This blog is dedicated to promoting and

fund driving for Team EFA members'

chosen animal charities.

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Panther - Black Lampwork Glass Cat Bead Charm Pendant Necklace by beadedtail

From Sharla and Sheri of BeadedTail - such an adorable black kitty!

This Panther charm necklace is made with a black cat lampwork bead sitting on a reddish orange saucer shaped bead accented by silver toned rondelles. An additional charm of a reddish orange bead adds movement and fun. The chain is included and it has a lobster claw clasp for closure. Silvertoned Diamond Cut Snake Chain is 18" (45.2 cm). Pendant measures about 1 1/2" tall (3.81 cm).

A portion of all sales in BeadedTail's shop goes to benefit animal awareness causes. Please see their profile for a list of causes they donate to.

You can see this necklace on Etsy here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Purrfect.... Shop 2 Help Animals!

Michele has created a meowlicious treasury featuring the EFA Team Store, AWBAR and many other wonderful stores supporting great animal causes. Come look at the super-cute kitties... :)

Please click, comment and support! :)

- Susmitha :)

ScaredyCat by Karenkayartworks

Scaredy Cat is a cute little black cat ready to celebrate Halloween with you in his candy corn colored hat.

This is a 5” x 15” print (tall and skinny) of an original mixed media work in watercolor, acrylic and ink. The main colors are nightime black and candy corn colors-orange, yellow and white. Professionally printed on Endura paper rated to last 100+ years.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hide and SeeK by catoo

This illustration was inspired whilst watching 'Neo' my cat getting lost in my garden, which is now covered in pretty rustic coloured leafs!! Hello Autumn :-)

This is a print of the original illustration, which was hand drawn in ink on A3 paper then digitally coloured. Printed using pigment inks, on 225g/m archival art paper (Type: Velvet Somerset,100% Cotton) which looks and feels just like watercolour paper. This gives an excellent quality to prints, making the colors look rich and vibrant.

Paper size:(A4) 29.7cm X 21.0cm

Illustration: will fit inside a 8x10 mount.

Each print is signed, shipped in a protective cellophane sleeve and sturdy cardboard-backed envelope.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Needle Felted Cats on a Mini Pumpkin Donation for EFA

Congratulations Bluewhimsy. This item has sold.

This little creation is 3" tall, including the stem, and a little over 2" wide. In addition to the vines, I needle felted a momma cat and her three kittens to create a little knick knack for the cat lover who thinks she already has every type of cat decoration!It was made from several shades of orange wool - no thread or glue was used. The stem and vine is a wool/silk blend. This listing is for the pumpkin with the cats only; not for any of the other felted items in the photos.

25% of the sale of this item will go to the etsy for animals team charity of the month.

Right now in my shop I have items for sale to contribute to AWBAR, Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Houston SPCA (Hurricane Ike), Humane Society of Eastern NC, the EFA charity of the month and Pumpkin. I have been involved in rescue work for close to 40 years and my own little family consists of 8 rescued critters, including a cat who is 21 years old!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Boo Cat Magnet by CoraMarieBoutique

Decorate your refrigerator for Halloween with this cute Boo cat magnet. This magnet is beautifully handmade out of plastic canvas and yarn. Has a magnet on the back. Size: 4" x 4 1/2"

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Crocheted Pet BED with Pillow by pollyspawprint

I made this adorable crocheted pet bed from a vintage pattern book. It can be used by a kitty or small dog or puppy. I made this one with a cute kitty 100% cotton print. Mischievous kitties are holding fishbowls with the caption "No Fishing Allowed". It's background is lime green with blue and yellow stripes topped with brown kitties and blue fishbowls. I backed it with a soft lime green fleece (which can be put face up during the colder months for warmth). I've filled the pillow just right with soft 100% polyester fill.

Your kitty will love curling up on it for his afternoon nap! For the crocheted bed, I used triple yarns for the sides to make it sturdy; one lime green, one forest green and a multi-color consisting of yellow, blue and lime green. I crocheted the bottom using double yarns; lime green and forest green. I finished it off by winding a bright satin ribbon, with smiling dog and cat faces, through the outside of the bed and made cheerful bows on either side of the opening.

This bed measures 12 inches in width X 18 inches in length X 4 inches high. I can make a custom order bed in any of the prints seen in my other listings if you prefer. Larger sizes can also be made for an additional charge.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Doublestuff by jmcguiness

The proceeds of this photo card (after fees and shipping) directly go to the Forgotten Angels Sanctuary in Griswold, Connecticut. (

This pretty little lady is our entry for the EFA October Challenge, for Halloween Cats.

