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, February 24, 2009


December 2010 - Out with the old - use up some old supplies to make your challenge. Tag in your shop: teamefaold

January 2011 - "Winter Wonderland" - depict snowbunnies or other white winterland animals. Tag in your shop: teamefawinter

February - "Companions Corner" - pay homage to your non-human companions and family. Tag: teamefacompanion

March - "Sweet Shelter/Cozy Comforts" - depict homes or make things for the home. Tag: teamefashelter

April - "Raining Cats and Dogs" - Tag: teamefaraining

May - "Flora and Fauna" - Tag: teamefaflora

June - "Off to the Beach" - Tag: teamefabeach

July - "Under the Deep Blue" - Tag: teamefadeepblue

August - "Reptiles Rock!" - Tag: teamefareptiles

September - "Fuzzie Wuzzie" - feature a fuzzy creature or create an item from fuzzy material. Tag: teamefafuzzy

October - "Things that go Bump in the Night" - Tag: teamefanight

November - "Thanks for the Smiles" - Tag: teamefasmiles

December - "Treats and Toys" - Tag: teamefatreats

Monday, February 23, 2009

ModJess---Scrabble Tile Pendant---FLYING PIGGY-Blue

This happy little piggy is flying through the air, dodging clouds and having fun.

Scrabble tile pendants are fun, affordable gifts for yourself or someone you love.

These pendants are made on natural wood color Scrabble tiles (approx. 3/4" rectangular shape), adhered with non-toxic adhesive and finished with a glassy, multi-coated glaze. The bail is silver-plated and will accommodate 3mm or less chains.

I am actively involved in animal welfare/rescue here in New Mexico, and a portion of my annual profits will be donated to one or more animal charities at the end of the year. However, throughout the year, I donate art work to benefit auctions and shows, and will look forward to donating my jewelry as well.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


How about helping to create a "Themes-at-a-Glance" list for the monthly challenge? Just copy the list of the months, May to December, write a suggested theme next to each month and convo it to me:

Can't think of something for every month? Got more than one for another? That's OK. Don't worry about it. Send me what you have. It would be great if they could be back to me by February 21.


After the themes are chosen, they will be posted on the blog with the due dates and tags for easy reference.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

The VickiDiane "EFA Artists of Etsy Exposed" Treasury

Thank you VickiDiane. And thank Peylu for bringing EFA to Vicki's attention. We were the "hottest" treasury on Friday, February 13th.

St. Francis - the animal lover - photo notecard - 50 percent to benefit AWBAR by LolaLynn

Anyone who selflessly loves and cares for animals is a saint in my book. So, 50% of the purchase of this card will be doanted to AWBAR: Abandoned Wildlife Babies Animal Rescue.

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

A great way to recycle: let this photo notecard become an amazing work of art! Why not use the card to accompany a gift of a matching frame.

Friday, February 13, 2009

SPIN DEL Skein (tm) Handspun romney coopworth english longwool leicester WOOL by theknottysheep

♥5% of The Knotty Sheep's sales are donated to animal charities! My current charity of choice: PittieLove Rescue! ♥

~~ AND .... this skein is my EFA (etsy for Animals) February Challenge entry - "Love is in the Air" .... 20% of the sale of this skein will be donated to the EFA Monthly Charity:The Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation

~~May I introduce: "Melon Balls"! This 2 ply skein is an approximate 2.8 oz (as weighed on my postal scale.)It is a gorgeous skein with different shadings of pinks, oranges, yellows, creams - it has an approximate 95 yards & a 9 wpi.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chatting Ducks Card by mvegan5

1 5x7" cream colored, blank inside, recycled paper greeting card. Cover features reproduction of two two ducks having a little chat! (Maybe he's quacking sweet nothings in her ear.) Border left around image, cards are signed, and envelopes included. So cute...

Multiple cards available for $2 each, and 8.5x11" print available for $12, combined shipping discounts

10% goes to the EFA Charity of the Month.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Love Whoo by shesbattydesigns

The "I Love Whoo" card fits the team because it's all about love! It features a cute little owl surrounded flowing hearts which lets us all know that "Love is in the Air".

