Holiday shopping is soooo much fun when it's done in the right places, don't you think? Between Etsy, mav's art for the holiday's guide, and our local Edith & Edna, I spent most of my holiday shopping in a fabulous handmade heaven. Jewelry, artwork, textiles. Heaven, I tell you. (There were those couple of trips to Targette, but I'm trying to block those out.) And of course, as there was handmade shopping for others, I couldn't stop myself from a wee bit of shopping for um, me, (thinly disquised as gifts for my husband and kids). My favorites:
Take Care of a Piece of the Earth, from Shanna at Two Trees. I adore this pillow so very much - the sentiment, the embroidery, the fabric, and especially the heart and hands that made it. It's holiday recipient (Steve) loved it too. I thought the sentiment fit him just right.
A vest for the lover of all clothing. Made by Martha at Uniform Studio. I had such a hard time not snatching up something for the whole family when Martha opened her shop up last month - I adore it all. But this vest is just right - soft, great fit, and according to Calvin, it's "got style". I love how he styled it over a pink rolling stones tee. Perfect.
And a little something for me, made by Lisa at Underdog Ink. I actually ordered these early in December. When the package arrived, I handed it to Steve, unopened, and said, "here. wrap these up.". Silly, I know. But a fun 'surprise' in my stocking. I love how perfectly delicate they are - and the color is just wonderful.
Now, to continue the handmade holiday love, don't forget that today is the first day of the Kim Family Auction. I'm just in awe at the amazing pieces that are for bid - so much greatness there (at the top of my list? this this and this. swoon.) And so very many reasons in this case to feel good about buying something.