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.

Monday, December 22, 2008

February Challenge Theme Chosen

The February challenge theme has been chosen. "Love is in the Air" was chosen from among 7 suggestions. Thanks to Little Studio Jewels for her idea. The February challenge is due January 31st. For info on how to enter, scroll down to the post entitled "How to Enter a Challenge." Looking forward to lots and lots of entries.

Monday, December 15, 2008

FINAL SALE at the EFA Team Store at!


100% of all profits go to animal charity, so buy now, and save money while helping animals. Your purchase will assist the animals we love, including the EFA December Charity of the Month: It's Meow or Never.

Thanks for helping the animals!
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Merry Catsmas - Two Handmade Christmas Cards from the Cat - 15 percent to Charity - Enchanted Whispers by Ensorcelledminds

Simple. Clean. Clear.

Enchanted Whispers are cards that deliver your message in style. When you send handmade, you stand out.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:Kitty cat paw ornaments hang in the snowy window to send Christmas wishes from your pet! The bluish-grey background frames the light blue snowy window and the dark teal ornaments are topped with metallic silver ornament toppers. Snowflake stickers are on the white envelopes to make them attractive.

**15% of the proceeds of this card will go to S.O.A.R. - Southern Ontario Animal Rescue - an animal rescue foster care and adoption charity.**

Friday, December 12, 2008

A Berry Merry lvsbeadsnthings

This patchwork bear ornament/decoration is lightly stuffed with polyfill, has button eyes and a button nose and a red and white felt Christmas hat.

It looks cute hung on a door, hook, or you can even hang it on a tree! A Berry Merry Christmas to all!

I like to donate to animal causes that help "make a difference." Defender's of Wild Life is one of my favorite animal charities. The wolves of the Northern Rockies need our help, and this is one of the areas that Defender's of Wild Life has continally worked to ensure the wolves right to peacefully coexist with us humans. They also are working with federal agencies to help the future of the polar bears and this is another area I am deeply concerned with. I also donate a portion of the sales from my Twisted Whiskers items to EFA, AWBAR and our local PRAR (Priest RiverAnimal Rescue.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Glass Snowflake by Smokeylady54

A lovely fused white glass dish with a blue snowflake.This dish is 8 inches by 8 inches.It has been sandblasted by a member of the CGGE, Cindy,and then fire polished for a very satin finish.

Just think of all the things you can put into this wonderful dish. Candy, nuts, a candle, potpourri, the list just goes on.

Smokeylady54 has donated the following necklace to the EtsyforAnimals shop:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Dog Stocking by Dogonwear

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, tra la la la la la la la la. Or just hang this BONE-SHAPED STOCKING on the mantle. Made of red fleece it's approximately 14"x7" and embellished with machine embroidery which says, "Santa Paws, I've been furry, furry good this year". The top has fake fur on the flap and silver beading on the hanger. It's enhanced with irridescent sequins outlining the shape. SMALL

10% of all sales will go to the

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Another awesome EFA treasury by Marjorie of WHSKR featuring many items from the EFA Team Store which has a great sale going on since the shop is closing at the end of the month. Please support.

Looking for Love Look No More Original Watercolour Collage with Mandarin Ducks No2 by dragonhouseofyuen

This is an original piece of watercolour / mixed media / collage art.

This is a highly symbolic piece of art which will enhance your chances of love luck and relationship success. The mandarin ducks represent partners for life and fidelity. In Chinese tradition they are highly respected for symbols of a happy marriage. The Chinese character behind is called ‘double hey’ and is the character for double blessings and happiness

The collage painting promotes happiness and respect and hopefully this leads to peace!

I currently pledge 10% donation to specific charities from the sale of my Arabella Art-Accessory bags.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Patchwork Corduroy and Angels Tote by HazelHoney

I love doing Patchwork and a small bit of corduroy and a beautiful angel print fabric gave me all the reason to make this great bag. Inside is fully lined in solid beige cotton fabric. A layer of quilter's batting (padding) between the outer fabric and linning adds shape. Each square piece is individually hand pieced then machine stitched together. Measures: 15" wide x 10" tall x 3" side depth & 11" drop (22" end to end) shoulder straps.

Angels bring a message of peace. This item makes a great gift for a friend, family member or a nice little gift for yourself to get into the holiday spirit.

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

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Animal and Nature Photo Cards Set of 4 with Envelopes by LittleStudioJewels

It fits the theme of peaceful animals/nature, loving nature and animals, being grateful that they are in my life, and wanting to share that with the rest of the world (plus 10% of the sale goes to a worthy charity-of-the-month!).

