Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

The Etsy shop, Hearts for Haiti is up and running! There is the shop address, http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartsforHaiti. Please consider making a purchase to such a worthy cause that Doctors Without Borders provides. Thanks!

As of today, Hearts for Haiti has raise $4000. A big thanks to all the peeps who donated and to those who have purchased!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Etsy for Haiti

In light of the tragedy in Haiti there will be an Etsy shop set up and accepting item donations to sell and then donate the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders.

Here is the Etsy shop address, http://www.etsy.com/shop/heartsforhaiti

Here is the blog address, http://www.etsyforhaiti.blogspot.com/

And here is the email address to contact those accepting donations, etsyforhaiti@gmail.com

All of the sites are brand new and just starting, here is the Etsy thread with the information, http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6404152&page=57

Please donate what you can, thank you, Susan

Monday, January 11, 2010

the new year, an old tradition

it does hold promise doesn't it? a new year, a new way, a new... i laugh, i know myself way too well to change that much! alrighty then! let's get on with it!

in many ways i do love tradition. when i found this wonderful artist and her work on etsy i knew i wanted some of her work because it invoked tradition, some of the traditional fiber artwork that i first discovered when i was 8 or 9 years old and became enthralled with fiber, embroidery, embellishment, crochet and knitting.

Nothingbutstring uses the traditional form of crochet but with a new modern twist. her 'autumn sprigs and flowers' speaks traditional art form crochet in a modern bracelet. her 'autumn leaves bracelet' combines handmade Irish crochet and Victorian beaded style, in this gorgeous piece. but it's her baskets that become an incredible piece of artwork! please check out her shop, there are few more treasures to be found. it's always refreshing to find original work in a traditional form, lovely work by this artist, thank you Emily!