Hands up if you read that title, and then immediately sang “whoa, whoa, whoa” in your mind! I knew I was going to write about some new things today, and for some reason What’s New, Pussycat popped into my head. *you’re welcome* Always happy to share an ear-worm with friends! Anyway, there’s a few new things I wanted to share with you, from around the internet.
HELPING THE PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA
The devastating fires in Australia have everyone’s hearts breaking, and praying for some relief for the people, pets and wildlife. While I’m sure everyone is aware of the usual aid agencies, like the Red Cross, etc., there is an Australian charity called WIRES that you can donate to directly. Taken directly from their site, here is some information on WIRES.
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for native animals for over 30 years. We have over 2500 volunteers in 28 branches involved in the rescue and care of wildlife and we have a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress.
WIRES has asked for donations directly to their Emergency Funds account HERE.
If you’re the kind of crafter who knows how to knit, sew or crochet, there are Facebook groups that have come together to make joey pouches, bat wraps, hanging pouches and more. If you’re in Canada, you can join the Canadian Animal Rescue Craft group HERE, and if you’re in the U.S., there’s a group that seems to be mainly people in the U.S. HERE, and then there’s the Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild, which seems to be world-wide, and where the other groups sprung from. Their Facebook group is HERE – I think they have one of the largest sources of patterns for all of the items needed, as well as updates directly from the ‘front lines’.
While we all send our ‘thoughts & prayers’, we know those aren’t enough. We need to send help! Thank you for considering doing this ♥
HERO ARTS JANUARY KIT
I’m still loving my December My Monthly Hero Kit, and now the January one is available! Although made with upcoming Valentine’s Day in mind, I think this kit will be very usable year-round.
This Kit will start shipping this Friday, Jan. 10th, so you’ll want to get your pre-order in NOW! Of course, there’s loads of add-on stamps & dies available – you can see everything that’s new on THIS PAGE. CLICK HERE to get your order in before the Kit sells out!
CONCORD & 9TH – JANUARY RELEASE
The new January release from Concord & 9TH is coming this Thursday, January 9th!! Be sure to check out what’s new then, by CLICKING HERE. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek from the website.
Now that looks like a whole ton of fun!! I’m looking forward to seeing the entire release.
IMPRESSION OBSESSION – JANUARY RELEASE
Get ready for loads of new sentiments – funny,snarky & heartfelt – as well as adorable images for any reason or occasion. Here’s just a sample of 3 new stamps…
OMGosh – the Social Vegan stamp set would work perfectly for our Scrap ‘N Stamp ‘Snarky New Year’ challenge! And I just adore the images that you can layer together, peeking out of the bag or wheelbarrow. But don’t take my word for this awesome release – there’s tons more to see! CLICK HERE to check out what’s new, pussycat!
GET SHOPPING, THEN GET CREATING!
I hope I’ve given you some ideas, both for creating, and shopping. If you’d like more store suggestions, just click on ‘Where I Shop‘ , in the top menu bar. I’ve listed my Affiliate stores on that page. Have fun!
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