Monday, October 8, 2012

Ruffle Scarves Fundraiser

Perhaps you've noticed the "Go Fund Me" button on my sidebar the last few weeks. You know, the one with the cute little girl on it? Well, let me tell you the story behind it.

Shades of Blue - approx. 3x61"

A friend's daughter (Karagen) was diagnosed with advanced stage 3 medulloblastoma (brain tumor) in the beginning of April 2012. Her body was not able to tolerate the more traditional cancer treatment options, so her parents found an alternative cancer treatment center that has had actual cures of this type of cancer. Since alternative treatments are not covered by insurance, they are having to pay for this ($15,000) out of their own pockets. Parents should never, ever have to watch their child die for lack of money, so we (their friends) are trying to raise the rest of the money while they step out in faith and go ahead with the treatment.

Blue and Green - approx. 3x62"

I donated some money early on, and I've been trying to think of a way to help out further. I was making some of these ruffle scarves for gifts when it hit me. Why not try selling some of these? So that's what I'm doing. All profit (above cost of materials and postage) will be donated to Karagen's treatment fund. That's $10 per scarf, if you're interested.

These handknit feminine, frilly scarves are the perfect accessory for your year-round wardrobe. They can be dressed down with denim and a white shirt or dressed up with a basic black dress. Wear them as a scarf or twist and tuck them into a circle for a cowl. The full ruffles cascade down both sides, so there is no worrying about a "right" and "wrong" side.

Pink and Grey - approx. 3x64"

All scarves are finished and ready to ship via Priority Mail. If you would like more than one scarf, I am happy to adjust shipping accordingly, so that you're only paying actual shipping costs. I can easily fit two scarves into one Priority Mail envelope.

Red and Orange - approx. 3x65"

These are the colors that are currently finished, but I will soon have White and Shades of Purple to add to the shop.