It’s that time of year again: Softies for Mirabel, the handmade toy drive organised by Pip Lincolne from “Meet at Mike’s” to benefit the Mirabel Foundation, which “assists children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care)”. The dolls and softies are exhibted in the shop window of “Meet Me at Mike’s” in the first week of December before they are given to the Mirabel foundation. It’s a charity project I’m more than happy to support.
So this year, I sent along three softies:
The giraffe might look familiar: Corduroy Wes (remember him?) was made from this pattern, too. The doll is a Tilda Christmas angel minus the wings, and the little guy is Henny House from the fabulous book Softies Only a Mother Could Love (= Most.Adorable.Softies.Ever!!!).
The patterned fabrics are from Tante Ema, a fabric design studio based in the Black Forest of all places! Naturally I have to support them by buying many, many, many yards of their fabrics. 😉