Check out this little book! It's TINY. I made it just like a big book, but miniature! It's made from high-quality Mohawk paper, has pink ribbons, the rigid boards are covered in a pretty star paper, and the binding is coptic stitched with pink bookbinding thread! Coptic stitch is great because it allows the book to open completely flat. This book could be used as a tiny sketch book, scrapbook, or you could even hook a chain through it and wear it as a necklace!
I've had several people ask me for tutorials on how to make these books, and don't worry, one is definitely coming. I'm actually thinking of doing a little video tutorial, since these are kind of complicated. What do you think? You guys want a video tutorial?? Well, in the meantime, I'm gonna give this awesome little book away to one lucky reader!!!
Okay, honestly I had not planned on doing another giveaway for like a month. But, tell me something... Is this dog sweet or what???
I mean come on. She's playing with yarn. THIS DOG IS ONE OF US. Is she attempting to crochet with her soft little muzzle and her pink doggie tongue? Probably. Because she's awesome.
So what's going on you wonder? That cutie lamenting her lack of opposable thumbs is Pogo. Rescued from an abusive situation and retrained as a service/therapy dog, she's now the sweet companion of a disabled Navy veteran.
Pogo tore her ACL and now she can't walk. And since Pogo can't walk, that means she can't help her veteran. Most days her pain is so severe that she can't even eat. She needs a very expensive surgery, which her family cannot afford.
"Pogo and I are inseperable. Where she is, I am , and vice versa...She is my world, and I can't even remember how I lived without her. She is such a lover, and though a little timid at first due to abuse issues, she warms up and once you have her trust you cannot lose it. She will guard and protect you, and I have even had people tell me that even when I nap, she stands guard to make sure I'm safe." (Read Pogo's story here)Pogo's problem really struck home for me for two reasons. One, I love animals and can't stand the thought of one suffering. Two, I was medically discharged from the military myself, due to injuries sustained in a training accident. Thankfully my disability is nowhere near as severe as Mandi's, but I did see first hand the difficulties --emotional, practical, spiritual--that many service members dealt with in the disability process.
So here's the deal. Donate to help Pogo. Any amount will help! Even if you can only do a dollar, please help. Pogo is suffering and her veteran is suffering, and every little bit will help them. Donate, leave a comment here saying you donated (not how much, just that you did!), and you'll be entered to win this awesome little book. If you can't donate, share this giveaway and leave a comment here, and you'll be entered. The giveaway will go for two weeks, and a winner will be chosen randomly.