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.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lavender sachet / embroidered witch and cat familiar by AubreyMade

When I think of a witch, I picture an old crone with a black cape and a pointed hat. She'd have a broom stick and a cauldron. Of course a witch goes with a familiar and for me that would be a cat. Oh and she'll be making potions and will be casting spells. Well, isn't that scary enough?

I love cats and would like to help our growing problem about them in my area. I'm making lots of cats items and 15% of the purchases goes to the local charity. But this month since we have the feral cats as the charity of the month, I've decided to give whatever purchase was made in my shop.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cat Girl Halloween Costume for American Girl Doll by chicadolly

Carol of faeriegood and chicadolly says:I love helping to support the various efa rescues every month and thought this little outfit was in perfect keeping both with our "scarry" challenge theme for the month and also for The EFA October Charity of the Month which is Feral Cat-Kitten Rescue Project

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Beaded Red Bat Stamp Pin by thefrogbag

Bats are usually associated with Halloween, but I love bats so I decided to go with cute instead of creepy. I also love upcycling, so this is one stamp that is not going into the landfill!

I help curate the EFA facebook page and I donate 20% of every sale in my shop to the Tapir Preservation Fund:

Tapirs are very important for rainforest ecosystems. Supporting tapir conservation preserves the rainforest! My shop has raised over $550 dollars for the tapirs so far.

Friday, October 15, 2010

EyePod Handmade Lampwork Bead Pendant FOR JENNY by rosebud101

These "eye pod" beads are truly fun to make and will add a distinctive look to any piece of jewelry you make. They can be used as a pendant or added to piece of wearable art to give it a distinctive look. I love to add something truly unexpected to a necklace or bracelet.

My daughter, Jenny, was recently diagnosed with cancer. I will be offering ten items in my store FOR JENNY to help her with her living expenses as medical bills add up. Tell your friends.

As a member of Team EFA Mallory of rosebud101 has designated at least one item in her store for an animal charity. She plans to donate 100% of one item in her store to the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society. Check the listings to find out which one it is!

A note from LolaLynn: Any prayers, good thoughts and healing vibes for Mallory's daughter, Jenny, are much appreciated.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sophia and Friends - Hand embellished ACEO by LolaLynn

Sorry, but no scary faces when Sophia is around. Sophia makes friends with everyone even the ghosts and goblins and in the process brings a smile to their faces.

This is a print of my original ACEO entitled "Sophia and Friends." 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. Every 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch ACEO comes in a protective plastic sleeve. 50% of the purchase price will be donated to EFA's charity of the month.

Sales through LolaLynn's etsy shop support either EFA's charity of the month or turtle rehab off the coast of Lousiana.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trick or Treat Husky Towel by Faeriegood

Get your Boo face on, it's almost time for Halloween. Here's a little something to decorate for the occasion. This cute embroidered towel made from 100% cotton homespun muslin fabric has a tab on the top corner for easy hanging. It measures approx. 20" square and is machine wash and dryer safe for easy care. 10% of this sale's profit will go to the EFA October Charity of the Month which is Feral Cat-Kitten Rescue Project, chosen by our Twitter Volunteer, Patty, of

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Licorice Spider - Hand Knit Organic Cotton Spooky Toy by Yarnmiracle

He's completely spooky. And he wants your candy. Come to think of it, I want your candy too...If he sits down beside you, don't run off! This spider is a gifted conversationalist and will keep you entertained for hours. You can't judge a book, you know. We've got a house guest at the Miracle Residence. We picked up a little black and white short haired terrier looking dog girl on the uninhabited portion of a county road. Our city's brand new shelter is already over crowded, so she'll be staying with us until her people come looking for her (which I hope they do, all the vets/shelters/animal Control people know where she is) or we can find her a new home through our local humane Society, BARC. I am very glad that we have an office off of the main house to use as her apartment - a couple of the permanent cats don't appreciate the merits of canines and this Little Girl is the kind of canine who likes to chase cats all around.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Wall Hanging with Cats Spider Skulls by Catcalls

OoooOOooOOOOOOOooooo...spoooooooky! Kitties out on a dark Halloween night stumble upon a gargantuan spider and images of skulls suspended in the night sky! Purrrfect for The Halloween season! Created especially for this month's challenge with high hopes of many sales for the Feral Kitten-Cat Rescue!
A minimum of 10% of all sales from both of my shops will go to the rescue this month. Of course, I will still be donating to my local shelter as well.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Skull Charm with German Ground Glass Glitter by Scrappyrat

