California living and adventures in creativity

Dec 11

Baby/Toddler Handmade Gift Guide

Whether you have your own little one at home, or have friends with babies, it is such fun to shop for them! Why is baby stuff so addicting? You can see that I’ve spent a little too much time looking at the endless offerings Etsy artists have for your babies and toddlers out there. From toys, plushies, tiny shoes and slippers to gorgeous outfits, this collection is just a small sampling of the unique treasures out there for the little one in your life.

What is extra special about buying a handmade item is that you know that the recipient will not have one already, and more importantly the item was made with a lot of love.
tags:   etsy   gift guides   baby
Dec 8

Ceramics Handmade Gift Guide

There is so much about ceramics that I love. The infinite number of finishes, the spectrum of shapes and colors, and the purity of design.

The below items are only a few of my favorites from some very special artists. I urge you to check out each of their shops and enjoy the eye candy, and maybe find the perfect one of a kind gift.
tags:   etsy   pretty things   gift guides
Dec 3

Felted Textiles Handmade Gift Guide

Here is another Handmade Gift Guide, this time it is all about felted textiles. I am a huge sucker for anything felted. The texture is so alluring, and the colors, rich and warm.

Maybe it’s the season, but there is a huge variety of warm and fuzzy beautiful felted items on Etsy. This collection is just the tip of the iceberg of wonderful items from very talented Etsians. Many of these artists I have come to know over the past few months, and just love what they are doing with their craft.

Whether you are looking for a new pair of cozy slippers, a beautiful clutch or fashionable scarf, you must peruse these shops! I’ve also included some absolutely adorable miniature figures which would add whimsy to any decor. Enjoy!
tags:   gift guides   pretty things   etsy
Nov 27

Pet Lover’s Handmade Gift Guide

As it is now officially the holiday shopping season, I wanted to showcase some amazing gifts from Etsy sellers for your beloved pet.  I’ve created a little Pet Lover’s Handmade Gift Guide for you to peruse. 

If you are like me, your pets like to be spoiled and appreciate that you are supporting the handmade movement at the same time!  These items are only a few of the amazing items to be found in the Pet category on Etsy, but are some of my favorites.  Go ahead…..your pet will thank you!


tags:   cats   etsy   gift guides

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