Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Handmade Christmas...For Me!!!

I took the Handmade Pledge this year...#9469...my gifts to my loved ones will be handmade by me or someone else...I encourage you to do the same...take the pledge here... My pledge ..."Supporting independent artisans... handmade... heartmade... spiritmade..."

I will provide a running list of 25 artisans who are offering handmade items for the next 10 days....until December 15th...the first 25 artisans who send me a link and permission to reprint an image in a comment, from now until the 14th, I will include in this post...

here are my favorites so far...
handmade @ hunger site here...

Wyanne is having a reserve event on December 7th here...

Carol @ Paris Breakfast has her PB Collection on sale here...

Carla Sonheim's ETSY shoppe here...

Constance @ Boutique Rochambeau here...

carmen @ rainbow dreams here...

miss vanessa's fancifil shop is here...

cathy nash's wow characters are here...

kari & kijsha are here...

elizabeth beck is here...

shabby cottage botique is here...

sweet cottage dreams is here...

Joy 4 U is here...

30 comments:

rochambeau said...

Thank you Mdm. Cre8tiva!
For a bouquet full of soulful and unique options Just love "real" gifts so much.
Hope you are well, Casey too.


Must go down now to cook!!
xox
Constance

see you there! said...

You are going to assist me with my shopping? Just the boost I need. I'll be chacking in to see what people have on offer.

Darla

Pam Aries said...

Thanks Rebecca! This is truly a wonderful pledge... I agree!

rochambeau said...

Thank you for including me Rebecca!
You are kind and thoughtful!!
xox
Constance

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the great links...there are so many fabulous, creative, original options out here!

Karen Cole said...

Great idea and post, Rebecca.

There is absolutely nothing like being gifted with something that was handmade.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Rebecca, I think that's a great idea! I'll go have a look at all the links now.

Manuela

qualcosa di bello said...

gifts made by hand (& with love!) are the very best kind!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a fun stop by your blog.
Best wishes~
Cathy

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oh yes!!!The handmade pledge! I bought all my gifts on Etsy!!! Yiippeeeee!! xoxox

Gemma said...

This is such a great idea. Thanks for the links too!
xx
Hope you are enjoying the season!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Rebecca,

LOL...we keep linking to these sites and forgot to tell you thank you!

Have a blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Go ahead TEMPT me to spend more money LOL...

Abby Creek Art said...

Great choices..I'm going shopping now!:)

NeereAnDear said...

Fabulous idea... more people should buy handmade...And you picked some wonderful sites... good for you supporting those who take the time to create

HUGS

JO

Carmen said...

I am a little late? The reason I am late, besides work, I have been putting together my etsy shop with pendants. They are very affordable and all handmade including my soul collages. You have my total permission to share my etsy link.
Thank you!

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

What a great idea!!! You're just a genius in this respect!

:)

e. beck said...

yippeeeeee ... you are so groovy cool! THANKS ....

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Rebecca,
I agree with you..I am giving away things I made and or buying things others have made. I have some goodies on my blog..today and yesterday's posts. Having a discounted sale, too. The more someone buys, the larger the discount.
You are so sweet in doing this for everyone.

xo
Becky

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Thank You Rebecca! I loove that principle of pay it forward and being anonymous!Have you ever seen an old movie with Rock Hudson called 'Magnificent Obsession'..very much like pay it forward ..awesome!

Nunnie's Attic said...

You are so sweet! I don't make anything by hand. I'm not that talented!

Love,
Julie

Nunnie's Attic said...

My mom sells miniature art for dollhouses out of her Etsy shop if you want to include it. Any print you want to use is fine. Thanks!

Love,
Julie

Naturegirl said...

Rebecca thank you for these sites for shopping!! I am familiar with a few so now I'm off to shop! hugs NG

KaiBlueCreations said...

Oh Rebecca!!

Clap, clap.. We both got the peace dove ornament. I did get some cultivate peace bracelets too, not handmade, but hand in heart for Darfur is good too.. :)

this is lovely..
Peace, Kai xx

Joy Logan said...

I just opened an ETSY shop with very afordable handmade collages reasonably priced for the Holidays please add me

Lynette said...

Great idea and list, Cre8tiva! As for your question about Jackson, Mississippi, we moved to Portland in June, 2006.

Jeanette Janson said...

I'm right there with you! I have already made and given some presents and they have been joyously received! So glad that I am not out in the rat race this year!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

What a wonderful idea!
I love that. I agree and I believe I shall pledge to do the same, to the best of my ability...

AND, I've tagged you with a Christmas meme!

Please come by and play!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Swirly said...

This is GREAT...I think a lot of people have made this pledge without realizing so many others are doing it (myself included). It has been the greatest fun supporting so many indie artists, as well as my favorite gift shop near my house (which also supports many indie artists.) I think it is so important to spread the message that there are oodles of wonderful handmade gifts out there!!!

tongue in cheek said...

So many lovely places and friends with clever creative ideas! Thanks for putting up a window for shopping! Clever idea!

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