EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: October 2007

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Animals, Animals, EFA luvs Animals

I managed to bag a short but sweet Treasury over in Jared's 'workshop' at Treasury West. I have nominated some sellers who have made donations to the EFA store as well as some lovely work done to raise money for specific charities by members of the EFA Street Team. Quick its only there fore 24 hours!!

My special product focus just Has to be this beautiful Dragon, DeerMountainWoodArt is one of the supporter who gives 10% to the EFA charity of the month.

White Dolphin Eco-Friendly Baby T-Shirt by curlymonkey

Ooooh this is so CUTE!!!!!!

Read curlymonkey's statement about her children's clothes, it reflects her positive commiment to a healty environment and safe clothes for kids: "The T-shirt you are buying is part of the 1st collection of curlymonkey for baby and kids. It is a limited edition of my first dolphin design, printed on a super soft backstage tee from Alternative Apparel. I work with eco friendly water based inks and super soft cotton, mostly organic."

This means that this sweet little tshirt is doing its best to be healthy for little 'uns to wear. It's for a child aged 12-18 months and if you buy this for someone you know you are giving the environment, and the future of all our kids, a better chance.

Three cheers for curlymonkey and a whole heap of thanks from EFA, and the environment, for this generous helping hand.

Even Cow Girls Get the Blues Card by sharonfosterart

The etsyforanimals shop is like an art gallery in miniature, featuring an eclectic range of styles.

In sharonforsterart we have a quirky and witty portrait of cow girls. The card features a print of her painting "Even Cow Girls Get the Blues". The cows are navy blue on a blue background and the girly girls flutter their eyelashes! The card are also embellished by the artist, giving them an extra-special touch.

You can either frame this fun card, or send it in the pristine white envelope that it comes with, (protected by a cellophane sleeve).

Her by-line is "Affordable Art for Fabulous People - that means US, you and me - so check her out and EFA thanks sharonfosterart for her generous contribtutions to etsyforanimals store.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

STOP PRESS - Special Offer

Buy anything from the etsyforanimals shop today and get a free catnip mouse!!

See the thread for the offer here.

From the modestly priced kitty

to the extravagant and beautiful bracelet you buy yourself for Christmas - go take a look NOW!!

"Thank You" Spotlight - tackybackintime

tackybackintime hosts an Etsy shop packed with vintage 'stuff' that will delight those with sentimental thoughts of the past. Tacky is thrilled that October's Charity of the Month is a one close to her own heart"Town Cats of Ocean City" and as today is the last day for fundraising for this particular Kitty Cause head over to etsyforanimals and make your purchase today as 100% of funds raised in October help cats and kittens.

Here are some of the great things tacky has donated to the etsyforanimnals shop. A Scrappy Cat vintage pattern that is a real delight for any quilter who loves cats. Not hard to make up and even easier to buy for a quilting friend!

This Shabby Chic Pin Up will please a cat lover and a needleworker of any kind, so check them both out, and everything else that today will raise funds for EFA's Charity of the Month.

Bold and Beautiful, Black and Red

Unique Red and Black Flower Pendant was donated by Rachel of hoperenewed for the efa shop.
The pendant measures approx. 20mm and comes with your choice of silk cord.

Hoperenewed creates unique pieces of jewelry and journals, using her own collages and photos.

Be sure to stop by her shop!

Fetish Pendant by scribblenation

Cheerfully handmade and donated to etsy for animals, by Mary Helen in icy teal colors. For those who love bears and those who love those who love bears. Fetish Pendant by Scribblenation is a sterling silver wire-wrapped pendant featuring a fetish bear.

Here's a little about the artist:
"Scribble Nation is inhabited by a great many koo koo birds, but the two whose crafts and artworks you will find here on Etsy are Miss Michelle (sometimes called Mitch) and Mary Helen.".

Pretty Sea Pottery Mystery Necklace by earthdream

There is no mystery why this is such a lovely and unique necklace.
Light blue catseye, turquoise chips and a sea polished centerpiece will have you thinking of blue skies and white sandy beaches.

Pretty Sea Pottery Mystery Necklace is donated by earthdream for the etsyforanimals shop.

Earthdream specializes in wire wrapping, indian bead weaving, and quartz crystal items. Be sure to add her to your favorites!