Title: "Doublestuff"

Photo Greeting CardArtist: Jen McGuinness

Size: 4x6 photograph mounted to a 5x7 blank, white card.

Comes with envelope. Card is sealed in plastic to protect the image.

Photograph printed on Ilford pearl paper.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Is that Scary Cat or Scardy Cat? by Midnightrabbits

Halloween Treat. This Bright Orange Bag has an appliqued Black Cat on the front. Underneath the cat is a scattering of tiny starry brads. What a hellraiser. The back is decorated with the numbers 13 and 777 in beads, with a scary picture of a cat-dog-werewolf type creature on a brad. It has a black cord shoulder length strap, and is fully lined in bright purple polyester. the bag is made of acrylic felt. It measures approx: 10x8inches (25x20cm), and the strap is 53inches (135cm). It has a zip top fastening. Purrrfect for storing your Halloween Treats.

As with all the items in my shop, it is vegan suitable.
100% of the proceeds will go to help Pumpkin the Cat.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Cat-Nipper Beastie Cat by Uberdupercreartions

A wonky pillowy cat-nip creature for your beast friend. These cuddly cat-nip beasties are larger than a catnip toy and über fun for active kitties.

This fella is 12" from toe to ear tip. My cat attacks these with all fours while holding it in her mouth, and then does a couple of laps around the house before needing a nap. Sweet Dreams!

All new materials outside, polyfil & Organic Catnip filling.The second photo shows the fabric that I used for the back side of this kooky cat.

Washing not recommended because of the catnip inside, but you can wipe the outside with a damp cloth.Happy Halloween Cat Challenge EFA Team!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fraidy Cat - Hand Embellished ACEO by LolaLynn

This is a print of my original ACEO entitled "Fraidy Cat." It was created with EFA's October Challenge in mind. The theme being "Halloween Cats."

Each card is hand embellished making it an unique work of art. The one you receive will be slightly different than the one pictured here. Your your art work will be signed and dated front and back and come in a protective covering.

10% will be donated to EFA's charity of the month.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Full Moon Feline sweatshirt OR tshirt by therustichome

This is our newest design for Fall / Winter.

Our little black kitty sits quietly in her favorite tree, enjoying the full moon.You may choose from a sweatshirt OR a t-shirt!Sweatshirt is long sleeved and tshirt is short sleeved.
Full Moon Feline is created with a block print I hand carved and we stamp each shirt by hand as well.Our fabric dyes are NONtoxic and completely permanent.They are soft and supple and become part of the fabric. They will NOT crack, peel, or come off with washing. Enjoy!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hand Painted Black Cat Wine Glasses by petloverboutique

Love your cat? Enjoy a nice glass of Merlot with your best friend. These cat wine glasses are hand painted by me and are top shelf dishwasher safe. They have been painted with special glass paint and oven cured for durability. Be the envy of your animal loving friends with these adorable wine glasses. Won't you give these beautiful kitties a home?Great for Halloween too!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kudzu in the Cosmos by memekiwii

I have an orange Manx named Kudzu..he is a mess and always in my business!! But when you get aggravated and look at his sweet face you cant stay irritated with him long..good thing he is CUTE!!!

This is one of my new ACEO cards..means Artist Card , Edition and Original. This is an original one of a kind water color and ink piece..also some gold tempera to help decorate too!It measures 2.5" by 3.5" and is signed by ME!!This will arrive in a protective plastic sleeve.and is signed and dated too!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Scaredy Cat-Catnip Toy by craftopotamus

Frighteningly fabulous catnip toy for your special kitty's trick or treat bag! This is one treat your cat will not get sick of...these catnip pellets are super long lasting. And that's no trick!

Composed of a great cotton spooked cat print, cotton batting, and my famous catnip pellets. Handstitched with upholstery thread for years of carefree play. Measures about 3 inches tall and 2 inches at it's widest point.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Delilah The Owl Cat by latejuly

Another addition to the Meowzers collection. An original print 5"X7" print and photograph (just message me for another size or color). This is Delilah a cat in the shelter. She is gorgeous and has the biggest eyes, similar to an owl.