Not only is our little skully friend creepy, the addition of a smidgen of ground glass glitter adds to the poisonous theme. Whether you or your pet like to show off your spooky side, this is the pendant to do it with. I always participate in the EFA monthly donation program via my cook book for dogs (the proceeds from Yummy for Dogs always go to animal charities) and a selection of items that are also sold with 100% of their price going to the charity of the month. In addition t the EFA program, I am also pretty much constantly working on donation items requested by animal charities that contact me directly for card sets and pet items for their fundraisers. I also work directly with rescue animals as a foster "mom" for Carolina Pet Rescue.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

fabric Skulls n Roses rose tattoo 1 yd one yard by Brizel4theanimals

One yard of destash novelty fabric: Skulls n Roses, 'The Rose Tattoo' by Alexander Henry Fabrics, 2005 Smiling skulls happily entwined with rose blooming thorns and crowns... macabre enough for you ? Brizel, aka Nicole, owns some 20 acres up in the mountains of no. Cal where I have planted orchards and floral gardens. This habitat attracts birds, butterflies, bees, bats, hummingbirds... and it is also a seasonal mating ground for dragonflies ! Twilight is part of a 2000 acre ranch out in the chaparral wilderness where wild animals still roam. I work to provide a safe loving home for my animal rescues; I participate in EFA's COTM program; and volunteer as Co-Secretary & Blog Mistress for TEAM EFA.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dias de los Meurtos Tote Bag by Astridnicoleetcetera

This is covered with skulls, making it very qualified for being scary! Tradition is rich in Mexico as they celebrate life while honoring their ancestors during the celebration Dias de los Meurtos. We celebrate, too, and offer this rich traditional folklorica print in a roomy and sturdy tote bag. Measuring 18" wide and 14" high, there is a handy exterior pocket. For almost three years now, we have had a shop on Etsy. We donate 100% of the net profit to my dog's shelter, the Santa Cruz Humane Society in Nogales, AZ. Mostly, we sell dogs bandanas and are just beginning with pretty collars and other items.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

There is a safety in numbers - card set of four by Thoseparasoldays

In the right light, shadows turn into creatures of their own..... "Shadows" Separated and blinded, they crept, uneasily, reaching for one another" 50% goes to animal welfare - split evenly between EFA's charity of the month and local charities on the Costa Blanca, Spain. I work with the feral colonies on the Costa Blanca in Spain - the latest good news was the re-homing of no less than three kittens into the same family! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blue Shark Pendant by jfillustration

It's a play on people's fear of sharks. Many people unjustifiably fear sharks when sharks have more reason to fear people considering a 90% decline of shark species due to human activity, such as finning.
My most recent project was making portraits for a newly opened local donkey sanctuary where I live. Copies of the portraits will be used for their donation packs.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Night Mare Halloween Notecard by epicfarm

HEY LOOK - It's an EEK-quine...This handcut silhouette of a night mare (heh heh heh) comes with grinning skulls and some of 'dem bones (brr :o) It seemed appropriate that her mane be standing on end in terror and honor of this spooky occasion. Silhouette is mounted on bright orange paper (what else?) and flanked by filmstrip cutouts backed in black for a little added pizzaz. We are a small family run non profit with a variety of horse related programs for families and small groups in Southeast Alabama. 100% of the proceeds from the sales in this shop are donated back to the farm in support of our equine residents.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dangle Spider Halloween Card - Black and Red Glitter by fairycardmaker

SPIDERS ARE SCARY! While I like them in the remote corners of my house to trap any of the other buggies that might have snuck in, they are still scary to me! This handmade paper die cut spider is my original design and the scariest things I've got. It doesn't even need a lot of "dressing". The way the spider is loose dangling on the page by its white paper string web line is spooky enough, I think!
20% of the proceeds of this card goes to support the Southern Ontario Animal Rescue (SOAR). This rescue arranges the foster care and adoption of dogs and is 100% run by a small handful of volunteers. The card workshops I run are mini-fundraisers for this charity. Most workshops generate enough funds for a microchip for a dog or a month of food for a foster family.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tricks screenprinted cotton pet training treats pouch by thedoghouse

This wicked little pouch is perfect for stashing your pet's favourite treats, or for storing candies in at Halloween! 5% of the profits from the sale of this pouch will be donated to Gracehounds, a small Scottish charity dedicated to finding permanent homes & a better life for greyhounds.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Spiritus Mundi, 8x10 Fine Art Print by thebluewindmill

"Spiritus Mundi" A couple translations of this Latin phrase are "World Soul", "Spirit of the World", and "Inspired World". I took all the pictures myself and fused them. The eyes are from a DaVinci-based painting I did, which I titled "The Protector". I serve as challenge promoter for the EFA team, donate to a variety of animal charities, and have written some blog articles for our EFA blog in support of Defenders of Wildlife and have done some paintings to help them out with donations!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Monster Lovey by Bewhiskered

This very not so scary monster security blanket will chase all of its child's bad dreams away. :) I donate 10% of Bewhiskered's yearly profits to an animal welfare organization. For 2010 I will be donating to PAWS Atlanta ( - a no kill shelter in the metro Atlanta, GA area.