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Donation Request – Fight Back Against MS via Etsy – submitted by DerBayzVintage

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3D Printed Key Chain, Cure MS, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Fundaiser

3D Printed Hamsa, Internation Symbol of Protection, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Fundaiser

I will be hosting these 4 items in the store for the next 3 months. 100% of profits will be donated to the Nation MS Society. I also have a personal fundraiser page on the MS Society web site for cash donations. Please help me find a cure!

main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/derbayz

Written by Richard Chan

January 29, 2015 at 1:01 am

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Donation Request – The 2015 MSP Polar Bear Plunge – submitted by HouseOfHorgan

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The 2015 MSP Polar Bear Plunge!

PURPOSE :

To fundraise money for “The 2015 MSP Polar Bear Plunge” this weekend for the Special Olympics. Her company along with multiple overs including Dunkin Donuts, Radio 93.3, etc. will be attending and jumping into icy cold waters alongside the Delware River.

DONATE TO :
100% of proceeds will go towards the polar bear plunge.

Please message her at http://HouseOfHorgan.etsy.com for payment details if you are interested to contributing to this cause!

She is $500 away from reaching her goal of $2,000.

www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1113288

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 5:22 am

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Product Feature – Arctic Fox, 3″ X 3″ mini painting with black easel, home decor – by thebluewindmill

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arctic fox, 3″ X 3″ mini painting with black easel, home decor

This is a cute portrait of an arctic fox, with delicately painted pink ears and nose, measuring 3″ x 3″. It comes with mini wooden easel, which measures 4 1/2″ at tallest point and 4″ at widest point.

10% to team EFA’s monthly charity as depicted in shop description!

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 5:18 am

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Product Feature – Ring Rainbow Moonstone Blue Sapphire leaf Ring eco-friendly sterling silver with Fair Trade Custom Made in your Size – Woodland Fae – by ApacheMoon

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Ring Rainbow Moonstone Blue Sapphire leaf Ring eco-friendly sterling silver with Fair Trade Custom Made in your Size – Woodland Fae

The larger stone is 5mm natural eco friendly rainbow moonstone. The natural blue sapphire is 3mm. I textured the band to have a vine-y flavor. I can make this with larger stones if you like. I don’t have access to smaller pretty faceted moonstone.

I am so taken with this ring! I hope you like it as much as I do. 🙂

I will make a ring like this for you in your size ! It will take about 3 to 5 days to complete it – most of this time is just in the tumblers to harden the metal after the heat of my torch softens it.

All metal is .925 sterling silver from reclaimed/recycled sources. It is eco friendly and guilt free.
The stones we use are all ethically mined/made and cut, Fair Trade and guilt free as well. 🙂

I can make a similar ring in yellow or white gold too.

I can cut this higher so the stone will lay over a twisty looking wedding band if you like. I have not made one yet but it exists in my mind already. 🙂

Thank you for looking.

Please contact us anytime at all!

Do check the Shop Announcement (at the top of the shop page just under the banner) for any SALEs or COUPONs that may be current! 🙂 ** Coupons need to be entered in the coupon box during Etsy checkout.

This will come to you gift wrapped. All handmade Apache Moon pieces come with a studio card describing the materials and signed by the artist.

100% of the revenue will go to rescue and shelter animals.

We have animals everywhere. No smoke.

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 5:15 am

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Product Feature – Hello Kitty Toddler Apron, Lime Green Girls Apron,, Stripes and Polka Dot Five Ruffle Apron, 100% Proceeds to Womens Charity in Mexico – by GiveAMiracle

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Hello Kitty Toddler Apron, Lime Green Girls Apron,, Stripes and Polka Dot Five Ruffle Apron, 100% Proceeds to Womens Charity in Mexico

Green Hello Kitty apron. Your little one will love these shades of green and blue Hello Kitty dress up apron. The lime green Hello Kitty fabric is accented with ruffles of lime green, blue, lavender, purple and green stripes, and a green and white polka dot. A super sweet apron for mommy’s little helper in the kitchen, or at a playtime tea party. Apron is 17-1/2″ and fits most size 2-4. Model is 3 yrs old. Isn’t she a cutie?!