Monday, October 29, 2007

"Thank You" Spotlight

Etsy for Animals relies on the goodwill of a great many people to raise funds, raise its profile, and keep it in visible in Treasuries and the Forum. I would like to thanks some of these in a series of short posts over the next few days, and, if you would like to draw our attention to other hard working Etsians who are supporting EFA, get in touch!

is from Cardiff, Wales with her partner, 6 cats and three dogs (all rescues). She gives 10% of her profits to animal charities. Here's a quote that sums up her conscience and her commitment to animals "I am Vegan and want to show the world that non animal garments and accessories can be fabulous. I love finding different fabrics that suit my criteria."

She is a proud member of Etsy for Animals and has committed several lovely items to to the etsyforanimals shop, including this wonderfully witty bag Vang the Vampire Cat

and a pretty feminine bag made from a lovely warm floral cotton mix fabric.

Thank you midnightrabbits for all your support and help.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

AngelQ Expressions: store spotlight

You'll find thoughtful creations at AngelQ Expressions including treasure boxes, notecards, and the Women's Wit Collection Bath and Body Products designed with clever quotes from inspirational women. When you purchase an item from the EFA section, 20% of the sale will go to AngelQ's favorite animal charities, including the Honu Project and the Wolf Mountain Sanctuary. Support Creative Intelligence!

In addition, take a look at AngelQ's recent donation to the EFA store - Peace Kanji with Buddha Quote Plaque - which has recently been sold.

Words fail me - a Treasury by Cynmb

cynmb has featured an item from the EFA shop in her treasury, it is a contemporary jewelry piece that evod donated to the EFA shop and which was featured recently here in the blog.

Congratulations to evod for being featured with her lovely piece! The whole treasury is nice to pop on over and take a look.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Two More Beauties by Dboudre

One of the EFA shop's greatest supporters, dboudre has donated these two gorgeous pieces.
Butterfly Garden necklace is a colorful array of flowers and butterflies crafted of hand-colored shrink plastic and green glass leaves.
Also this adorable frame Man's Best Friend , shaped like a bone, holds a 3 x 3 photo and features a tag that reads "Best Friend".

On your way to the efa shop, be sure to stop by dboudre's store (a.k.a El & Em Designs) and take a look around!

Lolalynn Goes Green & Gray

It's so easy to go green with these beautiful earrings donated by Lolalynn to the efa shop.

Crafted with green jade chips and pale green olive jade beads measure approximately 1 1/2 inches excluding ear wire.
Also, Gray Kitten Pearls earrings were inspired by a cat, the color of these pearls, that found her way into their hearts one stormy night.

Here is a little bit about Lolalynn:

Lynn lives in Astoria, NYC with her husband, Bill and 5 felines. When you purchase a pair of earrings from LolaLynn.etsy.com, $1 will be donated to Neighborhood Cats, NYC.

So stop by and be sure to add her to your favorites!

Proud Mary

Etsyforanimals stars in a treasury by DishfulsofDoodles with a lovely peacock theme.

Take a look at the wonderful peacocks here including this lovely one featured in etsyforanimals store!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

naidascrochet: store spotlight

Naidascrochet has recently donated this cute and wonderful Morning Dew Coffee Cup Cozie to the EFA store.

A little tid bit about naidascrochet from the artist:

All of my items are crocheted in a smoke free, crochet happy, loving home. I love to take custom orders.

I'm 30 years old, a wife, a mom of 2, and a crochet addict. I crochet nearly every day and hoard yarn and patterns like a mad woman. Crocheting is my obsession.

I've been crocheting since I was 14 years old. I love making just about anything with my crochet hook and yarn. It's like yoga for me and I find it very relaxing.

Visit my blog for more information about me or my store.

A purchase at naidascrochet supports the animals.

Featured at Art Temptations 2

Slavko is featuring the EFA store on his site Art Temptations 2. Have a look!

EFA Gets a Treasury for Christmas

Jared, one of the Flash Wizards at Etsy, is fooling around with the Treasuries again, but I'm not grumbling at I bagged one at Treasury West here for Etsy for Animals Street Team.

There is no time for me to get everyone credited with links so head up there and see some nice stuff that will encourage you to Buy Handmade this Holiday season! Can I thank sellers :- ednlesswhimsy, turquoisecat, narchi, and etsyforanimals for their lovely stuff and tell you to - go see our 24 hour Treasury!

