Thursday, September 30, 2010

You are Invited!

Join us at The Pink Auction, taking place at The Imperial Hotel in Cork City Centre on Sunday, the 10th of October.

All are welcome and the event is free to attend.

All proceeds go to Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society.

Please share this invitation with your colleagues, friends, and family.

We look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, please contact us with any questions you may have or if you'd like to volunteer at the event.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Be in the Pink with Us!

With just over two weeks until the Pink Auction, there is still time to get involved.
Final auction items are being catalogued and press coverage has been cheering us on in these last weeks of auction preparations. We still appreciate your involvement and there are ways you can help make this event a success. Here are a few that cost absolutely nothing!
Print our invitation and hand it out around your town and to your friends.
Write about our event in your blog, newspaper, community newsletter, Facebook wall, or Tweets. Download our Press Release PDF and promotional photos to get started.
Attend the Pink Auction. Join us at the creative textiles event that will inspire and encourage us all to be creative, kind, and giving. October is a perfect time to start Christmas shopping too!
Volunteer at the auction. Help is needed to direct people to the auction in the Imperial Hotel as well as answer questions guests may have. Contact us to find out what volunteer opportunities are available.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Pink Auction Event Day Schedule

We are dotting our 'i's and crossing our 't's with the Pink Auction just about three weeks away. Now that the plans are finalized, we are sharing the event day schedule with you so you know what to expect and when to come. It is free to attend the Pink Auction.

Sunday, 10 October, 2010 at The Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork City Centre

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Auction room open to the public for people to just wander in off the streets and browse. This is FREE but we would love if you showed your support by buying a pink ribbon or making a donation

3:00 p.m.
The Lord Mayor will arrive

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Pink Auction will take place.

Remember to wear your pink ribbon and bring money to make a purchase. If you don't have a pink ribbon already, don't worry they will be available for sale at the event.

* The schedule is different for volunteers so please let us know if you want to help on the day and we will inform you of your time table.

Pink Auction 2010 is a live auction of creative textiles in aid of Action Breast Cancer, part of the Irish Cancer society.

Invitation to Pink Auction 2010 at Imperial Hotel

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lisa Fitzpatrick modeling a Pink Auction item

Yesterday, Lisa Fitzpatrick took a moment of her time to model one of the many beautiful Pink Auction donations. She was in Cork helping Brown Thomas lead a style workshop in conjunction with the arrival of the Bastyan line at their Patrick's Street location.

In this photo, Ms. Fitzpatrick shows us that lacy doesn't have to be dressy. She paired a lace mini shawl knitted by Suzanne McEndoo with a classic black peacoat-style blazer and satin black top. Perfect for warding away a chill without sacrificing your personal style. For more about Lisa Fitzpatrick's work as one of Ireland's leading stylists, visit Fitzpatrick Style. And if this picture has only whetted your appetite and you want to know more about Lisa Fitzgerald's style, here is an interview that would be of interest.

All auction items will be professionally photographed and compiled into an auction catalogue to be distributed electronically to interested parties as well as shared on this blog. There's still time to send us your donation for the Pink Auction.

Lisa Fitzpatrick modeling Suzanne McEndoo's lace mini shawl

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

How To Tuesday: No-Sew 'Sewing'

This post is written by Mandi Jackson especially for the Pink Auction blog. Slainté.

No sew projects are a quick, easy, and affordable way to customize and accessorize your home! Here are some simple No Sew ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Blogs..No-Sewing required:

Links featuring No-Sew advice and projects:

No-Sew Tutu with eHow

No-Sew Window Treatments from Better Homes and Gardens

No-Sew Tote Bag from Martha Stewart

Visual aids:

No-Sew Lampshade

No-Sew Tie Pillow

Monday, September 6, 2010

Drop-In & Drop-Off Party at Vibes & Scribes - 11 September, 2010

Come join us on Saturday, 11 September at Vibes & Scribes on Lavitt's Quay!

Drop-in to show your enthusiasm for Pink Auction and Drop-off your creative textile creation. There will be a lively atmosphere, offering a chance to meet other textile artists, enjoy a free cup of Barry's Tea, and show off what you've made for the first ever Pink Auction!

Sign up to attend the Drop-In & Drop-Off Party on the event page (Facebook).


Friday, September 3, 2010

Free Pattern Friday: Gnomes Sweet Gnomes

With the main event just five weeks away and our Drop-In & Drop-Off Day next weekend, we are winding up our Free Pattern Friday and How To Tuesday posts for Pink Auction blog, I had one last list of favorite patterns yet to post so it is being shared on my creative blog, Spring Stitches. So, head on over and check it out.

Embroidered Gnome from Cupcakes & Cartwheels Tote

How to Donate Your Textile Creation

As the Pink Auction approaches, we are feeling warm fuzzies in our hearts with the kindness of the creative textile community and encouragement from those who want to join us in fighting Breast Cancer. Thank you! Without you, the Pink Auction would still be just an idea.

This post is to tell you that we are in the final phase of accepting donations for the auction. As the auction event takes place on Sunday, October 11, it is important to receive donation items in early September so we may properly catalogue, photograph, and publicize their presence in the auction. Post/mail your creation along with the completed donation form to:
Pink Auction
c/o Vibes & Scribes
21 Lavitt’s Quay
Cork City
Co. Cork

If you wish to hand deliver the item and are in the Cork City area, bring your creation and the completed donation form to the Drop-In & Drop-Off Party at Vibes & Scribes on September 11. Of course, if you are unavailable that day, email us (pinkcork at so we can arrange a time to meet you in Cork City Centre for a personal hand-off.