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.

Saturday, August 28, 2010



These were the first 16 entries
to EFA's August Challenge:
Reach for the Skies !

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Raven Necklace by Purpleandlime's Shop

Inspired by the legend of the ravens at the Tower of London: "If the ravens leave the Tower, the kingdom will fall..." A large black laser-cut 1/8" acrylic raven bird pendant hangs from 19" stainless steel ball chain. Also available on copper ball chain, just specify when you order. Raven is about 4" wide from beak to tail and 2" high.
20% from the sale of this piece goes to Fundacion Mona, a chimp rescue center in Girona, Spain ( MONA rescues and rehabilitates chimpanzees that were previously in captivity.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Owl And Pussycat's Adventure by KimbasCritters

~♥~ Mr. Owl and his good friend Pussycat were feeling rather bored. When Pussycat suggested an evening boat ride they both thought it was an outstanding idea and hopped in their little wooden boat looking forward to a nights worth of adventure. ~♥~ This is a mixed media collage on a 9X7 inch light wooden board. A hanger is attached to the back so it is ready to be displayed in a room of your choice--the artwork continues on to the sides of the board so there is no need for framing. It has been lightly varnished for protection and shine.

Kimbas Critters donates 10% of all sales to BLIND CAT RESCUE & SANCTUARY, INC. please take a look at this wonderful charities page

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New York Photograph All Occasion Card-Clouds by DeborahJulian

This all occasion card is printed from my original photograph "New York Clouds". The card is 4 x5.5 inches and comes with a white envelope. It is blank inside, making it perfect for birthday greetings, attaching to presents, keeping in touch with friends, or many other occasions. The card is beautiful enough to be framed and used as wall decor! The card is packaged in clear plastic for safekeeping.

10% of sales will got to the animal charity of the month.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Winnie the Pooh Bibs for Baby by Faeriegood

These are the cutest yet!! Made from bright and thirsty cotton terry, they feature a patchwork applique from a Winnie the Pooh fabric that I fancy cut to get the perfect poses of your favorite characters. Baby will love seeing these and it will make feeding time so much fun!!

These ones measure approx.10"X10" and are perfect for droolers and teething infants to protect and absorb.They are bound with the matching fabric that is doubled for added strength and wear. They have generous adjustable ties (so you can forget about those velcro snarls in the dryer)and can be machine washed and dryed and are built to last. Please specify in your message to buyer your color choice: orange, aqua, pink, or baby blue.

One dollar from each bib sold will go to help the dogs at S*N*O : my favorite Northern Breed dog rescue helping save lives, they care for and rehome loveable Huskies and other snow dogs who have been taken from shelters or busted puppy mills or owner surrendered. Thank you!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BarkingDogBlanket Medium HelloKitty BabyDragons Recycled fabrics by Barkingdogblanket's Shop

Hello Kitty flying through the air on her favorite unicorn surrounded by puffy white clouds. This blanket is made with reclaimed fabrics never used but picked up at garage sales. I loved the whimsical nature of both the baby dragon, Hello Kitty and unicorns. About me, member of EFA and AOE and huge supporter of animal rescue groups. I volunteer at our local Hawaiian Humane Society & OahuaSpca - Dog Walker, kennel cleaner and recently fostered a 7 year old Australian Cattle dog 'Mana'. Had lost my sweet Rockie girl (and inspiration for my blankets) in October but not ready to get another pup yet. Got the call for emergency foster homes needed for one week, went to pick up my foster dog and who do I see but Mana - a Cattle Dog like Rockie, a female and 7 years old. Fostering lasted 2 days and we adopted her on the third day. Didn't think I was ready but she is healing my heart with each day.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Humming Bird Print of My Original Oil Painting (24x18) by Artbymarilyn's Shop

I like any kind of nature. I again was asked to paint a humming bird. I love happy colors and again this was fun for me. I hope you like it. This original oil is in various sizes and prices. It is also in greeting cards and jewelry. I also do commissioned oil paintings reasonably.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Starburst Sandwich Bag Trio by Pomegranatepenguin's Shop

Who says packing a lunch can't be fun? Express your personality with a set of reusable sandwich bags! This set features a fun starburst pattern in light blues, pinks, and greens set on a chocolate brown background. The inside of the bags features a nylon lining that is easily cleaned with a damp cloth - so convenient! While we're at it, why limit these versatile bags to lunchtime? The small size is great for tossing makeup in to keep your purse clean or for filling with snacks to carry around for your toddler!
100% of our profits go to Alabama EARS rabbit rescue (!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Clouds organic cotton baby bodysuit by Curlymonkey's Shop

