Wednesday, 24 September 2014

It's September 24

Only Three Months Till Christmas Eve

Now that is a scary thought — but I can offer a couple of ideas that might make it less frightening. I'm going to introduce you to two more members of The Handmade Forum. Items in their etsy shops may be just the thing for under that tree.

Her Jewelry Makes Wood Rock

First up is Miran, whose Brooklyn-based shop HueWood <> is your source for abstract, geometric, painted wood jewelry. Take your pick from among Miran's necklaces, rings, earrings and key rings. Here are a few samples.

I love the patterns she paints on these and really adore the color palette, too.  Stop by her shop. I bet you will find something for that fashionista friend.

And, On a Softer Note

My other find is Make Mine Patchwork <> where fabulous fabric creations flow from the talented fingers of Karen Relf of Birmingham, AL. Karen ships world-wide.

Karen says of her shop, "Here you will find all things patchwork... comfy quilts, baby blankets, toys, purses, pillows, holiday and home decor, handmade gifts for the young and the ageless. 

Stylish Baby

Her baby bibs are beautifully made and just too adorable for words. 

This one really makes me smile.  Other options, equally charming, are portraits of mice, elephants and bunny rabbits. Each bib is made of poly cotton blend fabric with a terry cloth inner liner. This one fastens with plastic snaps; others have ties.

Karen also makes wonderfully colorful soft sensory toys for the little ones. Here is an example

The plastic ring lets mommy attach the toy to a stroller when baby is not enjoying the colors, the feel of the fabric and the sound of the (securely encased) rattle.

And, because Christmas is coming, you might want a personalized patchwork stocking to hang on the mantle.