Patterns that Pay it Forward

We are stewards of the world we live in and I care deeply not only for protection of our environment but have a deep passion for the care of Earth’s precious animals.  A portion of proceeds from pattern sales are donated to conservation efforts in addition to items donated for auction/raffle or raffles of items conducted by Rustic Horseshoe with 100% of raised funds donated to a specific organization. This is one way I can be a catalyst for supporting these organizations doing such important work and I can’t do it without you!   

I have researched these organizations and feel confident they are reputable and are doing work in conservation, education and/or rescue and rehabilitation at the time the donation was given.  You can feel good knowing that a portion of each pattern purchased is donated to organizations such as these.   

Thank you for your support and for joining me in doing little things that can collectively make a big difference.


Location: Vienna, Austria

Focus: Chimpanzees, Western Africa Habitat, Education, etc

Donations: Rhino Wall Decor for fundraising auction in Austria – Total raised (undisclosed/unknown) 


Location: USA/Global

Focus: Conservation and Education


Raffle of wall decor – $115

2021 Earth Day sale – $460

Sonoran Reptiles


Location: Clarkdale, AZ, USA

Focus: To conserve, protect, rescue, rehabilitate, and educate people about reptiles and their importance on our planet.


2020 – $100.00

2021 – $75.00


Location: Queensland, Australia

Focus: Wildlife Conservation

Donations: 2020 raffle of plush – $441


Location: San Diego, CA, USA

Focus: To save species worldwide, to be at the forefront of wildlife education and conservation.

Donations:  2020 – $150.00


Location: Arizona, USA

Focus: Education and Conservation relating to raptors

Donations:  2019 – $160.00

(3 Vulture plushies for raffle, plus patterns that pay it forward donation)

Honorable Mention

  • StrongMouse Merinos: A sheep farmer local to Arizona who has a passion for educating youth in proper animal husbandry. Total donated $85 

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A Family Effort...

As a family, we take as many opportunities as we can to explore the world around us.  This includes supporting and volunteering for organizations who are working in conservation. 

One such venture was the incredible opportunity we had to shadow biologists working on site to monitor, treat and ultimately save the California Condors in Northern Arizona near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (a project headed by The Peregrine Fund).  This experience was centered around our 11 year old daughter who has a deep passion for raptors and conservation.  As a family, we continue to seek out and act upon opportunities to be the positive change we want to see in this world.