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I’m selling Dahlia pins to raise money for Charity:Water

update: Well that was fast. I’m all sold out of Dahlia pins for the moment. Thanks so much to everybody who is helping me raise money!

In less than two weeks I’m headed to Camp Mighty and part of what we’re doing is raising money for Charity:Water. I’ve decided to stick with something I know and sell a few of the Dahlia pins which I wrote a tutorial for a few years ago.

These were originally created to be a Mother’s Day gift but I think they’d work equally well as a Christmas gift or perhaps as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving.

Want one? I do hope so! Please visit my Etsy shop called clove+clover for Dahlia Pins in many colors. I have red, dark red, plum, pink, bright pink, yellow, lavender, light gray and dark gray. These are made from my favorite all-wool felt which is lovely, thick and does not have any of the shine that most craft felts display. I have a limited supply of felt, but I’ll be re-listing colors that I still have in stock.

Each pin will also have the secret pocket in the back where you can store a small photograph or message. I’ll be adding more specific photographs to the Etsy listings as they are created. Go visit clove+clover if you’d like one, and thanks.

Here is what some of our other members are doing to raise money for Charity:Water:

I’ll update with more as our team continues to roll out awesome fundraising ideas. If you’d like to read more about Charity:Water and what we’re all up to please see the excellent post at Just a Titch. Thanks to you all!

· comments [17] · 11-1-2011 · categories:shopping ·

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 megan // Nov 1, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Wow you guys are fast! Dark Red and Plum are already sold out. Thank you!

  • 2 megan // Nov 1, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Another update: Lavender and Yellow are also sold out, and I’m down to my last Red.

  • 3 Seanna Lea // Nov 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    The charity looks like a good cause. I love the dahlias and wish I had gotten there in time!

  • 4 polymathamy // Nov 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Oh I want one!! Why couldn’t I have seen this post a few hours ago? Ah, well. I clicked the button so etsy would let me know when you’re back :)

  • 5 megan // Nov 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I’m so sorry! I really didn’t expect the pins to sell that quickly. I will likely have enough felt left over to make a few more to sell if my fingers don’t fall off from all the work :)

  • 6 Patr // Nov 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Same here. I would buy 5 as Christmas gifts myself…. but don’t make your fingers fall off on my account. They do too many neat things!

  • 7 Bonnie // Nov 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    These are do pretty!! I want one too! Do you use regular craft felt? Or wool felt?

  • 8 Bonnie // Nov 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Um, I just read that you use wool felt :) and they are so pretty, not do pretty! Haha

  • 9 megan // Nov 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Bonnie – I use 100% wool felt for the ones I make, though some in the photos above were made with craft felt. When I was doing the tutorial I used a few different kinds so I could report on how it worked out.

  • 10 megan // Nov 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Bonnie – no troubles!

  • 11 jamieofalltrades // Nov 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I love these and that you’re selling them for charity. Good stuff!

  • 12 Jen // Nov 1, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    out of curiosity for those of us who missed this, how much were you selling them for?

    I made 2 back when you wrote the tutorial, and I recall they were quite time consuming. They really make a big impact though!

  • 13 megan // Nov 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Jen – I’m selling them for $25. I based this price on nothing whatsoever :) I needed to make a minimum for the charity but I didn’t want to keep people from getting one if they weren’t inclined to make their own.

  • 14 Chari // Nov 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Oh nooooo!!! I’ve wanted one of these since you posted the tutorial. Please, please, please make one for me. I’ll gladly pay the $25. Just let me know. Or even better, I will come and help you make more for your charity. I just live up the road in Bothell. I’m dead serious on that offer. I’ve got some mad skills ;)

  • 15 megan // Nov 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Chari – I’m so sorry! I have learned I should let people know a day in advance. I’ll add you to the list of people to alert if I do have (time/materials!) to make some more.

  • 16 Jen // Nov 2, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Oh man, I missed it! Can you please add me to the alert list? I’d be happy to pay the $25 as well. Thank so much!

  • 17 Sweet Life Laur // Nov 2, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Darn! Bummed I missed this one. These are beautiful!

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