Sunday, October 11, 2009

Buy Handmade Pledge

Last holiday season, I took the "Buy Handmade" Pledge. Therefore, I challenged myself to purchase as many gifts as possible on Etsy. I was quite successful; everyone loved their gifts. I plan to be true to my pledge and do the same thing this holiday season.

As I shop, I will share my finds with you. If you are doing your holiday shopping on Etsy (or other handmade sites), please share your finds with me, as well.

Here are some of my favorite Etsy shops from which I purchased last year:

Lot of washi pendant necklaces from Maoiliosa

A large handsewn T-Rex from Carrot Fever

Taffy the Doodle Girl from Bit of Whimsy Dolls

Handknit Scarf from Cricket's Creations

Here are some of my new favorite shops:

This Handmade Life

The Black Apple

The Anderson Soap Company

Little Dear

What are your favorites?


Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

my pledge this year is make alot of my gifts!

i really like the crayon wallets from turtletaylor

Orange Juice said...

We took that pledge as well a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time ago! And I love places like Etsy that allow people to more easily find unique handmade items for gifts or practical. Handmade is my preference for gifts too. :)

Thanks for sharing some things you've purchased. I love seeing that because it helps me to find things as well.

Jodi Renshaw said...

Thank you for the fave sweetie.

I have SO many etsy shop faves. Perhaps I will write a blog post soon on some of them :)