This is Kiora.
She’s a little Maori newborn bubba handmade by me. Her name is a celtic one meaning “little and dark” but it is also similar to the Maori greeting “Kia-Ora”, meaning “be well, be healthy”. Many thanks to Melissa for her intuitive suggestion – I had a number of very beautiful Maori names to choose from but this one carried just the right message. She’s a Lavendilly Doll that has been made for a very special purpose:
Love. Support. Health. Happiness. Community.
The proceeds from her raffle will be donated to support a Gold Coast mother, Treena, and her family. Treena is receiving treatment for breast cancer. You can read more about Treena’s story here:
Kiora is all natural cotton and wool. Her hair is black mohair which has been stitched on, so it can be combed and won’t come out (although it may be a little fluffy for a while!) Her arms and legs can be moved and she has a big round tummy with a cute little belly button and a sweet little newborn bottom. She’s just perfect for little newborn snuggles and cuddles.
Kiora comes with a cardigan, nappy and booties. Her beanie has been knitted and donated by Alyson Baker, Visual Artist, who has experienced breast cancer and offers her art as expression and connection to women with breast cancer. Around Kiora’s neck is a little amber necklace which can serve as a bracelet for a little person if you feel Kiora doesn’t need to wear it.
Kiora is valued at $280 and I hope the raffle will raise far more for Treena and her family. The raffle is open only for postage within Australia, and will close at 9am Friday 13 December 2013. The winner will be announced shortly afterward on my facebook page:
You can enter the raffle (only within Australia) here:
(THE RAFFLE IS NOW CLOSED AND SO TICKET BUTTONS HAVE BEEN REMOVED. WE RAISED $330 WITH MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE)