Friday, March 25, 2011
Year (Oh, it's just been a week!) of the Rabbit
Whew, what a week this has been! I can't believe that Crafting for Courage, which began with a heartfelt email plea from Joanie of ninimakes just a week ago, has come together the way it has. A billion, trillion, googolplex thanks to all of you who have come out to support the sale as shoppers and as makers (and sometimes both--I've had a hard time giving everyone else a chance at all of the beautiful creations that have been offered through this benefit sale!). The rush of support for the people, and specifically the children, of Japan has been enormous. Together we have provided a donation many times over what we could have given individually. Thank you!
I made a record four Crafting for Courage bunnies yesterday, and I will be sending bunnies out to their new homes today. I don't want to get too far behind on filling my pre-orders, so the bunnies I made yesterday have already been spoken for. More bunny making today, woven in between family and school obligations, and I plan to post more in the shop over the weekend and on Monday, the last day of the sale.
I have to give a shout out to my family as well, my craft widow of a husband and my craft-orphaned children. They have been tremendously excited about this sale, and so supportive. When my husband and daughter left last night for a school function, my youngest looked at me and said, "You know what this means? Bunny time!" And we both rushed down to our basement crafting room for more sewing time together. He is the guy responsible for choosing the bunny tails and button eyes, just so you know!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends! And don't forget to stop in and check out the Etsy shops of the Crafting for Courage sellers. Crafters are continuing to list items for the Crafting for Courage sale, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Save the Children Japan Earthquake Tsunami Relief Fund.
Local chatter from ZenCrafter at 9:02 AM