Friday, December 11, 2009

The Circus is Coming to Town…

Late notice, I know, but tomorrow night the circus — the first-ever holiday craft circus, that is — will be in town! Come on down and shop the night away with 20 artists and live music from Lucky Club, a swing guitar duo. I promise it will be a festive low-key, low-stress way to find those perfect last-minute holiday purchases! To find out more about the participating artists, check out the Craft Circus blog or become a fan on Facebook!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Make the season BRIGHT with Sloe Gin Fizz

To celebrate the season of giving, I will be offering another extended weekend of FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING in the Sloe Gin Fizz Etsy shop from now through Monday, December 14. Come on over and let's get festive!

Now in the shop: gift certificates!

I'm a list maker by nature. Every day there is a new set of lists: in my head, on paper, anywhere I can. That's one of the many reasons I love this time of year. Everyone is making lists. What to give, what they want, best of the year, worst of the year. My favorites are always the gift guides! I love seeing what and how people put items together and this year, I'm even more excited and honored to be included in a few. Check out the guides below for some terrific gift ideas!

The Sub-studio Design gift guides are beautifully organized by color, starting with black and moving on through the spectrum.

Jen over at IndieFixx put together some great gift ideas for guys.

Christina from the incredible design blog, Perfect Laughter, did a guest post over at discover: interior design with affordable art picks.

I even made it into a guide with the word chic in the title: Etsy's Geek Chic Guide!

Happy shopping and thanks to everyone!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Renegade Treasures!

After waking up Monday morning to a blanket of snow over Chicago, I made way home. The weekend at the Renegade Holiday Fair was great fun. I shared a booth with Michelle of Elevated Press and we were surrounded by some great peeps. I took the opportunity to do a tiny bit of shopping while there, though there was certainly SO much more I wanted to buy than I actually did. Here's a peak at the goodies:

2010 Letterpress Calendar
from One Canoe Two
Their drawing style is right up my alley!

Letterpress card
from Pearl & Marmalade

Their cards are so well-written and witty, not to mention beautifully printed.

Bookmark, also from Pearl & Marmalade

Beautiful postcard from the lovely Kitty Rogers Photography to remind me that I want to buy a print in the near future.

AND, last but not least, this wonderful letterpress ship from Elevated Press. It has such a deep impression and I love the illustration style.
I can't even start to tell you about all the other wonderful vendors and treats I wanted to scoop up. If you're still looking for holiday gifts, stop by any of these shops and you won't be disappointed! Or check out the full vendor list with links here.