12 January 2011

Shop The Flood! QLD Flood Appeal

Hip hip hooray for the Australian design community who is rallying around to raise money for the QLD Flood Appeal. Don't spend your money at the mall - shop the flood! Check out these Australian designers below for donations they are making to the QLD Flood appeal - every item sold counts. Hop to it! (this list will continue to be updated)...


Truly amazing artists donating their gorgeous works for the QLD Flood Appeal Art Auction. I'm bidding on Madeleine Stamer's bird print. And my friend Kim Wallace has a gorgeous ceramic brooch up for grabs. Last Lot #3 closes 31st January 2011. Go get 'em!

20% of every online sale until 31st January 2011 at Polli.com.au will be donated to the QLD Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. You really can't go wrong with Polli jewellery - everything is gorgeous.

The BrisStyle "Handmade Ark" Flood Appeal is a huge collection (614 at last count) of donated goods from BrisStyle members (cooperative group of Brisbane-based handmade artists selling on Etsy). Some super-generous BrisStylers are donating proceeds from their entire stores, and in many cases, 100%, to the Flood Appeal. Read more about these special artists here on Bondville.

Etsy Down Under Street Team

The Etsy Down Under Street Team have set up a page on Etsy showcasing products with 100% of proceeds going to the QLD Flood Appeal. Some amazing contributions from designers including modern lamps from Electric Firefly, Jorpin softies from Emily Orpin, resin jewellery from DEL-icious Designz, origami earrings from Joji Creations, and many, many more. New items being listed all the time.

Craft Relief (Stitch by Stitch)

A great collection of crafty goods for sale from Australian designers non-profit cooperative Craft Relief (Stitch by Stitch) including craft pack by Aunty Cookie (a Bondville favourite), Ink and Spindle (more Bondville favourites) and beautiful art prints by Jennifer Kate. Money raised will be donated to the Premier's QLD Flood Appeal and the RSPCA's QLD Flood Appeal.

Style MILK

Jen from Style MILK has pulled together a great group of Australian kids fashion designers to donate beautiful clothes for a auctions on the Style MILK Facebook page. All proceeds go to the Variety QLD Flood Appeal. The auctions close at 10pm AEST Friday 4th February, 2011 and is for Australian residents only. Gorgeous pieces include lots of Bondville favourites including an Olive's Friend Pop coat and bonnet, eeni meeni miini moh pirouette outfit, jewellery from Lovestamp, Team Kitten gumboots (we love you too Team Kitten!), more gorgeous headbands from Minni Mittsie (did I mention how much I am dying over those headbands?) and more. Find all the designers and auction items here on Bondville. Love your work folks!

Tickets For Coco

Gorgeous new indie fashion label Tickets For Coco by former Magnolia Square maven Brooke Murphy is offering a huge 50% of all online sale proceeds until 8th February, 2011 to the QLD Premier's Flood Appeal. And, postage is free for all Queensland addresses. You can find more information on the Tickets For Coco blog. Head over to the online store and treat yourself to something fabulous.

Cool limited edition A1 poster created especially for the QLD Floods Appeal with 100% of proceeds donated to the Premier's Fund. Toben is a Sydney-based graphic design and art direction studio. Get your poster here - quick, there are only 250.

The Hungry Workshop
If you are in Brisbane, head along to the Powerhouse in February 2011 (date tbc) for the Queenslake exhibition organised by The Hungry Workshop featuring letterpress prints designed by a group of fabulous Queensland artists including Rinze, Kevin Finn, The Letter D, Inkahoots, Spew Corp, Listen To The Graphics, Bright Yellow, The Hungry Workshop and more. Keep an eye on the website for more information. You can buy the prints for $50 each with 100% proceeds going to the Premier's Relief Fund.


My Sweet Prints

I adore the nursery and birth announcement prints from My Sweet Prints. The lovely Janette is offering 10% of profits from all prints sold between 12th January and 26th January 2011 to the QLD Flood Appeal. More info on the blog here.

The wonderful Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread (in conjunction with Shelley of Sew Much Easier) is holding a HUGE giveaway on her blog for Australian readers who donate $10 to the QLD Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. First prize is a brand new Janome sewing machine worth $899 and a range of The Red Thread sewing patterns and sewing kits and fabric packs from Posie Patchwork, Retro Mummy and Lisa's own private stash (total prize worth $1,200). Three runners-up will receive the Ooshka Babushka Pattern Kit and Hello Birdie Pattern worth $34. The giveaway ends on January 26th 2011 when the winner will be drawn. Head over to The Red Thread blog right now.