Every product in this shop was made by ladies in Mexico struggling to find ways to feed their families. They lived in shacks on a dusty Tijuana hillside until they became involved with our charity, “Build A Miracle”. Here, they were given a new home and a new life. Part of their new life was to learn a trade in order to be able to provide for their families. These ladies have worked so hard and learned to sew and do an amazing job. They have lovingly made aprons, bags, and baby wipe cases. 100% of the profit goes straight to them. There are no overhead costs or salaries. American volunteers work to get materials to the ladies and to sell their products. This is definitely a “feel good” purchase.

Each item includes a short biography with a picture of the woman who handcrafted it.

Check out Build A Miracle at http://www.buildamiracle.net

Thank you and God Bless You!

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 3:35 am

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Product Feature – 10% off Love Op-Art Art Print available in A4 or A3 printed on Archival Matte Paper – by RainbowPieClothing

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10% off Love Op-Art Art Print available in A4 or A3 printed on Archival Matte Paper

Printed using an Epson Stylus Photo R1800 onto high quality Epson Archival Matte Paper

Available in A4 or A3, but send me a convo if you would like a custom size or colour

Available on a t-shirt here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/176738081/subliminal-love-typography-graphic?ref=shop_home_active_4&ga_search_query=love

Available on a sweatshirt here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/176729956/subliminal-love-typography-graphic?ref=shop_home_active_5&ga_search_query=love

Available on a tote bag here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197160729/love-op-art-typography-tote-bag?ref=shop_home_active_8&ga_search_query=love

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 3:32 am

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Product Feature – Evoke Happiness, Original Mini Paintings – by thebluewindmill

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Evoke Happiness, Original Mini Paintings

This is a set of two original mini paintings that was featured in an art show at Redtree Gallery.
Each canvas board painting is 3″x3″ and comes with mini black easels, which measure 4 1/2″ at tallest point and 4″ at widest point.

Ships in box.

10% to team EFA’s monthly charity as depicted in shop description!

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 3:30 am

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Product Feature – Pink Digital Paper: Digital Scrapbooking Paper Variety Pack Breast Cancer Awareness Patterns – Limited Commercial Use – by GalleryTwelve

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Pink Digital Paper: Digital Scrapbooking Paper Variety Pack Breast Cancer Awareness Patterns – Limited Commercial Use

Digital paper is great for both digital use and print, including scrapbooking, cards, invitations, announcements, gift wrapping, party supplies, shop banners, blogs, websites and more!

***50% of this sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)***
http://www.bcrfcure.org

DETAILS:
– 12 high resolution (300 dpi), digital papers (.jpg files)
– 12” x 12”
– Instant download zip file (contact me if you need files emailed)
– Instructions Included to get you started

PRINTING DIGITAL PAPER:
You can make prints of digital paper on your home printer or take the files to a print shop to be printed.

ORDER INFO:
Your digital paper set will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment received. You will receive a zip folder that can be printed as many times as you wish. Please contact me if you have any questions.

OTHER STYLES AVAILABLE IN MY SHOP!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GalleryTwelve?section_id=15716655

Need more? Convo me and let me know if you are looking for a certain color or particular pattern.

All images are copyright © Diana Voisin. All rights reserved. Copyright does not transfer with sale. Purchasing my digital paper gives you the ability to use them unlimited for your personal use. Commercial use is limited to your Etsy Shop, blog or website. They may never be used to resell, redistribute or transferred by the buyer. Please contact me if you have any questions.

***Please note that the colors on your screen and in the printed product may vary slightly due to differences in computer monitors and printers. Watermarks will not appear on purchased product.****

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 3:28 am

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Donation Request – submitted by Autumn Pajama from PixieCaves

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help Autumn get a service dog!!

Hello everyone!! I’m 17 and I have severe PTSD. Recently my family, doctors, and I decided that a PTSD service dog would aid in my recovery (for a while we‘re been trying different medicines, therapy, and doctors, but nothing has helped yet). But, my family can’t afford on, as they are (at cheapest) 6,000 dollars. My lovely partner set up a fundraiser on GoFundMe to help raise money so I can afford my service dog and recover. We’ve already raised enough money for the deposit, 500 dollars, and I’ve been paired with a beautiful Australian shepherd who is now in training for me. However, we still have a long way to go. If you could share this or possibly donate, it would mean so so much. Thank you!!! Feel free to message me if you have questions or anything.

www.gofundme.com/helpautumn?fb_action_ids=844760852210948&fb_action

I also have handmade dog brooches in my shop for sale, and I donate all the proceeds to my fundraisers.