Inpired by this quote by A. A. Hodge “How sweet to be a Cloud Floating in the Blue!” 100% GOTS certified organic cotton for your little one. Description: Long Sleeve baby bodysuit in super soft, stretchable 1x1 baby-rib knit. Pure organic cotton comfort. Lap shoulder neckline for ease of dressing, 3 lead free snap closure. Low-impact dyes. sweatshop free. Color: Sky blue. Size : 0-6 months. Appliqué: Hand sewn fluffy and smiling clouds made out of 55% Hemp, 45% Organic Cotton Fleece. Embroidered features. Currently donating a portion of my sales to Sea Shepherd:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Teal Skies Silver Ring by Littlestudiojewels' Shop

This is sweet, yet sort of Steam Punk all at the same time. It's great for the office, or a sexy night out! I used sterling silver wire to make a comfortable shank, adding a teal Swarovski crystal to the center. I then coiled more sterling silver wire around the base wire and added 2 clear Swarovski crystals to the outside of the teal bead, coiling the remainder of the wire on the sides. The result is a coiled ring that is pretty, yet different. You could keep it shiny, or allow it to patina and darken naturally, giving it a worn look for a more "Steam Punk" style.
This is about a size 6-1/2, but I can make it in another size if you need it. I can even make it with different beads, or in copper or 14karat gold-filled wire, convo me before purchasing for details.
10% of the total sales before tax and shipping goes towards my Charity of the Month

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Buzzy Bee - Clouds Pillow Cover by Twostraycats' Shop

Iconic Kiwiana "Buzzy Bee" fun and whimsical pillow cover. This fabric is imported from New Zealand. The cotton pillow cover measures 14" x 14" (35 cm x 35 cm). It has a solid red cotton back with a lower back envelope style opening that is secured with two snap fasteners.
All profits from Lily's EFA shop section go toward helping animals in need. 10% from all other sales go to EFA and animal charities.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

When (Guinea) Pigs Fly Set of Five Cards by Scrappyrat's Shop

When I saw the theme, Look to the Skies, I couldn't resist making some guinea pigs flutter up! Little pink wings take these guinea pigs on a flutter around the yard! The guinea pigs have been stamped, then I watercolored them by hand. Can't you just imagine the sound of their "Wheek Wheek" calls as they zoom through the air? In my etsy shop I have many items designated as charity benefit items with all the money I make from those particular items going directly to the EFA Charity of the Month. I am practically always working on items for rescues and other animal charities who contact me and ask that I make things for their auctions or other fund raisers. (I'm attaching a pic on one I just finished the other day for Second Chance Pet Adoptions.) It's something I really enjoy doing for these groups that request my items. I am also a foster volunteer for Carolina Pet Rescue ( I foster rodents and other small animals. Attached is a photo of Carrot, my most recent "graduate" who was adopted a few days ago. I think she's one of the cutest hamsters I've ever seen, and that's saying a lot because all hamsters are pretty darn cute to begin with.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Midnight Kitty - Hand Embellished ACEO - Free shipping in the US by Lolalynn's Shop

This is a hand embellished print of my original ACEO (2.5 x 3.5 inches)entitled "Midnight Kitty." Each card is hand embellished making it an unique work of art. The one you receive will be slightly different than the one pictured here. Your art work will be signed and dated front and back and come in a protective covering. Besides donating 50% to the charity of the month, Lynn and her grandson, Matthew, have created paintings to be sold to raise funds for the gulf clean-up.

Monday, August 9, 2010

8x10 Photograph puffy white clouds purple flowers by the water by Aktie9's shop

This is my fav photo of the sky since it is so soft looking, and intriguingly warm. It's what I consider "relaxing art" something that makes you comfortable and relaxed. I often look at photos to calm myself when I'm stressed & it really works well, especially of the skies or nature. I have lots of other photos of the sky, as it's one of my fav subjects to shoot. My husband rolls his eyes whenever the sun sets, as he knows I'll he beaded out the door, looking for the next beautiful view to capture. I want to get as many of them as possible. I think of making a book or zine of them soon, sometime. I wanna show the people more of the natural world, so they will care for it better. It's my life goal. Get folks to change their minds and take better care of the earth.
For the rest of the month in my shop. ***25% of sales for the Month of August is going to the EFA Charity of the Month. See our website here: In addition *ANY* animal item in this shop is a 100% donation to the COTM also. This month I won the choice of charity. I chose Winslow Farm Sanctuary in Norton Massachusetts! See their site here:*** I also always have some sort of a deal going on. It might not be advertised on the shop heading, to get announcements & BOGO sales please follow me on FB,, or my site.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Itty Bitty Pelican - Hand Knit Organic Cotton Limited Edition Toy to Help the Gulf Coast by Yarnmiracle's shop

