Friday, October 22, 2010

first in a series. a handmade holiday.

i love my etsy 'family'. 
there is so much talent on etsy that 
i seriously could blog endlessly about the many, many  
creatives...etsians pour their hearts and souls into what they make 
and i can't think of a better way to express your love and appreciation 
for your family and friends, then to give them a handmade gift. 
i've been doing it for years and truly feel a difference 
when giving a handmade gift...they radiate love.

so, today, i picked a few handmade artists 
that make the sweetest handmade goodies...
{sometimes i'm going to give you sexy, 
sometimes i'm going to give you edgy, 
today it's all about pretty} these are just a few of
the many that i hope to highlight this holiday season...

won't you stop by and visit them, 
favorite them, 
show them some love...

first, there's cheryl at just pretty. 
and her sweet as sugar blog a pretty cool life.
{a relatively new friend...but one who's work makes me smile}.

lovely, colorful, made with love goods.

then pop over to bink and boo. on etsy
and also here. and make sure to check in at
her entertaining and inspiring blog. 
i haven't met bianca yet {she lives close by, so i hope to someday soon}, 
but i already super love her...{ya know, it's that 'internet thing'
the old folks don't seem to get and tell you to watch out for...anyway, i love totally her}. 

check out these adorable baby booties 

love her inspiration.

then there's wende...from mireio.
i could, seriously post endlessly about this girl alone...
she's like super smart, 
super cool, 
super creative 
and really, just amazing...{if you couldn't tell already...i love her, too!}

you can get to know wende here on her blog evidently.

and here are just some of her handmade pretties....

from her gorgeous etsy shop mireio.

and then there's my friend sara.
over at twillypop.
who makes the prettiest handmade ribbon necklaces 
for girls {yes, even at 45, i still think of myself and my friends as 'girls'}

over at twillypopgirl on etsy.

each necklace a labor of love...and her blog{s} 
there's no way you couldn't be positively touched by sara, 
she has so much to share, she's got two blogs now! 
check out her newest blog here.

and stay tuned...more handmade goodness coming soon!