---About LateJuly Photos At The Shelter

Most of the animals are photographed at an animal control facility in Ontario, Canada. I see a wide array of animals, some unique mixes, and all ages. I take these photos to help them find homes or safe havens in rescues. They give me the best expressions and love the attention. I use the money from selling print to help pay for the animals vetting which makes them more likely to find a home or rescue.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

SPOOKY by Endlesswhimsy

This little kitty is sitting on a spooky music page in my Erno Rapee Silent Movie Music piano book. The reflection on him is red because of the brick wall that the sun was beating on outside of the window.A classic stretch pose made iconic by the Halloween black cat.Spooky stands 2.5 in (6.4cm) tall and is made out of black polymer. Many prototypes later, Spooky became the third pose in the 'stretch' series.Spooky would make a wonderful desktop or shelf cat all year round, but would also look extremely keen next to some pumpkins!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Limited Edition ACEO - Halloween Black Cat and Pumpkin by backroomtreasures

This is a very limited edition (only 8)ACEO. They come printed on cardstock and signed on the back. A full moon with a haunted castle in the backtround, a black cat and pumpkin comes in a clear sleeve. Thanks for looking.
Backroomtreasures donates to the EFA charity of the month.

No Tricks, Treat the animals

A lovely Halloween animal treasury by makemesmile. Everything in it just makes me smile :)

And we all get to see the alternates because she was kind enough to send me all the details with the screen shot herself :)

No Tricks, Treat the animals

Please click, comment and support.

- Susmitha :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fuchsia and Black Pleather Zippered Cat Pouch by hazelhoney

This is my efa (etsy for animals) October challenge of the month entry. The theme is Halloween cats so I decided on a "dressed up fancy" black cat!!

This kitty is a black pleather applique with hand beaded glass seed beads all around. A cute little flower sequin at the neck adds a little more sparkle. The body of the bag is made from a soft fuchsia colored satin. Inside is fully lined in solid black cotton fabric. I have also added a layer of quilter's batting for softness and shape. The top closes with a black zipper to keep all your items inside.

Measures: 6.5" wide x 7" tall

I donate 10% of sales to the etsyforanimals charity of the month.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Black and white treasury from Cynmb

When the B'day Bash excitement is over and things are winding down. When treasuries featuring the Team EFA Store have become a rarer and rarer sight, who can we count on to come up with a fantabulous treasury?
Yep you got it right... Cyn!! :D

I don't know if she hadn't made any in a while or if I'd been missing them but here is a gorgeous "Black and white" treasury by her after a long time...

Admire, click, comment, support... :)

until next time (which I hope is soon),
- Susmitha :)

Thomas by brownrose

Title: Thomas

Size: 8x8(20.32x20.32cm)
Location of photo: Sonoma County, California
signed and numbered photo

This image is also available as a greeting card($4), 5x5($12), and 11x11($40). Please note the title of the photo and visit the "Other Sizes" section or contact me for a size other than 8x8.

Each year I donate 10% of photo sales - on and off Etsy - to my favorite charities.This year my charities include, but are not limited to:Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County www.forgottenfelines.comDreamCatcher WildHorse & Burro Sanctuary www.equus.orgDefenders of Wildlife check out the above websites to read about good people who are truly trying to make a difference. In addition, I contribute to the EFA Team Store

Saturday, October 11, 2008

MAGNET - ALL TUCKERED OUT- Black Cat Halloween Trick or Treat Pumpkin Print by essenceforart

"All Tuckered Out" Black Cat tuckered out from trick or treating Print MAGNET3.5" x 2.31" Quality Acrylic Magnet .This print was done with quality archival inks that last over 100 years!. Original painting has been sold.The print is signed and dated on back.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween catnip mouse by VivaLeChat

"Trick or treat," chirps your kitty. How about a Halloween treat especially made for him or her? Made of super bright orange, white, and black acrylic yarn. Very sturdy design with tight-knit gauge to prevent the catnip from spilling out. This mouse will last for a very long time! Each mouse is approximately 3.5-4.5 inches long not including tail. I fill with only catnip (no cotton filler or other sort of stuffing) and use Cosmic Catnip (a brand of super-potent catnip available at lots of pet stores).

