I’m so sorry to have to tell you that the cutie in the picture above, 6 year old Kaylee, passed away suddenly and tragically early last week. Kaylee is the daughter of one of my stitchy friends, Kristen, who you know as @kaymaboutique on Instagram. As you can imagine, this has been a very difficult time for Kristen and her family. A group of us stitchy girls thought maybe an auction on Instagram would be a good idea to help raise money for Kristen’s family, and Kayla, who you know as @knottydickens cleared it with Kristen and ran with the idea.
All I can say is, boy is our Maker Community a great one!! As of right now when I write this post, when you go to the official @candlesforkaylee Instagram page, you’ll see there are over 150 posts. That means that there are over 150 items that makers from around the world have donated to be auctioned off. I don’t know about you, but it makes my heart swell. And mad props to Kayla for keeping everything organized and put together!
The auction officially starts this Sunday, November 1st at 7:30 pm EST. I hope that you will take a look, open your heart, and open your wallet to help out Kristen and her family in their time of need. I have donated two items to the auction. You can click on their pictures below to be taken directly to them in the auction.
Donated by: @randomactsofamy Embroidered bicycle hoop 3″x5″, wooden hoop Retail Value: $45 Starting Bid: $25 Ships Worldwide *PLEASE DO NOT PLACE BIDS UNTIL THE AUCTION OPENS 11/1 AT 7:30PM EST* Any bids placed before that will be deleted. A photo posted by Auction For The Van Drie’s (@candlesforkaylee) on