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 3:17 am

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Product Feature – Classy Small to Medium Dog Collar – vintage metal belt – upcycled – by FishCreek

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Classy Small to Medium Dog Collar – vintage metal belt – upcycled

This is absolutely a one of a kind collar! This refined collar is made from linked amber-look links connected by stamped metal links. I haunt the thrift stores and find the coolest belts that will become the MOST fabulous collars! This is recylcing and upcycling at its finest 🙂

This collar can be fashioned to fit any small to medium. It would look absolutely fabulous on a short coated elegant neck breed such as greyhounds, vizslas, whippets, Italian greyhounds. It has no stretch and no adjustment, so measure neck size carefully, then let me know.

Sturdy hardware makes this functional as well as fashionable. The metal links between conchos appear strong and sturdy, but with extreme force they may separate, so I would not recommend this for very strong dogs in high-danger situations. Will include hardware for leash attachment. Conchos measure roughly 1.25 inches across.

My 10-yr old daughter, my sister, and I form the Fish Creek Finery trio. My daughter fashions woven potholders and braided / beaded bookmarks to support Child Fund International. My sister is a lung transplant survivor who is limited in her physical activities but NOT in her need for creativity. She fashions the jewelry on Fish Creek’s site – beaded dog and cat collars and beautiful necklaces and bracelets for their human companions. I craft the dog coats and vintage belt collars.

Together we have a lot of fun . . .and we hope that you enjoy seeing our labors of love 🙂

THANKS FOR LOOKING IN OUR SHOP!

20% of all collar proceeds go to pet rescue charities, where even small gifts can make a big difference in a pet’s life.

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 2:30 am

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Product Feature – Batik yoga mat bag “Komodo” with peach cotton lining – by GreenGeckoBatik

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Batik yoga mat bag “Komodo” with peach cotton lining

***PRODUCT DETAILS***

This listing is for one batik yoga mat carrier. Carry the bag over your shoulder or across your chest or back to keep your hands free!

The drawstring top allows for easy access to your mat. The drawstring is secured with wooden balls so drawstring won’t pull out. Also space for item of spare clothing or water bottle.

FABRIC:
Exterior – “Komodo” batik pattern in green, with red, black and grey flower pattern (100% cotton)
Interior – Plain peach cotton lining

DIMENSIONS:
L 75 cm x W 25 cm
L 30 inches x W 10 inches
Strap length – 70 cm / 27 inches

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
– spot clean
– or hand wash
– or wash with cold water and mild detergent
– air dry
– tumble drying is NOT recommended
– use warm iron as needed

Designed and made in West Java, Indonesia

Yoga mat not included

***SHIPPING***

Your order will be shipped within 3 business days after payment has been received

International orders will take between 1-3 weeks for delivery depending on location. UK/Europe 7-10 days, New Zealand 10-14 days, Australia 2-3 weeks, USA 3 weeks.

Contact me for custom orders or any other questions!

If you buy 3 or more items CHEAPER DELIVERY RATES APPLY. Send me a message for details

***GREEN GECKO***

Green Gecko is an independent fair trade shop. 10% of each sale is donated to Yayasan Cipta Mandiri (YCM) which is a non-profit organization aiming to improve the lives and development of underprivileged young people in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. Green Gecko proudly employs members of YCM to help create beautiful batik products for your enjoyment.

Become a fan of Green Gecko on Facebook for exclusive deals, giveaways and discounts!
https://www.facebook.com/greengeckocreations

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 2:30 am

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Product Feature – Four Directions to the Wind MultiMetal Etched Cuff Bracelet with Cold Connections – Sirens and Sailors Collection – Supports GHHSA – by ButterflySundries

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Four Directions to the Wind MultiMetal Etched Cuff Bracelet with Cold Connections – Sirens and Sailors Collection – Supports GHHSA

Quick Facts:

This etched cuff, a Butterfly Sundries original design, is inspired by old nautical maps! Red brass, yellow brass and copper pieces are joined securely together with brass rivets creating beautiful contrast in this statement piece. Length is approximately 6.5 inches and the width (at the widest point) is approximately 1.75 inches.