I lost my kitty to heart failure on June 23, 2008, but want to help other people facing similar financial difficulties. A third of the proceeds from my mice will be going to, an organization that raises funds for low-income families with prohibitively high vet expenses.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Poodle Halloween with a cat, a witch, a pumpkin, and a moon - Handcolored Greeting Card by haleyshandmades

This handmade greeting card is laser printed and handcolored on 80# cardstock. The design, drawn by me, is based on a Victorian Halloween greeting card.The card is 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches and the envelope is size A2, 4-3/8 x 5-3/4 inches. This card comes in a clear plastic sleeve and is blank on the inside.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pet Lovers Black Cat Halloween Greeting Card by movetheneedle

This card is perfect for pet lover's who love Halloween. The card features an original drawing of a black cat silhouette, made with black sharpie marker and shimmer watercolor, and three pawprint stamps on the right. The background is handpainted orange and yellow shimmer watercolor and the inside reads, “Don't be a scaredy cat. Happy Halloween!”

Measures 5 1/8 x 7 inches. Made with 20% cotton paper from Italy and comes with an A7 sized envelope.

Movetheneedle supports the Animal Care League: and
the Crawford County Humane Society:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pig Pumpkin Surprise by SharonFosterArt

Witchy piggy jumps up from the jack o lantern while little black kitchen wonders if it is safe to venture out.

Watermedia - acrylics and watercolor on watercolor paper.

Signed and dated on the back2.5 x 3.5 inches in size.

An original painting by the artist, Sharon Foster - ME! A Mississippi artist.

SharonFoster Art supports AWBAR and her local Humane Society.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Cat's Halloween by jcatphotography

★This photograph will be printed on high quality photo paper, let me know if you would like glossy or matte finish. It is 4x6 in size, but if you want a larger version, just convo me, and I'd be happy to help out;)

★Back signed & dated.

★25% of ALL profits from my prints are donated to help save unfortunate animals at my hometown's SPCA:)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

3 Zeke Cards by mvegan5

3 Blank 5"x 6.5" cream colored, recycled card stock cards. Cover features a print of my painted photo of a kitten named Zeke that I rescued. Cards are signed, envelopes included, and a border is left around the image. Very cute :) Individual card available for $3, any amount of 2 or more can be requested for $2 each and may also be mixed and matched with the other images in my shop. 8"5 x 11" print available for $12. 10% goes to the Charity of the Month.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cat Trot Greeting Card by Elephantdance

Such a cute greeting card ( )for your cat loving friend. 15% of the purchase price goes to El's Help the Puppies Campaign ( ) to pay back PAWS-Saipan ( ) for sponsoring part of these puppies' vet bills.

El is also co-team leader of EFA Artists Helping Animals ( ), where artists help artists help animals. El runs Elephant Dance ( ) and Tantalizing Stitches ( ), where 15% of all handmade item purchases go to the puppies ( ).

Friday, October 3, 2008

ORGANIC BABY HAT by Curlymonkey

This adorable Baby Hat is my entry to the EFA October Challenge: Halloween Cats! 100% Black Organic Cotton. Ears are stuffed with scraps of fabric. The bat is appliqué. Orange Star Button Hand sewn with care. This Halloween Hat definitively gets the Look! One of a Kind!! Color: BlackSize: 0-6 mos. Head circumference is 13.5" unstretched.

A portion of the sales will be donated to the charity of the month.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Candy Corn by purrprints

The item in my shop that fits this theme to a tee is Candy Corn (the orange cat who thinks black cats get too much halloween attention). You can see her at

I donate 5% of all my sales to local no-kill shelters--if team members mention the challenge in their notes to seller I'll donate 50% of the sale price on any Candy Corn sold during October to a local shelter in Southern Indiana that is helping us find homes for some stray cats my husband and I just found and can't adopt ourselves (I usually donate to the Shamrock Foundation, but a few others too depending upon need). I've supported EFA by donating items to the team shop, writing articles for the new team webpage, and participating in the forums and email group discussions.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cheshire Cat Dog Costume by makemesmile

One of kind pet halloween costume.
I made this as a dog sweater version of my famous =^x^= cat scarves.
For safety reasons, in case costume might be worn by a dog, I made the eyes with felt instead of pingpongballs.

Measurement :
A (neck to tail): 15" (40cm)
B (neck to frontpaws): 6" (15 cm)
C (around the belly): 13 to 16.5" (34 to 42 cm)
With knitted ribs for a good fit.
Around the neck: up to 14" (36 cm)

There's a small opening in the neckcollar if you keep the dog on a line when walking.

About 65% of the proceeds of my shop go to my local animal shelter Stevenshage. My signature charity items are kitty hats and cat scarfs. I think the concept of a dog dressing up as a reversed cheshire cat would fit the HALLOWEEN CATS theme perfectly. =^x^=