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TSL – Dolly Drive Australia

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I have been invited by the lovely ladies of The Sewing Library to join their TSL Dolly Drive 2013. This fabulous community of doll makers are sewing dolls to donate to Children’s hospitals around Australia. They have reached ‘the 229 dolly mark’ and it made me proud to see their post saying

Queensland is leading the Dolly donations!”

THIS Dolly Drive has particular significance for me, having experienced first-hand the effects of the ex-cyclone Oswald that hit Queensland in January. My leaking ceiling and damaged car seem totally insignificant when so many people have lost their homes or loved ones.

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I saw a video of a mother passing her baby to someone in a helicopter and the rescuer telling the mother, “I’ll be back, I’ll be back” as he air-lifted her baby from the flood-waters using a sports bag as a make-shift baby carrier!

So many Australian children have also been affected by bush fires and flooding with entire homes being destroyed in seconds!

Well, they say charity begins at home and this is my backyard!

So I have decided to give away my Bedtime Baby Doll Sewing Patternfor the Month of Feb 2013 … to anyone who wants to get involved with this worthy cause.

 

Woohooooooo!

LET’S MAKE BABIES!!!!!

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This sweet little baby doll would be a great pattern to sew a toy for babies, younger kiddies, especially little girls, but little boys too! πŸ˜€

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All you need to do is leave a comment with your email address during February 2013



or leave a comment on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook page to let me know your email address AND how many baby dolls you are going to contribute to the TSL Dolly Drive and I will send you the pattern!

*** Just a note if you are NOT in Australia – your comment or Facebook post might come through in the middle of the night, Aussie time! πŸ™‚ Don’t worryΒ  – I will check all my blog comments and Facebook messages at least once a day, so as long as you comment by 28th February 2013, I WILL send you the Baby Doll Pattern for FREE! πŸ˜€


Where to post your dolly donations to?

Finished dolls can be posted to me and I’ll drop them round with the local TSL Dolly Drive 2013 collection πŸ™‚

Pauline McArthur
P O Box 814
Aspley 4034
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


OK – Let’s get some baby doll donations happening!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory.
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Till next time,

Happy Sewing,
Pauline

Please leave your comment here. IF you are NOT on Facebook - please scroll down to comment below the LAST blog comment! Thank you!

  1. Oh, I’d love to make some of these cute babies for the dolly drive! I’ve already got a few dollies underway to donate, in various stages of completion, and I love your patterns so it would be great to add some to the collection for this amazing cause

    Comment by Jo Smallacombe on February 7, 2013 at 2:04 am

  2. Wow love your pattern! Have nearly finished one taggy for the drive would love to make your little cutie too! Will be looking at other patterns too that giraffe is sweet

    Comment by Vicki K on February 7, 2013 at 2:11 am

  3. Ooh thankyou that is so generous! I am hoping to make quite a few to get the SA doll count up a bit, I think they will be perfect! Thankyou! Xx

    Comment by Natasha leslie on February 7, 2013 at 2:13 am

  4. This is such a lovely thing you are doing

    Comment by Tammy on February 7, 2013 at 2:14 am

  5. I’m making folks for this amazing cause and would live to be able to make one if your babies.
    Thank you.

    Comment by Alena on February 7, 2013 at 2:15 am

  6. i would really love your free pattern to make for the dolly drive. i already have made some softies and was going to make some dolly for the drive. thank you for your generosity, you are so giving, ann barry

    Comment by ann barry on February 7, 2013 at 2:19 am

  7. I have posted on your wall.
    I think you have some amazing patterns and cant wait to get the money to buy some πŸ™‚

    Comment by Nadine Glen on February 7, 2013 at 2:31 am

  8. I have 8 finished softies and 8 dolls on the go, but would be very happy to add some babies to the donation pile. Thank you!

    Comment by Jen on February 7, 2013 at 2:32 am

  9. Hi I would love to be able to make some of these cute babies to add to the collection of soft toys I have already made. My aim would be to make 2 girls and 2 boys, thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern

    Comment by Brooke Lanagan on February 7, 2013 at 2:41 am

  10. I love this doll Pattern. Please send me the pattern.

    Comment by Wendy on February 7, 2013 at 2:43 am

  11. Yes please I love this design and I’m sure the recipients of the Dolly Drive will too!

    Comment by Sonia Solly on February 7, 2013 at 2:49 am

  12. Hi there I have already made and donated 7 dolls but I would love to make and donate a doll made from your pattern.

    Comment by Jaala Pedley on February 7, 2013 at 2:50 am

  13. Hmm…not sure if my facebook post worked (my computer is having one of ‘those’ days). I would love a copy of this pattern. Thank you so much for offering it. It’s very kind of you. These bubbas will be a great addition to my contribution. I’m hoping to make at least one boy and one girl.

    Comment by Rachael on February 7, 2013 at 2:52 am

  14. Thank you for your generous offer!. I have done 7 dollies at the moment. My goal is 10 (hopefully more). I will love to make this baby doll, they look soooo adorable.

