A Little Handmade Shopping Guide

I don’t know about you, but Christmas seems to be approaching at lightening speed this year!  Add to it all the icky sicky bugs that seem to be making their way into our home, and my sewing time is running low.

I really love to give handmade gifts, though.  If I can’t make my own, I love to support other small businesses.  Since you are a reader of this little blog, you probably enjoy handmade items as well.  So here’s a little guide to some of my faves.

[And just so you know, I wasn’t asked to highlight these businesses, nor am I being compensated in any way.  I just like them and think you might too.]

Mockingbird Masks

These theatre-grade masks are all beautifully crafted, ready to be worn or used as decor in your home.  We own one of these, and they are incredibly durable. Plus, absolutely gorgeous.

Eager Hands

This shop is filled with vintage lovelies (fabric and other gorgeous finds) and hand crafted jewelry.  I have one of her necklaces, which I absolutely love – and I get so many compliments on it when I wear it.  She’s even offering one of her pieces for 30% off each day for the month of December – follow her on Twitter @eagerhands to hear about her daily deal.

See Kate Sew

I recently purchased a present for one of my little niecies from this shop. I can’t tell you what it is [because her mama might just read about it here!] but I can tell you that it is incredibly well-made.  In this shop you’ll find lovely clutches and wristlets, hair accessories, adorable stuffed animals [the sweetest little hedgehogs you’ve ever seen in your life] and even PDF patterns to make some of your own gifts.

And since you’re already doing a little handmade browsing, would you head over to my shop, Joy and Delight?

I’ve got felted wool coffee cozies and pillows. Plus…

I just reduced prices on all my baby hats and leggings!  Snatch ’em up while you can.

[I also don’t know how soon you need to order from these shops to get them by Christmas, but I’m guessing pretty soon!]

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