Handmade Christmas

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

I was just reminded by another Kelly (do read her inspiring blog and look at her lovely art - I am in awe!) that many of us have taken the pledge to buy handmade this year. To make this easier, she is collecting people's favourite shops on Etsy. I will do the same here, leave me your favourites or your own shop address and I will build up a list.

For those of you that don't know about Etsy, well go find out, ha! In short, it is "your place to buy and sell all things handmade" - they have the trademark on that claim, by the way. You do have to register to shop, but you only need a username and password and an email address. There are so many gorgeous things out there, handmade by all manner of artisans.

I'll start the list, but any favourites that you leave in comments I will briefly check out and add to the list. Do share your own shop, don't be shy!

Etsy Picks

Artwork (paintings, mixed media, prints, etc)
Kelly Rae
Carla Sonheim
Shari Beaubien
Judy Blue

The Black Apple

Happy Day Art

Dime Store Daze

Papercrafting and Scrapbooking Supplies
Every Jot and Tittle

Fabric and textiles (scarves, aprons, dolls, animals)
Liz Lamoreux
Utter Tosh
Raw Shuga

Assorted fun and wonderful things

And silly girl, I forgot mine: crocheted flowers for hair or clothing, little journals and notebooks.

More later - come back and see!