Friday, November 21, 2008

~Cheeky Monkeys~

***PLEASE NOTE: There has been a lot of downloading of the pics of my monkeys. These are my copyrighted designs and are the property of RoseCreekCottage Studios.***11-22-08 C. Buehner

I love these kinds of days: I'm 'snowed in' here in the Snowbelt. We got zonkered with about 8 inches of snow. Many schools are closed. But...I was up and in my studio at 6:30 because I'm excited about my newest design: Cheeky Monkeys! They are adorable. Each one is a One-of-A-Kind. They're dressed in vintage sweaters, and they're guaranteed to melt your heart!

I have a huge show on Sunday called Gifts From the Heart Holiday Boutique. It's a great way to 'give back' for all the gifts I have in my life. It benefits the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital Cancer Center. This special program of courage is for children diagnosed with cancer. It was named after Drew Hoty Bliss who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and was a graduate of St. Edward's High School. Drew fought a brave, hard battle for nearly all of his life, but sadly lost his battle with cancer in March 2002. The bead program was initiated in 2004 with the support of funds raised by the 2003 boutique and a financial contribution from Drew's family.

The mission of the boutique is keep the bead program and the legacy of Drew alive. Each child receives a strand on which they string special ceramic beads with each bead having a different significance for whatever they endure in their cancer treatment (ie. blood transfusions, radiation treatments, bone marrow transfusions, scans, bad/horrible days, hospital stays, their birthday, even remissions, etc.). The beads provide a concrete way to record a child's journey from the time of cancer diagnosis through treatment. The bead program is an opportunity for these young patients to tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of the many steps throughout the course of treatment. We applaud them for their courage and value the many lessons they teach us as they proceed toward their path of survivorship.

Over 250 children and their families have benefited from this program to date! The boutique and basket raffle is the sole funding agent to keep this program alive. The 2007 boutique and basket raffle raised nearly $10,000.00! So....if you're in the NE Ohio area, please stop by. You'll be glad you did!


artsyclay said...

The monkeys are too cute! I hope the fundraiser goes well. Wishing you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

Kat said...

Wow! What a fabulous fundraiser. It sounds amazing!

Those monkeys are adorable!!!!

BeadedTail said...

Those monkeys are absolutely adorable! I hope the fundraiser is a huge success!

Izabela said...

this idea is a beautiful thing what you can do for children and I love the cheekiness of those monkeys

Daisy said...

They are so sweet! I WISH I was in the NE Ohio area, but sadly I'm right in downtown Paris, France. Thank you so much for your comment on my post the other day, it made me laugh, and I'm glad to find your blog - shall read more!

Barbra said...

The monkeys are too cheeky! Adorable. Have a great show.

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Darling monkeys! Good luck at your show/sale. What a worthy cause. Stay warm, too!
Heidi (Everyday Cookies)

womaninawindow said...

More snow. More creativity. And a great cause. A full day, indeed! (Going to look at your etsy shop just to keep abreast of all you create.)

Have a wonderful weekend!

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

What a great cause and what a great way of giving love and support to those children! I applaud you!
Your cheeky monkeys are so adorable!!!! Wish I lived nearby so that I could buy a couple!! x

cammyk said...

Snow days are the best! Your monkeys are just darling!

Amy said...

Love your Monkeys!! I love the kind of sweaters they wear.
My Mom was treated in the Cleveland Clinic when I was a young child. They took very good care of her.
Thanks for the visit at my blog!
Have fun in the snow at your place... you know I love the snow!!
I am ready to hang my paper snowflakes on ALL the windows again this season.

justabeachkat said...

Love love love your monkeys! Adorable.

Thanks for your visit today.


Anonymous said...

Lovely monkeys!

You can only do well with a fundraiser for such illnesses as cancer. Let's hope a day will come when we need not raise as much cash because a breakthrough has been found and all sufferers will be cured.

CJ xx

Lemon Shortbread said...

the monkeys are adorable! I wish it would snow here, because the weather here is always humid and nasty hot year in and out.

Marci said...

What a great way to remember a life cut short by a nasty disease.

Thanks for designing the cheeky monkeys - they just make me smile!

Sandi McBride said...

Now those are some sweet monkey wonder folk want to "steal" you suppose they don't know they're stealing?

Jules~ said...

That sounds like such a wonderful program and a great opportunity.

I LOVE your cheeky monkeys. They are adorable! I found myself thinknig this morning, "I wish we lived close by so we could craft together."

Amy said...

Again, Thanks for the visit. I am glad you are enjoying my posts. I always enjoy your pictures you show and your wonderful stories!!