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« on: November 29, 2007 03:22:16 PM »

After months of hard work and swearing at the sewing machine, I was able to participate in my first Craft Fair!

I am the President of the local Humane Society. As a fundraiser I decided to sign up for the annual Holly Berry Craft Fair. I donated all of the supplies and labor so any money we made at the sale would go 100% to the Humane Society. I made cat and dog beds, Braided fleece dog rope toys, and small cat nip filled toys for cats. We had Dog/Cat Christmas stockings and dog coats/booties donated by other board members.

The sale went well, and we ended up raising $700 for the Humane Society!

For an extra added touch, we handed out a Candy Cane with each purchase.

(In case you can't read the tag it says "Meowy Chrismas and Happy Howlidays". My husband made the tags, I cut them out and tied them on to candy canes.)

It was a really great experience for my first time at a Craft Fair! Hopefully I'll do it again next year!

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007 03:33:43 PM »

Wow! That is really great stuff. It looks like you put in a ton of hard work!! I'm so happy you were able to raise such money for such a good cause. I'm sure the pets that got your goodies were very pleased as well.


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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007 03:38:45 PM »

Congratulations and good for you!

Your stand looks lovely. I wish I were local to you. I would have shopped!

I give to the local Humane Society also.
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007 03:45:21 PM »

Your merchandise looks great - I definitely would have picked up some pet goodies from you!  It's wonderful that you were able to use your craftiness to raise money for such a worthy cause. 

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007 07:23:23 AM »

wow. you did a great job. all that hard work was well rewarded. your stuff looks great.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007 08:23:23 AM »

Kudos to you!  I'm so happy to see people donating their skills to animals in shelters! 

If anyone out there is interested there is a great site for knitters, sewers and crocheters that want to help animals.  It's called the Snuggles Project (http://www.snugglesproject.org/home) and it helps you find places to donate handmade blankets that animals use to sleep on while in their cages.  Let me tell you it's a great way to use up extra skeins of yarn AND help out some needy pets.

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007 07:44:19 PM »

You did an amazing job and the candy canes added that extra touch!

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007 01:26:11 PM »

Your stuff looks lovely...and what a great cause! Grah... You are so kind.  I love animals.  I'm always pushing for people to adopt in lieu of buying from a breeder.  It just makes so much more sense to help a little defenseless critter out than a big fancy breeder person.  I think I will do this for my next craft fair... all for-animal made stuff will go to my humane society.   Cheesy

PS- The card made me laugh.  That's so cute!

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007 01:39:48 PM »


You are to be commended for your effot and contribution.  That is amazing - you are amazing. And, you are a huge asset to your organization. 

Your picture shows a lot about you.  Your display is great ! Everything is so organized and all the color pulls the shoppers to your table.  I'm not surprised you did so well and earned so much money for your organization.

You have a talent.  You found it and you put it to good use for the benefit of others.


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