12 Days of Handmade; Salt Farm
My husband's family is all foodies. ALL foodies. Our Thanksgiving table looked like it was straight out of a Bon Appetit. I made corn soufflé, people. CORN SOUFFLÉ. I discovered this really great gourmet salts shop, Salt Farm - and was totally sold with their phenomenal packaging. Makes a simple gift seem so luxurious!
Chicago, I am in you! One of a Kind Craft Show!
Guess where I am?! Okay, so it's not a surprise at all, but that doesn't mean it's not exciting! Please stop by and see me shoudl you find yourself anywhere near Chicago this weekend. Lookin' good, eh?
12 Days of Handmade; Tippy Thai
File this shop under "presents for ME." I have purchased somewhere close to a gazillionty bags from this shop. One for my sister, the rest for me. Don't judge, you'd do that same. I'm the type to jam everything I can think of into my bag; I think I was a boy scout in a past life because I need to always be prepared for anything. I love bags that are cute but roomy and sturdy. BINGO. <3 Amy B
12 Days of Handmade; White Moth
Ok, this shop is overseas -- but it's Lithuania so that doesn't really count. And it's still handmade so, shop on. The person I've known longest in my life is the hardest to shop for -- my mom. She loves crazy jewelry, but frankly I'm sick of buying it. I also buy her a new cell phone every few years, only to listen to her complain about how hard it is to use, until I buy her a new one a few years later and she gets made at me for taking it away when she finally gets used to...
12 Days of Handmade; Love & Squalor
I'm sure it goes without saying -- but I love fun prints and bright colors. OH MY DO I LOVE THEM. Love & Squalor features some really great designs in eye-catching colors. (Note from LHS Brand Coordinator Amy B: "This shop's name is a reference to the same Salinger story from which I named my daughter. Uh, LOVE.") Hopefully my other brother in law, and his so-super-awesome-I-need-a-sister-in-law girlfriend love the really really cool tea towels and pot-holder set I got them! And if not, I'll just steal them.