    Comment by Dian Kett on February 7, 2013 at 2:58 am

  15. Wow thanks Pauline! I am having a blast making all these softies for the little kiddos in hospital, such a lovely cause.

    Comment by Jess Taylor on February 7, 2013 at 3:00 am

  16. I’d love to make some of these for the dolly drive, I love all your patterns!

    Comment by Sally McArdle on February 7, 2013 at 3:05 am

  17. This is so generous of you! I have quite a few of your patterns already, and have been thinking about what I could make for some of the babies for the Dolly Drive – this pattern is perfect for that.

    Comment by Melissa on February 7, 2013 at 3:11 am

  18. Thank you for your generous offer!. I have done 7 dollies at the moment. My goal is 10. I will love to make two of this baby doll, they look soooo adorable.

    Comment by Dian Kett on February 7, 2013 at 3:12 am

  19. I would love to make these dolls for a good cause. I’ll make 2 dolls and ship them pronto! (more if they fit in the Priority Mail Flat Rate box–USA)

    Comment by Lisa on February 7, 2013 at 3:44 am

  20. I forgot to include my email addy in the facebook comment. Hopefully you can access it from this comment

    Comment by Judith on February 7, 2013 at 3:46 am

  21. I am the hobart collector for the drive and cannot believe some of the amazing contributions I have received!!!! πŸ™‚
    I have made 3 dolls of my own and would love to make some of these ones as well.
    Thanks
    Emma

    Comment by Emma on February 7, 2013 at 3:56 am

  22. I have some softies sewn up I would love to make some of these cute Dolly’s to send over too!

    Comment by Kelli Kelson on February 7, 2013 at 4:08 am

  23. I would love to make at least two of these for the drive. Hopefully more! Thank you

    Comment by Jodie Smith on February 7, 2013 at 4:09 am

  24. Could I please get the pattern too?

    Comment by Leah on February 7, 2013 at 4:39 am

  25. I would love to make a couple of dollies for a good cause. regards Helle

    Comment by Helle Houlby on February 7, 2013 at 5:14 am

  26. I have already made and sent some baby rattles for the dolly drive, but would love to make some of these to send too πŸ™‚

    Comment by Jodie on February 7, 2013 at 5:29 am

  27. Not sure my earlier comment left my email addy, so I’ll leave my request for the pattern here (collector of your patterns & a TSL drive member) xx Kylie

    Comment by Kylie Wykes on February 7, 2013 at 5:33 am

  28. I would love to make some of these dollies and send to the TSL dolly drive! Thank you for sharing Pauline!
    Tabatha

    Comment by Tabatha McLellan on February 7, 2013 at 5:46 am

  29. I would love to make some of your gorgeous dolls for the TSL dolly drive! Super cute:)

    Comment by Ainslie on February 7, 2013 at 6:27 am

  30. I would love to help please let me know where to send the dolls. Thanks.

    Comment by Cindy Alldredge on February 7, 2013 at 6:52 am

  31. hello and thank you for donating your gorgeous pattern to this fantastic cause havee most of your patterns they are a fabulous thank you for sharing hun <3 all your patterns going to make some of thee as well as your sugar plum fairy pattern

    Comment by Nerissa Cornwall on February 7, 2013 at 7:00 am

  32. alway the nicest person I know pauling thank you

    Comment by Donna Gregory on February 7, 2013 at 7:00 am

  33. I would be happy & willing to make 2 dollies. What an awesome drive!!! Thank you for shsring.

    Christina

    Comment by Christina Johnson on February 7, 2013 at 7:13 am

  34. Wow they are gorgeous babies! I would love to add a couple to my donation pile, thankyou so much for sharing your pattern im sure there will many happy faces at hospitals around Aus because of it πŸ™‚

    Comment by Michelle Lee on February 7, 2013 at 7:33 am

  35. What a great idea! I would love to contribute and will try to make a boy and a girl dolly to add to the tally if I can. A copy of your pattern would be much appreciated. Thanks for your generosity Pauline πŸ™‚

    Comment by Jenny Cullen on February 7, 2013 at 7:34 am

  36. Amazing generosity Pauline!!!! Id love to make two for the drive, more if I hav the time!! Thank you

    Comment by Britney Noble on February 7, 2013 at 7:42 am

  37. Very generous of you therefore how could I refuse to help. Will be busy, busy. Thank you I will be happy to help. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Chris Brett on February 7, 2013 at 8:22 am

  38. Great Pauline, you are a very generous person. Love your patterns. I will commit to 6 babies minimum
    Cheers Kirsty xo

    Comment by Kirsty on February 7, 2013 at 8:25 am

  39. Wow this is an amazing idea. I would have loved to donate dolls if I weren’t on the other side of the world. Postage may be a bit too costly for me.