Frightfully Delicious and No Calories Thanks Zelineuh

YUMMY! Just look at this cupcake slathered with chocolate icing. And zero calories to boot!

Okay..that's because this delectable goody is actually a Sin~free postcard.

Zelineuh has donated this Halloween Cupcake Postcard with envelope (and free shipping) to the efa store.

Remember 100% of the sales from the EFA shop goes to the Charity of the month for more information visit http://community-2.webtv.net/jedon/TOWNCATSHELPING More devilsh delights can be found at zelineuh's shop. She also runs http://www.havecakewilltravel.com/.

luckylibra has the blues (and so can you!)

Pearl-tastic Duo is a recent donation from luckylibra for the efa shop. The combination of baby blue and navy is elegant yet simple. Perfect for any outfit.
Stop by Luckylibra's shop and take advantage of her Halloween specials.
Here's a little more about this EFA shop supporter: We specialize in one of a kind jewelry. We are confident you will find something you both love and can AFFORD! Can't beat that combo with a stick, well you could...but its much more fun to wear something unique and beautiful. ;)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Backroomtreasures: store spotlight

Backroomtreasures has donated a beautfiul 4x6 matted maltese (ACEO) to the EFA shop.

Backroomtreasures is a shop featuring original artwork and reproduction limited and open edition prints, some are matted. Judy, the artist at Backroomtreasures, loves to paint animals. She has been painting for more that 18 years. Judy works in acrylic, watercolor, oils and colored pencil. Her artwork is in private collections all across the globe. Judy sells locally as well as on internet sites such as etsy. She also donates to other charities such as Kairos Prison Ministry, Autism Speaks and local animal shelters.

A purchase at Backroomtreasures supports the animals, so please visit often as new items are listed daily.

pattihaskins: store spotlight

pattihaskins recently donated one of her Big Mouth Cat Little Pillow to the EFA Store, which has recently sold.

A little tid bit about the artist and the pattihaskins shop:

Everything I make is inspired by living with six cats and three dogs, all rescues. A day doesn't go by that they don't make me smile. Therefore, I have a hard time making "serious" art. When you're surrounded by goofy creatures, goofiness seems to rule your creative output. . . or at least its that way for me. I hope that my work will make people smile the way my critters make me smile: the world needs more smiles.

Etsy for Animals! Cats

This Treasury Post has been moved. You can view it on our new website at this link:

IMPORTANT Helping animals in the CA Fire

mvegan5 has posted this information for EFA'ers and I think we can ALL help.

"patinaswings sent me info on these situations that need help rescuing animals from the Southern California fire:

Del Mar Camp Ground---Taking livestock NEEDS Hay and a lot of O2 Call 858-509-5245
The Tiauanna Equestrian Society is going out and getting horses from all over the Tiauanna Valley. They probably NEED everything including gas. Call John Gabaldon 619 920-1282 He's probably not expecting donations which will mean a lot!!!

These are just two. SPCA's will probably need a lot of help, you can do a search online."


Anyone who gets magazines can subscribe here, and 40% goes to help
animals affected by the CA fire, passed on by efaer DeborahSprague:
Doc and Wyatt have started a fund raiser to help raise money to aid in
the foster/rescue efforts of pets during the California Fires.
Magazines make a great gift or renew your own subscription - there are
pet, home and garden, sports, arts and crafts, fashion, childrens and
more to choose from all at exceptional savings and 40% of your
purchase will be sent to various rescues and shelters in California.
Please visit their fund raiser site to learn more:


So let's see what Etsers can do to help!!! Go for it people!!!!

Featured in the Storque!

EFA and the EFA Store has been featured in the Storque. The article is written by ciaralovesyou, EtsyTeams, sarawearsskirts, and is titled Etsy Teams Craftivism Special: Etsy For Animals!

ArfArfMeowMeow: store spotlight

ArfArfMeowMeow has donated several items to the EFA store such as this Bright Eyes-Dog Postage Stamp Collage. A little tid bit about the artist and the ArfArfMeowMeow shop:

100% of sales from the etsy shop - arfarfmeowmeow - supports Priest River Animal Rescue in the Idaho Panhandle. The Priest River Animal Rescue spays, neuters, vaccinates and finds homes for abandoned, lost and unwanted cats and dogs. The small shelter is kept alive through monetary donations, donations to the thrift store and etsy sales. They make a huge difference in this small timber community where the need is great.

