking:) god i've missed your blog, you make me laugh. good luck with the fund raising, great job.

  26. fabulous effort kate, on the fund-raising front and the crochet too. so happy your farmer boy decided to make the cushion more practical by plonking it on his noggin and calling it a beanie. i would love to outbid the last offer because that beauty would look so grand in my new sewing room on my new sewing chair but i think my mister would kill me or sell me on bay to recoup his losses. good on you

  27. well I missed the boat completely. Nice work kate. xx

  28. Yay - looks like it's still me for now, but I doubt my bid can hold on until Monday! I can't think of a better way to donate.

  29. you make me laugh!! All over for me I'm afraid but geez your a gem for the effort. xx

  30. this is gorgeous! love your posts for this especially the one above - the second pic down is adorable - the door in the background all coloured in and the first step - love it!! anyway well done on all the effort to raise money and holding this auction and to all those bidding x

  31. All these floods everywhere have affected my family in both Qld and now Victoria, so now this is more personal than ever.

    I bid $230.

    Kate - I think you're ace.

  32. I love this! It looks amazing - and so awesome that it is going to be used to help such a great cause.

    p.s. the pics of your guy crack me up!

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