Vera loved Bartholomew's new nose from the other day. Loved it so much that she begged me to make her one too. And so here they are, both very happy with their new appearances!
This is, of course, all due to the impending Red Nose Day for Comic Relief. (Friday 13th March if you wondered). A day when normal, sensible people get the chance to be very silly and help raise a whole stack of cash for much needed projects in the UK and Africa. And for us who are already slightly silly, we just have to act like we usually do!
So I wondered what I could do. Mrs Locket came up with the idea of making something and raffling it off. Well at least I think that's what you said Lucy?
So my fingers started to get busy. Slaving away over the sewing machine - something that they do not normally do. And here is the result.
This is a fair sized blanket - about 4 foot squarish. It's made using wool and cashmere jumpers that have been felted in the washing machine. And you can win it. Yes you really can! All you have to do is donate something to Comic Relief. I thought this would be much easier than trying to organise the whole raffle thing myself - but it does rely on your honesty. For each pound you give to Comic Relief, I will give you one ticket. But please let me know how much you've donated so I can give you the right number of tickets.
Donate here - and don't forget, if you're a British taxpayer, click the Gift Aid button too.
What do you think? Fancy your chances? Draw to take place on Saturday 14th March.
And then I thought of another thing. I'm throwing the challenge out to you all. How about making something Red Nose related too? I mean, most of you are crafty people and it would be great to see what you all come up with....
If you make something and want it to join in the raffle, just send it along to me. Spread the word. Let's see how much we can amass yes? Involve as many people as possible. Do have a look at the Red Nose Day site. It is very humbling and makes you realise just how lucky we are.