I have always felt more at ease with animals than people, and they have always seemed more at ease with me than other people also! For this reason, although I can't afford to keep millions of shelter animals (though I'd love to, trust me!), each month I donate 10% of my total sales before taxes and shipping to a different worthy charity, such as the World Wildlife Fund of Canada, Rescue 100 (for horses), Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (for the wild paws), The Country Cat Sanctuary, etc., as much as possible.

I am also now learning to crochet tiny animals, called amigurumi, to make into cat toys that I can donate to a local cat sanctuary for their cats, and as a potential fundraiser for them to sell to visitors and new (cat) adoptive parents.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ribbon for a Cause by ElephantDance

"Peace to All Beings"

Everyone deserves a little peace. The Ribbon for Cause greeting card will bring that to the recipient as well as the animals since 100% of the profits from this item will be donated to, an animal welfare organization on Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands of Micronesia.

This item is made of three layers of cardstock, providing it with extra durability and quality. You can write a little message inside as well as in the front.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Red Coin Purse with a Beautiful Cat Picture by MidnightRabbits

This sweet coin purse is decorated with a picture of an elegant fluffy white cat, all dressed up with her best ribbon and bells collar. The purse is a red, handmade out of acrylic felt. It is fully lined in cream heart patterened poly/cotton.

Just the right size to keep you credit cards safe or you money neatly in one place. It fastens securely with a red plastic zip.Approx. measurements: 5inches (12.5cm) x 4inches (10cm)

As with all items in MidnightRabbits, it is Vegan friendly. ttp://

It fits the theme as it's a white cat, and white represents 'peace'.

I support my local cat rescue group (cat protection), and animal rights group F.A.U.N.A (friends of animals under abuse), also national organisations such as Dr Hadwen Trust (finding cures without vivisection) and Redwings Horse Society. I also support Amnesty International. Here on Etsy I am a member of EtsyforAnimals, AWBAR, Handmade4Hounds, EtsyVeg, VeganEtsy and CrueltyFreeEtsy.

Sparkle, Fluff and Ink!! - treasury

A super-awesome treasury featuring the EFA Team Store in multiple slots by Marjorie of WHSKR.

The EFA Team Store will be closing down at the end of December. There's a fabulous sale going on so please visit the store and check it out. All funds will be going to EFA's chosen charity of the month Its Meow or Never.

Sparkle, Fluff and Ink!!

Thank you Marjorie for constantly supporting the EFA Team Store! :)

Susmitha :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

3 Piggy Brothers Cards by Mvegan5

These piggies believe in peace for all people and animals, including farm animals. The profits from these cards go to help Hearts on Noses, a wonderful sanctuary rescuing and finding homes for unwanted, injured, orphaned, abused, neglected and abandoned mini-pigs.

I am vegan because of my love for animals and nature, and always give at least 10% of my shop sales to the EFA Charity of the Month, as well as having listings helping animals at,,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas doggie bottlecap Christmas Tree by tealcatfan

I had so much fun making this I hope to make many more. The theme this month is Peace to all Animals. I made my collage tree with many different dog faces and at the very top is the angel resting on a gift box.

The frame measures 15½" X 12½". The backing is made of Red Glitter Felt. I hand braided gold textured rick rack to make the basic form of the tree. The tree is embellished with Bottle Caps of Dog faces, holiday stars, a few Dog buttons and a couple pieces of Vintage Jewelry. As the tree topper I found a old ornament with this hound dog on the present sleeping and I just gave him wings and attached to the topper.

100% of the sale of this item will go to Animal Charity. My current Charity of Choice is A Chance for Bliss.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem - Hand Embellished ACEO by LolaLynn

Translated from the Latin, 'dona nobis pacem' means 'give us peace'.

This ACEO is a print of my original acrylic ACEO painting. Printed on card stock, each card is hand embellished with acrylic paint to give it that personal touch. The 2.5 x 3.5 inch art card will come signed on the front and back and is marked "hand embellished print" and comes in a clear plastic protective card sleeve.

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

Monday, December 1, 2008

New England Morning - Photo Greeting Card by jmcguinness

In the eye of the storm, he wandered outside the barn to discover the freshly fallen snow.

Title: "New England Morning" Photo Greeting Card
Artist: Jen McGuinness
Size: 4x6 photograph mounted to a 5x7 blank, white card.
Comes with envelope. Card is sealed in plastic to protect the image.

Photo printed on Ilford Pearl Paper.

Whenever I think of holiday animal cards, it always involves snow. So this photo was a natural choice for me.

My shop donates 20% of proceeds to