I've worked for the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) for the past 4 years and love being apart of an organization that helps to give animals a second chance! It doesn't feel like work at all! .. I actually work way more than the hours I'm allowed so I'm actually volunteering almost as much as I'm working!

I also have 3 rescued dogs and 1 rescued turtle! I'm consistently promoting the animals at the shelter so they can get adopted in to loving homes. My current position at the shelter is the "Volunteer and Humane Education Coordinator" so I do a lot of work with school and community groups to teach the next generations how to be humane citizens.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pastel Blue Bunny Earrings with Hearts by TheClayPony

These little bunnies with red hearts painted on them are very lovable. They're the perfect gift for that special someone!

If these earrings are purchased during the month of February, 50% of the sale will be donated to EFA's February Charity of the Month: Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Two Beautiful Entries by a New Member - Lacewood

Love Pads on Four Paws - Wooden Spoon - I think it fits the theme really nicely, with pawprints intermingled with hearts on a wooden spoon. might not be in the *air*, exactly, on my spoon, but it's certainly padding about on four feet! And since the ground itself is not depicted, I suppose those pawprints are floating in the air...okay, I'm being silly now -- but I think it's a good entry and I hope you do, too.

Rusty Rose angora & soysilk laceweight yarn - a lace-lover's dream - deliciously delicate at 24 wpi! Perfect for your yarn-loving valentine, perfect for adding strikingly elegant lace trim or edgings, or for giving one-of-a-kind splendor to any project!

I think it's a pretty romantic color! Love is certainly spun into the yarn, if not the air. And since I couldn't have made it without the help of my bunny and his wool, it's a collaborative human-rabbit effort - so I think the animal theme is covered there. I hope you agree!

I live with one of the most overprivileged rabbits on earth, a delightful angora bunny who is litterbox trained and plays with my cat and romps about - and who also helps me spin beautiful yarn and knit lovely lace with his wool! He's got a great life, and many, many bunnies are not so lucky. So he and I are teamed up to help raise money for other less fortunate bunnies, with 10% of all angora items going to Little Miracles Rabbit Rescue. And we'll be adding other animal-themed non-angora items to the charity effort as well, just because -- this pawprint love spoon being an example of that!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lovebirds Valentine blank note card by kittyanydots

There's nothing like a good kiss to ruffle your feathers! Show your sweetie some love with this card!

A 4x6 glossy image on 5x7 blank white card. The card is made of acid-free cardstock, labeled on the back; it comes with an envelope and is encased in a clear cello.

I currently donate 10% of proceeds from cards, printables and collage sheets and 20% of proceeds from prints and original art (and larger amounts of select items) to animal charities. Recently I've raised money for It's Meow or Never and Alley Cat Allies. I also donated to the EFA team store and donated prizes for raffles, including one by the DC Craft Mafia last year to benefit their local animal shelter. You can see my shop policies or blog for amounts I've raised: and

I have two kitties who are my inspiration: Chouli, age 16, a former shelter cat, and Molly, age 14, a former stray

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Love Is In The Air - Mixed Media Assemblage by folkartvision

Contemplating innocent love with this mixed media piece.

A composition of vintage wood (restored to it's original finish/patina) and found objects. size: 4"/16cm square with a 1.25"/3cm profile.

Signed and dated at the back. Ready to hang, copper nail included.

10% of all sales from (folkartvision's other shop) goes to the EFA Charity of the Month.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Clay Heart by claynfiber

Stoneware clay heart has a raised pattern, two gentle curves and a clay bead. Finished with iron oxide in the second firing. Hangs from a man-made imitation leather Genya cord. Measures 4.5" across the heart.

Claynfiber donates at least 15% of all pottery sales to animal charities.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hearty is a very happy fellow and wants to find a home with a cat to play with!

Hearty is made from red and pink fleece. His body, hands and feet are red hearts. His arms and legs are pink fleece with elastic inside them. His eyes are made from white fleece and black felt. He has a pink and red heart shaped nose, and a pink mouth. His body is stuffed with organic catnip, one large bell and fiberfill.

Hearty's body measures approximately 3" by 3". His arms and legs measure approximately 3" long.

If you adopt Hearty, I would love to have a picture of your cat playing with him to put on my blog. You can send the pic to me using the "Contact AllAboutCats" button on my shop's main page. Be sure to include your cat's name.

