Sunday, January 16, 2011

Carve Your Love Into A Tree for Valentine's Day, and Raise Money for Min's Upcoming Heart Surgery

What better way to show your love than to carve it into a tree!

I wanted to create a Valentine's Heart themed necklace in a woodsy girl style, rather than the more traditional heart shaped necklace. I hammered a wood grain pattern into the copper, and added the oh so cute "i HEART u."

NOW, what really makes this necklace special... It is actually a fundraiser necklace. From now until Valentine's Day, all profits from sales of this design will go to the Mattson family, who are adopting four year old Min from China, and bringing her home to Ketchikan.

You can follow their experiences at Long story short, Min not only needs a family...she also needs to have open heart surgery as soon as possible. The Mattsons are trying to expedite the process so she can have the best chance at a healthy life. I really admire their choice to help Min and welcome her into their family. I also thought it was beyond appropriate to dedicate this heart themed necklace to her.

So, if you purchase or wear this necklace, know that you also had a hand in helping Min to have a healthy life with her new family!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Did you know... Santa's Reindeer live in Ketchikan, Alaska?


What are your favorite traditions and outings during the holiday season?


My scarf? It was made by Lauren, from Lolly's Yarn Basket

One of my very favorite scarves was knit with a gorgeous dark purple yarn by my friend Lauren. She has very recently opened up a shop on Etsy, called Lolly's Yarn Basket. Her craftsmanship is impressive and she is committed to using only the highest quality yarns in her work. Her handmade creations are wonderfully soft and exceptionally warm.

I also have to mention that Lauren is a very fun AK GIRL crafter of many talents. Lauren is also a major multi tasker when it comes to crafting, and I don't just mean having lots of projects in various stages of completion. She has actually been known to knit while overseeing her machine embroidering.

I suggest you keep her shop on your watch list... :)


Welcome to Etsy Lauren... We are excited to watch your shop grow!