Monday, November 05, 2007

Shop Update

Wow - I never thought I'd actually be able to ever name a post that! After much delay, I offer my first handmade etsy items for sale - patchwork potholders

As mentioned previously, the purpose of the making the potholders, and the reason they are purple, is to raise awareness during the month of November about pancreatic cancer. This is a very deadly and yet little understood form of cancer. It claimed my father-in-law several years ago, and his mother before that. The entire sale price will be donated to PanCan - a national patient advocacy organization for the pancreatic cancer community.

If you love purple, you're good to go. If it's not really your thing (and I totally understand if it's not) I attempted to boost the acceptance factor by using two sweet Japanese print fabrics, including a purple striped fabric dotted with tiny apples and flowers, and a cotton print which includes a recipe for baking a pie written in purple font.

The fun patchwork strip also keeps the potholder from being too purple-y.

The potholders are the same except for the patchwork strip. You won't have the opportunity this time around to choose which strip you want, but I promise the fabrics used are all lovely. T
he potholders are 8 1/2 inches by 7 inches. They are made with a layer of Insul-brite and a layer of warm and natural batting. The potholders are backed in muslin material with a delicate heart pattern, and include a twill tape loop for hanging. Finally, each potholder will come with a little information card about pancreatic cancer.

Thank you so much for your interest, and for supporting the research needed to combat this deadly and little understood cancer!

Click here to buy! Eek!!


Junie Moon said...

Congratulations on your shop update and items.

Jenn Maruska said...

What a great thing for you to do!

And the potholders look fantastic!!!

leslie said...

these are great jen!!!

African Kelli said...

That potholder is truly fabulous. What a pretty design! Did you create it yourself?
And bravo for the cancer advocacy!

beki said...

Wow, love it!