Monday, July 18, 2011

A blast from the past...

Time for a little blast from the past...

A little teaser to whet your button appetite...

I can hardly believe it is a year since Buttons by Benji had a new collection on the 1st of each month.

Just for fun, I've picked the 1st August for a 'store stocking' of a selection of buttons.  At this stage I am not opening up for custom orders (as I am still super busy with my fingers firmly in a lot of pies), but I am working on a wee stocking of some of your favourites, as well as some new designs.

So watch this space on the evening of Monday, 1st August 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My charity auction is running!

Charity Auction for North Shore Hospice for Mum.

Over the past year I have experienced the amazing care and support provided by the North Shore Hospice for terminally ill patients and their families.  As Mum takes this hard journey with kidney cancer we have been so thankful many times for the support, knowledge, respect and dignity hospice staff afford patients in their care.

Before this experience I thought hospice aided in the final days or perhaps weeks, of patients with terminal illness.  I had no idea that their services were far more extensive, and could cover months to years for some patients, both in hospice and in patients’ homes.  They have provided care and equipment for use at home which greatly improves quality of life as well as much needed hospice respite breaks.  Hospice needs donations to continue to provide this amazing service, and thus this auction was born.

Update September 2011 - I am very excited to advise that my charity auction raised $1500 for the North Shore Hospice.  Thank you so much to all those who donated so cheerfully their time and materials and to all those who supported the online auction.