Hitty For Haiti Relief

The Hittygirls are a group of online friends with hearts of compassion.  A few weeks ago, discussion on the group centered around the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the question, "What can we do to help?"

Erin Kleider, talented artist and long-time Hittygirls member, offered to carve a Hitty doll and the project began.  Originally, it was determined that the doll and whatever clothing and accessories she acquired, would be offered as a charity auction on eBay.  As the donations arrived in the mail, it became apparent to Erin that there were too many items for one auction.  She has worked diligently to photograph and group the items into seven auctions.

As you know, the medical need in Haiti is great.  All proceeds of the Hitty For Haiti auctions will benefit Partners in Health.  PIH has a longstanding commitment to the island nation of Haiti.  In 1985, they opened a small community clinic in the village of Cange.

All photos below are courtesy of Erin Kleider and are used with permission.  Please visit Erins blog, http://fairiemoon.typepad.com/ for more information and photos of the Hitty For Haiti auctions.

Hitty For Haiti Auction (7)

Hitty Haiti, hand carved by Erin Kleider, will come with her a 1930 edition of Hitty Her First Hundred Years. The book is signed by the author, Rachel Fields.  Hitty Haiti was carved from a blank by John Atkinson and stands 6 1/2" tall.  She also comes with an astounding collection of clothing and accessories donated by the talented Hittygirls.

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 Bitty Hitty is hand carved by the multi-talented TC Vollum.  Her dolls are highly sought after and are the stars of their very own weekly web comic strip, Ellen and Pink.  TC's dolls are not often seen for sale so this is a very unique opportunity for Hitty doll collectors.  Bitty Hitty comes with an unfinished house and the other items you see.  The cedar chest is filled with treasures donated by the Hittygirls.  

You will need to buy a carving knife but almost everything you need to carve your own Hitty Doll is included.  The wood blank is provided by John Atkinson.  Also included in this collection is a finished dress and shawl and the fabric and yarn to make her many more dresses--all donated by the Hittygirls.

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This pre-printed cloth Hitty was made by Sara Cole in 2007.  She comes with her own collection donated by the HittyGirls.  You will receive a Sara Cole Pre-printed Cloth Hitty kit with clothing patterns, sewing patterns, knitting patterns, 10 different fabric remnants, 2 kinds of white cotton dress trim, snaps, antique buttons, pre-made quilt squares, 6 balls of wool fingering weight yarn, knitting needles, a genuine coral necklace kit, the Valentine Dress ensemble, a stuffed bunny and golly, a chocolate cake and a pink re-ment tea set.  Another awesome Hitty collection!

Hitty For Haiti Auction (3)

Everything you see here is included except Hitty Dauphine by Erin Kleider and the Judy Brown Hitty.  Who could resist this collection?

Hitty For Haiti Auction (2)

This collection was donated by Hittygirls Phyllis and Jane.  Hitty Dauphine is not included in the auction but she really loves the dress, shawl, basket and scooter.  

Hitty For Haiti Auction (1)

Judy Brown Hitty and the table are not included in the auction. The winner of this collection will receive the blue and white dress, which ties in the back with a white bow, the striped blue and white pinny, the delicate blue china tea set, the yellow striped table cloth, the cheerful little cherry pit doll and the cuddly teddy bear.

The HittyGirls Yahoo Group wants to encourage you to bid on each of these auctions:

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1 comment:

fairiemoon said...

Woo Hoo! Again, fun stuff! Thank you so much Shirley!
Erin :)

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