[uhp-steyt fan-see] - adjective

1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.





DIY wooden dolls - $9

I love the painted dolls from Goose Grease. Now you can paint them yourself. A great family Gift for the artistic types.

Storage Bin Pattern - $3

This multi-use pattern is a perfect gift for the crafty crocheter on your list. Download and print a pattern from Knot Sew Cute.


Ribbon Organizer - $25

The gift or organization for the scrapbooker and crafty types on your list. Handmade from The Wood Shoppe.

Pom-pom Kit - $5

I would have loved this as a kid. Let them make a tissue decoration for a tea party or just for fun. From Orange Kisses.


Perfumery Kit - $40

For the experimenter on your list. Forget CK1 this diy kit from Sweet Anthem will have them creating their own fragrance.

Stuffed Owl Kit - $42

This cute owl is waiting to be created by someone on your list. Me Me Craftwork has a lot of great kits from Japan.


Squirrel Embroidery Kit - $8

Kersplash has everything you need to get started embroidering. Great for beginners or advanced needle workers.

DIY Circle Table - $149

All they need is a hammer, and the color of their dreams. Of course Michael Arras has finished tables too.


DIY 2010 Calendar - $12

This gift has so many possibilities. A fabric panel to decorate yourself or give to a crafty pal. From September House.

Danger Craft Pattern - $20

Kawaii monsters await a set of knitting needles. These patterns from Danger Crafts make me want to learn to knit.


Encaustic Painting Kit - $23

Give the budding artist a new medium to work with. This kit from Jamie Ribisi is perfect for anyone who likes to paint.

Wood Drawing Case - $120

This handmade wood case from Steidle Wave holds your works in progress and functions as a drawing board.


Pillow Pincushion - $20

A miniature pillow for all your sewing pins and needles. A work of art for the seamstress from Warm N Fuzzies.

Tile Pendant Kit - $18

Imagine the hours of fun they'll have making their own Scrabble Title pendants. This kit from Peachy Pendants has it all.