A few of my favorite things...
A Crafty Holiday gift guide. Are you in search of something for the crafty person in your life? Look no further.
Welcome to my Holiday gift guide for crafters. I have chosen a few of my favorite things from some very crafty makers and selections from other online craft stores that I admire or who inspire me. I also love to support woman-owned small businesses, so please support these ladies (and a few gentleman) ...because these goodies will be at the top of every crafter's wish list!
“And where do the reindeer get their magic from?” - Papa Elf "Christmas Spirit. Everybody knows that."-Buddy, The Elf
Lolli & Grace
There are so many things I love about Lolli & Grace. I love the bright colors she uses in her kits. I also love her style and craftsmanship. Anne is the maker behind Lolli & Grace and each month she puts together a kit for a Stitch Along, like the one pictured above. She also has the most lovely felt ornament kits and you know how much I love felt! Please stop by her etsy shop to check out all of her creations and you just might find something you want to stitch up and put on your tree. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LolliDolls
Lindsey at Hello Hydrangea will teach you all there is to know about weaving and macramé. She has the most amazing classes, projects and tutorials. The pic above is one of my all time favorites! She has a monthly weaving series available on her website, as well as, other classes and her classes can be found on The Crafter's Box as well (more about that later). You can also buy supplies directly from her site, which makes starting a new craft super easy. Check her out at: https://www.hellohydrangea.com/
"You have such a pretty face, you should be on a Christmas card!" -Buddy, The Elf
The Crafter's Box
Every crafty person's dream! What a great idea, to have a box of crafts delivered to you each month, from amazing makers and artisans, with high quality supplies. You can learn from the likes of Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin and Lindsey Campbell of Hello Hydrangea, to name a few. Find your next craft here: https://thecraftersbox.com/
Snuggly Monkey's Metalplus Classic Metal Tool Box
These metal toolbox's are the coolest. There is a larger size too, but it's already sold out. These toolboxes are made by a small family factory outside of Parma, Italy. They are made of metal and powder coated to protect against damage and will definitely stand the test of time of lugging your supplies around. Snuggly Monkey is a small, family-run business that is based in Durham, NC. Owner-operator, Claudia Martinez, has curated an amazing selection of craft supplies. You can find the MetalPlus toolbox here: https://www.snugglymonkey.com/products/metalplus-classic-metal-toolbox
I love Bargello! At one time, I had thought about starting an IG page relating to Bargello and then soon realized that Brett of Hello Bargello already had it on lock. I wanted to promote the Advent Calendars that she put out this year, but those puppies sold out! She still has the materials for them available if you are interested, but I also really loved these MCM ornaments she came out with as well. Head over to Hello Bargello and pick up one of these kits to deck your halls. https://hellobargello.com/
"I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and - maybe even hold hands." -Buddy, The Elf
If you have been on IG, then you are probably familiar with bookhou and have seen videos by Arounna Khounnoraj. However, did you know that bookhou is actually a collaboration of Arounna and John Booth (husband and wife team) to showcase their individual and collaborative work? Well, I didn't at first. But I fell in love with Arounna's videos centered around mending. I'm not sure there is a craft she hasn't tried. She is so diverse in her instructional videos and she makes me want to try new and creative things. When I went to their website, I also fell in love with the beautiful mobiles that John makes. Please check out the amazing things they create and see if there is something you might like: https://www.bookhou.com/
Benzie Design's Metallic & Glitter Felt
Years ago I used to sell felt on etsy (under the name Feltcraftic) and so did Benzie Design. When I reopened my online shop, I noticed how much Renae had grown Benzie Design and the things she has accomplished, like opening a storefront in Plainfield, IL. Truly amazing! You are probably asking me why I am promoting other online craft shops, when I myself have an online craft shop. Well, it's because I believe in supporting women and women owned businesses. I believe there is enough business to go around and I think they (Renae at Benzie Design and Claudia at Snuggly Monkey) are doing a great job. Benzie Design carries a lot of great items, but I specifically want to talk about the Metallic and Glitter felt. I AM IN LOVE!! You should head over to her shop and buy some, because who couldn't use more sparkle in their life!! https://www.benziedesign.com/collections/metallic-glitter-felt
"Treat every day like Christmas." -Buddy, The Elf
There are so many things I love about Kiriki Press, a line that I recently started carrying in my online shop. I love the Stitched Walnut Ornament Kits (above), the embroidered doll kits, the needle threaders and also the pendant kits! If you can't find it in my shop, you can also find it direct, in Michelle Galletta's Kiriki Press online shop. Check out all of her delightful kits here: https://www.kirikipress.com/
TL Yarn Crafts
If you would like to learn how to Crochet, then let Toni at TL Yarn Crafts teach you. She has some amazing patterns and a NEW book on Tunisian Crochet. Her patterns include everything from sweaters, hats, shawls, and pillows. Patterns range from beginner to advanced, so get started on your crochet journey this Holiday season! Find her patterns here: https://tlyarncrafts.com/
Craftermoon Gift Card
Still not sure what to get your crafty friend or family member? You can always get them a Craftermoon Gift Card and let them choose from a ton of crafty goodness. Most everything in my shop is made by woman owned businesses. I carry a large supply of craft kits, wool blend felt, handmade stockings, ornaments and some gift items as well. Check it out at: https://www.craftermoon.com