    Comment by Stephanie on February 7, 2013 at 9:50 am

  40. I would love to contribute to the cause. I can make a few depending on what the cost is to ship from the USA.
    Wendy

    Comment by Pamperedtush on February 7, 2013 at 11:57 am

  41. So cute, I hope I can make one that cute

    Comment by Corynn on February 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm

  42. I would love to make a doll or two, or three…depending on time frame. I have made a few of your wonderful monkey. could send one of those too if acceptable.
    every one who sees the monkeys I made, say they want one.
    Thanks thunder

    Comment by thunder on February 8, 2013 at 1:21 am

  43. What a lovely pattern… I would love to do some more dolly for the drive from this pattern

    Comment by shelly on February 8, 2013 at 3:10 am

  44. Thank you Pauline, I am making dollies for TSL drive and would love to add a few of your babies.

    Comment by Noelz on February 8, 2013 at 5:37 am

  45. I’d like to make some dolls, but I’m not on facebook. How do I find out more details about the doll drive (ie where to send them, etc.).
    Thanks Pauline, it’s great that you share your patterns for such worthy causes πŸ™‚

    Comment by Tanya on February 8, 2013 at 8:16 am

  46. Hi, your baby dolls are adorable. I have made some dolls and would love to make at least 2 baby dolls, if not more. Thanks Melissa

    Comment by Melissa on February 8, 2013 at 9:58 am

  47. Hi i would love to make these babies for yr charity please email me yr pattern. Thank you.
    Many thanks Samantha. X

    Comment by Samantha on February 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  48. What a caring and generous person you are. Are there any special things we have to be aware of when making dolls ,as in the Uk we have to have a CE marking to prove it is safe for children? I would love the pattern and hope to make 1 maybe 2 if postage isn’t too much. !! Sorry.
    Brenda xxx

    Comment by Brenda Mossop on February 8, 2013 at 11:44 pm

  49. Would love to have the pattern and donate one to a good cause.

    Comment by Sheree on February 9, 2013 at 5:23 am

  50. Hello, I would love to help make some beautiful dolls too. Please can you forward me the pattern. Thanks. Laura.

    Comment by Laura on February 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm

  51. It is so nice of you to do this. I would love to use your pattern to make some baby dolls. I will make and send at least 2. I just adore all of the patterns that I have purchased from you!
    thank you, Cindy Stephen

    Comment by Cindy Stephen on February 9, 2013 at 10:38 pm

  52. What a fabulous thing you are doing!!! I would love to be able to make at least on boy and girl to donate <3 <3

    Comment by Bron on February 10, 2013 at 2:26 am

  53. Hi, I would love to make some dolls for the drive. Hope to make 2, more if I can πŸ™‚

    Comment by Briony on February 10, 2013 at 3:43 am

  54. How generous of you Pauline. Would like to make 2 for the dolly drive one boy one girl πŸ™‚

    Comment by Tina on February 10, 2013 at 6:02 am

  55. I would love to make some baby dolls for the dolly drive, they are so adorable x

    Comment by Anne Coventry on February 10, 2013 at 9:34 am

  56. Your generosity is to be praised. I would love to get a couple made for a worthy cause. Thankyou for thinking of those less fortunate.

    Comment by Judy Varischetti on February 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

  57. Thankyou for your generosity . It would give me great pleasure to try and make these .

    Comment by Judy Varischetti on February 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

  58. Hi there I would love the pattern so I can get making some more dolls for the SA total which I happen to be the collector for!! I can’t wait to receive your gorgeous pattern! πŸ™‚

    Comment by Carol Parsley on February 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm

  59. I would love a copy of this pattern I have been trying to think of what I could do to help people.

    Comment by Caitlin on February 11, 2013 at 12:46 am

  60. Would love to try this doll pattern. So generous of you to give it away! ! Also worried about postage cost but would love to participate!

    Comment by Brittany on February 11, 2013 at 12:55 am

  61. I would love to make some of your babies for this great cause
    It gives me a good excuse to sew
    Thank you for your kind offer

    Comment by Linda Luttrell on February 12, 2013 at 12:51 am

  62. I’d love to donate some dolls made from your pattern!

    Comment by Ann on February 12, 2013 at 10:57 am

  63. Would love to try this pattern out! Just heard about the drive. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Skooks on February 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

  64. Mom moms would love this pattern to make at least 2 for the drive, she has made a few already. Green1_bug@me.com

    Comment by Antoinette on February 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm

  65. Hi I love your dolls, I would love to add her to the rest for the doll drive

    Thankyou so much for your generosity in supplying this lovely pattern

    Dawn

    Comment by Dawn on February 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm

  66. I’d love to try to help out (I’m not very good at sewing). kat_b7@yahoo.com

    Comment by Catherine on February 19, 2013 at 1:05 am

  67. I’d love to make baby for the Dolly Drive. She is super cute, my goal is 6.
    tambaroora@gmail.com

    Thanks so much.

    Comment by Roslyn Roser on February 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  68. Hello,
    I would love to get involved and make some of these dollies. I will make a boy and a girl one for the drive
    juliebrumby@gmail.com

    Comment by dharmajulie on February 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm

  69. Wow I would love to make a boy and girl for the dolly drive and then one for my toddler girl, thank you for you generosity in giving away the pattern
    glen_melissa@bigpond.com

    Comment by Melissa on February 25, 2013 at 7:34 am

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