Monday, November 16, 2020

Shopping Handmade for the Holidays

 

This is NOT a sponsored post!

Buying handmade from indie designers, means quite a lot because you are supporting not just their work, but also their dreams. 

This year I have a couple of posts planned to feature some of my blog/instagram friends whose work I admire, and I hope you find something that catches your eye.

Elena from the Foxy Chest creates clothes, knitted mitts and mittens, leather bags, notebooks and natural treasures. She usually posts her products on Sundays and everything is sold out in a matter of minutes. However, she also has some amazing digital embroidery tutorials, you might want to try your hand at. 

Hand-dyed yarn

Marjan from Atelier Marie Lucienne creates magic in her witch's kitchen when it comes to yarn. Her shop is also filled with some phenomenal goodies like crocheted baubles, stitch markers and patterns. 

                                             Up-cycled floral scarf
 
 

Julie from A Sum of Their Stories hates waste and strives to give old things a new life and new purpose whenever practical. Most of the items in her shop have had a previous life as something else.

                                 Copper Elephant Earrings


Michelle from My Bijou Life, who has wonderfully summed up her creative musings as Life is Art, creates lovely jewelry with a bohemian flair.

 

Anna from Lovaniidesign masterfully carves and paints hooks and uses them to transform yarn into mesmerizing shawls and wraps.   


T'onna from Sew Crafty Crochet as the name suggests, loves to sew and crochet, but other crafts are not unknown to her. Check her shop for some amazing, whimsical scarves. 
 
 
Lila from Accessories Lilit offers an exceptional world of art. In her shop you'll find adorable and unique accessories and jewelry for any occasion.

17 comments:

Kate said...

Maya, thank you for sharing these beauties and the links. ^^

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I will enjoy looking at the handmade items from each of the ladies shops.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kate, and you're welcome :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Glad to hear that Julie! Thank you!

Denise/My Home of All Seasons said...

Such beautiful items Maya! Thanks so much for sharing them. I love giving handmade gifts at Christmas.

Maya Kuzman said...

Me too Denise! Thank you for the lovely comment and visit!

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

So very true, especially this year when so many independent businesses are closing their doors. I recognize some of the artisans featured here and they do such unique and beautiful gifts.

handmade by amalia said...

Handmade is the best. There are so many talented makers out there.
Amalia
xo

Sheltie Times said...

I miss craft fairs. We did a significant amount of shopping from local artists in the summer and fall months leading up to Christmas. There is something about browsing in person and being able to talk to the artists that just makes it so amazing.

I do know lots of people who sell online and it is important we all support them especially now when there are so many fewer places for them to sell.

Maya Kuzman said...

I completely agree Marie! This year has been particularly hard for indie artists and designers, so I hope this little effort of mine will bring lots of sunshine for others

Maya Kuzman said...

Yes, and I am lucky to know some great ones :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you for voicing this. I have been raised to appreciate local artists and have always been inclined to spend money on handmade items rather than those produced by big brands.

My thrift store addiction said...

Pretty gift suggestions--thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Naush said...

Maya, its very kind of you to dedicate a post for giving a shout out to all your fellow artists. Very thoughtful. Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
Naush

Kristie from Love My Little Cottage said...

As an Etsy shop owner, I love this post. Once you buy from Etsy or Amazon Handmade nothing else compares.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you for having me Naush! We all meed to support each other, this way or another...

Maya Kuzman said...

That's immensely true, Kristie. It is actually incomparable. By buying from an indie artist, you buy products made with lots of love and effort invested. A piece of their soul. Thank you for your visit. I am anxious to discover your blog :)