Sunday, November 29, 2009

Child's Play Kickoff, new pieces, free shipping and other updates

We mentioned in an earlier post that we would be donating a portion of our profits to Child's Play. Here's the official announcement: 20% of sales from and will go to, a charity that helps out children's hospitals throughout the world. They have already raised over half a million dollars in the last month and hope we can help give them some more. I started keeping track on thanksgiving and will turn the final donation in on Dec 30th. All sales count including sale items, custom items, and in person sales (if you know me in real life). These guys rock; help them out!

Why do they rock? Because it's a couple of passionate gamers, who write a webcomic, who got tired of the negative light that the media painted gamers in and decided to start a charity for Children's hospitals. They decided to buy toys and raise money for a couple of hospitals in their area. They ended up with about $200,000 in donations and toys that year in a one month period just by putting it out there to their readers. This is their 6th year and they more than doubled that figure their first week this year. They are now up to over $700,000 worth of donations since the beginning of November, and it all goes to help kids.

Hillary is an avid gamer and was raised in an environment of helping. She continues that spirit of helping every day as a social worker. She loves that there is a way that her jewelry businesses can help out and she really loves that there is a charity that promotes a positive image of an amazing group of people that she is proud to belong to.

In celebration of her Child's Play event, Hillary has made shipping to the US and Canada free, and international shipping only $3 per item. She has also updated the shop, put some more items on sale and added some new pieces:

Thanks for stopping by, have a great holiday and remember: !

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

ETSY Things I'm thankful for:

Laundry Soap From Eco Every day: great for lingere and other "gentle wash" items.

My purple wallet from Rocket Science Style: matches my purse, is as cute as a button and has compartments for everything.

Custom made baby books from BodySense /Labello Boutique: Best baby shower gift ever.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Upcoming events and projects

Hillary's other business, Artful Unity is participating in a Christmas Giveaway put on by the eSMArts team.

Both Happy Hippy Jewelry and Artful Unity will be donating a portion of their profits in November and Decmember to Child's Play, a charity started by gamers for gamers that donates games and toys to children's hospitals throughout the world. Details will be posted here soon.

Hillary has been prolific with new projects in the last couple of weeks new items involving the formica chips from the hardware store and bottle caps. We will be posting pictures very soon.

We also have plans for a great holiday post very soon, so check back to see it and all the other great things we have in the works!