So I have spent this past weekend at a Halloween party, at the local apple orchard, and carving pumpkins. It is safe to say that fall is my favorite time of year. Halloween used to be my favorite holiday when I was a child, but now I have decided that the fall season has plenty of magic within itself to be my favorite time of year. Where I am there is an Indian summer going on right now and we haven't yet had that chilly frost bite indicating winter creeping along the edges of this bright blue-gray sky. At the orchard this weekend were plenty of cinnamon scented candles in the barn/gift shop/cafe as well as Christmas center pieces and stockings. This was a wake up call to me (and probably many crafters, hobbyists, and artists alike who like to make their own gifts) to get started on Christmas ideas! For anyone who also sells their pieces, might already know the overwhelming success of Christmas shopping, but this is my first time. Here are a few things that have inspired me for my upcoming etsy shop collection that I want to bulk up for the holiday season.
|Designed by Louise Christ it's made of brushed aluminum and stands 10.1" high and 5.3" wide. $54|
|Sculpted Jewelry Catchall from gifts.com|
|Ona Pitchers from Crate and Barrel|
These next ideas are some Christmas gift ideas that I have for family and/or friends. If you have read my earlier blogs you know that I am a knitter and they are great gifts when its cold out. This cowl neck is so cool. It looks great with a coat or to keep on indoors too.
|Pattern and Cowl made by Julianne Smith Click here for more info and free pattern||http://www.thegartergirl.com/2009/12/04/free-knitting-pattern-burberry-inspired-cowl-neck-scarf/comment-page-2/#comments|
|Holiday Mice by Barbara Prime http://blog.fuzzymitten.com/2009/11/holiday-mice.html|