Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hearts for Haiti on the Mercantile

It's no secret that the artists of TDIPT have some of the very biggest hearts. Some of the TDIPT artists wish to help those in Haiti by giving the proceeds from a piece of their work to charity to help aid those in need after this horrible earthquake.
Please be sure to check out the Merc for the very best in handmade folk art and to see how you can Have a Heart for Haiti!
I have 2 pieces up right now, and tomorrow I will be adding my little heart ornie to go for charity. I just could not get the pics today.
Be Mine Valentine Doll

Spring Thyme Rabbit

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hope in our Hearts

It's so hard to imagine the devastation over in Haiti! I've been watching the coverage since the earthquake, and each night I just shake my head b/c it is so difficult to fathom the depth of suffering that so many are now forced to endure. Things just seem to get worse, and it's b/c of the mass devastation. People are helping, we, the United States, and so many other countries are there to help but it just isn't enough. It's so hard to remain hopeful, but we must! I saw today that they pulled a 70 year old woman out of the rubble, and she seems to be OK after a week with no food or water. Yes, I guess we must have hope!
While I was watching the coverage, they were showing how the search dogs go into the rubble, and right in the middle of harms way to alert the rescuers if someone is in there needing to be rescued. They are responsible for saving so many lives. Without them, people in need of help may be overlooked. They go where man can't or won't go unless he knows there is someone in there. It's amazing to me that these creatures, (appropriately titled mans best friend) are so very valuable to us, yet some still regard them only as property and wouldn't even think of letting them in their house.
I want to help in this disaster too, as so many do. I think it's just in our nature to want to help one another when it is needed. With so much overwhelming sorrow, there is some comfort to be found in seeing so many working together to help these victims.
My "Hope in our Hearts" doll is going on ebay tomorrow, and while I would love to give 100% to charity, I cannot at this time, but I do want to donate 50% to a charity. I'm not sure yet what one I'm going to give to. I'm struggling, really struggling with this one. I tend to want to give to the animals first, b/c it seems not enough is ever done for them, but seeing so many people in need over there, it has me wondering if it's the right thing to do in this case, but after seeing these search dogs tonight, it reminded me that without help, these dogs could not be trained, and many are just shelter dogs who would otherwise be put to sleep. I feel strongly there is a need to help the people who make it possible for us to have these wonderfully trained 4 legged helpers, as they have helped the people of Haiti and will continue to help people in future disasters, so I think I'm going to be donating the money to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in utah. They do so much good for so many, and they sent me an email saying they have been asked by many to go down to Haiti to help, and they will. They never put an animal down and they work feverishly to rehabilate an animal, even if it takes years, and yes, some of them have gone on to be therapy or working dogs!
I don't know if Ebay's Missionfish offers that charity, but I will give it more thought, and find one that I feel comfortable with, but rest assured, that helping the animals, is helping the people in the long run.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Simply Primitive

That's where you'll find this guy tonight.
I'm running a little late for my 15th of the month update, but Sharon was kind enough to let me slide.
Thanks Sharon!

I know I've not had anything to talk about here on my blog lately other than my work. I don't mean to be self serving, it's just that time of the year, and like so many others, these winter months always have me feeling a little blah, so I muddle through as best I can. I know that once Spring is within reach, I'll feel rejuvinated, and more inclined to talk.

Until then...I'll just keep sewing.
I feel ashamed to feel blah with the horrible conditions in Haiti, but I'm going to make a little something for ebay to go towards helping those effected by such devastation. It's so very sad.

With a grateful heart, I Thank you for stopping by :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Alice and the White Rabbit....

are coming to Ebay tonight.
I can hardly wait for March 5th. That's the day that Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (starring Johnny Depp) hits theatres!
In the meantime I've enjoyed bringing a couple of the characters to life.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Coming to Ebay

Abe's coming to ebay tonight, and so is this sweet little girl

She's hoping to find a new home :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

I'm a little late, but sure wanted to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year!
I am so happy to be able to say bye-bye to 2009, and I am looking forward to this new year and decade, and hoping it brings us all good health, much happiness and plenty of prosperity!

Here are my first offerings for the new year. They're Key To My Heart angels, and they are so sweet in person. They are just right for Valentines day, and perfect to give to your someone special as a gift!
They're available on TDIPT Mercantile and starting this evening, I'm going to be offering a discount.
Thank you for stopping by :)