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  1. Denyze, thank you for the gorgeous greeting cards that you sent for my fundraiser. They are just breath-takingly beautiful and will be a definite hit in 2 weeks time. Also to Carolyn, thank you darling for the gorgeous jewellery that you sent. It's very sweet of you. xxx
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    Huge Fund-Raising Appeal

    Hi All Lovely Ladies, Just after Christmas time, I noticed that one of my neighbours and his wife and little boy had not been around at home for approximately 7 weeks and thought they were living the life of luxury and had gone on a grand holiday. Turns out, this was not the case at all, but in fact they were living a nightmare that no parent would ever want to go through. It all started just 3 days after Christmas when Jason (the dad) was making himself a cup of tea. The water in the kettle had just boiled, and he had poured it into the cup and turned around to get the milk out the fridge when 17 month old William grabbed the hot cup of water and pulled it down all over his left shoulder. His dad called 999 and an ambulance hurredly took him to hospital and treated him for severe burns. It seemed to heal up pretty well (or at least so they thought) but exactly 2 weeks afterwards, he got an infection into the burn area. Having symptoms more of gastro-enteritis as opposed to toxic shock, the doctors incorrectly diagnosed this and sent him home. 3 days afterwards, little William was showing signs of severe toxic shock syndrome and got rushed to hospital with only a 10% chance of survival. During this admittance to hospital, the circulation in his left hand became so bad that he had to have all his fingers amputated beyond the 2nd digit. On top of that, in order to keep his fluid levels high enough to keep him going, they had to insert a drip into his right leg but due to complete negligence they flooded the main muscle group in his right leg and it resulted in his leg having to be amputated above the knee. When I spoke to William’s dad yesterday, he said that in 3 weeks time, William is to have yet another operation to insert his left amputated fingers inside his left hip in an effort to graft skin polyps to the ends of his fingers to try and ‘normalize’ his hand again. As you can imagine, this story has more than hit me hard. It had me sobbing yesterday afternoon and left me wondering what I could do to help. I had already planned on doing a card and jewellery party or sale towards the middle of September and would just like to let you all know that I will be donating ALL of the proceeds to his parents to help with William’s care and medical needs. This is the last thing on earth that any parent would expect to happen to their child, so my last request is that if any of you have any extra beads, or jewellery items that you are willing to send this way, or can help out with card-making goodies or completed cards then both of them would be extremely grateful for any financial help that they can get. I’m hoping that between us all, we can help this little man to lead a normal life again and also to take the strain off of his parents. Hugs to you all! Michelle xxx .
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    Huge Fund-Raising Appeal

    Hi Chelle, That will be fine hun. As long as I have them by the latest next weekend I can sort out the layout of my table. Kind regards Michelle xx
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    Huge Fund-Raising Appeal

    Thank you ever so much Carolyn xx
  5. Hi everyone, No, I haven't disappeared off the planet, I'm still around. I've been extremely busy with making goodies for my fundraiser which is in just 3 weeks time now! So far I have already raised an amazing £72 for William but plan on at least doubling that! Just a gentle reminder to all of those that have promised things that I will be needing these by next week Friday at the latest to allow me to plan out my table. Sending you all huge hugs and hoping to be around a little bit more often! Michelle xx
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    I haven't disappeared off the planet - update on my fundraising

    Hi Sam, yes I did get them thank you ever so much! I was sure I'd sent you a message to say thanks but see now that I haven't :red:
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    My DS First Day At School

    Natalie, it's a matter of a few weeks for me and I'll be waving my big baby off to school too. Can't believe how quickly they grow up. He looks extremely cute in his uniform (handsome little boy) and the photo of the two of you together is just gorgeous!
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    I haven't disappeared off the planet - update on my fundraising

    Hi Laura, If you read this post you'll be able to read the whole story: http://www.crafts-beautiful.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/31399/ Only difference is that I'll now be having my big fundraiser the 1st weekend in September and then will continue to fundraise on my own as well. Anything to help will be greatly appreciated. Michelle x
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    New challenge guess how long it will take me!

