Red Nose Day 2009 is chrity crafting central!
Happy red nose day, all! Since we're all in the depths of recession, I've been massively cheered and impressed by how everyone is managing to conjure up cash to donate to Comic Relief today. Much of this generosity comes down to sheer creativity from individuals and organisations, and crafty people are really coming up trumps to knit, sew, stick and stitch their way to a bumper donation. Some are baking red nose cakes, The Stash Basket made this lovely comic relief blanket and I even heard about a glassmaker 'blowing' red noses!
Folksy's Crafteroo shop is selling hand-made items made specially to raise money for Red Nose Day, many with a bright and cheery red theme. I've picked out a few of my favourite items here. Meanwhile Rowan and The Knitter's charity corsage has been a huge success, with hundreds of crafters donating to download the pattern. And let's face it, it's far easier to wear a stylish corsage with pride than it to walk the streets sporting a bright red nose!
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Remember, if you'd like to keep your donation virtual (and virtuous) there's still time to purchase a digital red nose as I did earlier this week.