Thursday, July 31, 2008
Besides soliciting my friends and family I have decided to crochet an afghan to raffle off. I also had the idea to make pink lip balm cozies that I could sell with all monies going towards the walk. I just needed to find some pink ribbon buttons. Gillian from Gillian Beads offered to give it and try. And oh my goodness. The buttons she has created are beautiful! I have only seen pictures and I'm anxiously awaiting for them to be finished and shipped so I can make some. Gorgeous.
Then Danielle from DZDesigns contacted me and offered to donate cards to sell with the proceeds going towards the walk! She has fantastic cards, I buy cards from her often! She made some breast cancer awareness cards that were even given out in the bags at What A Pair 6. A celebration of duets to benefit Breast Cancer Research (lots of celebs there!) So she's pretty amazing. Not only her work, but her generosity in supporting such a wonderful cause.
And can you believe PaisleyBaby has also offered to make card holders with some gorgeous breast cancer awareness fabric. Card holders to be used for business cards, gift cards or credit cards!
Canadian crafters are awesome and these three have been amazing. I just wanted to give a huge shout out to them for helping make this journey such a success.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I also had another fundraising idea. I make lip balm cozy key chains. I thought it would be great to make them with a pink ribbon button and sell them. All proceeds to go toward The Weekend To End Breast Cancer.
As I type Gillian from Gillian Beads has a test button in the kiln. Yes! She is making handmade lamp work buttons! I can't wait to see it. I LOVE Gillian's buttons. They're sooo pretty. She mades beautiful beads too, of course I'm partial to her buttons. hehe And I have no doubt the button she's making now will look fantastic on the lip balm cozy! Thank you Gillian!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
The afghan kit arrived Friday. Yay! I started Friday night. I was tired and wasn't counting properly so I had to rip out quite a bit. As of yesterday morning this was my progress on the afghan. It's coming along. It's going to be big! And it's sooo soft. Made from 100% acrylic.
The first picture shows you the full length of the afghan. Not a great picture, but it gives you an idea. The second picture shows a bit more of the detail. This is half of the pattern length.