On Saturday a gaggle of ladies gathered at an exclusive location on Mount Tamborine to swap clothes, accessories and stories, partake in afternoon tea and raise money for needs within our local community. Together, we put $1,400 in the coffers (a purple lunchbox!), which will go towards the making of Christmas hampers – what glee!
From the divine creative styling abilities of Anne Lehmann, whose "barn" (aka the shed) served as the location for the event (her wonderful husband, Mark, will soon return his man-stuff to the space); to the cooking skills and give-me-any-task-to-complete willingness of my mother-in-law; to the organisational abilities of my storm-in-a-tea-cup stylist friend Tori and her daughter, Jordana; to the smiling faces of all the women and girls who handed over their $20 entry fee and bags of pre-loved clothes for the cause... I am overwhelmed, to say the least, with what we managed to create. How good are we women when we get together and share our skills, talents, abilities, pocket money and time? AMAZING.
I would like to thank Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Napoleon Perdis, Nutrimetics, Muse.net.au, StyleTread.com.au, MIMCO, Roadshow Entertainment and EMI Music for your generous donations of product – shoes, bags, DVDs, makeup – for the charity auction,* which added a fun dimension to the day's proceedings and funds to the lunchbox. Sophie Baker – a GWAS loyalist of many years – captured the day via her lens, and I'd love to share some of her images right here (you can see more at her blogspot)...
"We are labourers together with God..." 1 Corinthians 3:9
*Unfortunately, due to my tight deadline, some of the things didn't arrive on time, but they shall go towards the next Swap event!
Girl With a Satchel