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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cards4Cancer Update

First off, let me apologize to everyone for taking so long to update this!! When I began working full time I expected my time would be pinched, but didn't realize to what extent! 

All through March, we told you about Cards4Cancer, an awesome program from the people at Spirit Jump who many of our members are connected with. Spirit Jump is all about making the lives of those with cancer a little bit brighter. So they planned one entire day called Cards4Cancer for April 15th, 2010. One of our founders, Merry, was integral in making sure Handmade Louisiana's part in C4C happened!

On Monday, April 12, Merry dropped off 81 cards to the Mary Bird Perkins  
Cancer Center in Covington.  They offer radiation therapy to cancer patients in 5 
locations in Louisiana. Mike Miranda received the cards and sent a letter of thank you to us afterwards.

Jackie with Primo's Pawtourage/2 Virgos Designs also sent two nice  bars of 
handmade soap.

Natalie with Scriveners Retreat sent a wonderful cardinal plushie to give  
to a patient with Multiple Myleoma in honor of her Dad.

Merry donated 9 hand knit hats.

Cards were sent by Amy of Mama's Little Monkeys, Merry of CheeseandChocolate as well as by Yamarilet of Etco, Lora of Precious Metals, and by Cadette Girl Scout Troop 31224 in Mandeville.

We were very pleased to be a part of Cards4Cancer, even on a small scale. I hope Spirit Jump continues to do Cards4Cancer and even if one card can bring a smile to someone's face then our job is done.

Thanks to all who participated, it means more than you'll ever know!

~~Amy and Merry

Saturday, May 22, 2010

May's Craft a Long Winner is................

This beautiful bustier from Trapped in Time Designs.

Congratulations to Trapped in Time Designs for winning with this beautiful piece and thanks to all who entered!!


Saturday, May 8, 2010

May Craft a Long--Time to Vote!!!

This month's theme is Flowers and Greenery since May seems to be the time of flowers and showers and green things everywhere!! Please choose the items you feel best fits the theme "Flowers and Greenery" and vote in the left sidebar. (You may vote on multiple items.) Good luck to our fabulous members and thanks for voting!!

Entry ONE
Pink/Green Spring Flip Flop by NolaNuks

Entry TWO
Spring Green Nursing Cover by Covers by Corinna
Handmade nursing cover in fabulous spring green pattern. 

Secret Garden Necklace by etco
Beautiful Czech Glass Bell Flowers are wire wrapped in Antique Brass and combined with a Verdigris Patina Brass Leaf. Hang from a delicate Antique Brass chain.

Entry FOUR
Hand Stamped Domed Name & Birthstone by Charmies

Entry FIVE
Spring Flower Woven Headband by Quibby's Bows
Spring is here, flowers are blooming, and the grass is finally growing! This headband will make your head match the new "life" all around. It is woven with four different ribbons and topped with a set of two flowers and one bow.

Entry SIX
Ruffle Pillowcase Dress by Bellabug

Yellow Daisy on Crocheted Headband by Stitches in Cotton
Great way to dress up any outfit and the headband won't leave marks.

Flower Frame from Embellished Bayou
Custom Handpainted Frame with flower & bow from Embellished Bayou 

Entry NINE
Knitted Flower Headband by GARsticksandstring
I knitted this headband just in time for spring! I knitted the yellow flower and knitted and felted the circle it is layered on top of. Then I just attached them both to a blue headband I purchased locally!

Entry TEN
Rose Bud Ring by DebiDeaux

The Botanical Gardens Bustier by Trapped in Time Designs
 A gorgeous bustier--just in time for summer! Fabric has a lovely botanical embroidered print--perfect for any wardrobe!

Aqua & Red Wreath-- by BabooBabeau
Handmade felt flower wreath with red vintage button detailing. Perfect for any front door or room decor!

Garden Party Necklace by Flambeaux Design Company

This necklace is made from seven hand sculpted polymer clay flowers and accented with antique finish copper and glass beads. The flowers range in size from 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 inch in diameter.

Floral Skirted Diaper Cover with Tee by Vivy's Closet

Ginkgo Pink Handpainted Silk Scarf by Splendiferous Fiber 
Handpainted 100% silk scarf in shades of pink with sunprinted details, metallic gold and pearlescent magenta overprinting and metallic gold speckles. Long enough to use as a sash as well as neck scarf. 10.5 x 59 inches of pure color.

Flower Headband by Knitzy
Hand knit blue headband with hand knit turquoise flower by KnitZy.com

flower patch by Jodie Flowers

Not so Square Flower Earrings by Gaudet's Gems

Echinachea Bloom  by MillerLine
 watercolor painting on canvas

Magnolia Clippie and Headband by PolkaDotDesigns
 This was a customer request for a purple magnolia hair clippie to match her daughter's pageant dress. When she asked me if I could do it, I said, "Oh, sure!" But, when I hung up the phone I didn't have a clue what to do. I played around with my ribbon and came up with this. I'm not sure how much it resembles a magnolia, but she loved it.

Moda Pink and Green Flower Badge Reel ID Holder/Keychain by BadgeReels
Hold your ID or keys in style with this nifty badge reel made from a fabric covered button!


Don't let your favorite artisan lose!! :) The winner is up to YOU! Thanks for voting!

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