Category: A Crafty Hoiday

Salt Lake City’s December Gallery Stroll

If you are still looking for a gift for someone on your Christmas list, or even just for yourself, check out the Utah Locals Holiday Boutique at Alpine Art, located at 430 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Both Josh and I have artwork in the show. The opening reception is this Friday during the Salt Lake City Gallery Stroll, so make a night of it and check out all the great art exhibits around town.

While you are there, make sure and take a peak at my line of Italian leather clutches, wallets, ipad cases, and computer cases. They make a great holiday gift. The show runs through early January.

Hope to see you there!

A Discount for Crafty Holiday Blog Hoppers

support handmade etsy saleBaby Jives

Use the code “CraftyHoliday10” to take 10% off any purchase in Baby Jives shop and if you are in the US I will upgrade your shipping to Priority for Free!  Promotion ends December 24th.

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support handmade etsy saleDodeline Design

Dodeline Design is having a sale!  10% off through midnight on 12/13/10 on all holiday cards and personalized card sets.

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Molly Muses

USA Residents in Time for Christmas Sale:  Prices are marked 10% off between now until 11pm December 15th (Eastern Time) through the etsy on sale app.  If you are outside of the USA you can enjoy the sale, but photography prints will definitely not make it to you by Christmas 🙂

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Bridget and Lucy

20% off from now until December 19th at midnight (last day to order for Christmas delivery!)

coupon code – HOLIDAY20

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machine applique quiltThe Artists’ House

Free shipping in the U.S. and 15% off all items now through 12/16/10.

All items guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas.

Coupon code -CRAFTYHOLIDAY

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support handmade etsy saleCatie’s Blue

Enjoy free First Class shipping worldwide at Catie’s Blue! Prices have already been adjusted, so you can purchase as normal. Promotion runs till Wednesday, December 15th, at which time Catie’s Blue will close for the holidays.

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support handmade etsy saleMolly Finds

USA Residents in Time for Christmas Sale:  Prices  are marked 30% between now until 11pm  December 15th (Eastern Time) through the etsy on sale app.
If you are outside of the USA you can enjoy the sale, but it probably won’t make it by Christmas 🙂

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support handmade sale etsyWhat. No Mints?

10% off your entire purchase – Simply enter the coupon code BLOGHOP10 at checkout!  Promotion ends Friday, December 17th.

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support handmade etsy salek.o’brien jewelry

20% off now through 12.18.10
enter code: craftyholiday10

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support handmade saleCandied Fabrics

I’m offering free Priority Mail shipping in the US from now until December 17 (international orders I’ll take $5.50 off the total shipping cost.)

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support handmade etsy saleMarked by the Muse Inspirational Art Shop by Stephey Baker

Exclusive “Crafty Holiday Hop” Angelic Special = LTD Print Save $8.00 or

Save 10% with coupon code IAMSHINING

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Gadanke

Start celebrating your story with a Gadanke journal.  Each Gadanke book has writing prompts to get the creativity flowing, perfect for documenting your world. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll never forget.

Take 15% off your order with the code HANDMADE.  Expires on Tuesday, 12/14/2010, at midnight.

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support handmade sale etsyLissaBee Creations

10% discount on everything in my crochet shop, now until 12/19. Use coupon code: HappyHolidays2010.

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support handmade etsy saleWhollyafool

Whollyafool is a small shop on etsy featuring photo prints, art, scrap packs collage and journaling, and “wanderlust” map pendants. Everything in the shop is 15% off until New Years Day. Use the coupon code ‘happyholiday’ at checkout to receive the discount.

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support handmade sale on etsyRoseWoolls Designs

is based in original leather work and whimsical knits waiting to find their homes. Not only is it the holiday season, but it’s my birthday too!

From now until December 20th everything in the shop is 15% off when you use the code HAPPYHAPPY.

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“A Crafty Holiday” hops on just one more week.  We hop to kristen walker today where she wrote a truthful and funny post on buying handmade — a Christmas Mix Tape (err, CD) will  also be given to someone drawn randomly from her comments.  Check it out.

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So tell me, did you buy any handmade gifts this holiday season?

A Crafty Holiday

This holiday season, me, plus about 35 other bloggers, are avoiding the busy department stores and instead buying handmade.  We are all participating in a blog hop event called “A Crafty Holiday”, hosted by me here at The Artists’ House.  Together, we will share a ring of posts encouraging others to buy handmade by showcasing beautiful handmade items to our readers.  We will jump from blog to blog, one beautiful handmade item to the next, making it all the way to mid-December.

Won’t you follow us?

About a month ago, I wrote a guest post at Scoutie Girl, talking about why I felt it was important to buy handmade.  You can read the article titled Help Share A Handmade Holiday here…

Today, I thought I would simply share an acrostic with you –words that describe the reasons behind why I buy handmade.

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Heart.

Authentic.

Necessary.

Delight in one’s work.

Made by real people with honest

Aspirations and

Dreams.

Enough said.

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Without further ado, a few items from my holiday shopping list…

For my daughter Monet:

A dress from All The Numbers

A cardigan from B. Children’s Wear

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Some new toys from Little Sapling Toys

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For my husband Josh:

A framed insect display from Real Butterfly Gifts.  Honestly, this is ALL my husband wants –that and money because he wants to buy a new mountain bike.  He’s such a weirdo and that’s why I love him…

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For me:

A new pair of house shoes/slippers from Infusion

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A new sweater from Out of Line

A hand-knit sweater from Anan Wang

Along with a few other pieces for my wardrobe from Thrush and The Full Spectrum

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Here’s another “A Crafty Holiday” shopping list, full of more delicious handmade items on my family’s wish list.