The Story:
I still remember the sense of awe the first time I saw a tall ship in person. I felt swept away by the romance of old ships, stories of pirates and nautical myths. As I started my research for the development of my Sirens and Sailors Collection I came across images of old maps with “blowing wind faces” and artistic suns with the compass points. From those old maps came my inspiration for this new cuff bracelet, affectionately named “Four Directions to the Wind.” I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!

Made from copper and brass sheets, this bracelet cuff has been cut to size, had its rough edges smoothed, and then it was polished. The design was hand-rendered and then gently placed into an acid bath which ate away the undesired portions. Once taken from the bath it was washed, antiqued to bring out the beauty revealed by its ordeal, and hammered by hand into shape.

Each yellow brass sun ray was cut, by hand, with a jeweler’s saw. The sharp edges were filed by hand and then it was polished prior to etching. A similar process was followed for the red brass sun face.

Once the individual pieces were completed and shaped, they were put together, drilled and riveted to create one complete piece. Then I faceted the bracelet by hand to create texture.

Copper and brass do, of course, over time develop an attractive patina. This is part of the beauty of the materials. The cuff does have a thin protective layer of wax to protect it, but expect the beautiful colors to develop over time (occasional polishing will keep your bracelet shiny and new-looking, if desired).

From beginning to end, this item is handmade with love… with all the attention you deserve!

*Please Note* This item comes gift wrapped in tissue paper tied with hemp cord finished with a nautical knot, for your gift-giving pleasure!

This bracelet is part of my exclusive Sirens and Sailors Collection which supports Butterfly Sundries’ June-August 2014 Featured Charity, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority (they receive 10% of the sale profits), a Washington state charity which offers educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences which promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest and our nation while serving the needs of the community.

If you like this cuff, you might also love this pendant:https://www.etsy.com/listing/126983546/ooak-wire-wrapped-spanish-coin-pendant?

Written by Richard Chan

January 28, 2015 at 2:23 am

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Ruby Red Blank Leather Journal by WeAreBoundTogether

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Ruby Red Blank Leather Journal by WeAreBoundTogether

Capture your thoughts or artwork in this gorgous deep red journal. Leather is waxed creating such depth that you have to see to appreicate, the picutre just can’t capture the feel and beauty of these covers. Black waxed linen thread and black snap complaiment the deep red of the book. Bound with a dimond stitch to create the beautiful pattern on the spine as well as spine strength.

Contains 96 blank, hand torn pages of 70lb (104gsm) weight drawing paper.

Measures approx. 18cm x14 cm x 2cm (7” x 5.5” x .75”)

Feel free to contact me if you any any questions.

Proceeds of all purchases go toward supporting persecuted Christians around the world.

Written by Richard Chan

June 27, 2013 at 5:40 am

OOAK Bracelet with Etched Lotus Flowers on Yellow Brass- Supporting YWCA of Kitsap County by ButterflySundries

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OOAK Bracelet with Etched Lotus Flowers on Yellow Brass- Supporting YWCA of Kitsap County by ButterflySundries

What makes you think of hope, strength, beauty and the ability to overcome difficult circumstances? For me, the images which come to mind are of lotus flowers.

This beautiful pendant was inspired by those women who have the courage to, despite difficult circumstance, look within themselves to find their own strength and beauty… who discover their ability to embrace their power to stand up for their hopes, even in the ugliest of situations.

This bracelet is a special favorite of mine because I know that sometimes difficult experiences come into our lives more than once; I wanted to honor those women who find in themselves the strength to survive- even thrive- despite patterns of destructive relationships or circumstances.

Made from 20g yellow brass sheet metal, this bracelet link has been cut to size, had its rough edges smoothed while retaining a rustic appearance, and then it was polished. The design was hand-drawn, and then it was gently placed into an acid bath which ate away the undesired portions; for this piece, those steps were repeated to create a more layered effect. Finally it was antiqued to bring out the beauty revealed by its ordeal, two holes were drilled to allow it to be worn, and then it was polished. Strung on black cording, all the connections are handmade with yellow brass wire.

Brass does, of course, over time develop an attractive patina. This is part of the beauty of the material. It does have a thin protective layer of wax to protect it, but expect the beautiful patina to gradually appear.

The pendant measures at a little less than 1.5 inches (not including the brass wire connections); it’s width is a little less than .5 inches. The bracelet extends to about 7.5 inches, including the handmade clasp.

