Thanks to all of you who submitted ideas for our annual handmade holiday gift roundup, in which we celebrate the botanical-themed, garden-ish, homemade and handmade items that you, too, could buy for the gardeners on your list. It’s always a good idea to celebrate the work of artisans, craftspersons, and artists of all kinds, and why not give somebody a one-of-a-kind, handmade something-or-other this holiday season?
Some of my favorites:
Photographer Saxon Holt has released a calendar, botanical art tiles, and other such things through a new store on CafePress. Go check that out.
We also have a new succulent calendar, as well as other lovely things, from Debra Lee Baldwin’s ‘Succulent Chic’ store on Zazzle
. She’s not just a photographer–she’s a watercolor artist as well, and her stuff is lovely. I confess I am weirdly intrigued by these agave neckties.
Speaking of fashion, Donna Kallner dyes scarves with willow that she grows herself. They’re quite interesting and beautiful and elegant, don’t you agree? Check out her Etsy shop here
? You know what, I wasn’t so sure about this one when I read the comment–but these are bad-ass. Again: to really make an impact, I’m going to need several dozen. Thank you.
Okay, that’s all the time we have for today! Thanks for playing, everybody! Support your local artists! Don’t buy soulless electronics this holiday season! No gift cards! Make it memorable and heartfelt!