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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The April Challenge

There are lots of great entries for the April Challenge, "Hop into Spring." The start date for publishing them will be delayed until April 2.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lambie the lamb, the little plushie by recupefashion

This is Lambie the lamb. He is all alone and looking for a home to be loved and cuddled.

I made this cute little crochet friend for a project and am selling it so 100 percent of the profits will go to (EFA) Etsy for Animal's charity of the month. So, now is a good time to do a good deed for the animals. My little friend measures 3.75 inches high and is so soft. Lambie is made with repurposed yarn.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

kawaii little pink lion blank note card by kittyanydots

Send some cuteness into someone's life with a note from this little pink lion.

4x6 professionally printed image on 5x7 blank white card. The card is made of acid-free cardstock, labeled on the back; it comes with an envelope and encased in a clear cello. The second and third images on the right show a sample of a packaged and labeled card.

***10% of purchase of cards goes to animal charity!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Akiko LImited Edition Print ACEO of Lion Eyes Painting (Set of 2 ACEOs) by artbyakiko

Title: Through the Eyes of a Lion
Support: Archival matte paperSize:
3.5" x 2.5" inches each
Giclee Print

This is a limited edition giclee print of my original painting titled "Through the Eyes of a Lion." The edition is limited to 25. This item is for a set of two ACEOs (left and right).

On the back, each card is pencil-signed, titled, and numbered.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Golden Lion Art Mini Bookmark Fantasy Cat Cute by Starrydance

Title: Golden Lion Mini BookmarkSize: Approx. 2 7/8" x 3 3/4"Media: Luster/Satin Print with 8 Color Printing, Acid Free Soft Vinyl Bookmark Holder, Tassel

I just love to read! Its my favorite past time - other than art of course! And what does every reader need? More Bookmarks! (Ok, and more books - but more bookmarks to go with those books too!)

These bookmarks are truly like mini prints - printed on the same beautiful Luster / Satin 68 lb acid free paper and then printed with 8 color printing! Truly beautiful! I then carefully put them in their little sleeves, and choose a color coordinated chainette tassel!

I donate to the local McKinney, TX SPCA and Operation Kindness.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Lion in Winter by 9LivesPhotography

This handsome long haired boy is available for adoption at Felines Inc., a cat shelter located in Chicago (

4X6 photo printed on Kodak Professional Endura luster paper and mounted to a 5x7 blank white acid-free Strathmore notecard. Includes matching envelope. Packaged in cello sleeve with pretty ribbon. Please convo me if you prefer a black note card & envelope.

Also available as a note card set, magnet or print (various sizes and finishes)

100% of sale (minus Etsy and PayPal fees) will be donated to Felines Inc.(

Friday, March 6, 2009

Skeep by TheModDog

This adorable 1" buckle collar features a silvery white and black sheep pattern on black webbing. It also has a strong plastic buckle and a d-ring for attaching tags. All collars are fully adjustable and triple stitched at stress points to prevent breaking and prolong durability.

Size: Medium-XLarge (please provide neck measurement)

This design can also be made into a 1" martingale collar, a 3/4" buckle or martingale collar, a key fob or a matching leash upon request. Discounts available if you purchase the collar and leash set. Please e-mail me at if you are interested in any of these.

I contribute 10% of every sale to local Georgia rescues, mainly the Atlanta Weimaraner Club Rescue (

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lion's Head Notecard by LolaLynn

This golden lion's head is actually a brass doorbell on a colorfully painted house on the island of Burano. Venice, whose patron saint is St. Mark, the writer of the 1st Gospel and symbolized by a lion, is only a ferry ride away .

The description is for one 4X6 photograph attached to a folded 5 x 7 pale green card that comes with a matching envelope. This will easily slip into a 5 by 7 inch frame.

10% of LolaLynn's sales support EFA 's charity of the month - this month Muttville - unless otherwise designated for AWBAR, Etsy for Charity or another chatitable organization.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

3 Cow Angel Cards by mvegan5

3 5x7" blank inside, cream colored and signed greeting cards. Cover features a print of my collage painting, "Cow Angel." A border is left around the image, envelopes included.

The original art piece combines photography, painting, beads, and buttons. Individual card available for $3, and 8.5x 11" prints available for $12. 10% goes to the charity of the month.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Team EFA March Theme Mouse In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by VivaLeChat

Here's my March EFA theme item. I made this mouse to look like a little lion (to fit the theme). As always, a third of the profit from every one of my mice goes to, an organization that fundraises for needy families who cannot afford needed emergency vet expenses.

(Congratulations to VivaLeChat. This item sold before being published in the blog. Check her shop for more of her mousies.)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lion Cub Greeting Card by ArtbyMarilyn

I love animals. A friend of mine took me to an animal preserve in Wisconsin to get my mind of the State of Wisconsin problem.

This little guy was sitting in the heat with flies covering him and being teased by some children. I told them not to do that and to bring him some water. They did and I showed them how to use a piece of cloth to rub him down to cool off and to shew the flies away. He really touched me. I was told this is my worst work but it is one dear to my heart. The little guy was so vulnerable.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

So Sweet Lamb- Single Handmade Greeting Card - 15 Percent to Charity by EnsorcelledMinds

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

This little lamb by Quickutz is quite adorable. I've decided to try it out with flocking, which are little fuzzy fibers adhered to the image. It creates a very soft lamb for the March challenge!

I teach beginner card-making workshops for a local dog rescue, Souther Ontario Animal Rescue. This organization is very small and struggling with animal overflow. Some other items in my shop also have proceeds going to this cause.

I discovered EFA in the forums and love that it spreads the help around various deserving charities. I can only help in small ways myself, but MANY people doing something small can make a BIG difference!