Okay, maybe I am not the first person you would turn to for fashion advice. Maybe teaching High School Chemistry doesn't give me the same fashion cred as, say, a job working at Vogue. But here goes: If you want to be fashionable on the slopes or on a blustery winter day while commuting to work, you need a hat from the Cause for Crafting Etsy shop. I was paging through a catalog with handsome sporty models posed in winter gear and could not help but notice what they were wearing on their heads. Hats! Many of these hats had a distinct similarity to our hats -- and our hats our less expensive. And don't forget, your purchase of a Cause for Crafting hat helps to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Buying a hat for yourself and doing good at the same time - now that really is in fashion! Click HERE to see our hats.
Two new sets of bookmarks for young (or not so young) readers are now for sale in our Etsy shop. One features owls and the other Spiderman. Each set comes in a muslin gift bag. Either set would make a great stocking stuffer. Both sets benefit the St Vincent de Paul Society an all volunteer organization which provides person to person assistance to those in need. Click on the picture to see all of the bookmarks in our shop.
Fall is making it's presence known - at least on the east coast. We have the cozy knit items to warm both body and heart. Our comfy Vermont-made knit hats are available in children's and adult sizes. A purchase of a hat will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We also have a new item, a beautifully knit baby blanket to protect a little one from the chill. The blanket is from our newest crater, Jeanne, who has chosen Guide Dogs for the Blind as her cause.
What could be more fun than reading with Thing One and Thing Two and a few mischievous Minions. Take a look at our latest pair of bookmarks to post on our Etsy site. Click on the picture to link to the Etsy listing.
Purchase of these bookmarks on Etsy benefist the St Vincent de Paul Society of Frederick which offers a helping hand to anyone in Frederick County who finds themselves in need. St Vincent de Paul works with other social service organizations in the county.
Whether you are a young reader or just young at heart we have new bookmarks we think you might like. Our newly updated bookmark design narrower and sized to stretch over some common children's book sizes. The smaller of the two features sea creatures and will fit nicely over a chapter book such as Nancy Drew. The larger has a red and silver diamond design and fits over books such as the hardback versions of the Berenstain Bears. They will arrive in a small muslin bag suitable for gift-giving. Why not send a pair of book marks to your favorite young reader? Click on the picture to the left to see more.
The money from the sale of these bookmarks benefits the St Vincent de Paul Society of Frederick. The Society works with other social service organizations in Frederick County to aid those in need.
If you need Christmas ornaments for your own tree or to give as a gift, we have them. There are now eighteen listings in our Etsy shop, each one carefully crafted and each purchase will support the charity selected by the crafter. In addition to our ornaments we have a set of Christmas faux wrought iron wall decorations. Visit our Christmas decorations we have to offer by clicking HERE
These little mittens may be too small to warm your hands, but they will warm your heart. The newest crafter on our team, Jeanne, is a master with the knitting needles. Her concern for animals lead her to choose Guide Dogs for the Blind, so the purchase of one of her ornaments will generate a donation to this highly rated charity.
Give them as a gift or hang them on your own tree. They will arrive in a muslin bag, perfect for gifting and/or storage.
Click on the mitten photo to see the mittens and all our Christmas items.
George, our spokesbaby, hasn't seen his new Christmas Stocking yet, but he says it's okay for us to share it with you. He knows it's for a good cause.
George also knows these stockings are sturdy because his sister and brother each have one and he's seen what they have done with them. Let's just say he is not sure that Santa would approve. Get a personalized stocking of your own by going to our Etsy shop (use tab or click on picture).
Sometimes it only takes an illness, a decrease in hours worked, a lack of child care, or a broken down car, to make the ends suddenly not meet. The funds from the sale of these stockings goes to the St Vincent de Paul Society, that along with other social service organizations in the Frederick area, offers a helping hand to those in need.
A Cause for Crafting was at the Pink Ribbon Dance Party with a purpose with soft and comfy sports headbands and our models, the bears. It was very satisfying to see so many people coming together for a wonderful cause. For those of you who spoke to us about crafting be sure to email us because we'd love to hear from you. Just go to the contact us tab on this site or use the email on our card. For anyone who is just interested in shopping and supporting a good cause at the same time be sure to visit our Etsy shop. Visit often because new Items have been arriving and many would make great inexpensive gifts.
The pink mini winter hat ornaments in the photo above were inspired by our participation in the Pink Ribbon Events. Jackie thought, why not create a tree ornament that honors those who have battled or who are now battling breast cancer. She thought of them as a Christmas tree ornament though they do not have to be.
Many of us are too familiar with the fight against cancer, some of us with the fight against breast cancer and some of us with the fight against other forms of the disease. Contact us if you would like to talk to us about creating ornaments appropriate for your cause.
To see our new ornaments in our Etsy shop click on the ornaments.
To email us click on the picture of us at the Dance Party Event/
That may not be where you have been doing your reading lately, but it makes a great daydream. Maybe the Parisian print on our bookmark ribbon will inspire a few lovely daydreams even if your just sitting on your couch.
This bookmark, like the other bookmarks in our shop, provides funds for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. It makes a great inexpensive gift. Click on the open book to see it in our Etsy shop.
Co-founder of A Cause for Crafting.