24 June 2010

Project 8 Completed!

Well, I did it! I made a washrag every day for the past two weeks. I'm going to make one more, and then ship all 15 down to the Gulf Coast to clean up wildlife impacted by the oil spill.

Reaching my goal is satisfying, and I know the washrags are for a worthy cause. Plus, it was a great way to use up odds and ends of cotton yarn!

These pictures are of the ones I made this past week. They look pretty all lined up together!

I am still running fundraising sales in my Etsy and Bonanzle shops, at least until the end of July. Be sure to stop by!

Don't forget to smile, and have a great day!
~ miss chris

14 June 2010

Project 8 Update

Here is a picture of the washrags I made the past four days. In addition to making a washrag a day for Craft Hope's Project 8, I have also decided to run fundraising promotions in two of my online shops.

From now through July 31, 2010, 25% of EVERY sale on http://www.designsbymisschris.etsy.com/ will be donated to the cleanup effort!

There is also a "Gulf Coast Wildlife Cleanup" section on www.bonanzle.com/booths/designsbymisschris where 25% of the proceeds will be donated as well. See something you like in my booth that isn't in that section? Let me know, and I'll move it over there for you!

Any of you doing something for the relief effort? I'd love to hear about it!
~ miss chris

10 June 2010

A Washrag a Day Wipes the Oil Away!

Hi there everyone!

Yesterday I found out about Craft Hope's Project 8. They are collecting handmade cotton washrags and handtowels to clean dolphins, turtles, and other wildlife that are dirty with spilled oil.

I decided to try to make at least one washrag every day for the next 2 weeks! Here's a picture of yesterday's and today's. (and please excuse the quality of the picture - my camera died last week, so I am forced to use my cell phone instead!)

Here's the link to Craft Hope's website, in case any of my fellow crafters are interested in participating.

~ miss chris