Many of us in the craft world in the US are all aware of the impending CPSIA regulations and the implications it carries for small business and the craft market. The good news is that our voices did not go unheard and Senator Jim DeMint has come up with a plan to try to fix things before people are forced out of business. You can read his message on Etsy, or stop by his blog and read about his plan. The number for the Senate switch board is (202) 224-3121 tell the operator you want to speak with a Senator from your state ask them to support Jim's legislation and tell them how it's going to impact your life or the life or so many you know. Our voices have gotten us this far, we need to make sure that we continue to be heard!
Thanks to those of you who commented on the hat! It made my day yesterday and I was forced to pull the Firefly dvd's off the shelf and get nothing accomplished! Well almost nothing... I did find those buttons I was mumbling about and finished this fat little leather journal. I wanted to keep it, but I already have two books I've made recently that I decided I couldn't part with. I just really enjoy the heft of it, I need to make thick books more often!