ArfArfMeowMeow is also a part of etsyforanimals(efa) and thanks each one of you caring people. We need you.

You can see our pets on line at www.pranimalrescue.org. Belly Rubs to all!

The first picture is of Laben: While he died shortly after rescue, he was loved the last 3 days of his life by our caring volunteers. He was found starving with a belly full of bottle caps and a plastic sack.

The second picture is of Cookies, who has recently been placed with a forever family.

Puppy Dog Tails Baby Card by dboudre

dboudre has captured the essence of little boys with this precious Puppy Dog Tails Baby Card.
Its sleek modern design is great for a new baby. Blank inside. 4"x 5.5" card includes standard white envelope. The EFA shop thanks dboudre for the generous donation.

Be sure to visit dboudre's shop and check out the lovely jewelry guaranteed to bring out the princess in all us girls!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pearls Purple Handmade Goldtone Bracelet by sarahinflorida

Looking for a pretty bracelet that captures a sunny summer memory in shimmering pearls? A feminine bracelet that will not leave you stoney broke but will delight the recipient? Look no further that this Goldtone Bracelet by sarahinflorida.

She combines faux pearls and purple crystals with pearl dangles and embellishes it all with a goldtone 'insert' clasp. The bracelet measures 7 1.4 inches.

Sarah is being very generous and including a FREE stickpin because, she says, 'they go well together' AND there is also the option to purchase matching earrings for a mere $5.

You may contact Sarah directly for product information by convoing her. All other inquiries should be directed to etsyforanimals.

Flower Clay Puppy by nakedtile

Oh what a sweetie from nakedtile . If you want a little gift for Christmas to give to a friend to say 'thanks' here's a good option. This sweet and cute little puppy with a flower on her head, and a bone twirled in her tail, is just the sweetest thing, and you can turn her into a piece of jewelry or just use it decoratively! Please note that No moulds were used to make Flower Clay Puppy - she reflects the best traditions of Etsy and is 100% handmade. She measures approximately 1'' (3 cm) in length and can be gift wrapped at no extra charge.

EFA thanks nakedtile (who are Kelly and Natalie in disguise!) for this item which has been donated to the etsyforanimals shop. All proceeds (less shipping and transaction expenses) will be donated to the charity of the month.

To remind you : The October Charity of the Month is Town Cats of Ocean City. This Maryland based charity provides feral cats with food, a no-kill shelter, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and adoption.

Coco Banana Muffins by steelcitybakery

Oooh Yum YUMMMMM! Can I tempt you with Coco Banana Muffins by steelcitybakery??

You can have 8 - yes 8!! - tropical yet soothing muffins with coconut and banana. They are guaranteed fresh and no preservatives are used in the making of the muffins. Tasty, tempting and yummy, so Go On - be tempted - Give In!!!!!

Advice and information:

Shipping: USPS Priority (2-3 days) OVERNIGHT IS Preferred. Muffin Ingredients: unbleached flour, baking powder, salt, banana, unsalted butter, sugar, egg, pure vanilla extract and coconut

Items are non returnable due to health department regulations and these are custom made items. If you are allergic to nuts, PLEASE think twice before ordering. Some items may have come in contact with nuts.

steelcitybakery says : "Hi! Welcome to Steel City Bakery! We bake the most mouth watering desserts you will ever devour. If you would like a special dessert made, please don't hesitate to contact us! All items are baked fresh from scratch and contain no preservatives! We only use top notch ingredients to ensure that you have a homemade tasting product. ."

OK how can any of you US citizens resist. Make your patriotic duty to Munch for EFA!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Good Little Devil by Bmuses

This adorable decorative piece can be your choice of either a pin or magnet. This is the perfect time of the year for a little devilish behavior!

Good Little Devil by Bmuses is heart shaped and is approx. 2" x 4", a perfect miniture work of art!

Bmuses says, "All of my work is One of a Kind, you'll never see two the same (couldn't if I tried!). Everything is mixed media and lots of mosaic artwork, large and small. Custom orders would be very welcome - even installations, you can see more at www.b-muses.com."

Etsyforanimals thanks b-muses for their donation, 100% of which goes to the efa charity of the month, http://community-2.webtv.net/jedon/TOWNCATSHELPING.

Be sure to stop by.

Thank you!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Treasury by sleepingwolf

This Treasury Post has been moved. You can view it on our new website at this link:

Buy Handmade Pledge

Please read this.