Also, Paige over at Where Women Create wrote a post today talking about why she buys handmade.

And tomorrow, Linda from a la mode will be sharing her handmade holiday shopping list with us.

You can view the entire “A Crafty Holiday” schedule here.

Wishing you, a crafty holiday!

A Crafty Holiday Teaser

Starting in November, we’re running a blog hop event called A Crafty Holiday here at The Artists’ House.  And since I can’t stop “window” shopping on Etsy, I thought I might share with you part of my A Crafty Holiday list.  Just consider this a teaser…

(Note:  For more information concerning the products listed below, just click on the photos.)

Monet’s Christmas List:

 Freshlypicked Moccasins

Freshlypicked Moccasins

Chic bohemian dress by ManiMina's on Etsy

Chic bohemian dress by ManiMina's on Etsy

Girls handmade dress by SewnNatural on Etsy

Girls handmade dress by SewnNatural on Etsy

"Please Come" by Corid on Etsy

"Please Come" by Corid on Etsy

My Christmas List:

Black Cotton Jersey Triangle Top by OutOfLine on Etsy

Black Cotton Jersey Triangle Top by OutOfLine on Etsy

Build your own hoodie by Wolf Calls Clothing on Etsy

Build your own hoodie by Wolf Calls Clothing on Etsy

Vintage Floral Wallpaper Locket by Verabel on Etsy

Vintage Floral Wallpaper Locket by Verabel on Etsy

Dishcloths by Blackberrythyme on Etsy

Dishcloths by Blackberrythyme on Etsy

"Mini Zippy in This Little Piggy" by JennaLou on Etsy

"Mini Zippy in This Little Piggy" by JennaLou on Etsy

Felted Wool Slippers by Grazim on Etsy

Felted Wool Slippers by Grazim on Etsy

Josh’s Christmas List:

Messanger Bag by SewMuchStyle on Etsy

Messanger Bag by SewMuchStyle on Etsy

ipad docking station by woodtec on Etsy

ipad docking station by woodtec on Etsy

ipod case by tovicorrie on Etsy

ipod case by tovicorrie on Etsy

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Is it bad that I have more items on my list than my fellow family members?  I blame Etsy shop owners you know.  Why would a beautiful vintage cocktail dress come up when searching “men” for example?  Hmmm.  Conspiracy I tell you.

Would you like to participate?

The deadline to enter your blogs participation is tomorrow, October 14th.

Follow this A Crafty Holiday link and sign-up today.


A Crafty Holiday Blog Hop Event

I’ve been thinking a lot about all the “crafty” talk on the web these days– talk from people just like me trying to make a living doing what they love with their crafty and artistic abilities, talk about the importance in supporting crafters and artists, talk about “mindful spending” and buying handmade or local when appropriate.

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I believe in this “crafty talk” and as a result, personally I am vowing to buy handmade this Holiday Season.

But I don’t want to stop there.

My desire is to really make a difference outside of me, to challenge all our readers, family, and friends to think about the way they buy this holiday season.  I want to encourage, rather inspire, everyone to buy “crafty” and handmade, and to help people realize that by buying from artists they are buying from real people.

Won’t you help?

I’m running a blog hop event called, “A Crafty Holiday”.  Participating blogs will join together and share a ring of posts linked to this cause.  We will jump from blog to blog, being able to both link forward and back much like a chain letter.  We’ll start on November 1st and continue on until we loop it back around to the start, making it all the way to mid-December.

Each participant will be assigned a day, and on that day they will post two things on their blogs:

1)    Why are you vowing to have “A Crafty Holiday”?

2)    What’s on your “Holiday Shopping List”?

(Note:  This should be a list of handmade items you want, need, plan to buy, along with handmade items you plan to possibly purchase for others.  Make a list with photos and links. This list is to be made up of handmade goods from other crafters and artists.  This is not an opportunity to promote ones own goods, rather an opportunity to promote all the wonderful talent out there.)

Also, if you feel inspired to do so, give your readers at least one tip that makes buying “crafty” a little easier or offer logistical reasons for why they should consider buying “crafty”.

  • You could suggest a local holiday craft shows in your area.
  • Or offer advise on buying things off Etsy.  For example, you might suggest people signup for the “Etsy Finds – Daily shopping guide to the best of etsy.com” emails.  It’s awesome looking at all the “eye candy” they send out and it helps keep hand crafted gifts in mind on a regular basis.
  • You could mention things like, “Avoid the crowded stores and shop online in the comfort of your own home”.

Would you like to participate?

Please leave your name, blog, and an email address as a comment below.  Then grab a button to place on your blog, showing your participation.  (Code for two different buttons can be found at the end of this post.)

The deadline to enter your blog for participation is October 14th.

All participants will be notified by October 25th, via a page on my blog.  On this day I’ll post a schedule, announcing all the participants and their assigned blog day.  This event will run from November 1st – December 20th.

(Note:  If you have a specific time frame for when you would like to post your entry, you can mention that in your comment below.  I’ll try to accommodate everyone’s needs, but please realize that’s a lot of variables.  I’ll try my best though.)

So what do you say? Are you planning on having “A Crafty Holiday”?

A special thanks to Linda  at A La Mode Stuff and Tara from Scoutie Girl, for helping support this event.

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