Kiora has a new home

The raffle for little Kiora, our newborn doll, was drawn today. She has a new home to go to, with lots of snuggles and cuddles from her new family on the Gold Coast. She will be going to the home of Sarah, Yuii, Mae and Saffron. Congratulations!

Kiora plays in the sun

The raffle raised $330 for Treena’s breast cancer treatment. I will be making the donation early next week and will post the receipt once the donation has been made. I thank you so much for your ticket purchases and your good will, and to all those who shared the doll raffle so that others could find out and buy tickets too.

I will be doing another doll raffle in early 2014, so you will have another opportunity to be in the draw for a sweet Lavendilly Doll friend.




Little Sunni Chalahn – Facebook Giveaway

I am calling her Sunni Chalahn. Chalahn means rainbow in the language of the Wangeriburra, which is the language group of the local Yugumbeh region that I live in. I called her that because I am hoping to see both the sun AND a rainbow soon because all we’ve had is rain rain rain for the last few days. Not just sprinkles. Steady, unrelenting rain.

Today the water in our local area rose so much that Mudgeeraba has just about disappeared under a lake of flowing brown water. It’s very exciting and it is tempting to go and have a look, which is not really advised in crazy weather, but having said that we did have a sneak peak at our local creek.  This road is now cut off at both ends. Lucky for us these creeks empty as quickly as they overflow. Today my plans were to take the kids to GOMA (the Gallery of Modern Art) in Brisbane but it just didn’t feel like a good idea when I learned that at least three roads between our house and the M1 were closed due to flooding.

So today was a home day, which meant Leggo, stories, fixing up some dry space for my poor sodden chickens – and finishing the crochet on Sunni Chalahn’s dress whilst thinking sunny thoughts. The sun hasn’t come out, but the rain has stopped finally, although it doesn’t sound like it because the gully below my house, usually dry, is roaring with the volume of water rushing through it.

Bach to Sunni Chalahn though – she is this week’s giveaway at Lavendilly House on facebook. She’s pretty excited about it. You can enter too, if you want to take her home. This is what you do:

1) LIKE Lavendilly House on Facebook

2) Comment or put your name under the photo album featuring Sunni Chalahn

3) Share her photo album on your facebook page and ask your friend to Like Lavendilly House because you get another entry every time someone says you referred them đŸ™‚

You have until Monday 30th january, 8am to enter – and then I will announce who Sunni Chalahn’s new family will be.

Good luck!

Jundi Lavendilly goes bush

This is Jundi Lavendilly. She was born here in the bushland of Bonogin, and feels so connected to this land. However, as it happens to all of us, she is ready to leave her bush home and go walkabout with some new friends … we must say goodbye to our loved ones at some stage, eventually …

Jundi’s name connects her to her place of birth: it means ‘true’ in the language of the Yugambeh community of the Gold Coast. She is also connected to the land with her amber necklace – authentic prehistoric amber beads to affirm the life sense and bring balance and radiant good health.

You can find Jundi at ETSY and read a bit more about her at Lavendilly House. You can also visit Lavendilly House to find out how to make your own doll with an easy Lavendilly Doll kit.