I’m a sucker for weird holidays, both real and imaginary. I imagine that dirtybandits does as well. Their screen printed calendar is available in 3 different paper types and will keep your schedule full of unusual events. I definitely didn’t know that March was Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month. I love the illustration style on these pieces and everything else they have to offer as well.
DON’T FORGET to check out our gift guide & contest
Hanukkah is here and Christmas is just around the corner. I hope you have had some time to check out our Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for 2009. So many great picks and amazing artists. We have picked some of our favorites that you can actually enter to win this year. You know so you can get some great goodies for yourself in the new year. We actually have a last minute donation from Ryan and Lucy of Berkley Illustration. They have been so kind to donate a print and an awesome bottle opener as well. So get your name in, twitter to your friends for an extra entry and keep your fingers crossed. Happy Holidays!
CHRISTMAS CARD round-up
WIth the holidays fast approaching it’s just about time to send out some cheer to friends and family. Have you picked out your christmas cards yet? I hope one of the cards below is what you have been waiting for…
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Merry Christmas Reindeer from Sockneck – Jingle Bells Batman Smells from Port Hope Press – Letterpress Reindeer from Sycamore Street Press – Letterpress Bike from Parrott Design Studio – Beep Beep Holidays from Emily Ann Designs – Yetti Holiday Card from The Beautiful Project
WINE GLASS CHARMS are so 2008
I hope everyone had a safe ad happy holiday. Perhaps while you with family and friends this weekend you used some of those whine glass charms around the base of your glass, so as not to accidentally pick up someone else’s drink. I’ve always loved the idea of drink markers but never really been a fan of having to add more jewelry to a wine glass then I wear on my own neck. Which of course is why i love these little suction markers from Vacu Vin. They come in a variety of designs, but because Christmas is right around the corner, I find myself drawn to these Christmas Markers most of all. Check them out all available through amazon.
PEPPERSPROUTS site launch
If you read the blog often you know that I also have a line of homegoods and other fun things called Peppersprouts. The last year I have been selling my wares on Etsy while dreaming of a site of my own. I’m so happy to share with you the brand new peppersprouts website. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. So stop by, sign-up for our mailing list, and maybe pick up a few things for someone on your shopping list!
THE 2009 HANDMADE HOLIDAY GIFTGUIDE
I can’t believe its that time of year already. Time to gather with friends and family and celebrate. The 2009 guide is chock full of handcrafted goodness from over 140 independent makers. The handmade movement is alive and well this holiday season. So take a look at all the wonders inside our handmade gift guide and support these amazing and talented artists. The perfect gift is waiting…
P.S. Check back tomorrow to find out how you can enter to win my absolute favorites from this years Handmade Gift Guide.
STOCKING STUFFERS: night owl paper goods notebooks
This year we decided to get our holiday cards from night owl paper goods. I was on their site today picking out a few of my favorite designs and I saw these cute little notepads. There are so many cute designs to choose from, and the little reporter style books are only $8. These are sure to look great peeking out of the top of a stocking this year. If any of these design look familiar you may have seen them in your local Borders Bookstore. To see the full line check out the night owl paper goods online shop.
CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING cheat sheet
Genius, beautifully illustrated and highly functional. I LOVE these gift giving cheat sheets by illustrator Simon Cook. The look is vintage holiday, but the idea is simply modern. Say goodbye to sweaters that you could swim in, pants that look like highwaters, and colors you would never wear. Now you can print out these handy-dandy cheat sheets and give them to all your relatives, and of course vice-versa. Visit Simon’s Awesome blog to download the sheets in high-res for both guys and gals!
I’M DREAMING of a white christmas
Yes I’m already thinking about the holidays. Christmas is my all time favorite holiday. I love wrapping. I love shopping for other people. I love decorating the tree, last year was actually the first year i have had a tree in quite sometime and I have to say it was so nice to come home to the smell of pine. This year however we will remember to take it out before we go away for a week so it doesn’t become all brittle and poke us in the arms on it’s descent down the 2 flights of carpeted stairs to its place on the curb for recycling. Long story short, I have been designing some ornaments for the holidays and I have the first ones in my hands. They will be up in the shop very shortly, but I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek at them before I get around to taking better photos of them. Bundle up!