Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Have a Heart, for one of the best cuases I know of!

Here's a chance to help an artisan's family and win a beautiful handmade quilt in the process.

JoAnn, of Pieceful Afternoon, is trying to raise the $25,000 copay that is required for her husband Don's open heart surgery.

To raise the money that is needed for the surgery, JoAnn is actually holding a raffle which gives everyone out there the opportunity to win a gorgeous quilt. A quilt which just happens to be Don's all time favorite quilt.

One look at this quilt and one cannot help but smile! "Grandmother's Flower Garden" will fit a double sized bed and was created using tone on tone bright cheery colors A quilt like this is sure to become the favorite in any household. Imagine snuggling up beneath this beauty made from 100% cotton.

Not only are you getting the chance to win a gorgeous quilt but you're also helping a fellow artisan's family! Now that is a true reason to smile.
Please do not mention raffle if you donate beacuase PayPal will shut down her account.

Head over and find out how you can be entered into the raffle. One major way you can help is spreading the word! Blog about it and pass the word along (this will get you some entries by the way)! Feel free to copy and paste this post.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Happily Handmade

Hey Bloggers!! It's been a while, I know. I'm back now and the topic for today is "happily handmade". Why is "hand made" so special to me? It's because I have yet to meet (virtually or otherwise) an artisan/crafter that creates because they "have to". To me, this makes handmade so much more special. There are no aweful 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts on hard concrete floors running machinery that mass produces the items we make. No assembly line where you put in your pieces of the puzzle and send the rest down to the next person. Each and every minute that goes into handmade items is done with love, care, and passion. Each and every artisan I have encountered loves what they do. While many still have to work those full or part time jobs to make ends meet, they still find the time to craft their OOAK items, and put them out there for the rest of the world to enjoy. That being said, I hope everyone enjoys today's spotlight!! PiratePixieCrew makes some of "the most stylin'" knitted and crocheted items I've ever encountered!! I absolutely adore her work and I know you will too!!!

Bye for now. Please follow along for new spotlights. C ya' on the net peeps!!

>>>(psst...clicking on the pic will take you directly to the listng!)




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