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50 Shopping days til Christmas!

In an effort designed to help keep you out of busy malls, traffic snarls, Black Friday crunch and to support makers online, I have prepared this list of lovely shops for you to visit! There are items here to suit most budgets and tastes - all made by hand by skilled artisans.

So grab a plate of cookies, a cup of something warm and yummy and your credit card and let's go shopping! I tried to keep the list fairly short and will do my best to keep the usual verbosity to a minimum and just share the links!


Erin's shop, Elysian Studios Jewelry, is very new and well worth a visit if you appreciate stunning, beautifully designed jewelry.

And for more remarkable jewelry spend a little time browsing Fused n Twisted and Sylvana Vintage Designs.

I have admired Louise Elliott for a long time now and find her animal kits enchanting. Designed using the most amazing fabric designs, they are all ready for you to stitch and give! (And - don't miss this -  she has generously offered 12 of the most beautiful downloadable animal pictures to color - just pop over and they are yours.)

Another soft toy maker I greatly admire can be found here at the "While She Naps" shop. These are not kits - they are the most loveable soft toys ever - all you must do is wrap! And you might just have to order one for yourself too!

Dolls! OMG! If you are looking for enchantment you will find it in the sweet face of every doll awaiting your visit to The Fairy's Nest.

Beautiful Handbags of all shapes and sizes and sweet wearable art can be found at Tam Doll's Silver Mountain Originals.

More beautiful handbags from another talented bag maker from Italy, Madame Reynard who offers not only lovely hand made bags but lovely, very unique wrist bands and vintage buttons.

Utility Bracelets

Lovely wrist bands are also available at A Spinner Weaver. - hand woven on an inkle loom.  And if you have a guitar player to buy for - be sure to consider one of her gorgeous guitar straps.

I believe Pysanky are hung on Polish holiday trees. Katy's Eggs will blow your mind! She seems to sell her work very quickly so take a peak at her blog to see some of her amazing designs.  A very special, one of a kind gift for collectors.

Sewn by Saliba offers some very sweet hand made and embroidered gifts that would be the perfect answer for stocking stuffers and co-workers and little sister gifts. One look and you can tell she pays attention to detail and quality.

Grab a warm up on your "something warm and yummy" because you will no doubt fall under the spell of the Fairy Folk Shop. One of a kind needle felted magic on every page! And there are many pages!

For your favorite knitter or crocheter - why not surprise them with a gorgeous, one of a kind hand-spun from Blitz Knits!

And for stampers - Fanie has created Dala Horses, Matryoshka and cup cakes and tea pots!  Scary jack-o-lanterns too - but that is another holiday!

Noël à Paris Image Noël à Paris by Flavio Ferreira

Let me know what you think! And happy shopping!

I will be back on Sunday to announce the three winners of the blogiversary giveaways!

This blog is just incredible.

This blog is just incredible. I can't believe all the great things you share with us.

Thank you thank you thank

Thank you thank you thank you!!! I just placed an order with Fairy Folk, and now my Thanksgiving table will look absolutely charming and fun. I'll be back there for Christmas items *very* soon!!!

I haven't been online too

I haven't been online too much lately & I was excited to see this post of yours... I'm reading and thinking "Oh, this is going to be good, I can't wait to see what she likes.... " and there was a link to my shop! Wow! Thanks for including me!

Now I'm going to take some time to view the other links. Thanks again!

Wowee! I just love these

Wowee! I just love these shops, and will be adding a few things to my Christmas shopping list. Thanks for putting all of these lovely artisans together for us, Pam! xoxo

Oh my, those Paris

Oh my, those Paris decorations are stunning! The bracelets make me want to dust off my inkle loom and tie up a warp. I looked at some of the links you posted. Thanks for sharing them!

Wow, lots of beautiful

Wow, lots of beautiful gifts!
Thanks for pre-shopping for us.