Wednesday, January 28, 2009


It's accounting day. Yup. The 2008 tallies are in and looks like Handmadehelp is in the RED!
More disturbing is that means fewer pennies go to try to find an answer to cancer.

If anyone has one of these bills laying around with nothing to do... they'll be happy to take it off your hands at Stand Up To Cancer. That's: Don't be shy, just toss it right in there!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


We lost a friend - yet another friend - to cancer today. It has a chilling effect on all of us trying to fight this disease when another one falls before a cure is found.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Thanks to BrianneLee for her very generous giveaway contest. I didn't even know she made such beautiful and artful pieces! Mine is especially gorgeous. I highly recommend checking out her vintage shop at: . She has a wonderful sense of taste which she shares with the world on her blog:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

THANK YOU, Phyllis!

Here's a wonderful selection of items selected by Phyllis at : who has great taste and a good eye for beauty and a wonderful heart for sharing.
This is HandmadeHelp's second appearance on Phyllis' personaltreasures, and we are so greatful to have this opportunity to be seen in such wonderful company.
Thank you Phyllis for all your good work, and for keeping those of us who are trying to give back in the spotlight.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wonders to behold

At the time when FDR was stricken with Polio, it was a shameful thing. Most families would put paralized family members in a back room and not speak of it. It's not been all that long ago that Cancer was also not spoken about. Cancer was tainted with death and doom. Today, more and more, we are able to speak of cancer. Cathy Bates, spoke of her Ovarian Cancer on the today show recently. or Awareness, that this disease is all around us, that it effects a broad spectrum of our society, and awareness that we are now at a point where the science CAN be harnessed to improve treatment regimes and outcomes. This is something worth fighting for.
It's a new day!

Friday, January 9, 2009

BOO! Scare away those worries!

We're putting this creepy boogy man on the job!
Scare away cancer!

So many of our friends are entering into new treatments (meaning old treatments are not working), it's a scary time.

Waiting is always hard.