Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Supporting Our Childhood Cancer Warriors

Please check out today's (Monday the 24th) post about the makers and donors of the Bloggers for Pediatric Cancer Warriors here. We had the privilege of working with three woman-owned companies who shared some wonderful items for our auction.

To get started, I decided to take on a challenge! After reading a post written by Erin Santos that Shauna from Team Trucker had shared, it really moved me to do something. In the post Erin wrote about her frustration about how little money is allocated for childhood cancer research. Erin’s daughter, Isabella, was 7 years old when cancer took her from her family.

After that, I read a comment about how the US spends more on Halloween costumes for our animals than we will allocate to childhood cancer research. I’m not sure how true that previous statement is but I took it as a challenge. With that thought, an idea struck me that I can’t be the only person annoyed by the above statement and so I took the idea of raising money for our cancer warriors to a blogging support group. Becca from Sunflower Seams jumped on board with me and together we created Bloggers for Pediatric Cancer Warriors. We decided that we would use our superpower sewing skills and our blogs to raise money. Along the way several amazing people decided to join us. Together, we are hosting a Facebook auction selling our handmade items on October 27th-28th. We have donated our time, energy, love, talent and materials to create the items in our auction. All the proceeds raised are being donated to the American Childhood Cancer Organization directly here. We hope you join us in supporting our warriors, they need our help to win this war.

To help us promote the auction we decided to have some fun and do a blog tour. In preparing for the tour we had the immense blessing of teaming up with some generous businesses that decided to support our efforts and donated prizes for us to giveaway. We owe them a huge THANK-YOU!! So check in with us everyday till the auction to enter to win. Here's our tour line-up!
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Blog Tour for “Go Gold©” Auction
Benefiting the American Childhood Cancer Organization

19th The Adventures of Bubba and Bug and Troops To Tots Giveaway is 5 copies of “Wild Things” by Molly Goodall
Giveaway is 6 month subscription to Seamwork Magazine
Giveaway is $20 gift certificate to PhatQuarters and pattern stash
Giveaway is $50 gift certificate to Pattern Review
Giveaway is $20 gift certificate to UpCraft Club

Giveaway is the book “Building Block Dress” by Lisel Gibson of Oliver & S.

GO GOLD® is the registered trademark of the American Childhood Cancer Organization

Today’s giveaway is being run by Essence over at Adventures of Bubba and Bug. She’s is giving away 5 copies of the book “Wild Things” by Molly Goodall. Molly‘s book has been a big hit in my house personally. If you don’t sew but love animal themed clothing, check out Molly’s shop Little Goodall, this is her Rusty Lion Coat.
The book “Wild Things” was one of the first sewing books that I purchased when I was learning to sew. After browsing through the book I fell in love with the rabbit coat, which was my first project from the book. My daughter is still wearing this coat a year later and cherishes it. Her biggest concern coming into this fall season was if her bunny coat would still fit!
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Along with that I sewed up two of the leopard skirts from the book for the auction. My daughter’s favorite parts are the tail and the pockets to store treasures.

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Seriously this book is just a treasure trove of fun animal themed projects. Go check out Essence’s blog to enter for your chance to win one of the copies of this book. And don’t forget to check out our auction, share it with your friends and family and help us raise money to support our warriors.


  1. 40 years ago, my brother's BFF was diagnosed and treated for leukemia. It seems the treatment is still the same 40 years later. Very sad.

    1. Ducky thank-you for dropping by. We really believe we can make a small difference with this auction and hope that we can meet our goal of raising $500 to support our childhood cancer warriors.

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    1. Marsha thank-you, hope you are able to stop by the auction and find something you like!

  3. I'm shocked by how little goes to preventative research, thanks for bringing attention to this important isuue!

    1. Geraldine, we feel pretty strongly about supporting our childhood cancer warriors and hope this small auction can make a dent in the efforts of those fighting to save our kids.

  4. Childhood cancer is awful. All cancers are awful but it hits especially hard when it is a child.