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An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Gift Ideas - Week 4

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Week 4 of the Countdown to Christmas quickly came and went . . . and a wide variety of wonderful artisan handmade items were left in its wake.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there is only 70 days until Christmas is here - once again - too early. Now is the perfect time and this is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping.  Follow this motto: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE!

It's an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 1

 

 

WOW, wasn't last Christmas like . . . two months ago?  Yikes! According to the Christmas clock, there are only 91 days, 22 hours, 30 minutes and those quickly descending seconds (as of 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning) until Christmas is here . . . once again!  And it's even closer by the time your read this It's an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 1 blog post!  Need a perfect start to your Christmas shopping?  The Countdown is the place to do just that! A good motto to follow: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE!

It's an Artisan Handmade Christmas in July!

 

 

 

I always thought Christmas in July was a very modern “holiday,” a marketing ploy since there are no holidays between July 4 and Labor Day (in the U.S.).  But much to my amazement, the first mention of Christmas in July was in Werther, an 1892 French opera with libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann.  In the opera, a group of children rehearse a Christmas song in July, to which a character responds: "When you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season."

The Number 3 for Good Fortune - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

 

From time immemorial, the number 3 has played an important part in everyday human life.  Three is considered the fundamental number, a synthesis of 1 and 2 representing the unity of heaven and earth.  Number 3 points to the intellectual and spiritual order, the divine qualities in the cosmos and in people. It is often viewed as a number of good fortune. In numerology, people with a number 3 personality are optimistic, creative curious, good-natured and helpful.  But they may also be naive and proud, with a tendency to exaggerate and give promises easily.

Artisan Handmade Beauties from the Cross Partners in Promotion Group

The Cross Partners in Promotion (CPP) group is a handmade family of diverse artists.  Most of us have known each other online for years.  When it came time for most to move to a new venue (such as Indiemade, Etsy, On Fire for Handmade, Shopify, their own web site, etc.) we didn't want to loose track of each other.  So the CPP group was formed a little over a year ago, headed up by Nancy Tonelli, and is still going strong.  We share links to our own items and promote the shared items of other members.  Interesting articles, link ups, funny happenings in life and (unfortunately) sad happenings, as well, are also shared.  YAY for family!!!

Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - April 22, 2015

There are so many handmade beauties in the shops of my Indiemade friends, that it is always hard to decide on which items to feature whenever I do these blog posts.  Wish I could share them all . . .but then this blog post would become waaaaaay too long.  So today I'll choose two from each shop from my ever expanding list (:

 

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