Thursday, March 24, 2011
Crafting for Courage Finds
I'm thrilled to announce that the Crafting for Courage online sale to benefit Japanese relief efforts is now LIVE. Click the Crafting for Courage banner at the top of the blog to check out the site for some treats for the home, family, and self. Be sure to scroll down through all of the posts to see all of the beautifully made items created with heart and soul. I hope you'll support the sale by purchasing an item or spreading the word. The sale runs through Monday, March 28.
I couldn't be prouder to have my bunnies part of such a positive project and with such an amazing group of women. I made the original one for my son as we were crafting together one Saturday morning. He carried it to school with him for an entire week, loved it, cuddled it, showed it off to his friends. When I told him that I would be making and selling more bunnies to raise money to help the people in Japan affected by the earthquake, he was excited but a little worried. He found a Sharpie marker and wrote "2" (it was the second bunny we made) and a heart on his bunny to make sure it wouldn't be sold.
As the rabbits have multiplied in our crafting area this week, my son has been having fun introducing his bunny to the new bunnies in their baskets. He has made blankets for them and wants to go to the thrift store to buy them clothes. Of course he knows what the bunnies' favorite kind of music is: hip hop. I'm glad that he has an "action" figure that is handmade and that he can pour his own imagination into.
You can purchase a bunny of your own through my Etsy shop. I will be donating all of the proceeds of the sale to the Save the Children Japan Earthquake Tsunami Relief Fund.
In the next week or so I will be sewing more bunnies to fill pre-orders from family and friends. I'm also working on a pattern for the bunnies that I will try to list in the Etsy shop once it's been tested. It would be fun to see how other crafters interpret the Crafting for Courage Bunny, and I can't wait to try the pattern with some recently thrifted fabrics.
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