Saturday, October 1, 2011

Purple Dress Project is In Process

After months of searching for the perfect candle
jars for this fund raiser to help in the fight against
Crohn's Disease and Colitis I was thrilled 
to find these.  

The two jar sizes compliment each other and allow
for multiple levels of involvement in this event.

That was the good news.
The bad news is 
I bought all of the jars our 
local Christmas Tree Shops had.
That wasn't that many.
I had hoped that they would restock
and I would get more....
but that is not going to happen.
That was it!

To get more I would have to 
go to another state.

It happens that I have friends in other 
states who might be willing to check out
availability in their local stores.

Therefore I am posting these photos 
of an unfinished project so that they can 
see what the jars look like.

If you happen to see some and want 
to let me know I'd appreciate it.

I am about three quarters done with the 
labels and thank you card that will go with each 
candle.  The information that is on this card
will probably be more spread out and included 
on a card with an envelope.

I so love the job my friend Elisabeth Walsh did
with the artwork of the girl in the purple dress.
She volunteered her talents toward this project.
You can find more of her work at her Etsy Shop,

When we are ready to totally launch the 
project I will write again explaining the concept
and the special lady behind this project.
It is very worthwhile!
Perhaps one day we will be able
to say "good-bye" to colitis and crohn's 
once and for all.

Until then
50% of the sale of these candles will go 
to fight, fight, fight these 
awful diseases.

Stay tuned!!


  1. Becky, this is a great idea. We have a family member who deals with this.
    Lizzi's work is great as usual:)
    Good luck finding the jars. I think that using other jars will be ok though.

  2. The whole package is just lovely! The drawing is so beautiful and complements the candles perfectly! Well done both of you.

  3. Becky - I will ask Jenifer to see if we even have the Christmas Tree Shop around here.

    I LOVE Elizzy's art and the candles are just beautiful.