Friday, November 21, 2008

A Holiday Gift Guide

So Christmas is looming ever closer and for those of you who need a few gift ideas . . . boy, have I got some! I'm constantly discovering wonderful shops at Etsy and here are just a few that carry some amazing creations that are perfect for holiday gift giving.

"Where fuction meets cute . . . " is Florspace's motto and I absolutely agree. Lyn specializes in wallets, purses, and bags cut from the latest kawaii fabrics. I am especially swooning over her Cube and Carte Wallets -- I just love how compact they are, yet they carry all the basics. There's really something for everyone in her shop, but I think teens and kawaii lovers would find her creations especially hard to resist.


Can you believe these lovely little pieces of art are actually pincushions? Christine makes each one herself and the above are just a mere sampling of the types of pincushions she creates. They would brighten up any sewing room and would be the perfect gift for the crafter in your life. Do check out her shop for even more cuteness in the form of ornaments, coasters, and stuffed toys.

I just adore Nut and Bee's cute and clever illustrations! Annette has both an etsy shop and her very own web shop, where each illustration can be made into buttons, rubber stamps, notepads, stickers and art prints just to name a few. In fact, I just ordered one of her art prints and I'm dying to receive it! Great gifts for an animal lover!

Now if you know someone on the more practical or earth conscious side, check out the totes at The Craft Pantry. Cammie creates all the designs herself -- from modern to retro, from whimsical to realistic. She can even personalize a tote for you! The Craft Pantry has a wide range of tote styles to choose from. I especially like the fact that all of her bags are eco friendly -- they are either organic or made of hemp or from recycled materials.

Now get ready to shop! :)


Ulla V. said...

Wonderful shops you share with us! There are definitely some which I'm going to add to my favourites...and maybe I have to buy something too ;0)

Marce said...

ohhhh! thanks for the links ! all are amazing! etsy is a paradise of crafts!

in company with sparkles said...

I am in love with those colourful, cute, and functional pin cushions! Thanks for sharing =)

LindaJ said...

What a cute selection! I've been totally eyeing the craft pantry totes. They are soooo pretty! I do think I'll be buying one soon. I won't be able to resist for long. :)

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

oh, florspace's objects are the cutest ever! love 'em all!

Holly said...

Hey, thanks for the head's up about me on that blog... I never would have known! Did you know your owl is featured on the front page gift guides on etsy? I got a screen shot for you if you want it! Congrats!

*emilie* said...

hmmm a pincusion for my mum.. thats a great idea !!!