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, May 16, 2010

White Dove to benefit EFA's Charity of the month - free postage wthin the US by Lolalynn's Shop

The peaceful dove sits patiently on her nest waiting to bring forth new life. Life is like that. Very often newness and new beginnings take a lot of waiting, patience and hope. I think of our 3 new granddaughters who were born in the last 3 months. Waitng during pregnancy. The patience it takes to care for a newborn and the hope that we feel when we encounter these little gifts from God. Our family has been a nest for Christine and Deborah, supporting them as they waited to bring forth these precious little girls.
50% wil be donated to EFA's
charity of the month.

Lynn coordinates EFA's monthly challenge and creates the EFA Challenge Treasuries.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Colorful Recycled Upcycled Pretty Bird Nest Pins 4 Broaches Set by Aldanamica's Shop

Set of 4 Pretty Bird Nest pins to color your life. Made from recycled/re-purposed materials including fabric, yarn, thread, lace, collected from various scraps and left over goodies from productions and other art projects. All things can be turned into something beautiful and useful! These Pretty Bird Nests promote "Reuse" instead of "Dispose"! Wear them and spread the word!!
10% goes to EFA's Charity of the Month. Aldana Mica is a proud member and volunteer for EFA!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bird Nest Card Set by Thebluewindmill's Shop

This is the momma bird and baby chick surrounded by some watercolor paintings I did. These birds were in a tree outside my house and they had conveniently built their nest low enough so that I could snap their picture once I got out my stool. Thanks to Etsy patrons last month, I was able to donate 5 pounds of fish to the Marine Mammal Center during their yearly Dollar-a-Pound challenge. It is elephant and harbor seal pupping season between March and May and the center needs to feed approximately 400 seals so every dollar counts!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

original art abstract contemporary modern painting nature bird heron steel iron rust patina oxide by Johnniebelinda's Shop

10" x 8x.05" oxide painting on cradleboard. Sides are painted. Ready to hang needs no frame. On going series of zen birds.
Shop will donate 10% to May's charity of the month.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

raspberry pink catryoshka family blank card by Kittyanydots's Shop

Cats + matryoshkas = catryoshkas! I combined my love of cats, the Japanese kawaii style, and the Russian nesting doll to create this digital artwork. 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 is encased in a clear cello. The second and third images show an example of a finished packaged and labeled card.
I give a percentage of my shop proceeds (Etsy and PayPal fees not subtracted first) to charity each month.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nesting Doll Owls- Set of 3 - Tall, Dark and Handsome by Savageartworks' Shop

This set is called "Tall, Dark and Handsome". The largest one is the Great Grey Owl (tallest in North America) then The Spectacled Owl (the dark one), and the smallest is the Snowy Owl (a very handsome owl). As nesting dolls do, the two larger ones come apart and fit inside each other, and the smallest one is a solid piece of wood, which fits inside them. It is sent to you in a cloth bag, similar to the last picture (but it may be a different colour)with an owl tag, and a little note to remind you what kind of owls they are.
The artist is a true animal lover, and has always had pets, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters. The shop donates a portion of it's sales every month to an animal charity.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Chauncey the Jellyfish Necklace by Kskjewelrydesigns' Shop

This jellyfish named Chauncey is in the nest of the sea. He was created as a reminder of how fragile our ocean life is, but also as a positive message of its resilience. The jellyfish shows us how to move in harmony with the natural forces of Mother Earth, the nest of all nests. It is said to symbolize faith and acceptance, and some believe that its transparent form holds the key to true spiritual knowledge.
The artist has spent her life rescuing animals, bringing in, caring for & finding homes for strays. Ten percent of all sales from this shop go to Bat Conservation International in hopes of helping their efforts in fighting white-nose syndrome.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

manage their nest egg - an investment to treasure - Priceless Moments - ACEO Original Collage by Dragonhouseofyuen's Shop

Priceless and Evdokia were very careful about their resources. They saved in all areas. They managed their own nest egg. They invested in Sapphires, Diamonds and Emeralds – some as large as them! It was an investment to treasure. They kept them safe like the avocet in a small discreet nest and paid continual attention to it.
Donates a percentage of some sales to help different rabbit rescues and animal charities.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sweet Nesting Birdie Necklace by Mvegan5's Shop

