Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Let's Make or Buy Handmade for the Holidays!

In my recent dives into blogland I found this great site called BuyHandMade.org and I quickly joined in with my Pledge to Buy Handmade this season and to request that others do too! So here I am, encouraging all to buy or make handmade goodies to give this year during the holidays.

I love the new wave of interest in all things hand made, all the the Indie sites are amazing and so inspiring, Etsy is huge now and much more fun to shop than ebay. (and much more affordable both for shopping or selling!) Lots of my Pink Sisters now have Etsy shops, just take a look at my "hearts" list and you'll find their shops.

Lisa at The Domestic Diva's Disaster's blog was so kind to include my free "Pink October" tote pattern in her post on Monday in support of Sew Mama Sew's November event called Handmade Holidays.

You must visit this event on Sew Mama Sew's blog and see all the great ideas being posted all throughout November for handmade gifts. You could also win a gift certificate to the Sew Mama Sew online shop in one of their great drawings too!

And, the best place of all to shop handmade though of course, is MakeMinePink.com! The Little Pink Boutiques and Little Pink Plaza shops are beginning to fill up with the most gorgeous selections of Christmas and Holiday decor and gift items you've ever seen! Here's some sneak peaks...

From My Dear Friend Karen at Sweet Neccesi-Teas

And look at these beautiful heirloom stockings
from the very talented Carol at Clutter Bug Studio

Oh My!! Have you ever seen anything as adorable

as these Glittery Mittens from Ronda at Cherry Blossom Cottage?

I will post more of my Pink friends Christmas goodies throughout the month, so please visit their sites and shop handmade this year!



hoganfe said...

Oh that Victorian Apron is fabulous!

Flowerchild Clay Queen said...

Great idea Dianne..I took the pledge too!Thanks for a great link!..only handmade..from everywhere...
pink hugs,

Cathy said...

Dianne, I think this was kind and a fabulous idea. I just love it. That's the wonderful holiday spirit we all bring to Make Mine Pink. You go girl!! It's wonderful.

Amy @ The Cottage Gate said...

Hi Dianne,
I saw your post at the MMP forum and had to come right over - I just absolutely love this idea of buying handmade. I am inspired now as well and am going to go right over and take that pledge as well - thanks for all the great links and how kind of you to promote sister sites!