Saturday, November 14, 2009

One for grandma...two for me... Gift ideas for the friends and family...and for yourself!

Look at the treats I discovered while perusing the collections of our talented NC members! From grandma, to the kiddos, to the mother...and yes, even a treat (or two or three) for myself.... What amazing finds for the upcoming holiday handmade season!

I love this stunning decoupage book box for my poet grandmother by Old Broom Street. It has such an air of mystery and beauty, and I know my grandmother would gently tuck her poetic musings into the velvet lined box:

And doesn't everyone love a happy blood drop? My director at the blood bank would adore this lovely wallet by hippofabulous:

And of course for the boys in my life, a racing heirloom quality quilt by Carolina Patchworks:

And be still my heart! The colors are so happy and bright! My lovely flamed-haired niece would look amazing in this outfit by The Laughing Giraffe!

And this one is for me! It honors strong women, and I know my mom would adore it... but hopefully my husband will read this blog and take the hint! :) Cowgirl Up Collage by LuLuSandbar

This is a perfect hostess gift, and I love the idea of using them as placecards too. Way back in the day (pre 6-and 3-year old boy days ..) my husband and I actually hosted parties that didn't revolve around Spiderman! Owl Mini Notecards/Placecards by Whimsypics:

And for the sister that is finally going green, but will only carry her groceries in style, is this adorable market tote from PurpleDaisies:

And for the hubby..the man who swore he was fine with Zest soap. However, the funny thing is that my handmade soaps keep disappearing quickly. I have a thief in my shower, so it's time we added to his own collection! Also, I adore this scent so I'll be able to borrow it! The Nag Champa soap by Karenssoaps:

Have fun browsing our fantastic collection of artists! Happy Holidays!


  1. Laura, what an honor to see my box highlighted as one of your picks! Thank you for the compliment and for including it with other fabulous finds by our talented Etsy team members. XOXO, Donata

  2. Hey, what a nice surprise to find my market tote here spotlighted! Thanks so much.

  3. Thank you for the note - I, too, hope that your husband reads the blog and "Cowgirls Up" for you :)!

  4. FAB find!! I'm honored to be included <3

  5. I love all of these ideas. I have a great tray to do a practice one, and was hoping to make some as gifts if it turns out well, Yours is a nice blog. Liked it!!!