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A Crocheted Bernie Sanders Doll Sold At $40,000 In An Online Auction For Charity

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A handmade crocheted doll inspired by Sen’s viral inauguration meme. When it was sold at an online auction Tuesday, Bernie Sanders raised more than $40,000 for Meals on Wheels America.

The doll’s owner, Tobey King, put it up for sale on eBay, offering the charity 100 percent of the profits.

“I was talking with another crafter friend who told me Bernie had just sold some hoodies and donated all the proceeds to Meals on Wheels Vermont, and I knew that that is what I wanted to do with the doll I made,” said King, owner of Tobey Time Crochet.

“With the attention, it was getting I was hopeful Meals on Wheels would get a good donation.”

The starting bid for Saturday’s handmade doll was just 99 cents, but the item had 167 bids by Tuesday with a winning bid of $20,300. In a statement, an eBay spokesperson told CNN that King’s decision to donate the proceeds “inspired” it and that the company would match the winning offer to “help support even more people in need.”

That means more than $40,000 is the total earned from the auction.

The Sanders campaign store began selling sweatshirts last week with the picture that inspired the endless memes, and all the proceeds go to Meals on Wheels programs in Vermont, Sanders’ home state.

“Amid the pandemic, the demand for Meals on Wheels has skyrocketed as more vulnerable older adults find themselves homebound and in need of this vital lifeline,” said Young in a statement earlier this week. “The awareness for our cause is needed now more than ever, and on behalf of the entire nationwide network, we greatly appreciate the support.”

Much like the Sanders meme, when she posted pictures of her creation on social media, King’s concept and images of her handmade doll went viral last week. She told CNN it took her seven hours to crochet the 9-inch doll that was designed to sit down, and it included a small wooden bench.

As he ran for president in 2020, King, from Corpus Christi, Texas, patterned it off a previous doll she made of Sanders. This time, along with a blue felt facial mask, she added the now-famous brown and white knit mittens.

According to her website, the mother of two began crocheting when she quit her job to be a stay-at-home mom. Before deciding to try her hand at making a doll for her daughter, she began making scarves and dresses. Since then, King has created dolls influenced by popular people, from the singer Selena to the cast of “The Golden Girls.”

Source: CNN

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Shop Review: Make Easier For Children! Get This Set of Sharpeners From Shopee!

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Shopee is the new one-stop-shop where we can get all sorts of things we need. Even the ones we have never heard of! We have seen people buying groceries, housewares, and even plants from Shopee!

The stationeries are usually bought from Shopee too as they provide the stuff from overseas that seems to be very helpful to us. Today, we are sharing a local Shopee seller that sells an amazing set of sharpeners!

Pictures: BS Home Grocery Store on Shopee

BS HOME GROCERY STORE  with a rating of 4.9 out of 5 has 806 products on Shopee, as of today. In this shop, it offers a lot more than stationery. They have a wireless doorbell, sushi maker, and even cartoon glass. Shared by an account on TikTok, it shows a set of sharpeners that definitely would make our life easier.

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In the video, it shows a set of sharpener with a small vacuum cleaner, electric eraser, erasers for refill and batteries. The sharpener works to sharpen pencils and the electric eraser makes erasing any errors easier while the small vacuum cleaner will clean the dust from the erasers. Three of these items come in handy and you can get them from BS Home Grocery Store!

Sources: Shopee BS Home Grocery Store, TikTok @good_things_520 

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Shop Review: Easy To Use! These 5 Shopee Stores Sell Portable Washing Machines!

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Recently, portable washing machines have increased in popularity especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. This is because portable washing machines are the most eco-friendly choice since they are powered by human labor rather than outside energy sources. They are usually the most budget-friendly option and the best fit for off-grid lifestyles or places where power outlets are not consistently available.

A portable washing machine is a great alternative for small space dwellers and for those who do not have access to permanent hot and cold water hook-ups. These mini machines are usually big enough to handle small t0 medium loads, say, a few bath towels, bedding, underwear or workout wear, even several pair of jeans. For an easy survey of portable washing machines, these are 5 Shopee stores that sell them.

1) Portable Washer XBP20-32

Shopee Link: Portable Washer XBP20-32

Price: RM139.00

Picture: Shopee

2) Semi-Automatic Portable 4.5kg Mini Dehydration Washing Machine

Shopee Link: Semi-Automatic Portable 4.5kg Mini Dehydration Washing Machine

Price: RM88.00

Picture: Shopee

3) Mini Portable Washing Machine GT-16AC

Shopee Link: Mini Portable Washing Machine GT-16AC

Price: RM179.00

Picture: Shopee

4) Xiaomi Moyu 2nd Gen Portable Mini Washing Machine

Shopee Link: Xiaomi Moyu 2nd Gen Portable Mini Washing Machine

Price: RM340.00

Picture: Shopee

5) Ultrasonic Turbine Washer

Shopee Link: Ultrasonic Turbine Washer

Price: RM72.08 – RM74.88

Picture: Shopee

Sources: Portable Washer XBP20-32, Semi-Automatic Portable 4.5kg Mini Dehydration Washing Machine, Mini Portable Washing Machine GT-16AC, Xiaomi Moyu 2nd Gen Portable Mini Washing Machine, Ultrasonic Turbine Washer.

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(Video) ‘Nagoro Doll Village’, A Mysterious Village Full With Dolls!

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Nagoro or now known as Nagoro Doll Village is a village in the Iya Valley on the island of Shikoku in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. It is known for the large number of realistic dolls positioned throughout the village, which have made it a tourist attraction. The village is located on Route 439 in the Iya Valley, a remote mountainous area. It formerly had about 300 inhabitants, but the decline in Japan’s population has caused that to fall to 35 by January 2015, 30 as of August 2016, and also 27 by September 2019.

At first glance, most visitors to Nagoro Doll Village will see a sweet rural community of elderly residents spending their time blissfully tending to their gardens and fishing. When they decided to take a closer look, however, and they might be in for a scare. The villagers are actually dolls.

Nagoro is a slowly shrinking village located in the valleys of Shikoku, Japan. Populated by creepy dolls, it might make you question the reality. Its inhabitants left the village in a search of employment or died. More than 200 dolls inhabit the town. They’ve become loved by their human neighbors and are often celebrated by the community for bringing back fruitful memories of the past.

Eleven years ago, Tsukimi Ayano returned home to Nagoro. Faced with loneliness, she has populated the village with dolls, each representing a former resident. The dolls are all created single-handedly by Ayano Tsukimi. The local school is now filled with a few dozen dolls patiently waiting for class to begin. Made of straw, the bizarre dolls are dressed in old clothes.

Once working in the garden, Tsukimi made the first doll in the likeness of her father, and then she came up with the idea to replace the other family members with similar dolls. 10 years later, her work continues. Every doll is located in a place where she would resemble that person. So strolling along with the village you will find quite unique monuments either working in the field, fishing in the river, or simply sitting along the road and staring at you.

Sources: YouTube Tokyo Lens.

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