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El Paso Artists Studio Tour 2018

   

 

 

This weekend, April 21 and 22, is the El Paso Artists Studio Tour for the Upper Valley and West Side.  A total of nine artist studios will be open so you can check out the wide variety of art being offered.  Join this El Paso tradition and support the arts!

Handmade by Artisans - Three for Thursday

 

 

 

Two weeks have come and gone . . . and here it is time again for another Three for Thursday blog post.  Three for Thursday posts feature three handmade items from three artists. If you look back at previous posts, you will see that the items chosen celebrate a wide variety of artistic skill.  That includes the artists you’ll find this week: eye catching manga and dog figurines by Sam of Shinrin Studio; colorful crocheted accessories and plushies by Michele of Starrfish Studio; and, fun dog themed beauties from Donna of SewAmazin (my dog, Seamus, has several of Donna's dog bandanas - he looks VERY handsome in them!).   

Make it a Handmade Valentine's Day!

 

 

Every February 14, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones in several countries, all in the name of St. Valentine. The history of Valentine’s Day contains remnants of both Christian and ancient Roman traditions.  The patron saint himself is shrouded in mystery.  Who is this mysterious Valentine?  Where did traditions associated with Valentine’s Day come from?  Being of inquiring mind, I did some research and decided to share my findings, along with a whole host of artisan handmade items, each one a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one:

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 12

 

 

 

Tick . . . tick . . . tick.  According to the Christmas clock, there are now only 19 (!!!) days until Christmas!  It’s hard to believe that December is already here and, with it, the last week of the Countdown to Christmas 2017.  The Countdown has been graciously hosted by Julie and Blue of Blue Morning Expressions on their The Blu Print blog.  Yes, week 12 has come and gone and sixty artisan handmade items were left in its wake, any of which will be perfect for a Christmas gift that was individually handmade from the heart.  Help Santa make it a HANDMADE Christmas this year!  

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 11

 

 

 

Yikes!  Only one more week left to the end of the Countdown to Christmas that is hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions!  Hard to believe only 1 more week is left since the weeks have flown by so very quickly - week 11 has come and gone.   According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 26 days left until Santa shows up and you find out if you have been naughty or nice.  If you have been nice, let’s hope the gifts left for you have all been handmade.  Let’s help Santa make it a HANDMADE Christmas this year!

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 10

 

 

Can you believe that there are only two (!!!) more weeks left of the Countdown to Christmas 2017?  Week 10 quickly came and went.  It seems the closer we get to Christmas, the quicker the week seem to speed on by.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 33 days left until the jolly man in red and white shows up with gifts or lumps of coal.  Let’s hope the gifts are all artisan handmade!  Help Santa make it a HANDMADE Christmas this year!

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 9

 

 

 

Already Week 9 of the Countdown to Christmas has come and gone . . . leaving only 3 more weeks left!  YIKES!  This means, of course, that Christmas is looming even closer.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 40 days left until the ever jolly Santa Claus shows up.  Let’s help Santa make it a HANDMADE Christmas this year by shopping the artisan beauties shared in the Countdown!

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 8

 

 

It seems the weeks for the Countdown to Christmas seem to speed by quicker and quicker.  Only 4 more weeks of sharing handmade beauties and promoting our friends are left!  This means, of course, that Christmas is getting even closer.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 47 days left until jolly Santa Claus shows up behind his team of reindeer.  Let’s help Santa make it a HANDMADE Christmas this year!

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 7

 

 

Week 7 of the Countdown to Christmas 2017 has sped on by.  Can you believe we only have 5 more weeks left of sharing beautiful handmade gift ideas?!?  Which means Christmas is getting ever closer.  According to the relentless Christmas clock now says there is only 54 days left until jolly Santa Claus shows up.  Let’s help Santa make it a HANDMADE Christmas this year!

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 6

 

 

Time is flying by!  The ever ticking Christmas clock now says there is ONLY 61 days until jolly Santa Claus, pulled in his gift packed sleigh by his merry band of reindeer, lands on rooftops and slides down chimneys to deliver fun presents or bags of coal.  Week 6 of the Countdown to Christmas has sped rapidly by, as well.  It's hard to believe that we're officially half way through with the Countdown - only 6 more weeks to go.  A lovely gathering of handmade items was left in the Countdown's wake, beauties created by talented artist friends.  Let’s all make this a HANDMADE Christmas this year!  

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