Friday, February 20, 2009

Austin Handmade Market with Etsy Austin is Saturday Feb. 21st

Austin Handmade is hosting the upcoming Austin Handmade Market with Etsy Austin this Saturday (Feb. 21) from noon to 6pm at their location 507 W. Mary (South 1st and Mary) This will be an outdoor market offering goods created exclusively by Austin area artists and makers of things!

Austin Handmade Parking Lot
507 West Mary St. (corner of South 1st & Mary Street)
Austin 78704

Ike Needs Help...


Austin mama Kari Anne Roy's (Haiku Mama)(blog)son Ike needs help!
Rachel wrote: "By now, many of you have heard about Baby Ike here in Austin who is currently in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Dell Children's Hospital, sedated, on paralytic medications and recovering from an operation in which he received a tracheostomy. Ike's mom, Kari Anne Roy, is a brilliantly hilarious writer and a beloved member of the Austin community. She and her sweet family (husband, Steven , Maker-in-the-making son, Sam, and tenaciously adorable daughter, Georgia) have been put through the ringer this year. You can read their full story on the Ike-a-saurus web site, and be sure to check out how the "Ike-a-saurus " name came to be."
Crafter Susan Beal (Susan Stars) is generously donating all her etsy proceeds, and Rachel has suggested five ways that we can help as crafters and craft-buyers.

For more info:
Rachel's post
the Ikeasaurus site (Twitter feed)
Facebook group for Ikeasaurus

This entire project is being run on a volunteer basis and on donations of good, services, and space. Please do what you can to help Ike and his family. And give your own kiddos a squeeze.