Friday, May 14, 2010

The 3 Day Handmade Raffle Drawing

This week's regularly scheduled Friday Finds blog post will resume next week. This week, I'm so excited to announce the drawing for The 3 Day Handmade Raffle winners!

I was originally going to use a random number generator when this was strictly an online raffle, but that plan changed a bit since I was actually able to get out in public with it. We've got a nice little glass jar of actual raffle tickets instead. As I got donations in from each of you, I added the appropriate number of tickets to the jar.

So, without further ado... The winners are...

Sassy Pink Armband by 88 Links
FaerieKat (ticket #685690)

Watercolor Portrait by Amber Moran
whskr (ticket #685713)

Flower Necklace by Anika's Art
aquariann (ticket #685769)

Aware. breast cancer awareness fairy art print by aquariann
cascreates (ticket #685785)

Beaded Bliss Earrings by Armored Hearts
FaerieKat (ticket #685707)

Japanese 12-in-2 Chainmail Bracelet by Baron Byron
cascreates (ticket #685778)

Bright Gold Peyote stitch & Red Tear Drop Glass Set by cascreates
FaerieKat (ticket #685697)

Sweet Sweet Honey - 2 sets of cards: Plain Pink and White Fur and Classy Lady Earrings by Crazy4Cards
Savannah, Tampa Downtown Market (ticket #685766)

Ostara, German Goddess of Easter by Daydreamer Art
Lady Steel (ticket #685708)

Pink and Silver Stepping Stones Bracelet by Coldfire Customs
cascreates (ticket #685784)

Canterbury Bells Earrings by FaerieKat
Joyce N. (ticket #685798)

Lavender Babies Set - Hearts by Fairies Nest
Char Anderson (ticket #685802)

Three Flower Buds, One with Breast Cancer Ribbon Choker by Fairy Queen Crochet
FaerieKat (ticket #685703)

Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant Necklace by Gypsy Moon Art Studio
FaerieKat (ticket #685706)

Bead Crochet Bracelet by Inner Muse Jewelry
Monica R., Tampa Downtown Market (ticket #685736)

Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Chainmaille Scales Bracelet by Kali Butterfly
FaerieKat (ticket #685702)

Cartilage Chain Earring by merigreenleaf
Joyce N. (ticket #685796)

Cop A Feel by mermaiden
Eirewolf Creations (ticket #685772)

Stainless steel Half Persian 4-in-1 bracelet by Nicole Hill
cascreates (ticket #685790)

FAIRY CAT STATUE - Fantasy Fairie Concrete Art by Phenome Gnome
whskr (ticket #685712)

Wings of Hope Owlet by Plushroom Soup
Lady Steel (ticket #685710)

Heart Strings Wallhanging by Threads of Magique
Elle Belle (ticket #685711)

April Spring Blue Pin by whskr
cascreates (ticket #685787)

Congratulations to all of the prize winners!! I'm so excited for all of you, there were some really amazing prizes! I will contact each of you directly to confirm your mailing address. I have all of the prizes and will be busy putting packages of them together over the next few days to ship out to all of you. I'm hoping to have everything shipped by the end of next week and will notify you when your package goes into the mail.

A Very Special Thanks:
~It started with the amount of people that were willing to help me and help the cause. I had no idea that I would have so many amazing artists and crafters offer to donate their work. I get warm fuzzies when I think of all of the support I received from these amazing people. Not only did they donate products, but also helped promote the fundraiser.
~Tiffany at the Tampa Downtown Market rocked my world when she let me set up my fundraising tent for free. Thanks to Tiffany, I was able to bring all of the amazing raffle prizes out for showing off, raise money to find a cure, and help raise awareness.
~Tara at Scoutie Girl and Mallory at Miss Malaprop were insanely cool and helped promote the raffle to their readership. Thanks so much for the support, ladies!
~My main line of support, my rock: Scott. Thank you so much for helping me get my signs made, being my wing man at the market (including making sure I ate something!), listening to me talk about the raffle incessantly for the month of planning and then the month it was running, and so much more. What would I do without you?
~And finally, to all of my donors: those of you who were able to follow my rather wordy instructions to donate online and the others that I met at the market that oooohed and aaaahed over all of the prizes. Every dollar that you donated will go straight to Susan G. Komen to fund breast cancer research, education, and breast health programs. With all of my heart, I thank you.

A little bit of a synopsis:
The final week started with $125 raised for the raffle. There was $600 worth of amazing goods donated and what I thought would be a realistic goal for the fundraiser would be $200-300. The final amount raised was: $210


mermaiden said...

what a tremendous effort! seriously rewarding for everyone who participated.
Thank YOU.

Kristin Aquariann said...

Yay, how exciting to win Anika's necklace!! Congratulations to all winners, especially FaerieKat for her incredibly generous donation that helped her odds so very much!! ;D

Meri Greenleaf said...

Congrats to the winners! And happy dance time for raising so much with the raffle! :D

Lady Steel said...

~~Happy dancing too! Thanks much Athena!! Awesome work Miss Warrior Queen

Athena's Armoury said...

I'm so glad everyone enjoyed participating in this fundraiser! Thank you all so very much!!