It is of huge importance to all Etsians, great and small, who support Etsy for Animals. It will help us all raise the profile of everything handmade AND EFA.

Etsy Team Page ReVamp!!

In case you have not been in the Forums lately, or read The Storque, there have been big improvements to the Etsy Team Page. They are worth a look for everyone involved with Etsy for Animals

I know lots of people would not look at the Team page much as it was not a gripping read or useful for finding anything * BUT * now things are looking up!!

To quote Etsy "Teams are Etsy’s biggest and most creative grassroots engine for support, networking and marketing – for each team member’s shop, for the Teams themselves, and for Etsy as a whole". As a result of this upgrade in recognition, the Team Pages have been given a real shake up and there is a whole bundle of things helpful to Etsy teams that are now much easier to find and use.

There is a listing of all the current teams here, as well as info on starting or joining a team.

There is also a resources section that will be useful to everyone who belongs to a team, such as Etsy for Animals. Here you will find promotion downloads for buttons and badges, flyers and posters, as well as a making buttons video tutorial and stuff for your blog.

A lot of the resource stuff will be great for EFA members to use, making our presence felt, and helping animals with our funding contributions by MAKING SALES!!

There is also a BIG LIST of links for Team members to utilise - ranging from attending craft shows to classes, magazines, how-to's and kits. If you need guidance, inspiration or just a new idea, this is a great place to look.

Finally, Workshops. These are sometimes for Leaders, othertimes for all team members who want to attend. I went to the last one which was where I heard about all the new stuff that was coming up. Keep your eyes open for the open workshops, it's a place to learn a lot about Etsy, and helping OUR Team, Etsy for Animals.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Giraffe Print Earrings by dboudre

These Giraffe Print Earrings will make you feel like taking a walk on the wild side.
Created from silver findings and gorgeous lampwork focal beads, wear these day or night for instant glam! They measure approximately 1.75" from top of hoop to bottom of drop.

Dboudre says: "With the belief that every girl is a princess, El & Em Designs (a.k.a. dboudre) has unique handmade creations for the princess in all of us. We specialize in jewelry from infant to adult sizes. All of our jewelry sparkles with fine materials such as swarovski crystals and semiprecious stones.
Thank you for your generous donation to the efa shop.


Country Cat Silhouette by soandsewcrafty

This sweet calico kitty is the perfect addition to your home. Country Cat Silhouette by Soandsewcrafty has created what she says is the “purrfect” feline friend! It doesn’t shed, you don’t have to feed it and there’s no messy litter box to clean!

What's not to love? This little kitty is made from 100% cotton fabric and filled with fiberfill.
It measures approximately 8 X 8 inches. This item was donated to the etsyforanimal shop where all proceeds (less shipping and transaction expenses) will be donated to the charity of the month.
Soandsewcrafty says" -----I love taking a flat piece of cloth and transforming it into something wonderful! I sew many items from baby things to adults! I have just ventured into pet clothing recently and love it! Check out my shop and see what I've got.

Heads up for EFA Street Team members

I have just got back from an on-line Workshop hosted by Etsy, and there was news that will impact on EFA and every other Teams members.

Reports of Etsy teams have been in The Storque news recently and knowing how important the Teams are and the focus they bring, it was announced that Etsy is bringing in some rolling changes from Friday for the Street Teams; how they are organised on-line, communicated with and promoted.

Etsy is also spearheading a big initiative to encourage more handmade holiday spending. I can do no more than hint with the world 'Pledge'...... although I am sure more rumours will leak out!

This push to things handmade will be done with partners, as yet unrevealed, over the internet and, (maybe) a press campaign. It will be up to all of us to contribute with Etsy Street Teams like Etsy for Animals raising the profile 'off-line' by encouraging our friends and family to 'buy handmade'.

http://team.etsy.com/ The tabs on the Team Etsy page and The Storque are where you will be able to find news this coming Friday, and Etsy see this as a big marketing opportunity for everyone, this means, the EFA store and our own shop windows.

LUVVY the Cuddly Elephant by makeamemory

LUVVY is sure to be the hit of all your child's toys, says makeamemory! She is hand crocheted in lovely pastel colours and oozes confort and softness. Don't you wish you were a kid again! LUVVY would be a great shower gift for a new mother, and could keep watch over the newborn until it was big enough to cuddle, chew and just LOVE "LUVVY"! Our thanks to go makeamemory for this donation to EFA.

