Shopping and browsing all the goods available on Etsy is a favorite pastime of mine. Therefore, it is only appropriate that I share some gift ideas from talented crafters.
Watercolors by Mary Ellen Golden is one of my favorite artists. I own a couple prints that hang prominently in our powder room.
Say It With Letters offers all sorts of wooden shapes and letters. I used one of their fancy schmancy letters as a design element for my sister's bridal shower last year.
Claudine Hellmuth is a collage artist whose prints and original artwork provide a whimsical side to life.
If you admire fabric by Amy Butler and Heather Bailey, you will like Silly Jilly Boutique. Her store includes camera straps and hats.
For the 2nd half of today's entry, I'd like reiterate that there are some great classes at Big Picture Scrapbooking in 2009. Two classes I took this year are available again early next year - Library of Memories and Get Organized, Be Inspired. I HIGHLY recommend both classes.
And I signed up for A Life Well Crafted that will begin very soon.
If the gift-giver is not sure which class to sign-up the recipient for, you can rely on gift certificates that are now available at Big Picture Scrapbooking.
The gift of creativity and learning new things is a valuable deed for the soul. And as for Etsy, there's nothing like a handmade gift, even if it is made by someone else.
In my next entry, I will include last minute gift ideas as Christmas is, believe it or not, next week. Oh my!