This page is a Shout Out to some amazing people who have heard about what we are doing and reached out to offer help. I am so grateful for their generosity as each piece of fabric and ball of yarn donated to Little Helpers means a lot more money for our charities.
Lisa at FibreSpace
I love working with Bio Sesia 100% cotton yarn but if I pay full price for the yarn, it doesn’t leave much profit to donate to charity since I like to keep the price of the dresses down to remain affordable for most people.
I was lucky enough to find the yarn on special at FibreSpace so bought a soft gold and a gorgeous green
After sharing our Little Helpers story, Lisa from FibreSpace in Tauranga, New Zealand wanted to help and these very pretty buttons arrived in our mailbox with compliments from FibreSpace. Thank you Lisa for your support.
Lisa also does amazing work in the Tauranga community running a crafting charity where their items that they make are donated via community organisations. (6637 items this past year!) Their Facebook page is Community Support & Crafting Collective BOP
Fran at Wild & Woolly Yarns
While searching online I found that Wild & Wooly Yarns (Milford, Auckland) had a half price sale on some fabulous cotton yarn with a mix of 15% cashmere. So of course I bought some for future Little Helpers Dresses.
We shared with Fran what we are doing at Little Helpers and like Gayle below, a few days later 5 more beautiful balls of this cashmere yarn arrived in my mailbox with compliments from Wild & Woolly yarns.
We are currently preparing a new Little Helpers range called TurtleBee. The Little Helpers TurtleBee dresses will be a little more expensive than our Classic (and Christmas) ranges but will give us the freedom to select more expensive yarns and fabrics to provide flexibility within our ranges. See below some examples we have ready to go for our gorgeous cashmere yarn.
Thank you Fran, your generosity is amazing!
Gayle at Creative Yarns & Knits
I was searching online for a particular cotton yarn that I love working with. Cheope yarn has gorgeous vibrant colours that I knew would go beautifully with some of the fabrics I have for future Little Helpers Dresses. I found the yarn at Creative Yarn & Knits and was lucky enough to buy the gorgeous blue and pink.
When Gayle heard about what we are doing at Little Helpers, a few days later this is what I received in the mail, compliments from Gayle and Creative Yarns & Knits. Each of the fabrics and yarns below will make a 3 -6 months size Little Helpers Dress and will provide the full donation of $20 each to one of our charities. Thank you so much! (And now I have a new favourite cotton to work with. The Cotton Classic knits up beautifully as you can see from Little Doggies completed below)