Sunday, January 18, 2009

More on "Save Handmade!"

I just received this encouraging email below, but we still need to spread the word on this. As of February 10, if I decided to sell my needle-felted creatures, I couldn't do it because they could possibly be given to someone under 12. And I can no longer sell my colorful animal paintings, like the monkey above, which are intended to brighten up children's rooms.

Here's the email:

Thank you for your support on! Because of your votes, 'Save Small Business from the CPSIA' is now one of the top ten ideas for change in America on These ideas were presented to President-elect Obama's team at a press event in Washington DC this past Friday, January 16th.

With 12,280 votes from supporters, our issue is now part of a campaign to increase national awareness of the lack of provisions for small business in HR4040, the CPSIA, and bring about positive changes to the law. In the upcoming week, we will be working with the team to engage an appropriate non profit group to help us further our cause.

A forum has been opened for discussion on how to most effectively turn our idea into a successful national campaign, and the Handmade Toy Alliance would love your suggestions on how to bring about this Idea for Change. You can join the conversation here:

We still have a lot of work ahead of us to make it possible for the thousands of American craftspeople and small businesses to stay in business, and to keep unique, beautiful hand-made children's products available to consumers. But this was an important milestone in our journey, and we are grateful to you for helping us to reach it.


Anonymous simply canvas art said...

What a cool monkey!

10:20 AM  
Anonymous mohka canvas art said...

Lovely little chap!

5:53 AM  
Anonymous wall art prints said...

I bet he's really cheeky though!

6:56 AM  
Anonymous canvas art pictures said...

He does look really cheeky, wonder what he's been up to!

5:04 AM  
Anonymous sunset canvas said...

He's got a cheek!

7:47 AM  

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