November 2015

Dazzling Handmade Gifts for Shop Small Saturday and CyberMonday!

With Thanksgiving almost here, Shop Small Saturday and CyberMonday are not far behind.  This year, think about giving a handmade gift, whether it's an antique hand crafted beauty or a piece designed much more recently.  Many creations are one of a kind, with each artist putting more than a bit of her heart and soul into each piece.  A wide range of handmade gift ideas are featured, two from each artist.  The first item shown has festive red in it, maybe more of a gift to wear during the holidays.  The second choice is a piece that can be worn every day.  

Countdown to Christmas - Week 10 - Handmade and Vintage

 

Can you believe there are only 2 (yes, 2!) more weeks left of this year’s Countdown to Christmas? Thanksgiving is very close  - and then just a month later Christmas arrives.  According to the Christmas Clock says (at the time this post went live), there are only 30 days, 18 hours, 15 minutes and those rapidly descending seconds until Christmas is here . . . again!

 

Dazzling Handmade Picks for Black Friday Shopping

 

For millions of people, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the time to do serious Christmas shopping.  In the United States, it’s one of the the major shopping days of the year.  It’s not an official holiday although many people have that day off . . . except if you work in retail.  

 

Countdown to Christmas - Week 9 - Handmade and Vintage

 

Can you believe that we are already ¾ of the way through this year’s Countdown to Christmas? Only 3 more weeks left!  Where does the time go?  The days are rushing toward the ever looming Christmas:  according to the Christmas Clock says (at the time this post went live), there are only 37 days, 18 hours, 10 minutes and those rapidly descending seconds until Christmas is here . . . again!

 

In Honor of Those Killed In Paris

 

Yesterday, as I was driving to set up for a show, information started coming in about one . . . two . . . three bombs going off in Paris.  And then more.  And then there were reports of hostages at a concert.  All during the show, I kept getting news alerts on my cell and would share with several of the other vendors.  The show last night was bust.  Maybe people stayed home to watch the horrific events unfolding. I don't blame them. Seems the world gets crazier all the time.