LUVVY is hand crocheted with worsted weight yarn and, for safety, the eyes are firmly secured with plastic washers. LUVVY measures to be 8 ins/20.32cm high.

makeamemory says : "My stuffed animal line is wonderful for baby showers, birthday gifts and so many more occasions. I am sure everyone would love one. I love making gifts for everyone - handmade items are so much better to receive than store bought - handmade items are made from the heart".

NOTE : "My items are made to order, please know that it will take 1-2 days for me to complete an order. I have pieces made up just need final preparations for eyes for you have a choice of sewn or plastic eyes held on by washers, then your items are completed. Thanks!!"

Big Mouth Cat Little Pillow by pattihaskins

For the cat lover with a sense of fun - how about this as a Christmas gift?

This sweet kitty by pattihaskins is fun and just a perfect little bit of whimsy to adorn that boring corner of your work surface, or pop on your desk and make you smile as you fight your way up through the daily paperwork.

Thie cuddly pink cat has been crafted from her own original design in pink ultrasuede, so soft to pet. pattihaskins own cat drawing is appliqued to the front with machine embroidery and the beads are from a no longer in business millinery supply store that used to have the coolest window displays in downtown Dallas. They are vintage fifties era beads, hand sewn to the surface. Kitty is weighted with aquarium gravel then fiberfill and is 4.5"/11.43cm x 3.5"/8.89cm in size.

pattihaskins says : "I like to draw. I like to sew. I like to crochet. I have combined all my likes into the creations I offer for sale. I hope you enjoy your visit and that what you see in my shop makes you smile."

Great! Thanks pattihaskins for a cute piece for the EFA shop.

Even Cow Girls Get the Blues Card by sharonfosterart

Even Cow Girls Get the Blues Card by sharonfosterart is a fun card and features a print of one of the artists original paintings of navy blue cows on a blue background. As she says "These girls sport some lovely long lashes". The card is also embellished with further painted decoration by the artist, and is suitable for framing.

Description :- The card is blank on the inside so you can add your own message. Card measures 5 x 7 ins. (12.7 x 17.78 cms). There is a small white border around the print on the center, and the card comes with a white envelope inside a cellophane sleeve.

EFA thanks sharonfosterart for her donation to the EFA cause!

3 The Question Greeting Cards by mvegan5

Etsy for Animals has one of its strongest supporters in mevgan5, EFA group leader.

These cards are a thoughtful comment on the gentleness of animals, which is captured in her unique style, and their more questionable treatment by human beings. There are three (3) blank 5x7" greeting cards with a reproduction of a painting by Michele. See her shop at mvegan5, where 10% goes to the efa charity of the month.

NOTE :- The full price of this item goes to the Charity of the Month.

Annies Pattern Club-2 Books by tackybackintime

tackybackintime focuses part of her talents on unique vintage craft and sewing items like these two hard to find books from Annies Pattern Club. She gives us a good idea of what is in each book :-

"Booklet one has the most adorable crocheted shaggy puppies I have ever seen! These would make wonderful gifts! Plus crochet coffee klatch doilies, plastic canvas birdhouse basket sewing a doggie dusting buddy, and to fit the season a plastic canvas witch to hang on your door! Plus crochet a witch decoration" and,

"Booklet two starts with Cross Stitch; patterns for Scotties for kitchen towels and cat potholders. Adorable. There is also patterns for needlepoint jewelry, sewing a Victorian lady towel hoop, knitting mother and daughter sweaters, knitting a doll house rug, plus crocheting a shamrock afghan."

There is something here whether you enjoy crochet, sewing, knitting, cross-stitch or knitting.

Thanks to tackybackintime for this addition to EFA!

6 Old Fashioned Gingerbread Mini Bundt Cakes by everythingitalian

Something to tempt the food loving Esty buyer.

6 Old Fashioned Gingerbread Mini Bundt Cakes by everythingitalian and it can be yours right now. There are those who bake like angels, and those of us who eat the results. EFA's thanks go to everythingitalian - yum!

everythingitalian says about the Gingerbread Mini Bundt Cakes :

"These are wonderful little cakes. Each one is a perfect single serving. Rich and moist with the comforting taste of old fashioned gingerbread. Each cake is topped with a cinammon glaze. They have all the taste and smells of fall.They are baked fresh and shipped to you my bake goods are never pre frozen so you can freeze them if you would like. You will receive 6 mini cakes in this order."