Absolutely massive Auction from Friday 14th January to Monday 17th January 2011 from Handmade Kids and Rudy & The Dodo. 100% of proceeds are going to the QLD Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. Lots of fantastic donated products from designers including Rabbit & The Duck, Lovestamp, Trellis, Skookum For Kids, Candy Land Handmade, Minni Mitsie, How Tweet It Is, Love Henry, Imaginart, Princess Allure, Monkeys Over The Moon, Appleberry Kids, Indy and the Ninja, Sebastian and Sienna, Giggleberry Creations, Sophie and Jack, Ulli Clothing, Mrs Fickle and the Loopy Pair, Holly and Eddie, Adorable Child, Plushka, Ah-Tissue, Halle Jay, Tilly Tom, Little Toot Creations, and many, many more.

The Oz Material Girls in conjunction with Make It Perfect will be holding an enormous number of auctions to raise funds for the QLD Floods. Check out the Master Auction List on Make It Perfect. You'll find handmade toys, dolls and softies, handcrafted jewellery/accessories, quilts, sewing patters/books/mags/zines, handcrafted clothing/bags, prints/paper goods/art/photography, fabric/sewing/art supplies, sewn/crafty items. The Auction will start on Monday 17th Jan 2011 and run for a week. Keep an eye on the Facebook auction site here.

Online auction from Jewels By Lulu who has also pulled together a huge number of donated goods for auction. Auction begins Friday 14th January at 8pm. Closes Monday 17th January at 8pm QLD time. You'll find lots of handmade goodies including lovely girls' dresses from 1 Puddle Lane, Patooties Boutique, Isla's Cottage, kokeshi rattle dolls from Milla Ruby Designs, personalised applique t-shirts from A Little Bit Fancy, a beautiful Marimekko Pieni Unikko Cushion cover from I Just Love That Fabric, sweet apple applique singlets from Mad Stitches, art from Tracey Potter (more!), Spotty biodegradable straws from Mon Tresor, the cutest-ever Tilly Whistle baby ballet slippers from Little Sparkle and many, many more. For full details, check the Jewels By Lulu Facebook page.

Itty Bitty Butts
Online auction from Itty Bitty Butts who has gathered a host of handmade designers, starting Saturday15th January 2011 at 8pm. You'll love the Itty Bitty Butts bloomers, as well as art from Tracey Potter, gorgeous bloomer, bib and bow sets from SofiBOO, divine hair accessories from Miini Mittsie (again!), cute girls' outfits from CNS Designs, Chasing Butterflies and Lil' Moo Designs among others. Find the preview images for the auction on Facebook here.

$5 from every full price item sold will be donated to the QLD Government Flood Appeal. Check out my favourites - the long shorts, the bloomers and the hard-wearing hats. Everything handmade on the Sunshine Coast.


  1. Steph have noted your blog 'shop the flood' on my front page, let me know if you want anything changed

  2. The Oz Material Girls are also holding an auction, and donating all the proceeds to flood relief. It starts on Monday.

  3. Hi Steph, Thanks so much for getting the word out there, and for letting people know about my QLD Flood Appeal efforts too. I hope we can all make a difference! Hugs,

  4. This is such a great idea in addition to donating clothes and money directly to the cause! :-)

  5. And a huge thank-you to all those donating proceeds and profits. I'm not able to access Bondville in blogger at the moment, but as soon as I can, I will update this list!

  6. Thanks so much for helping to spread the word on everyone's generosity - I've put together a similar list on my blog, please take a look :)
    ~ Christine
    Jelly Bean Jam: Noah's Ark - Raising funds for flood relief

  7. Hi Steph, Happty New Year, thank you for listing my cushion on your blog, I shall link to your blog thru mine and back to FB. Hope you are well, I was just reading your blog, cant beleive your littlie is 1 already. wow time flies


  8. Will post a linkage to this blogpost....am back in action now after the devastating week here in Bris
    x thanks gorgeous girl

  9. Hi from Miff Designs. White Mango and Wholesale Baby are also holding FB auctions. We've donated our frilly bums and singlet sets.
    Here are links to their FB sites:


  10. Hi! I'm inviting you to accept the Stylish Blogger Award. :)

    Details can be found here Lovin' the Prize of Life!

    ♥ aiNe

  11. Hi Steph,
    Thank you so much for featuring my headbands but more importantly I wanted say a BIG thanks for promoting all the wonderful auctions which have been organised to help the people affected by the devastating floods - so many talented businesses have donated generously and the people who have organised these auctions have worked so hard to ensure they run smoothly. This is a gorgeous blog you have here and I am now a huge fan ♥

    Many thanks,
    Sultan (Minni Mittsie) ♥

  12. Many, many thanks for all your support Steph!

  13. Hi Steph
    Thank you from CNS Designs for featuring my Red lady beetle set,which was auction at Itty Bitty Butts. It is very much appreciated.
    Many thanks
    Sandra ♥

  14. There are so many great things happening in the handmade community. I just love it.

  15. Sandra, Sultan, Wimcee, Ebony, Miff, Jen, Susie and Christine - you are all so very welcome. Thank you so much for all the effort you are putting into this relief too.

    aiNe, I am so thrilled to receive the Lovin' the Prize of Life award. Thank you!


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