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Handmade Holiday Gifts for Her 2012

Holiday Gift Guide for Her by Charlotte's Fancy

I went to the mall yesterday, and it reminded me how much nicer it is to shop for unique, handmade items from small business owners who put their hearts into their work.

1. Wooden bow tie necklace (£12 or about $19.60 USD) by Lucie Ellen
2. Hand printed linen cushion cover ($32 AUD or about $34.15 USD) by Hello Milky
3. Logpile tea tray ($45) by Roddy & Ginger
4. Leather storage tote ($160) by Gildem
5. Mountains teapot and 2 cups (€32 or about $41.75 USD) by Asleep From Day
6. Gold Zag tray ($98) by Up in the Air Somewhere
7. Porcelain and brown leather hanging planter (45) by Farrahsit
8. Reversible half apron – orange mod flowers ($42) by oktak
9. Ceramic salt, pepper and sugar cellars in yellow ($45) by RossLab
10. Adventure of the Month calendar ($14) by Little Low

Tomorrow: Handmade Gifts for Him

My archive of holiday gift guides (three years’ worth) is here


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Friday Finds: 9 Handmade Gifts to Give

Some pretty handmade finds to take you into the weekend!

1. Mini Treasure Pot, hand dipped in neon pink ($8) by Wind and Willow Home
2. Tangerine felt mouse in matchbox (€17 – about $22 USD) by Atelier Pompadour
3. Porcelain and leather hanging container ($50 for medium size) by farrahsit
4. Make your own Rabbit kit – red (€18 – about $23 USD) by Miko Design
5.  “Lemonade” fat quarters ($15/fat quarter in color of your choice) by Sara Lee Parker
6. Mid-century modern suburban magnet set ($28) by Fidoodle
7. Morse code necklaces (prices vary) by Coatt
8. Knitted lambswool picture bag (€28 – about $45 USD) by Sally Nencini
9. His Hers and Its colorful wooden cutouts ($83) by Herman Marie

(Images by their respective owners)

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Renegade Brooklyn Round Up

A few photos of the things I bought at Brooklyn’s Renegade Craft Fair:

What I bought at Renegade Brooklyn

H Ceramics and Perch

Sugar bowl and creamer and small gray vase by H Ceramics (a new store – not stocked yet, but worth keeping an eye on it). For anyone in Pittsburgh, Heather has a new studio called BrickPitt Ceramic Studio that you should go see.

Yellow container by one of my favorites: Perch!

Work/Life 2 by Uppercase Magazine

Work/Life 2 – a book I’ve been meaning to buy, so I was happy to find it at the Uppercase booth. After leafing through it just a little bit, I decided I had to have Work/Life (the first one) so that I could have the set.

Letterpress dice print by Stukenborg

Stukenborg Studio‘s letterpress prints made with dice were a real standout for me at Renegade. The many different patterns were so interesting to look at, and seemed to change depending on whether you were inspecting them close up, or seeing them from a distance.

handprinted napkins by Namoo

I really liked the cute booth by Namoo which had beautiful baby blankets and toys, as well as a variety of other things, including this set of four handprinted napkins. I think it’s highly likely that I’ll get another set of 4 from her shop to replace some of my older cloth napkins. (Yes, we’re a cloth napkin family.)

bookmarks by namoo notebooks by tidiworld

Giant paper clip / fabric covered bookmarks by Namoo and a set of three notebooks by Tidiworld – many cute things in their booth, especially if you happen to have little girls in your life. Their masquerade dolls were cute in person.

I bought a couple of other things too, but they’re gifts and I can’t show them. I want to give credit to Miniature Rhino for being a booth where it was easy to find lovely treasures (thanks, Jessica!).

Some other favorites included Krank Press, Beau Ideal, Foxy & Winston, and Morris + Essex.

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Aesthetic Outburst’s 20 in 20

Abbey Hendrickson of Aesthetic Outburst creates 20 handmade items in 20 days and then gives them all away. (She also makes extras of some projects for her shop.) I really adore every single thing she makes.

See her 20 in 20 Christmas edition and her 20 in 20 valentines. Here are the current 20 in 20 creations, which I look forward to discovering in my blog reader every day:

Day 6

20 in 20 Day 6 by Aesthetic Outburst

Day 5

20 in 20 Day 5 by Aesthetic Outburst

Day 4

20 in 20 Day 4 by Aesthetic Outburst

Day 3

20 in 20 Day 3 by Aesthetic Outburst

Day 2

20 in 20 Day 2 by Aesthetic Outburst

Day 1

20 in 20 Day 1 by Aesthetic Outburst

Abbey’s blog is a treasure trove of creative inspiration. Definitely a favorite of mine.

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Images: Abbey Hendrickson/Aesthetic Outburst

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Handmade Holidays 2010: Gifts for Girls

With two girls of my own, these are the kind of gifts I know best.
Which are your favorites? See anything new and fun?

