Congrats to Michelle, randomly selected winner of the Pay It Forward contest! These are her cute canines Max and Moehre (it means “carrot” in German), modeling their swank new bandanas with some hip Rescue embroidery.
And a big huzzah to everyone who entered! You’ve been doing all kinds of great things with this design, from stitching it for your own rescue pets to making fundraiser items to gifting rescue volunteers with their own little bit of personalized stitchery. Your participation has been so generous … thank you!
Ever since we launched this “Pay It Forward” design and idea, we have been touched and blown away by the response and stories we’ve gotten from you. It seems for a lot of you rescue animals are as near and dear to your hearts as anything. From stories of rescues who now rule the roost, to loved pets who have passed on, you’ve shared your comments on the four legged animals who make our lives a little bit more special.
You’ve also taken on the “Pay it Forward” cause valiantly, and pets around the world are sporting new bandannas and shelters are receiving beds and blankets, all because of you! It really is inspiring to see what good just a few people in the world can do with their crafty skills.
Take a peek at a few of the inspiring pups and projects that have shown up as part of the contest…
These are just a few of the images and entries we’ve received. If you want to see them all, scroll down to the bottom of the post for a flickr gallery of everyone’s entries!
Of course, you guys aren’t the only ones with rescued furballs around. I thought this would be a fun time to share some of the rescued pets from the team at Urban Threads.
You of course all saw my furball from the original post, Keefer, who passed away a few years ago.
Well, it may be pooches that are showing up in droves in the contest, but around here kitties are boss.
This is Karline’s little rescue kitty Socks, who even made a guest appearance on one of our tutorials.
We also have a new artist around here named Caitlin, who predominantly works on Embroidery Library designs, but has tried her hand at a few UT things too! She has a couple rescue kitties. Trixie is on the left, and Lars on the right, who was rescued as a kitten.
You know how they say pets start to resemble their owners after a time? Well, I’ll give you three guesses as to who this neurotic kitty belongs to, but you should only need one…
That is of course Danielle’s cat Nova, and kitty is just about as strange as her owner. In the best way possible of course. She looks like she’s been caught in a scandalous embrace with Darth, there.
The newest addition to UT’s furry team is a kitty Taylor just adopted from the same shelter I visited with the pups! This is Tootsie, and she seems to be taking to her new space just fine. Isn’t she pretty?
So, rescue animals, and all pets for that matter, are clearly a big part of life for crafters, even us! It’s fun now and then to do a little something special to bring them into our hobbies, especially when they try so hard on their own by you know, stealing your fabric stash. Or using that new quilt you made as a doggie bed. Might as well show them a little crafty love, right?
Are you still working on your rescue entry? Hurry, you still have time!
Upload your images to our flickr group or e-mail them in to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday the 28th at midnight for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate for your good deeds! Even if you’re just in progress with something, send us a photo of whatever effort you’re working on, and you’ll be entered for your efforts.
Want to see all the entries thus far? Check out this flickr slideshow! And thank you to all who have taken part to make the lives of rescue animals just a little bit better!