I am taking a very short break from Monday, September 25 through Wednesday, September 27, 2017.   Any items purchased during that time will be mailed out Thursday, September 28.   

Thank you so much for your patience.  

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Not So Simply Red - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - December 2, 2015

With Christmas fast approaching (can you believe it's already December?), the color red was chosen to be highlight of this post.  Just think of everything that red is associated with during this holiday season:  Santa's red suit, Rudolph's red nose, the red of holly berries, red poinsettias, red ribbon, red apples as some of the first Christmas tree decorations centuries ago, and many more.  This post is called "Not So Simply Red" because red is definitely not a simple color.  Just look at all its various blazing shades and nuances of red in the handmade artisan creations below . . . and in the reds you see all through the Christmas season.

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.  

The Sight of Blue Skies - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - November 11, 2015

 

Eleonora Duse, a famous Italian actress, once said, “If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”  My soul must be VERY alive for rejoicing over the huge blue sky here in the Borderlands.  The shades of blue in the sky change throughout the day, from daybreak to dark.  The handmade items from Indiemade artists featured here remind me of many of the shades of blue seen:

 

First and Second - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - September 30, 2015

Doing so many arts festivals weekend after weekend really cuts into my time, trying to recover from the show and organizing, trying to make new items, trying to catch up and trying to finish scheduled things, like this blog.  Oh . . . and also have a life - LOL!  But it's all good and usually keeps me out of trouble!

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