Friday, September 30, 2011
All Pink ~ All Month!
As many Etsy sellers and followers do, I receive an email with featured themes on Etsy every day. They are always so cleverly put together and feature incredible products ~ I am usually tempted to buy at least a couple of things! So today when I received the October Shopping Guide and scrolled down thru the delicious temptations, I was thrilled to see my knit hat featured!
Breast Cancer Awareness has long been a cause near and dear to me. Two maternal aunts suffered for years with the disease and the miserable, painful side effects from treatment (they have both since passed). A few years ago my Mom (who luckily has remained disease-free) volunteered to be part of a clinical study for some experimental drugs ~ hoping to help her sisters. I've had my own scares (and scars) over the years and I'm one of the lucky ones ~ so far I've dodged the bullet.
So when I started my Etsy shop 2.5 years ago, I knew I wanted to do something to support the cause. The main focus of my shop are my Wee Ones and Liten Venns - little stuffed animals. So every September and October a lot of pink pops up in my shop with my BC Buddies. I also do consignment with seven stores across the country and am so happy that five of them partner with me in this effort every year.
Last year I discovered knitting looms and got slightly addicted. So, although I have yet to figure out how to fashion a stuffed animal on one, I do enjoy making knit hats. It's a perfect pastime for those long winter nights by the fire. I decided to add a few BC Beanies to my shop, with a focus on breast cancer patients who often need something warm for their sweet heads. (I plan to add more in just a few days.)
10% of the sale of each BC Beanie and BC Buddy goes to Susan G Komen for the Cure. I look forward to the day when that organization will no longer be needed... because we've found a cure.