Thursday, May 22, 2008


My good friend Hayley, breast cancer survivor extraordinaire, recently met a woman named Heidi Marble, an eight-year survivor of inflammatory breast cancer. Heidi has established a registered charity called Buttons-n-Dollars to raise money to help under- and uninsured breast cancer patients with their treatment. Using donated buttons and costume jewellery, she turns broken mannequins into works of art, which she then sells or leases.

If you have costume jewellery or buttons that you're not using, please consider sending them to Heidi to help her continue her great work. You know all those mismatched earrings in the back of your jewellery box? And how about your overflowing button box? Declutter your drawers (or for those of us with a teeny tiny craft supply addiction, make room for more) and help Heidi at the same time!

To learn more about Heidi, her book Waiting for Wings, and her art and to find out how you can help, visit her Undone website. Her shipping address is

Heidi Marble
25017 NE 188th Court
Battle Ground, WA 98604

1 comment:

Popsicles & Lollipops said...

What a wonderful idea for a most wonderful cause. As soon as I can get to it, I will be sending some jewelry & buttons Heidi's way-
And, I will keep my eyes open when thrifting for bags of buttons/broken jewelry.
Thank you for enlightening me Susan!
Warmest wishes,