You may contact everythingitalian directly for product information.

From everythingitalian :- "The recipes I use although worn and tattered are very special to me.Baking is a very important part of my life. They have been passed down from generation to generation. Tradition is a big part of our family ,spending time together,sharing food and laughter it is those things that make life good........."

SUGAR KISSES earrings by artbysusmitha

These Sugar Kisses are the perfect small feminine Christmas gift. Our thanks go to artbysusmitha, proud member of EFA, for donating these lovely earrings.

They are small dangles, 1 1/2 inches (35mm) each and are made of Red Japanese glass cube beads, silver plated beads, sterling silver headpins, with pure/fine silver wire ear hooks. The earring hooks are tiny, just about 10 mm in length.

From artbysusmitha:- "Susmitha offers her artwork at her etsy shop, where she provides unique handcrafted beads and jewelry.

Important Shipping Information
This item is shipped directly from artbysusmitha in India. Shipments from India take approximately 15 days. Please direct your shipping questions to the artist.

Chic Enough by evod

If you think contemporary jewelery is expensive and out of your reach - think again! Chic Enough by Etsy artisan evod is a modern and fun piece that you can really enjoy and have - right now!

The centerpiece, a blocked grid, is shiny gold-plated, and its contemporary classic looks means you can wear it with anything. The necklace is meant to be worn short and the chain is approx. 13.0" long (6.5" drop) while centerpiece is about 2.75" wide.

From evod : Mandy designs and makes all her pieces, using unconventional materials such as timepieces and fabric centerpieces. She loves to expose herself to different forms of arts and designs to gain inspiration for her pieces." She has a section that gives 100% to Etsy for Animals' animal charities. You may contact Mandy directly for product information.

Floral Brocade Tarot Bag by sleepingwolf

This Floral Brocade Bag from sleepingwolf is made out of a beautiful soft white brocade. It has floral designs all over it in many different colors including red, pink, green, blue, and goldand is lined in teal silk taffeta that stands out nicely on the pouch.

The bag has a beautiful burgundy satin woven cord for a drawstring that goes perfectly with the designs on the pouch. Great to use as a tarot bag, drawstring pouch, or an evening bag. It goes with anything and any occasion, a small and gracious bag.

Dimensions : 5.75 inches long by 4.75 inches wide.

From sleepingwolf "My name is Monique and I enjoy making unusual jewelry and sewing. My mother, Sharon helps me sometimes to create unique items in her spare time and sews pillows and quilts and bags. I joined Etsy in order to share my creations and also to help save money for college. My reason for joining also was because I love handmade creations and this is one place there is a large variety available."

This item is shipped directly from New Mexico, USA. Please direct your shipping questions to Monique.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Custom Banner and Avatar for your store-start from scratch by simplydesign

This an offer you can't refuse from simplydesign. A Custom Banner and Avatar designed 'from scratch' for you, with your total input - and the money goes to Etsy for Animals - how cool is that. A new look for your Etsy store, and a donation to our charity of the month so; need an Holiday re-fit for your shop front? Fancy a change; revamp or breath of fresh air? NOW is the time and simplydesign is THE place!

simplydesign says :- This package includes a full design service package including brainstorming with you, idea development, creation and production of one ETSY banner and Avatar set for your store. This listing can also be used for design of a banner for your own personal web site or blog. Please be sure to let me know your use so we can get the appropriate size..........

......100% satisfaction guaranteed! Experience the difference of a graphic designer specializing only in creating a brand for you! Take advantage now of my low introductory ETSY pricing! 15% off when ordering more than one item...save on creating a total brand identity!

From her shop intro
"Simply Design is simply design...we specialize in bringing to life your unique character! Custom ETSY store banners, blog banners, avatars, business cards, postcards, tags, web development, newsletters and more!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Baby Dolphin by wumpus

A beautiful and thoughtful statement is captured in this elemental little Baby Dolphin created by wumpus in response to the loss of another of the Earth's valuable species, the Yangtzee Dolphin, which was declared Extinct on 12th September 2007.

wumpus tells us : "Made of polymer clay, this pensive dolphin measures 2.25" long, 1" tall and 1" wide, and I glazed her with glitter to cheer her up a little bit."

