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.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

YAY! EFA Birthday Bash Tribute!

A very special treasury is running currently. It is in honor of all those EFA members who have have accepted the Birthday Bash coupon in their store. There ate 150+ members involved and this is the first in the series of treasuries which will rotationally feature all of them.

"YAY! EFA Birthday Bash Tribute!"

Please keep checking back on the treasury and keep clicking and supporting to help it stay on top of the treasuries list.

-Susmitha :)

Classy Treasuries

Well it looks like the last treasury opening turned out to be a very good thing for EFA! Apart from the regulars, there have also been new people featuring the EFA Team Store in their collections. And we deeply appreciate all the treasury curators - old and new alike. The one thing this latest batch of treasuries have in common (apart from the EFA Team Store that is) is that they are all extremely classy and tastefully done! One of the best sets I've come across.

Thank you all SO MUCH for remembering Team EFA in your collections! :)

I'd like to begin this list with my favorite treasury curator, the one who is known in the regular etsy treasury community to create the most beautiful treasuries ever so often and she never forgets the EFA Team Store. I'm talking about none other than our very own Cynmb!! And to those of you who are new to the 'EFA treasury hunting chronicles', this is one lady you will be seeing in here verrrry often! :)

"Gotcha mocha fix"

Next up are two people who have only very recently started creating EFA related treasuries but they have done so well that they've already turned into recognizable names in the Team EFA treasury collections -

Sewelsonwoodcraft is not an EFA member and yet has been taking the time to bring publicity to EFA and this effort is greatly appreciated!!


Dragonhouseofyuen has been putting an extra bit of effort. She not only creates treasuries focusing on Team EFA but also sends me ALL the required information to doubly ensure that the treasury gets on the blog. My personal thank you to her for making my work easier for me! :)

"(fur) Amongst the Foilage"

And finally, I end today's article with rosalera who (as far as I know) is a non-member but has been kind enough to feature an item from the EFA Team Store in the lovely, lovely collection called "{{{{{ I AM IN LOVE }}}}}". Well one look at this treasury and you will be in love too! :)

Once again, thank you all for taking the time to create treasuries and for featuring the EFA Team Store in your collection!!

And to the rest of you who are reading this, please support all these treasuries and the kind people who created them! :)

Until next time...

your treasury hunter,
- Susmitha :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Here's looking at you, kids!

SturmDM has created a wonderful treasury featuring the EFA Store as well as a bunch of EFA Members. The treasury also features the AWBAR Store.

Filled with innocent faces and loving eyes, this is a treasury truly worthy of being the very fist to be posted in the new blog! :)

"Here's looking at you, kids!"

Thank you SturmDM for this lovely treasury! :)

your treasury hunter,
- Susmitha :)

How to get your Treasury featured in the EFA Blog

Treasuries are a wonderful way to promote beautiful art created by others. What can be more fun than putting together a collection of creations by your favorite sellers or even a bunch of beautiful stuff by people you don't even know? Spontaneous or planned out, treasuries are a treat to the eyes!

We won't spend time explaining what treasuries are and how to go about obtaining them because that work has already been done by sweetestpea in How-to Make a Treasury: the Nuts and Bolts. We can't possible provide any more information than what's already there in that fantastic piece! We are extremely grateful that it exists :)

However, we are are going to tell you how you could get YOUR treasury featured in this EFA blog.

First of all, one doesn't have to be a member of EFA to get featured. The main thing REQUIRED for a treasury to be featured in here is that you feature at least one listing from the EFA Team Store in your treasury. Priority will be given to those treasuries which also feature EFA Members' items.

We can't promise that all treasuries will get posted on the blog but we'll try our best not to miss out on any treasuries. Treasury hunting and posting is something that's done as and when time is available to work on this project so please don't take it personally if your treasury didn't get featured in here.

Currently Susmitha of artbysusmitha is the official "EFA Treasury Hunter and Poster". She finds the treasuries by logging into the EFA Store account on etsy and goes through the treasury lists looking for the gold star next to the title. The she captures the page, crops it using her photo editor and then posts the treasury on the blog.

If you'd like to increase the chances of your treasury getting featured on the blog by making her work easier for her, please CONVO Susmitha at her etsy store Art by Susmitha with ALL of the below:

1. Title of your treasury
2. Link to your treasury
3. Link to your store
4. Screen Shot of the treasury*

Please Note: Either send ALL the above information or don't send a CONVO at all.

* If you do not know how to take a Screen Shot here is a helpful site with instructions on how to do so on Windows as well as Macs: How to Take a Screenshot

If you have any other questions regarding treasuries, feel free to CONVO artbysusmitha and she'll be very happy to help.