Shop VelvetHippo & Support Stacie!

First I should tell you who Stacie is. Stacie is a very good friend of mine, a mother of three, funny as all get out, and a BIG Gilmore Girls fan—along with some other great fandoms (Roswell!). Stacie is also fighting breast cancer, and like many, has no health insurance. This economy is bad enough as it is, but that's just a heck of a lot to have to deal with—as the understatement to end all understatements.

Support Stacie was started by some of Stacie's closest internet friends, because we all know how close the internet has brought many of us. There have been a series of fundraisers to try and raise awareness about the mess that our healthcare system is, and help alleviate some of Stacie's financial burden, including fanfic auctions (bidding on an fic author's time, and getting a tailor-made fic!) and the upcoming Stars Hollow Meet & Greet.

And now, all through February, VelvetHippo on Etsy—someone who only heard of Stacie through a little post I made on Ravelry a while ago—is very generously offering to donate 25% of the proceeds from PINK items in her shop to Support Stacie. And on February 14th, it'll be ALL items in the shop! I am personally touched that she's offering to do this.


Here's a look at some of the gorgeous stitch markers she has up:

Sweet Dreams - $9.00

Everybody needs a bit of pink for Valentine's Day anyhow, right? So remember, VelvetHippo @ Etsy, all through February! Get your PINK on, for a good cause!

Comment (1)


February 1, 2009 at 1:03 PM

You are making wonderful work. And how wonderful that VelvetHippo is showing such big support to your friend. Keep up the good work:)