What's nice about doing some holiday shows is that you get to shop and work at the same time, and the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade was no different! I had a great time and got to cross some people off of my Christmas list. I started in the back - chatted with Etsy, ate some yummy cupcakes with Ninecakes and the Children's Museum of Arts, and went straight for the chocolate! There, with Daniel's help, I picked out to raw chocolate bars (that I will use as stocking stuffer) - that seem to me at least, completely guilt free! Thank you Fine and Raw! And look at their packaging - yes, the designer in me was immediately smitten.
Next up to the middle room where I picked up some felted soaps that I had worked out with NordeaSoaperie - me choosing basic colors for the felting and scents for the soaps, glad they were ready today so i could pick them up - and look at the beautiful presentation. And finally up to the top level of the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade I found some great jewelry for my sister and presents for my new nephew. I went straight to Windows of Agate to see if she had sewn anything new or things I hadn't seen before - and lo and behold, she had! She had these great little children's play blankets, that were super soft with littles tabs for toddlers to grab on too - perfect! and look at the beautful fabric, so retro.
The other person I was looking to shop for was my little sister. I had given her a ring last year and she lost it and was so upset so I was on the hunt for a replacement when I came across this really hip stacking rings from Lingua Nigra. Perfect! She'll love them.For more local shopping from the New York region - Search Etsy, newnewteam
Happy Local Holiday Shopping!