Magic pocket blouse by Mani Mina blue diamond dachshund frame pouch by Rabbits Moon
Kids' Wooden Sewing Machine by Wood Clinic Pinwheel Girl print by Petit Collage
Chevron girls dress by Sewn Natural Nerdy eyeglass necklace by munieca
Color Wheeler Rose Bobby Pins set of Six by Next Pretty Things Kids Colorful stilts by aapeesstilts
Toy shelf personalized tryptich by Mrs. Eliot Books Aqua cloche hat by TeenyBunny
Squirrel Love Stamp Set by Tricia Tharp Bright Ideas paper coin bank by Susy Jack

Magic pocket blouse ($21) by Mani-Mina
Blue diamond dachshund frame pouch ($22.50) by Rabbit’s Moon

Hardwood maple toy sewing machine ($49) by Wood Clinic
Pinwheel girl print ($45) by Petit Collage

Black, white and red chevron girls’ dress ($44) by Sewn Natural
Nerdy eyeglasses necklace ($25) by Munieca

Color wheel rose bobby pins ($16, set of 6) by Nest Pretty Things Kids
Stilts in your choice of color ($125) by Aap-ees’ Stilts

Toy shelf personalized triptych ($45) by Mrs. Eliot Books
Cloche in aqua ($26) by Teeny Bunny

Squirrel love stamp set ($16) by Tricia Tharp
Bright ideas paper coin bank ($9.50) by Susy Jack

Last year’s picks for girl gifts.

Tomorrow: gifts for boys!

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Handmade Holidays 2010: Gifts for Him

Do you struggle to find gifts for the guys in your life too?
Maybe some of these picks will inspire you:

Custom leather bicycle saddle by  Filippo Leather Wooden pen and pencil holder by Less is More
Made to order felted slippers by Onstail Coffee Mug by The Design Office I'm kind of a big deal pencils by Earmark Absinthe wool plaid iPad sleeve by Blythe King
Hello Typographic Messenger Bag by Nomuu Fluffies skatedeck by Dr. Badvibes House of Oddities
Vintage Chet Atkins 1973 guitar by The Beak Shop Custom Shadowbox Illustration by This Paper Ship
Veggies jacket green on navy by Squidfire Beer set of letterpress coasters by Red Bird Ink

Custom leather bike saddle ($150) by San Filippo Leather
“Harry” desk organizer ($42) by Less is More

Made to order felted slippers ($68) by Onstail
Coffee mug ($14) by The Design Office

I’m kind of a big deal pencils ($6, set of 6) by Earmark
“Absinthe” wool plaid iPad sleeve ($95) by Blythe King

Hello typographic messenger bag ($70) by Nomuu
Fluffies skatedeck ($75) by Dr. Badvibes House of Oddities

Vintage 1973 Chet Atkins guitar ($175) by The Beak Shop
Custom shadowbox illustration ($50) by This Paper Ship

Veggies jacket, green on navy blue ($43) by Squidfire
Beer letterpress coasters ($10, set of 4) by Red Bird Ink

Last year’s guide.

And if all else fails, just give them food. That seems to keep them happy.

Tomorrow: gifts for girls!

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We Rule the School

I’ve noticed a lot of school notebook paper inspired goods lately. Which is your favorite?

Notebook calling cards by SweetBeaker:

Notebook inspired Calling Cards by Sweetbeaker

Loose Leaf -shirt by E for Effort, available at Artware Editions:

Loose Leaf t-shirt by E is for Effort

High School Notebook Bridal Shower Invitations by Two for Joy Paper Studio:

High School Notebook Invitation by Two for Joy Paper

Paper Airplane Embroidery by Montclair Made:

Paper Airplane Embroidery by Montclair Made

School paper magnet set by The Orange Circle:

School Paper Magnet Set by the Orange Circle

Embroidered notebooks by pi’lo:

Embroidered Notebooks by pi'lo sale

Images by their respective owners

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Favorites: Müzo Collectibles

Müzo Collectibles are porcelain and wood decorative animals by Paige Russell:

Walnut Caribou Muzo Collectible by Paige Russell

Polar Bear maple Muzo Collectible by Paige Russell

Sheep in walnut Muzo collectibles by Paige Russell

Woods trio Muzo collectible by Paige Russell


Muzo Collectibles porcelain and wood animals by Paige Russell

So gorgeous. Especially for holiday decorating.

They are available for pre-order through Paige’s new online shop; all of the animals are available in walnut or maple. The trees can be purchased individually or as a set.

Also, she is giving away 5 of them – enter by November 15th. (Or don’t enter, because I want to win one).

via Poppytalk

Images: Paige Russell

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Handmade Favorites in Honor of the New Me

That is, in honor of the new Charlotte’s Fancy.

Blue and orange toddler pinafore ($28) by Red Tree Designs
Vintage hazel atlas candy striped bowl ($11) by Dish Dash Kitchen Co.

Teal skirt for the unique girl ($69) by My Lola Fashion
Orange rose necklace ($26) by Earrings Nation

Vintage red crochet trim, 3 yards ($3.50) by Emma Dear
Mini airmail letter set ($3.99) by nothing elegant

Teal hemp/half bow bag ($32) by Tippy Thai
Treasure in Teal hand printed fabric ($6, 21″ x 12″) by Kalla

The Orange, set of 6 letterpress cards ($14) by Vandalia Street Press
Teal clutch with sweet flowers ($75) by Jennifer Ladd

The new blog design, by the way, is inspired for my love of all things paper. And this pillow by Blanca Gomez (which I received as a very special, surprise birthday present from my sweet friend Lesley) was the inspiration for the color scheme.

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