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Petite Trésors Rescue & Sanctuary -

        a 501c3 nonprofit 

Go Fund Me Through theCovid 19 Pandemic

This 501c3 Nonprofit was created in 2014 to give refuge to abused, handicapped and senior dogs. To begin this venture we bought a 10 Acre farm and named it Le Château de Chien. The intent was to hold farm weddings to fund the shelter. Sadly the neighbors complained to the county and we were told we needed a variance to hold weddings and the neighbors voted against our request. This left us scrambling to find alternative ways of funding. Our daughter mentioned Airbnb and we joined. To our amazement we received SuperHost status our first year and have maintained that designation to present. Our Airbnb is seasonal. People love to come here because they can bring their dogs and hike the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. We are solely dependant on the funds from Airbnb and the Experiences that people can book to fund our shelter. Since the beginning of the Covid 19 Pandemic our Airbnb has suffered. We are in dire need of funds to feed, get veterinary care and cleaning supplies. We  continue to request donations to care for our current 16 dogs and 2 cats.

It takes a village and the town of Chesterton Indiana and the Porter County Government has failed us. Please help today. To read about our Dog Hospice

Embellished By Mary

Embellished By Mary was created because I was constantly ruining clothes with paint, tears, stains and more. But I loved the clothes and couldn't throw them away. Well as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. So I started taking the ruined clothes and began putting appliqués over the problems. Pretty soon I was painting my own patches as well as painting directly on the clothes.  Classes are offered Sundays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in creating beautiful one of a kind clothes out of clothes you already have or you are welcome to buy something from Mary's Closet. In addition, appliqués and hand painted patches will be available for purchase. The class is $30/per person per hour. If you have clothes you would like transformed but do not want to take the class, you are welcome to schedule a time to meet and I will transform the clothes for you at a cost of $30 per hour plus materials you may want to purchase from my inventory.

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Embellished By Mary will Paint directly on clothes, as exhibited with the Sweatshirt in the 1st picture.

Or using Appliques as in the 2nd picture.

Pollyanna's Glag Rags will completely deconstruct any number of garments to create an entirely new garment as in the 3rd picture. The last picture shows an option of completely changing a jean jacket using several different methods, hand painted patches, completely deconstructed clothes, felting, appliqués and trim.