Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Crafty Holiday - blog hop and support for buying handmade over the holidays

Angela Flicker at The Artists' House organized a special Crafty Holiday blog hop.  This hop is designed to promote buying handmade over the holidays.  November 1 - December 16, you can find wonderful gift suggestions on the participating blogs.

I'm committed to buying handmade over the holidays and want to encourage you to do the same.  Here are 4 reasons why I buy handmade:

1.  For the individually unique quality of the product that can only come from handmade.
2.  For the care and craftsmanship that goes into each item.
3.  To support fellow artisans and their work.
4.  To pay it forward as I, too, am a handmade artisan who's work has been promoted by others.

These are some of my gift ideas.  I've even included some of my own favorites so that it will be easy to buy for me (hint, hint family).

For me:
(please note, family, that you can find more of my favorites here by clicking "alamodestuff" below):

For all:
Holiday Photo Cards - snowman photo cards by Jumping Jack Designs

For baby:

monkey hat by Cite Fuzz
baby shoes by Caamel Diezel
bib and burp cloth set by Allisa Jacobs

For teens:
zombie silhouette mobile by Salty and Sweet
cheeseburger pillow by Felt Like It
fingerless gloves by The Beach Comber Studio

For him:
beer ties by Toy Breaker
leather Kindle case by Julie Boyles
baseball cufflinks by qacreate

For her:
cloudburst brooch by Fringe
custom flats by Hydra Heart
wool knit poncho top by Sand Maiden

 For the traveler:
  map journals by Kristin Crane

For the typography buff:
recycled wood sign by William Dohman

 For the dog lover:
I dig your dog calling cards by River Dog Prints

You can follow along from the beginning of this hop by visiting the first two posts yesterday:  Angela Flicker's The Artists' House and Where Women Create.  Tomorrow, my good friend, Candy a.k.a. Candied Fabrics, will be sharing her list.  You can see the entire schedule for A Crafty Holiday here.  Join us, won't you?!

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