This Mama Birdie is flying home to take care of her nest babies! Adorable nest and birdie charms on a cream, vintage style chain, measures about 15", may be lengthened for no cost. 10% or more goes to help the Etsy for Animals charity of the month, see my shop intro and for more info.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nesting Pinch Bowls by claynfibers' Shop

Hand formed stoneware nesting pinch bowls. Inside food safe glazed with maple-cream. Outsides and bottoms are textured before first firing and finished with iron oxide in final firing. Great condiment bowls; wasabi, margarine or perfect for chocolate chips! Or take to the bedroom or bathroom for catching your jewelry.
My passion for clay and fibers is matched by my passion for animals and the environment. I often symbolically incorporate recycled materials into my art and a portion of all sales is donated to animal charities.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Schizo - brooch figures by Thoseparasoldays' Shop

These three baby-*like* figures are to be used as brooches, either seperately or huddled up together, keeping each other amused! Alright, so these babies wear lipstick and mascara but at least they're hairless! ;) The fabric is a cotton blend and their heads are stuffed with cotton balls; they measure 2,5 cm (1"), with a 1,5 cm (0.6")pinback. Wear a smile on your lapel, crowd your bag or make a nest for them in your hair!
50% goes to animal welfare - split evenly between EFA's charity of the month and PAWS animal rescue in La Marina, Spain. The artist work is mainly with the feral cat colonies.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cat in a Bag Mini Plushie by Catcalls' Shop

Off we go! Felix is ready and waiting for a trip! He is the softest fuzziest little guy around with his own kitty bag. Felix was made from a resurrected scarf...both inside and out. Entirely hand sewn with button eyes securely sewn into place,and a leather cord with a fish button, this mini kitty makes a great travel companion, play pal, gift, birthday decide!
50% of this sale will go to EFA's Charity of the Month.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sonoran sunset purse by Desertsunsetdesign's Shop

The pawprints are perfect for spring puppies or kitties. Hand crocheted bag in rich pinks as seen in our desert sky at dusk. A black edge completes this bag. Magnetic closure. Fully lined with charcoal pawprint fabric. Measurements: 7 1/2" x 7" with 17" strap drop.
At, we currently save rabbits and just adopted out 4 of our summer babies. They were born at the santuary last summer and though tiny at first, grew up to be 10lb bundles of love!!! My store donates 20 percent from all purchases to them. I cherish my volunteer time with them. Thank you!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Robin's Nest - Fine Art Print - 10x15 by Traceyhooping's Shop

We watched the robins build this nest and then, over the summer, hatch two batches of babies. I waited until autumn to rescue it from the katsura tree right outside my window. It's not as fancy as some of the nests I've seen, but I loved being able to observe the whole process from the upstairs window of my studio!
I support Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and I my home in Seattle is a WA state certified "Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary".

Sunday, May 2, 2010

memory SiLK TAPESTRY NEST BABY BOX custom keepsake BRiZEL by Brizelhandcrafts' Shop

This custom Brizel Silk Tapestry Nest Baby Box, made of handcrafted canary yellow silk sari yarn and white banana silk yarn, is perfect for storing something precious ! NiMUE NEST BABY BOX was created as a keepsake to store Nimue's fur. It is a divine ooak gentle container, with a lid of its own, embellished with a pewter metal puppy dog button. This listing is for a CUSTOM keepsake box that will be made especially for you... colors & embellishments can be customized... A variety of different animal buttons are also available... including dog, cat, rabbit, Horse... please contact me to discuss your Brizel Nest Baby Silk Tapestry Box needs ! Brizel, aka Nicole, works to provide a safe loving home for her animal pack (2 canines, 1 feline- all rescues); participates in EFA's COTM program; and volunteers for EFA'S MONTHLY CHALLENGE.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

blue robin eggs in a nest belt buckle - THREE LITTLE BIRDS by Lonesomeroadstudio's Shop

Original artwork of three robin eggs in a cozy nest, in a cast pewter buckle. The artwork is protected with extremely durable epoxy resin. This piece was inspired by spring, and by the Bob Marley song, "Three Little Birds!" 5% of the purchase price of all belt buckles will be donated to a local no-kill animal shelter in the artist's area, Pet Project. In her county, there is no county animal shelter and the small no-kill shelters are the only way that these animals can be placed in good new homes.