Saturday, June 27, 2009

2010 Weekend To End Breast Cancer

As I've mentioned I'm once again planning to raise $2000 and walk 60 km next June for the Weekend To End Breast Cancer.

Of course fundraising is a huge part of this. All funds raised go to support the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation to support ground breaking research. More information and information on donating can be found at A tax receipt will be automatically issued for direct donations.

Out team has many fundraising activities planned. It's my personal goal to attempt to reach over $100 by July 15. In an effort to do that I've decided to donate 80% of all items sold from either my Etsy shop or my iCraft shop that has pink in it (even if it's just the centre of a flower!) to The Weekend To End Breast Cancer until July 15! Even custom orders!

If you've been thinking about purchasing a hat now would be a great time. Please help spread the word and help support an amazing cause. If you have any questions you're welcome to email me too!


Friday, June 26, 2009

Oh The Hats I've Made

Life has not slowed down. I've been busy busy busy doing landscaping projects and despite saying I was going to take this year off I have already signed up to do the 2010 60km Weekend To End Breast Cancer walk. Not only as a participant - but this time as a team captain! Our team the Groovy Boobie Girls is currently made up of 6 women. My goal was 7 but it looks like we may have 10! How great is that. 10 women means $20,000 towards ALL Women's cancers. Amazing!

And of course I've been making hats. I've been busy working on the order of 84 hats. 28 hats are done, working on the flowers for those hats then darn and sew them on. 1/3 of the order will be done. My goal is to have the first third done by the end of next weekend. And here are a bunch of other hats I've been making - custom orders.
I love how this wee hat turned out. All soft ecru with a pale sage green in the center. It's gorgeous and so classy.
These are a bunch of hats I made to take to one of the local stores. I've been trying to make more to bring her because they keep selling but I'm only a one woman show! lol
And these hats were also a custom order for the store too. A woman hat come in and wanted to get her grandbaby a hat and asked if she could get a matching one for Mom and one for Dad too!
This past week a had a couple emails asking me for some quick hats for baby pictures. This cute hat was for a wee one. I had made a 0-3mth size but then found out she was just a wee one so I quickly made a newborn hat. Good thing - the newborn hat fit her perfectly!
And I finished this cute baby boy hat yesterday for another local photographer. Love the white with the robins egg blue! Can't wait to see the pictures :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Where Have I Been?

I've been saving lives! Well - it sounds a bit dramatic but I just finished the 2 day, 60km Weekend to End Breast Cancer where our team of 5 women raised over $12,000 to help find a cure for Breast Cancer. There was a shirt in one of the tents that I almost bought "Someone I loves saved lives this weekend" Loved it.

And organizing a fair at a local school. Things like that sure suck up a lot of time, but so worth it!

I've been busy working on orders and getting them sent off and not a lot of time has been spent on taking pictures. Hopefully I'll get back into that swing of things soon!

Thanks for sticking around!