He's a bird, so it seems like he fits the "Look to the Skies" theme perfectly - what with all the powerful flying and diving and scooping up fish. This particular pelican won't fly as high as his wild cousins, but if you toss him up in the air, he will do his best to *imagine* soaring through the sky.
Since it's very beginning, my shop has been a way for me to support the rescue and adoption efforts of our local Humane Society. For each of my hand knit Companion Animals or Itty Bitty Playsets that sells, I donate $5 directly to Baldwin Animal Rescue. We also foster animals through that organization and help with adoption events as we are able. That happens less now that I have a toddler with a naptime smack in the middle of most adoptions, but I can at least still offer financial support!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Handmade Collage Pendant Glass Starlight Dream and Delicious Sensations by Whskr's shops

The woman on this romantic pendant is looking towards the sky. It's a vintage picture from a book and I thought it was a perfect match for the theme. It measures 1 x 2 inches or 2.5 x 5 cms. approx. carefully applied to high quality crystal glass with a bevelled edge. At the moment I am helping a friend d'Artagnan Rumblepurr to raise funds for SPCA and Cats Protection here in New Zealand and sell pendants in my store with 100% to either EFA COTM or a local charity in need. I also promote charities in need on Twitter and help out sharing on Facebook.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Handmade Knit Wrap - Straw and Sky by susanneedlehands' shop

"Look to the Skies" the hints of gold are like a majestic eagle and the blue and white are like a beautiful, wide expanse of sky with little puffy clouds in it. The criss-cross design also makes me think of a bird's wings, emanating out from its body, so powerful and graceful, as it flies through the sky.
I am actually a full-time middle school teacher, so I mostly work with 11- and 12-year old human animals! I do have 2 rescue kitties, one of which was featured by Michele last month or so (Noah). I also would LOVE to be able to donate all proceeds from any items sold on Etsy to the team charity of the month to be able to help more animals and organizations in need.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Labyrinth Necklace by sdunderkoffler's shop

This is one of my faves!! It's made with a beautiful champagne colored satin ribbon that attaches to the side with a cute bow and metal clasp. A single silver large looped strand is adorned with an owl pendant. It's so chic and feminine, can be worn during the day with a casual outfit, or in the evening with a flowy dress!
A portion of the profits from this sale benefit the World Wildlife Fund. The company I work for is currently assisting with rescueing birds/turtles from the gulf oil crisis (being a zookeeper - we all asist with this effort). And in my spare time, aside from runnig my etsy pages for various charitys, I volunteer with a local pet organization

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vintage Crowned Dove Cameo Pin by mvegan5's shop

Vintage plastic findings and a tiny crystal come together in this unique pin, measuring about 2" across. Second photo is an example of the pin backing.
10% goes to the Etsy for Animals Charity of the Month, see my shop intro.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Starry Night knitted dog kerchief by thedoghouse's shop

This sparkly purple hand knitted dog bandanna is studded with twinkling star & moon buttons courtesy of fellow EFA member Nicole ( ). 100% of the proceeds from its sale will go to EFA charity of the month.
My designs are inspired by greyhound rescue, about which I am passionate. I donate a portion of my shop profits to my local greyhound rehoming charity, Gracehounds,, with whom I am a volunteer dog walker & fosterer.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Violet Peacock, 8x10 Fine Art Print by thebluewindmill's shop

Look to the Skies, this beautiful peacock is standing on a roof with the sky beyond him. This photo measures 8"x10" including white border. It is printed on professional darkroom paper Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl 285 gsm with vibrant Vivera inks.
I am donating 10% of sales for this print to the Audobon Society and 10% to EFA's charity of the month. I also donated a copy of this print to Help the Gulf Coast shop:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Decorative Silk Box vegan keepsake Golden Dragonfly by Brizel4theanimals' shop

Golden Dragonfly is a sweet gentle fiber arts container, with a lid of its own, featuring variegated banana silk yarn in lilac, blue and mint green pastel colors & embellished with a gold metal dragonfly button. Banana silk is a vegan silk-like yarn made from banana fibers ! This lovely unique decorative Silk Tapestry keepsake Box measures approx: 3" in diameter x 2 1/4" high with an interior of 2" in diameter x 2" high
Brizel, aka Nicole, owns some 20 acres up in the mountains of no. Cal where I have planted orchards and floral gardens in view of creating habitat which attracts birds, butterflies, bees, bats, hummingbirds... it is also a seasonal mating ground for dragonflies ! I work to provide a safe loving home for my animal rescues; I participate in EFA's COTM program when I can; and volunteer as blog Mistress for EFA's main blog.