Wednesday, January 12, 2011

1- BrisStyle's Handmade Heart beats for Qld Flood affected Communities



“Handmade Ark”

Flood Appeal

With heartfelt acknowledgment of those fellow Queenslanders who have been affected by the recent floods we have put our crafty goodness towards raising funds, as well as awareness of those in need.

We know that we can't stop the rain from falling but collectively we can certainly help to make a difference by donating much-needed funds to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal by way of BrisStyle's "Handmade Ark" Flood Appeal”.

Donating is simple and here’s all you need to do to lend a helping hand:

Purchase any item from the participating BrisStyle Etsy Stores and the funds will then be donated to the Premiers Flood Relief Fund .

The participating BrisStyle Etsy stores will be continue to be featured on the BrisStyle Blog where we will also keep you updated with a tally of all funds raised.

So please extend your generosity via our "Handmade Ark" and know that in some way you have made a difference to the flood affected communities in Queensland as well as our BrisStyle Members

STOP PRESS: For all those fellow Etsians throughout Australia and the world you can also join in the handmade love and here's all you need to do:

1) Set up a post with BrisStyle's "Handmade Ark" Flood Appeal in the Title and tag appropriately and the link to this BlogSpot here

2) Leave a comment here with the link to your item

3) When your item is sold then please forward your donations directly to the Premiers Flood Relief Fund ( all details for international donations are there)

4) Then email us at so that we can add your donation to our tally.

Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing the flood levels recede and the donations rise over the coming days.

here are some examples of the items that have been pledged

Just click on their links and shop away


head straight to all the "brisstyle ark" listings here on Etsy
where you'll find all the up to the minute donations:

{a creature strange}

forest print pleated handbag

SM Boutique by Sandrine Marsh
Sandrine is generously donating the proceeds
of her ENTIRE Etsy shop to the Flood Appeal!

Designs of the Heart

Mon Petit Poppet

Red Revival

Bamboo Belle


Lady Aux and Menfok
red dot necktie

Cute as Buttons
Mrs Smiley


Wildlight Studios

Curiouser and Curiouser

Mon Petit Poppet

Wildlight Studios


mizu designs said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know the proceeds from these 2 prints in my shop will go to the Handmade Ark Flood Appeal:

Steph Bond-Hutkin said...

Fantastic. Have added to my list of donating designers on Bondville Shop The Flood:

Oliver Maria said...

Nice work BrisSytle. I'll get shopping. Hope all you crafters are safe and relatively dry. Pics on the news here in the UK are devastating.
x Olivia

Helen said...

Thank you all so very much for your messages from near and far xox

Olivia great to hear from you and hope that your family hear and your old house too is safe and sound xox

Thank you too Steph for a great initiative and for mizu designs too for joining in as well.

Keep the comments coming and thanks to all the generous BrisStylette's who have given purpose to their passion to help those in need.

M Dawson said...

Blogged Here :

Item for sale :-

Separate RSPCA Donation item :-

I can't believe that less than a month ago I was at the Twilight Market, King George Square, buying Christmas presents..... Watching Brisbane fill with water is heartbreaking.


Shelley said...

Thank you for the great idea.

Here's my little contribution:

I've decided to donate my Jan sales proceeds (at my eBay store) to the flood appeal.


Fingers crossed the worst will soon be over, so those affected can start rebuilding their lives.

Sew Much Easier
(sorry I don't have a blog yet)

Casey McArdle said...

Hi there,

I've reduced all items in my shop by 10% and will be donating ALL profits to the Queensland Premier's Flood Appeal.

Here's the link to my store:

I've already got $30.00 to donate =)

Unknown said...

Hey lovelies, I'm having trouble getting through on the Blogspot link above. Here's my first item though :)

PS I have a new etsy store. Could you please add the link to the Blog Bar?

Much love for this awesome idea

dash robin said...

Hello- have listed another flood appeal item on my etsy store- this is the listing
thanks to everyone near and far for your well wishes and support during this disaster, x Kate
dash robin

Little Mary Moo said...

Thank you BrisStyle!!! I have had two sales already so a big thank you to those supporting our efforts too.

Curiouser & Curiouser said...

I am so proud to be a part of this.
I have donated $30 so far.
Yay to all the donators.

Lee said...

Thanks Helen for all your amazing work putting this together, and all the other people working behind the scenes to make this happen. Jade and I are donating 100% of sales from our Beckybean shop to the appeal -

So far have already sold an item and donated $50. Hopefully more to come :)

Bec and Jade

Little Mary Moo said...

Wow, look at that total $$$ grow!

Nicole Tattersall said...

I've just reinstated my Etsy shop just to post a handpainted deer tote to raise funds!

Peppermint Magazine told me all about it! Well done.

Nicole Tattersall

Kristie said...

here is my info
blog -


sending love for our northern neighbours, in my heart and prayers. take care. xx

Helen said...

Thanks everyone for the fabulous contributions stay tuned though as in the morning we will be streamlining the process to make it super easy for all


catamation said...

i'm donating 50% of profits from my store to the Handmade Ark Flood Appeal until 26th January.

cheers, gill :)

whizzbangle said...

whizzbangle has just listed 5 items for sale.

bron jones


Here is my first item for the Handmade Ark.

Hoping I am still a Bristyle memeber as I can't find my name... Hopefully you'll accept my donation regardless. x

Helen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous gals thank you SO much for all the support that you have given by donating your absolutely awesome handmade goodies.

It's been so fantastic seeing all the donations coming through from all of your stores - so so generous xox

Kristie it's so fabbo to hear from you and thank you so much for your support too. Trust that your family is all safe and sound in NSW xox

Miss whizbangle too you are a star as is Nicole and Miss Kitten xox

Please continue to put "brisstyle ark" in your tags and also BrisStyle handmade ark appeal" in your title and then you will show up on the "quick link" so everyone will be directed to your stores straight away.

Also as soon as you sell an item then send and make a donation then send it through to: which is our address for all the Appeal operations. This way we can keep the tally current.

Thanks so much and keep your wonderful comments coming - YOU ALL ROCK xox

Hot Fudge said...

What wonderful spirit there is out there. I have sold one item and transferred the funds - two more items up in my shop which I hope will help out in a very small way.


Suki said...

What a fantastic idea!! I have just put two items for the appeal:

Hope it helps.


Unknown said...

Hello Everyone,

I like to donate the proceeds of my leaf art to the flood relief.

Honey Drops said...

Hi All.
I so wanted to do something like this, but didn't know how to go about it, let alone, unfortunately, probably only having such a small impact. This is very generous of everyone & very comforting to know that so many care. I live in Gracemere in Central Queensland, just outside of Rockhampton, I'm very fortunate that my little town was one of the few that wasn't drastically hit with flood waters.

That said, I'd like to donate all January sale's amounts from my stores:- & also my little Craftumi Store,

Helen said...

Thank you so much Suki, Rajan and Honey Drops - your generosity and that of the entire handmade community has been amazing! Etsy too have been awesome and it's times like these that we realise just how close we all are .

Thank you once again and if you can send your donation receipts through to : then we can update the details as soon as items are sold.


WickedlyCreative said...

What a wonderful way to help! I would like to donate the following item:

Ange said...

hello lovelies! I am donating 20% of all my store proceeds in January and February (backdated to 1 January) to the flood appeal! Here's a link to one of my items: