Friday, November 27, 2009

Pretty crafty

I think this year is going to be a mostly handmade Christmas for me, gift-wise.
There are lots of good reasons to go handmade. Depending on how you do it, it can be:
  • cheaper
  • more sustainable
  • sweeter
  • higher quality
  • more heirloomy
  • less annoying to shop for
I have need for several of those things this year, so I'll be making some gifts, and buying some handmade gifts (and probably at some point breaking down and buying something not handmade, too, but not yet).

In case you, my friends from the internet, have similar needs, I thought I'd share a list of my favorite craftspeople. This starter list consists exclusively of people I know personally, whose wares I have also bought and can therefore vouch for.

Please, if you have favorite craftspeople, or make great handmade stuff yourself, leave us a link in the comments. Seriously. This is no time for modesty. The Holidays are coming.


Lisa Clarke said...

Thanks for the link love :-) The little something you ordered from me is just about finished, by the way. Hope to put the final touches on it today or tomorrow!

BTW, this is the first time I've clicked through from my reader in some time - I like the new look. It sure beats that devil-cat you had for a while there, LOL!

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Just also learned about Eclectic Works, which is the etsy site of an old friend. She's got some great stuff; I especially love the blown glass earrings, though her work is, as her name suggests, widely varied.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Oh! And another old friend who makes beautiful art! Here's Ancraft.