Sunday, January 2, 2011

We Raised $1200 for Cancer Research!

La Plume Ethere raised and donated $1200 for the American Cancer Society in 2010!

Thanks SO much to our customers who made this donation possible!

La Plume Ethere donates 10% of all sales to The American Cancer Society.  When I began creating and selling items, I did so around the holiday season of 2009.  This was my first holiday season after having lost my mother to lung cancer.

To keep myself busy during this time, I began crafting.  My mom was an avid crafter.  She hand made every halloween costume and taught me to sew.  She created hundreds of Christmas ornaments (which the first year without her our new kitten attacked...).  And, every single doorway was adorned with some form of decorative wreath hand crafted by my mom.  So, what else was there to do while trying to remember her positively but craft!

I soon discovered what I loved to do best was to work with feathers.  Their texture--so soft and fluffy--if so much fun to work with.  What I loved even more, as I soon found out, was working with brides and creating something special for their wedding.  Each bouquet, fascinator, boutonniere, or other La Plume Ethere creation ends up a part of a very special time in someone's life.

My shop has allowed me to do something I love and remember someone I love.  Creating unique one of a kind pieces that help to make someone's special day even more special and fundraising for cancer research have both given me so much joy--so thanks to all of my wonderful customers!

Me, my mom, and my sister :)
Obviously... I will never be this small again.  Or this cheekly.


  1. Congrats! I am totally in love with your blog!

    popping by from an etsy thread :)

  2. That is amazing! Congratulations on all the success.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. What an admirable thing you're doing to donate to Cancer research. And those peacock feathers are divine!

  4. Wow, way to make good of your situation :) Congrats on raising so much money towards a great cause!


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