About wumpus :- "Is that a tombstone watering another tombstone...? A slice of toast? A robot? It's a Wumpus, a magical creature that is curious about all the wonderfully silly things in life, loves to play and vows to never grow up.

When the days get too serious, the wumpus in me begs to jump out and be silly giddy happy. I love hiding out and creating imaginary friends and telling stories about them. They often materialize in the form of drawings, photos, polymer clay creatures, short stories, and live on tee shirts, post cards, stickers, and whatever other crazy stuff I come up with.

I also love taking cell phone photos of random things and they often become beautiful abstract images, a little eerie and mysterious at times. Prints of these photos coming soon...

I also do commissioned work - see Commissioned Work section and convo me."

Give a Hoot by boulderglassmonkey

Do you like your colours to reflect Autumn? Then this 'Give a Hoot' bead from boulderglassmonkey is definitely worth a look!

She says " The leopard cares...

The owl gives a hoot...

Won't you?

By purchasing this 1 1/4' reddish-brown spotted pendant you will be helping animals that cannot help themselves. And of course, you need this glass lampwork pendant to go with your whole fall wardrobe. It is on 14K gold wire with two light brown wooden beads. This glass bead was handmade by boulderglassmonkey in her Colorado studio, cleaned thoroughly, and kilned annealed for a lifetime of wear."

NOTE : A chain is NOT included in this listing. Please contact Boulder Glass Monkey for a custom gauge and length gold chain if desired.

About the seller : Boulder Glass Monkey (the Monkey = Joy) is a proud member of EFA. Joy is a lampwork glass artist and has a studio near Boulder, Colorado. She has been a veterinary technician for 12 years and a human nurse for 4 years and is dedicated to relieving the suffering of all living things. In her spare time (what's that?!) she enjoys making and selling kooky, colorful jewelry to the masses

The Classic Collection - Madison Gre

EFA has a lot of wonderful merchandise coming on-line with our Etsy Sellers giving us great support. Start your Christmas shopping here with Madison Gre :-

This lovely diamond white lace and olive green clutch is a classic. Simple lines, fine detail and smooth zipper make this clutch timeless. This clutch will never go out of style and will be a great addition to any outfit. Casual enough for day time attire, but sophisticated enough for evening.

* Exterior: diamond white lace over olive green fabric
* Interior: light tan lining
* Dimensions: H 4.5”, W10”
* Closure: Zipper
* Handle: None
* Interface: Yes

"Madison Gré is a proud member of EFA. Our on-line boutique offers one of a kind handmade vintage and ethnic inspired handbags, plus the latest must have accessories to complete that perfect outfit".

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Halloween with Etsy for Animals

This Treasury Post has been moved. You can view it on our new website at this link:

Bright Eyes-Dog Postage Stamp Collage

This lovely stamp collage is another delight from arfarfmeowmeow and this one will appeal to every dog lover! The Bright Eyes-Dog Postage Stamp Collage is mounted under a layer of clear Baroque Glass. It measures 2" x 3" and features scalloped edging of silver solder that delicately echoes the edging of the doggie stamp. The back is a piece of recycled copper and has a eye ring for attaching beads. It's just so cute!

SHIPPING : arfarfmeowmeow ships for free in the US and everywhere. You may contact arfarfmeowmeow directly for product information by convoing her

All proceeds (less shipping and transaction expenses) will be donated to the charity of the month and our thanks go to arfarfmeowmeow for her continued support of EFA.

Bling Bling Ring Sterling Silver and Pink Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline is the birthstone for October - but anyone who loves pink will love this ring made by leeloostudio.

It's a cocktail style ring made from sterling silver and with a four prong setting containing an emerald cut synthetic pink tourmaline that measures 8 x 10 mm. The band and setting are polished to a shiny finish and the sides of the band have a textured finish. All edges are burnished to a high shine.

This item was donated to the etsyforanimal shop by leeloostudio, a proud member of the Etsy For Animal Street Team (EFA). All proceeds (less shipping and transaction expenses) will be donated to the charity of the month.

March for Peace

This March for Peace Onesie has been donated to EFA by allycatbaby. 100% of the proceeds less transactions costs will be donated to the EFA Charity of the Month.

These cute little onesies are made from 100% Cotton and are machine washable and dryable.

There are many sizes to choose from:- NB, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months. allycatbaby ships locally and Internationally but remember that you will need to convo allycatbaby for an accurate quote.

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