Linda of AllAboutCats makes cat toys and cat beds and gives them to a local no-kill shelter.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I Heart My Schnauzer by Nanjodogz

Love is in the air for the pups, this Schnauzer has lots of love to give.

The Schnauzer is encased in his own little heart. The heart and Schnauzer are sculpted from polymer clay; it hangs from pink organza ribbon and there is a pink bow at the top.

This piece is small enough to wear as a pendant or it can be placed on the wall or hung from somewhere special.

I support my local Illinois Doberman Rescue Foundation and right now have all of my heart pendants/ornaments with 10% proceeds towards the EFA Charity of the month.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Celtic Style Sterling Silver, Swarovski Crystal and Czech Firepolish Heart Earrings by LittleStudioJewels

I made these Celtic inspired sterling silver hearts and then had them suspend real Swarovski crystals in "Crystal", and Czech fire polish glass beads in "Raspberry". Silver plate jump rings suspend each section. Sterling silver ear wires are used to prevent allergic reactions. I am able to create these in copper, 14karat gold and other stones and beads, just convo me before you order (price may vary depending on metals and beads used, but I will let you know in advance). Approximately 2" long.

It fits the theme of "Love is in the Air" by swinging from your ears, sparkling gently in any light, these are perfect for any time of year, but especially now!

Every month I give 10% of the total sales before taxes and shipping to help animal charities, such as the Country Cat Sanctuary, Lanark Animal Welfare Society, and others. Thanks for your time and thanks for looking!

Monday, February 2, 2009

You begin an enduring love affair - Priceless Moments - ACEO Original Collage by Dragonhouseofyuen

This is an ACEO Original Collage. Priceless Moments - follow Priceless on his travels thru life as he gives wise snippets of advice, discovers important attributes and goes thru all the yearning and desires that we all do.
Priceless and the lady begin an enduring love affair. They swap hearts, his mouth tick goes away and they both can’t stop smiling. She tells him her name is Evdokia. He loves her name – just as beautiful as her. The Brilliant Light of Undeniable Beauty - You begin an enduring love affair.

This little collage has been compiled from my illustrations of rabbits wearing jumpers, paper scraps and ephemera and recycled brochures and magazines. It has all been stuck with glue stick and double sided adhesive tape. Most of the papers go over the edges. The backing card is in blue. Backing cards are sometimes reused card and some will have type/images on the back. Priceless has many more aceo adventures coming soon.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Two-Photo Hanging Display by EnsorcelledMinds

This hanging photo display showcases two wallet-sized photographs (maximum 3.5 by 2.5 inches) - pictured here is an example with a childhood photograph of my mother. (Your Hanging Display will not come with any photos.)

Love, Bliss & Joy can describe pictures of the children, the family, the fur children, couples, the parents, best friends and more. Great for Valentine's, Anniversaries, or just because you care about someone! Hang it in the office, the foyer, the den, from a magnet on the fridge - anywhere!

Roses are pictured on the top panel and hearts on the display panels. The letters are all individually die cut and adhered by me. A mat of smaller pink hearts shows where the photos should go. You will receive enough double sided photo tape tabs to adhere two photographs (with instructions).

The reverse side has pink hearts and flowers to cover up where I applied adhesive to the ribbon handle and panel connectors. There is also a shop ID stamped on the back of the top panel and a very small signature in the bottom right corner of all panels. The backs of the panels have enough room for you to write some memoires or photo-facts if you wish! I strongly advise you use an acid-free archival pen. (Craft and scrapbook stores sell them.) Alternatively, you could write on a separate piece of paper and adhere it. From the top panel to the bottom, this display measures 12.5 inches long by 4 inches wide. The hanger is an additional 4.5 inches long.

I support SOAR: Southern Ontario Animal Rescue which is a local rescue for dogs. It is a very small registered charity that struggles to meet foster home and animal intake demands. Some of the items in my shop support this charity (search items in my shop for the tag "charity"). I also teach beginner card-making classes to raise funds and awareness for SOAR. **20%** of the proceeds from these cards (less transaction costs) will be donated to an EFA Charity of the Month.