Friday, October 24, 2008

WAHM Holiday Trades

So, in a concerted effort to Buy Handmade this holiday season, I have been on a quest to fill my home and my children's hearts and imaginations with Homemade gifts.

Because the economy is so crappy right now (and maybe because WAHM's are the most giving and gracious people on the planet) I have been doing lots of Handmade goods trading for gifts. I love this because it allows me to give wonderful, unique gifts with a soul, while making gifts with that same love for someone else and their family. It is also much easier on the pocketbook. The other bonus is that my kids have toys and clothing that spark their imaginations and that not every kid has.

Plus, not ingesting lead is a good thing. :)

Here are a list of some of the great WAHM's I have traded with so far. As the products come in, I'll photograph them as well!

We got this Apple Jumper from Lori at Beneath the Rowan Tree . She also has a shop on Etsy.

We also got a a dyed leaf shirt for West: (pic coming...)

Getting a great set of embroidered flour sack towels with our company's logo on them from Rhonda at Closet on Queen Creek. (Can't wait to post pics of these when we get them!)

Great appliqued fleece pants for both girlies (like the ones in this set) from Amelia and Macie's Boutique.
The appliques for each girl are going to be a surprise to us and I'm so excited about that! I love letting WAHM's be the artist and expert of their craft! :)
Here are Scout's appliqued pants:
Fabulous and magical winged shirts for both girls from Winged Kids! Kind of like this one... but brown and green dyed for West and pink and purple for Scout. So magical and creative. They will love them!!!

Are you a WAHM with feedback? Would you like to set up a trade for holiday goods? Leave me a message on this post and where to contact you. :)


Monday, October 20, 2008

Inspire Handmade!

Take the Handmade Pledge!

Get inspired this holiday season (and EVERY season!) to buy handmade goods. Those at the heart of it have said it best:"Handmade items have a soul and enrich our lives in a way that mass-produced items simply can't. "Pledge to consider handmade items and gifts for all of your purchases. Get unique items with a soul and support others as they support their families!