Louisiana Court Rules That 7,000 Teachers Were Wrongfully Terminated

Louisiana Court Rules That 7,000 Teachers Were Wrongfully Terminated.


I thought it’d be nice to hare with you some of my favourite local crafters

Kia Kaha Christchurch – Fundraising one year on

“The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a powerful natural event that severely damaged New Zealand’s second-largest city, killing 185 people in what has been described as one of the nation’s worst peacetime disasters.”   Wikipedia

One Year On

It’s been almost a year since this devastating earthquakes, and things are not back to normal. People are still waiting to have their houses assessed, jobs, homes and possessions are lost, roads still broken, buildings still being found to be unsafe, and of course loved ones are still gone.

In short, there is still a lot of difficulty in people’s daily lives, still a lot of fear, still a lot of pain.

What can you and I do to help?

My wonderful friend Alexia Santamaria is a serial philanthropist, and has set up a website to receive pledges of support for the earthquake appeal fund.

To get the ball rolling, mooandflo has pledged 10% of all profits for sales between 20th and 26th February. Of course, if you buy before that date and want to help, just tell me to postdate the invoice (for my records) and then your early orders will count towards the fundraising too.

Or just go to the feb22 website and make a personal pledge – and if you have a business, why not make a business pledge? Every single bit helps.

Let the people of Canterbury know we all still care, and care a lot.


Make YOUR pledge now xxx



Retro children’s fashions from 1912

Oooh, how I wish I could get my hands on this pattern.  They may be a century old, but isn’t the orange and black coat just brilliant – I’d wear that now in a heartbeat, and I know I could sell it, too.  And the pink dress is just so dainty and feminine that I think it’s timeless.  What do you think?

This dinky creation could easily be a party or bridesmaid dress even now, its age given away only by the leg o’ mutton sleeves and ruched cuffs but otherwise pretty funky even in 2012.

These children look like they are having a whale of a time playing with their dollies, don’t they?   And I love that  swing style coat.

And yet another classic swing style dress, that looks both cute and darned comfy.  The cat doesn’t look quite so happy, though, does it…

And in the end, this all reminds me that although times change and fashion changes almost as fast as politics, in the end it’s all about looking pretty and feeling happy, and that much doesn’t change.

Ref:  http://oldrags.tumblr.com/post/15369601869/clothing-for-girls-and-teenagers-1919