handmade holidays

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I would love to say that I knit all my Christmas gifts. It doesn't happen. However, I do try to support the handmade world when I can. Here are a few of my favorites.
My friend, Keana, (knitting!) wearing a hollyhawk bracelet.
Jules. I really love her id tags. This is a grandmother bracelet. Perfect for your, um, grandmother, of course!

Lisa Leonard designs is always a favorite. I love that she carries these things for men. Use the code "findbeauty" at checkout and receive 10% off your entire order!

Erin's camera straps. She will be updating her site soon, so be sure to check back.
A dear friend gave me this necklace. I feel calm every time I put it on. They are all made on scrabble pieces. Some seriously cute designs over there.
Emily's photos make beautiful notecards. These were her summer beach collection. She is now selling the golden light collection. LOVE.
Sarah sells screen printed art cards and limited edition journals. Blank pages just waiting to be filled with sketches, notes or inspiration.
Check out Vanessa's photo journals! The kitchen journal would be especially nice for a host (ess) giftee and the joy journal and the journey journal are great ways to record the new year.

Martha just updated her shop with the handcraft collection.
I really love Julie's shop filled with a beautiful collection of modern paper products.
Something smashing is ALWAYS nice!
How about celebrating the everyday with a celebration banner!
2010 (can you believe it?) I love Tracy's desk top calendar, and Leslie's wall calendar. One for your desk and one for your wall. Imagine getting a glimpse of that beauty everyday.

Now that was some serious linky love.

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70 comments

  1. Those are some really cute things, I just love those camera straps.

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  2. Well, thanks to you I've just spent US$50 on scrabble pendants!

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  3. Just bought a calendar! You are helping the homemade world!:)

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  4. Oh, yay! All these fun links! Love 'em!

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  5. Thanks for the Christmas tips!

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  6. Thanks - looking forward to shopping - maybe a little for me!

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  7. Very fun list! These links will keep me busy for a while! :o)

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  8. I'm a journal junkie, certifiable, love them! And thos pendants are adorable!

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  9. oh gosh, leslie, i just went and bought one of the keep calm pendants! such cute stuff!

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  10. very nice links...I'll have to pull out my shopping list and get going. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. what a wonderful thing to do...
    supporting all your creative friends.
    you'll make them smile with visits!

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  12. I love good shopping tips - I love Lisa Leonard's work as well :)

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  13. thanks for all those links!

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  14. Leslie,
    Wonderful suggestions! I can start my shopping today.

    BTW, I pm'ed you on Ravelry regarding your Inca Marl Coat...did you get it? I have a question about the collar.

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  15. Thank you! I love, love all these ideas. Because as hard as I try, I cannot *make* all my gifts either. (Although I am making your baby hat and mittens right now!) :)

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  16. I'm slowly coming to the realization that I'm not going to be able to make all of my holiday gifts. You've sent me in the right direction though of others' home-made--I'm going to get shopping!

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  17. You enabler you! Where's my charge card?

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  18. aww, thanks L. and some were new to me. will be checking them out!

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  19. Leslie, thanks for these links! Love you new banner, too!

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  20. i love this list of links and can't wait to dive into each one and explore.
    i love keana's bracelet, and that picture of her is so great!
    thanks, leslie!

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  21. Thanks for the great links! I wish I could make everything I give, but that is pretty impossible for me right now - I really try to give handmade, though, so I'm always looking for new-to-me shops.

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  22. Thanks for making my Christmas shopping so much easier! Fantastic ideas, and a great way to support handmade crafts!!

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  23. Wow. Thanks for all of these. Great ideas!

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  24. Thank you so much for all the great gift ideas! The hard part is not buying something for myself!!

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  25. Love every single link! Am forwarding your post to my brother and sister-in-law for suggestions for me!

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  26. You have some FANTASTIC ideas here, Leslie! Thanks for some that are new to me!

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  27. oh, i love that grandmother bracelete. gorgeous! thanks for sharing!

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  28. What great links... thank you for sharing your love of handmade!

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  29. Anonymous11/20/2009

    very clever ideas
    alphonse

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  30. ooh-ahh! such fantastic linkage!

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  31. thank you thank you for including me in this list of such stellar artist!

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  32. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  33. Cute finds. We seem to have a lot of the same favorites. Great minds think alike, huh?

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  34. I have scrabble earrings with my favorite letters on them (umm, all of the high point letters).

    Most of my friends and family this year are getting food gifts. I have been making candy and cookies all year long, and want to put together little packages.

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  35. those are some great links. thank you for sharing. i'd love to knit some toast mitts for all my girlfriends - i wear mine all the time - but that is so not going to happen. have a great weekend.

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  36. aw, thanks for the mention, leslie. great picks here.

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  37. thanks for including me, leslie! i'm honored to be in such company. and so glad you're enjoying your note cards. xo.

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  38. Anonymous11/20/2009

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    Help, please. All recommend this program to effectively advertise on the Internet, this is the best program!

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  39. thank you, thank you, leslie!

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  40. Thank you for links! Did some shopping :)

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  41. Wow! Thanks for your links to all the yummy holiday pressies. I will check the them out, especially the Keep Calm and Carry on Necklace. That is so cool.

    Thanks again!

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  42. All sorts of neat goodies! Thanks for the links.

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  43. what a great list of links. thanks!

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  44. Love the links, love the products clever enabler you!!!

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  45. Thank you for all those lovely ideas! I need to start thinking about gifts.

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  46. What a great list!!! I am really REALLY loving shopping for the holidays this year.

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  47. I love those leather cuffs.

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  48. Tons of linky love! I, too, wish I could say I knit all my Christmas presents for others. If only... My mother wants a pair of leg warmers, and I don't know if I can even fulfill that need!

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  49. Hey, I thought that was Keana:)
    So many pretty things! The calm necklace caught my eye.

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  50. What a beauties!
    I love your bracelet on your arm at the knittingpicture!

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  51. thank you so much, delightful you :)

    hope your holidays are filled with the the kind of abundance that you so generously are spreading right in this post!!!

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  52. Since I'm letting myself off the handmade hook this year I'm especially grateful for these suggestions - I just can't get everything made so I'm going to support someone else making them!

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  53. Thank you so much for this post! I always find myself rumaging through etsy and this is a great way for me to have a jumping off point for my shopping!
    Happy holidays

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  54. wow, thanks for the shoutout, friend!

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  60. I love, love all these ideas. Because as hard as I try, I cannot *make* all my gifts either

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  62. very nice links...I'll have to pull out my shopping list and get going. Thanks for sharing!

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