Making a Handmade Holiday …

How many of you guys have taken the “handmade pledge” over the last few years? I think every year it gains in popularity and given our current economic season, I think the concept will continue to grow. While some people might think that going ‘handmade’ equals ‘cheap/thrifty/inexpensive’ … I think the real intent of a handmade holiday is giving a unique gift, thoughtfully picked out and made with the care of human hands.

Regardless of the economy, I have always enjoyed creating and giving for those closest to me. What I might save in actual cost, I sure make up for in the thought and time put into these gifts. I love receiving handmade gifts too … for those same reasons, knowing the thought and love behind the gift.

So with it being THREE MONTHS until Christmas, I thought I would tell you about three specials I’m going to run just in time for the holiday season.

I know it seems a little early, but I know all to well how quickly these three months will FLY past us. A few blinks and it will be 2011! I love spreading out my holiday shopping over a few months and I have a goal (this started a few years ago) to be done with my gift shopping by December 1st so I can more fully enjoy the moments of this much loved season of the year.

Now for the deets (that’s how I like to say ‘details’ in my world)::

  • Promotions will be announced and available:: October 18th, October 25th and November 1st.
  • All promotions allow you to ‘pick your own fabric’. This is usually an option reserved for my custom listings and typically costs you 20% more. With the promotion, you get to pick your own fabric AND get a great deal.
  • Each promotion will run until all available sets are sold or 1 week, whichever comes first.
  • Each promotion will clearly state it’s ship date which will be toward the end of November/first of December.


  • Happy Little Coffee Coats – Set of 5 – $28 (plus $3 S&H)
  • Regular shop price – $35 / Savings – $7
  • Quantity Available – 10
  • Will ship Monday, November 29th


(Please send me an e-mail if you’d like me to put you on a waiting list *if* I end up having time to create more at the end of November.) 

  • Oh Snap! Mini Wallet – Set of 5 – $32 (plus $3 S&H)
  • Regular shop price – $40 / Savings – $8
  • Quantity Available – 10
  • Will ship Monday, December 6th


  • Happy Little List Taker – Set of 4 – $64 (plus $5 S&H)
  • Regular shop price – $80 / Savings – $16
  • Quantity Available – 7
  • Will ship Monday, December 13th via USPS Priority Mail

I’m so excited to offer these promotions. I hope that you are too. I think they provide a variety of my most popular gift items at a great price that will allow you to stretch your holiday budget a little more.

The delay in shipment is due to a 2 week vacation I will be taking the middle of November. I appreciate your understanding and patience for this lag time.

I’d love to answer any question you might before the promotions start, so feel free to ask away.

I’ll be back tomorrow with more on that “Falling Leaves Table Runner“, okay?

Happy Creating!


  1. Such GREAT promotions! I’m highlighting them today after I just took the pledge!

    Have a great week!

  2. Oh! These sound amazing!! I will probably get the set of notebooks just for me! Ok I will give one away :) I can’t wait! Thanks for working so hard BFF! Loving knitty bitties! xo

  3. that’s such an awesome & generous idea! :)

  4. is promotion #2 already over?? couldn’t find it on your site.

  5. I am having a hard time figuring out how to order the 2nd promotion…help!?

  6. These are such cute ideas!!!

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