From beginning to end, this item is handmade with love… with all the attention you deserve!

This item comes with a FREE white gift box, for your gift-giving pleasure!

This item gives more! Because this item was inspired by YWCA of Kitsap County (like all of my Lotus Designs), one of my former Featured Charities, a portion of the proceeds still goes to support that program IN ADDITION TO the 10% which goes to the current Featured Charity. Wow; what an opportunity to support two charities with your purchase!

If you like this bracelet, you might also enjoy this Yellow Brass Lotus Necklace: https://www.etsy.com/listing/117510241/handmade-yellow-brass-etched-lotus

Written by Richard Chan

June 27, 2013 at 5:34 am

Product Feature – Asbury Park New Jersey, 8×10 color photograph of a mural “When you’re in love it isn’t like you’re in a dream” – NJ beach art photography by TicePhotography

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Street Photography at the beach, Fine Art Photography

8×10 print of an Asbury Park mural. The quote reads “When you’re in love it isn’t like you’re in a dream. When you’re in love, it’s the one you love who is in the dream.” – Tom Faure, When My Tears Dried I was Blind, Splash of Red.

This can be printed on mugs, magnets and on canvas. Custom print sizing is available on this print. It can be printed in the following sizes: 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 11×14, 16×20 and 20×30. Please contact me directly for pricing on different sized prints.

Please allow 5-7 days for delivery within the US.

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. Thank you for your support!

Written by Richard Chan

June 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Product Feature – Polar Bear Sculpture, Posable and Jointed Animal, Needle Felted White Wool, Felted Animal for Charity by FeltLikeHelping

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Product Feature - Polar Bear Sculpture, Posable and Jointed Animal, Needle Felted White Wool, Felted Animal for Charity by FeltLikeHelping

Polar bears like the cold, but this little guy is sure to warm your heart! This jointed bear has the sweetest little face and detailed polar bear paw prints on each leg. The head and all four legs are posable ~ he can turn his head, sit, stand on 4 legs, and lay flat on his belly.

This bear is about 2 1/4 inches long from the nose to the tip of the tail, the body is about 1 3/4 wide and 2 inches tall.

This sculpted figure is made of wool with a time intensive hand craft called needle felting. Although it is durable enough for gentle handling, it is NOT intended as a toy or for small children. Photographs and differences in monitors may not represent the exact color of the item.

From this sale, $38.72 will be donated to The International Rescue Committee.

Written by Richard Chan

June 25, 2013 at 3:32 pm

2011 May Donation Report

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The EtsyForCharity store has generated an amount of $22 donated to American Red Cross to aid in Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief on 28 May 2011.

The items sold are kindly donated by BonitaPatterns.

 

Written by Richard Chan

May 29, 2011 at 3:09 am

Pick a Winner of EFC December Challenge – Let It Snow

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The poll will end on 10 Jan 2010!

The winner of EFC December Challenge – Let It Snow is Gullist!

Written by Richard Chan

December 25, 2009 at 6:44 am

December 2009 Challenge Entry – Flowers on snow lavender aromatherapy by OOwl

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Flowers on snow lavender aromatherapy

Flowers on snow lavender aromatherapy
Organic lavender flowers filled beak. Each time you touch its beak, a fresh aroma of lavender is spreading around.

Up cycled fabrics
double buttons eyes
patterned corduroy and cream felt
hand embroidery and hand sewing
One of a kind

each owl is from different pattern and fabrics.

size: 7 cm X 6 cm

A special gift for friends and family!

100% of the sale proceeds will be donated to Etsy for Charity (EFC) Charity of the Month.

Written by Richard Chan

December 25, 2009 at 6:15 am

December 2009 Challenge Entry – 3 Polar Bear Mom and Cub Cards by Mvegan5

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3 Polar Bear Mom and Cub Cards

3 Blank inside, cream colored, signed greeting cards with a reproduction of my painting of a mom or dad and baby polar bear. A border is left around the image, envelopes are inlcuded Great for Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, a new baby, or just to say hi to a friend!

Individual cards available for $3, and 8.5×11″ print available for $12. Convo for special orders.

100% of the sale proceeds will be donated to Etsy for Charity (EFC) Charity of the Month.

Written by Richard Chan

December 25, 2009 at 6:10 am