Thursday, August 27, 2009

SSP Fundraiser Results

I'm so excited to announce that I raised $69.95 during the Etsy sale fund raiser for Saving Shelter Pets. YAY!!! I'm going to round up. *grin*

So $70 is on its way to SSP to help rescue animals from high kill shelters. I love this organization and hope you'll check out what they do and support their efforts.

Cross posting at my other two blogs.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just Two More Days!

The SSP Fundraiser is still going strong and there are just two more days left. I've sold a few items on Etsy, but I also sold some items to my mom and one of her coworkers and I'm counting those sales toward the fundraiser as well. I'll add up how much I've raised on Thursday.

If you're needing a gift in the near future (or even the far future) please consider shopping one of the participating vendors who will then donate 20% of their sales to SSP.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

An Oldie Finally Posted

I made these earrings at least 1 - 1/2 years ago...maybe longer. It was when I'd first started playing with fine silver and fusing, and I was a lot more brave and willing to experiment. I'm not really sure if I'll make another pair like these (I have a few more that I made with different designs, but the same concept...also not listed yet).

While lampwork artists use fire to create their beads, after the beads are finished more fire can crack them, and even discolor them. So fusing wire with the lampwork in the design can be a challenge. Somehow I managed to not crack too many beads in my quest for this design.

Remember that all purchases help support Saving Shelter Pets, now through August 26, with 20% of the purchase price being donated by participating Etsy shops.

This fundraiser has inspired me to pull out some of my older work that never quite made it into my shop and get it listed. I just need to find the time to edit all the photos I've been taking.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Let the Fundraising Begin!

The Saving Shelter Pets Etsy fundraiser began yesterday and I'm so excited to be part of it. I've already made one sale and am thankful to be able to contribute.

I'm also eying some of the items for sale from a few of the participating vendors.

If you are a planner like me and have upcoming birthday gifts you need to buy, please consider purchasing from the fundraiser participants. 20% of your purchase will be donated to SSP to help them save shelter pets from certain death.

Here are a few of my favorite items from participating vendors.

Gorgeous "The Mojito Maxi Dress" by Rali.

TTV Carousel photo print by Gothicrow.
And I can't decide on one of the pieces from Sherry Dole - all are so bright, colorful, and fun.

I'm trying to plan ahead for Christmas gifts and birthdays. :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Exciting Fundraiser Coming Soon!

I'm super excited to be participating in a Handmade fund raiser for Saving Shelter Pets. It starts this Sunday and will go through August 26.

20% of all purchases made from participating Etsy shops will be donated to SSP to help with their ongoing pet rescue and other program efforts. I just love this organization.

If you want to get a reminder on Sunday morning, I'm sending out a newsletter with the relevant links and details. Sign up for my newsletter here (I don't send out very many newsletters ... less than 12 a year I'd say).

Do it for Timber. :)

And for all those adoptable pets out there who need and deserve a loving, safe, abuse free home.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I Heart Elephants

I've been leaning heavily toward elephant related items for our soon to be born baby boy (does 8 weeks count as soon?).

One of my coworker's just alerted me to her mother's Etsy shop, which she just started a few days ago, and I'm gaga over this adorable little stuffed elephant and matching onesie. I want!

Her shop is Chrissy Creates...head over and check out her other cute items. I'm sure she's going to do really well.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Crafting for a Cause

Even though I don't have a lot of new items to post, I am going to participate in a fund raiser for Saving Shelter Pets this August. Etsy sellers are being recruited to volunteer part of their proceeds to donate to SSP.

If you have an Etsy shop would you be willing to participate in this fundraiser? If so...
  1. Respond to this Post in the Etsy forums.
  2. E-mail info (at) savingshelterpets (dot) com (making the appropriate e-mail adjustments).
This is one of my favorite pet can see the good work they do and the tangible results they get saving lives of adoptable pets. I especially get choked up when I see the results of their Puppy Promises program.

Please spread the word for recruiting other Etsy crafters for this great cause. Thanks!!!

"Won't You Help Other Pups like Me?"
Timber Wolf, adopted September 2008