AUCTIONS & FUNDRAISERS
Give a special gift or treat yourself to something one of a kind. Help me and my generous collaborators raise money for our favorite causes.
2021 Special Edition Yuletide set
Solstice Queen/ Holly King with a beautifully decorated fir and snowy owl friend on a cedar stand
I am so excited to offer this beautiful set to celebrate the season with you and hope this can become an annual tradition. * Scroll down to get to the bidding area!*
I was doing some thinking while on our weekly hike recently: My Yuletide Nubbins always sell out so quickly.... while this humbles me and brings me lots of joy, I wanted to offer something extra special to be sold by an auction. Selling one extra special piece this way might allow more folks to vie for it vs having to hunt my website and be subjected to random chance. For this inaugural set I have felted a Pocket inspired 'jumbo Nubbin' (she's about twice as tall as my regular Nubbins), wearing a beautiful, "fur lined" cape and joined by a lovely decorated tree and snowy owl. All are displayed on a polished cedar base that is topped with sparkling 'snow.' Snow is removable unless winner wants me to glue it down. *I may update the set by cutting a new snowy base with pinking shears, if i can find any in my sewing room.
All of the wool sculptures have been handmade by me using locally raised wool and no armature or glass eyes. Cloak is hand sewn and the base is made from recycled cedar siding from our home in Oregon.
I hope you think this special set is beautiful. I am certain it would look lovely on your mantel this season and for many seasons to come! The solstice is such a special time of year for reflection, quiet moments and of course for looking forward to longer days. During these short days and long nights, I am SO thankful for all the friends I have made through my work as a fiber artist. I have met so many wonderful people and their pets. Your love for your pets is what keeps me going on even the longest days. Thank you for your support over the years!
* Bidding opens Friday afternoon and will close Sunday at 5 pm PST.
* Bid by placing a comment with your bid amount
* You may bid as many times as you like
* Please bid in increments no smaller than $5
Suggested retail value of this set is $155. Let's start the bidding at $45
Bidding is open to international bidders: Bidder will be responsible for shipping charges.
Bidding is closed!
Thank you all SO much!
* Please note this Yuletide auction is not a charity fundraiser *
Giving back since the beginning
Since I launched Fiber Friends as a business back in 2012 I've been donating funds to organizations whose missions are to serve the stumpy corgi pups that make up the majority of my clientele (and whom i am obviously biased to love.) A few times a year, Pocket and I like to hold a fundraiser for one of these causes. You can see a list of previous fundraiser recipients here.
Queen's Best Stumpy Dog Rescue (QBSDR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corgi rescue located in sunny Southern California. They specialize in rescuing special needs corgis from California's high kill shelters and those needing to be rehomed. They put great emphasis on rehabilitating the dogs medically and behaviorally through training and behavior modification, while getting to know their needs and quirks in order to find them the right home.
Thank you to everyone who bid on our last two fundraisers featuring and helped us raise $1,650 for QBSDR!
- Miranda (and Pocket!)