    I'm going to say 2nd September.
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    Fireline

    Hiya, Yep, it's exactly the same stuff. It's better known as trace wire when it's used for fishing and normally known as tigertail or Beadalon for jewellery.
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    Silver tiara

    Tova, it's absolutely gorgeous! I would add a few more clear gems to it, to add a little more glitz but must comment and say the design is just breath-taking. I can think of a few people who would LOVE to wear something like this on their wedding day.
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    Huge Fund-Raising Appeal

    Thanks Caroline hun, hope you're feeling much better too. Every little bit of help goes a long way when organizing a big fund-raising event and I'm ever so grateful to everyone who has helped out. xx
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    Huge Fund-Raising Appeal

    Hi Hennie, that's ever so sweet of you and I'm sure he would just absolutely fall in love with Munkeeey! Hugs Michelle x
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    Huge Fund-Raising Appeal

    Hi Michelle, Thanks for the very kind offer. My address is definitely on the RAK list but if you can't find it, please PM me and I'll drop it to you anyway. Hugs Michelle
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    note more from tiggertastic

    Wow! You certainly have been crafting away hun, and your makes are beautiful as always. I love your silvery set, it's beautiful. Also like the combination of the champagne coloured pearls with the green crystals inbetween. Very pretty.
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    beware of phone scammers claiming to be from microsoft!!!!!

    This is not the only scam that has been going around in the last few months, but also one from people posing to be HMRC paying tax refunds. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ignore this as unknowingly I got caught out with this and gave my bank account details for the money to be refunded to me and had to close my bank account down urgently once I'd realized it was a scam. This one is really clever, as it somehow linked directly to the hmrc website and had an 'online' form to fill in to put your account details into.
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    Amethyst bracelets

    Too beautiful hun! Amethyst is one of my favourite semi-precious and you've definitely done it justice.
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    Blue makes

    Wow, those earrings are gorgeous! The blue is almost electric blue.
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    2 way necklace

    Brilliant idea and extremely universal for the summertime. From smart and formal to posh and casual!
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    MJ issue 14 challenge winner!

    Wow, that's fab Isabelle. A very worthy winner this month, that's for sure!
  21. Hi All Lovely Ladies, Just after Christmas time, I noticed that one of my neighbours and his wife and little boy had not been around at home for approximately 7 weeks and thought they were living the life of luxury and had gone on a grand holiday. Turns out, this was not the case at all, but in fact they were living a nightmare that no parent would ever want to go through. It all started just 3 days after Christmas when Jason (the dad) was making himself a cup of tea. The water in the kettle had just boiled, and he had poured it into the cup and turned around to get the milk out the fridge when 17 month old William grabbed the hot cup of water and pulled it down all over his left shoulder. His dad called 999 and an ambulance hurredly took him to hospital and treated him for severe burns. It seemed to heal up pretty well (or at least so they thought) but exactly 2 weeks afterwards, he got an infection into the burn area. Having symptoms more of gastro-enteritis as opposed to toxic shock, the doctors incorrectly diagnosed this and sent him home. 3 days afterwards, little William was showing signs of severe toxic shock syndrome and got rushed to hospital with only a 10% chance of survival. During this admittance to hospital, the circulation in his left hand became so bad that he had to have all his fingers amputated beyond the 2nd digit. On top of that, in order to keep his fluid levels high enough to keep him going, they had to insert a drip into his right leg but due to complete negligence they flooded the main muscle group in his right leg and it resulted in his leg having to be amputated above the knee. When I spoke to William’s dad yesterday, he said that in 3 weeks time, William is to have yet another operation to insert his left amputated fingers inside his left hip in an effort to graft skin polyps to the ends of his fingers to try and ‘normalize’ his hand again. As you can imagine, this story has more than hit me hard. It had me sobbing yesterday afternoon and left me wondering what I could do to help. I had already planned on doing a jewellery party or sale towards the middle of September and would just like to let you all know that I will be donating ALL of the proceeds to his parents to help with William’s care and medical needs. This is the last thing on earth that any parent would expect to happen to their child, so my last request is that if any of you have any extra beads, or jewellery items that you are willing to send this way, both of them would be extremely grateful for any financial help that they can get. I’m hoping that between us all, we can help this little man to lead a normal life again and also to take the strain off of his parents. Hugs to you all! Michelle xxx .
  22. Thank you Isabelle, I will pass on your wishes and just off to PM you now. xx
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    Huge Fund-Raising Appeal

    Thanks Laverne, just off to PM you hun. x
  24. Thank you Chris, just off to PM you now. Thanks everybody for your kind donations. It's greatly appreciated!
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    The Times Two Game

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