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Pocket Fishrmen Fish Fry Benefit for the Hicks Foundation for Wildlife: Silent Auction

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I’ve never had the pleasure of attending one of the annual Pocket Fishrmen’s Fish Fry Benefit for the Hicks Foundation for Wildlife, so this year when I heard about it, I had to donate something! Bill Hicks and wildlife are among two things very close to my heart, so I was jumping at the chance. I created the necklace below for the occasion. Details of the event follow.



Sunday, April 21st at The Scoot! Doors and Music start at 4:00

This year’s whale of a line up features:

The Hickoids – Just back from their Euro-Corn Tour
Churchwood – 10:00
Purple Stickpin – 9:15
Pocket Fishrmen – 8:30
El Pathos – 7:00
Egypt – 7:00
Solid Goat – 6:15
Dickins – 5:30
Shinta – 4:45
and Party Wizard!

Fun for all ages includes a silent auction of local arts, jewelry, fashions, goods and services. Artsy fun stuff, games and face painting for the kiddos.

The Hicks Foundation will bring this spring’s recently rescued little critters and everyone’s favorite Kitchi the WOLF! So, there’ll be plenty to howl about!

Come out and celebrate the wildlife on Earth day!


Hey Austin Crafters! Check out Crafting Comfort

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Crafting Comfort is a network of volunteers in the Central Texas area. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year making handcrafted items designed to provide comfort.
Volunteers come from all walks of life, young and old, sewing enthusiasts, knitters, crocheters, scrap bookers and many other varied interests. Their common goal is to provide comfort to those in need. Our volunteers understand how a warm quilt or a handcrafted toy can provide security in stressful situations. Handcrafts made with love and concern for the recipient provide their own healing power.
Here are current projects at the Charity Craft Center:
  • Medical Play Dolls – need 70 a month
  • Receiving blankets – need 50 per month
  • Kids surgical caps – need 20 per month
  • Breast Cancer Heart Pillows – need 20 per month
  • Breast Cancer Eye Sachets – need 30 per month
  • Breast Cancer Camisoles – need 20 per month
 This sounds like an awesome way to use your craftiness for a good cause!

Etsians Help The Gulf Coast

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I stumbled across this shop today, which is a collective etsy shop to help the gulf coast recover from the BP oil spill. Etsy sellers have donated their items so that 100% of the proceeds will be given to the Gulf Coast recovery effort (after etsy and PayPal fees). More on other etsian efforts here.×6-original-signed