Sunday, September 29, 2013

Making Known Handmade, Art, Vintage You Can Find For Gifts - Or Yourself!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE

Pinterest Board:  2013 Fall and Winter Gift Ideas

There's a group of us who have decided to join together and from now until mid-December, we will post some of our own items we sell online, that we think will make good Gifts this Fall and Winter Holiday Season -- and then we will cross-promote them all!!

Obviously, we feel have something valuable to offer the world!

Many of these items are Brand New Handmade -- and some are so Unique as to be One-Of-A-Kind -- in other words you won't find duplicates of some of these items elsewhere!!

If you like having things that are somewhat Unique - well take a look at what we have!!

We have a weekly Blog Hop, set up by Julie Cleveland of Blue Morning Expressions, where we each post our items for the week.  I'm doing the Blog Hop here on my blog.

For instance, my items for this current week are:

Crocheted Earthy Choker with Carved Wood Pendant and Wood Beads

Fall Orange Flower Meadow Lace Oval

Folk Art Orange Green Tan Woven Crochet Basket - 10 Inch

I'm promoting through December on Pinterest - the Pinterest Board pictured at the top.  I update it regularly with new items from the group.  So far, as of the second week, I think we have had 196 items to show off and I am working on posting them all -- and by mid-December, you may find that there are over 1,000 items -- and quite a variety, too!!

From Jewelry, some of which is pretty much "art to wear" - to special Holiday Cards, Tags, Bags - to all kinds of Decor and Housewares.

Here are just a few of the items in different categories!!!


Black and White Beaded Watch Ladies Womens Stainless Handmade Bead
Black and White Beaded Ladies Watch by Blue Morning Expressions

Handmade Original Dichroic Glass Pendant w Brilliant Shapes and Colors
Handmade Dichroic Glass Pendant with embedded shapes and colors by Umeboshi

Colorful Twisted Handmade Pearl Necklace Multi Strand Beaded Jewelry
Handmade Multi Strand Pearl Necklace by Shadow Dog Designs


Merry Christmas Silver Ornament Handcrafted Greeting Card
Merry Christmas Card by Cards by Libe

Holiday Christmas Gift Tags with Season Greetings Phrases
Handmade Holiday Gift Tags by Adore by Nat

Penguin Gift Bag, Christmas Tote Sack, Burlap
Handmade Penguin Gift Bag by Christie Cottage


Amber Glass Plate with Floating Orange, Red and Green Accents, 7 x 5
Handmade Glass Plate Inspired by the Leaves of Autumn by Resetar Glass Art

Quilted Gingerbread Table Runner
Handmade Quilted Gingerbread Boy Table Runner by Putnam Lake Designs

Bear Dream Catcher With Bear Scene Inside Paw Print Handcrafted Wood
Handcrafted Wood Dream Catcher of Bear Scene Inside Paw Print by Kevs Krafts

Fall Harvest Apron and Matching Pot Holder Autumn Prints
Fall Harvest Apron and Pot Holder by Quilt Tops


Christie Cottage said...

Thank you!

I am following your blog now


ShadowDogDesigns said...

What a wonderful blog post, Ruth! The more we cross promote in different ways, the better it is for us all (: Thank you so much for featuring my twisted pearl necklace. Will definitely promote this post to the world! Thanks again! Happy day to you . . . Catherine

Julie and Blu said...

Awesome! You picked a lot of great items to choose from for the holiday season. Thank you for including my watch. Thank you for supporting the countdown. Julie and Blu

ResetarGlassArt said...

This year is already off to a great start with wonderful gift ideas by many talented artisans. There is so much variety that I think there is something for everyone. Thank you for including my fused glass plate in your post!

Adorebynat said...

Great post, Ruth! I love the idea of countdown to Christmas and how handmade products are way better than those massive ones. I will promote your post too :-)