{2011 Holiday Gift Guide ~ sponsor spotlight, part V}

The Holiday Gift Guide is a fabulous online resource for selecting the perfect gift for the people in your life. If you haven’t had a chance yet be sure and click over ~ there are over 30 vendors participating and nearly all of them feature handmade items. The guide is organized by category: home decor & accessories; clothing, bags & accessories; jewelry; creative gifts; and baked yummies.

♥ This is the last post of the 2011 Holiday Gift Guide sponsor spotlight. Want to see the previous four posts? See them here: part I, II, III and IV.

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baby/toddler legwarmers

ohhhhhhh, totally crushing on the lovely things inside the DianaPantz shop, which includes tote bags, babypantz/legwarmers {I can’t get over how cute these are} — and this bow headband, it’s so fun! DianaPantz is a cozy handmade shop featuring “nice stuff for nice people” ~ totally perfect for this Minneapolis-based biz. What’s your favorite item? This is mine :]

Connect with DianaPantz on twitter and facebook.

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sweet plush dollie

The I Sew Lucky shop is a little girls dream — so many adorable and well-made gifts, like owl plushies, dollies, foxes and ornaments {oh, the ornaments!}. I’m so, so impressed with the detail April adds to each item, including her dollies — did you know she hand paints their faces? {so sweet!}

Connect with I Sew Lucky on twitter.

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vintage pin cushion

When I look inside the Creme de la Gems shop I see so many fun collections of beautiful, handmade items. Tracy, the designer, makes a lovely array of items — pretty pieces of jewelry, like rings, necklaces [handstamped + for the girls and pins}, plus the cutest vintage pin cushions and more -- be sure to click over to see the rest ;]

Connect with Creme de la Gems on twitter and facebook.

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scalloped fabric bunting

Fa Sew La Stitches ~ where you’ll find beautiful, fabric rose covered grapevine wreaths, cheerful designer fabric garlands for celebrations and decor. Psst, how cute are these book blossoms? Such a cute way to make the page you’re on. Also, I am dying over how cute Emily’s shop name, aren’t you?? {And the meaning behind it, which is found on her shop page.}

Connect with Fa Sew La Stitches on facebook.

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cereal bowls, set of 4

NS Pottery creates gorgeous stoneware items for the home and kitchen, including jewelry and soap dishes // oil burners. All dinnerware is food, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe — fab! Natalie’s wares are organic and earthy {this one is my fav!}. And know what else? Place your order by December 17th {Saturday} for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

Connect with NS Pottery on twitter and facebook.

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autumn bowband

Just Lovely Things makes beautiful, feminine accessories and I want them all! Totally crushing on this headband, and this one. Along with these rings {probably my favorite accessory to wear, ever!}. Heather is a fabulous designer and her shop is pure fabulousness. Hurry and grow your Just Lovely Things collection before your favorite piece is gone!

Connect with Just Lovely Things on twitter and facebook.

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Tilly’s sandal socks – 6 pack

I’m not sure how cold it is for you this time of year, but here in Minneapolis it’s sooo super chilly. Cozy socks are a necessity around here ;] The Sock Drawer is filled with super adorable socks {this is my fav}, including fun prints like coffee mugs, rainbow hearts, even striped toe socks. I love the dozens of designs Brooke carries — she even has sock monkey ornamentsLove!

Connect with The Sock Drawer on twitter and facebook.

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To see all of the Holiday Gift Guide sponsor posts click here // visit the Gift Guide here. Many many thanks to all the HGG sponsors for providing such a fabulous gift guide this year, xoxo!

{2011 Holiday Gift Guide ~ sponsor spotlight, part IV}

The Holiday Gift Guide is a fabulous online resource for selecting the perfect gift for the people in your life. If you haven’t had a chance yet be sure and click over ~ there are over 30 vendors participating and nearly all of them feature handmade items. The guide is organized by category: home decor & accessories; clothing, bags & accessories; jewelry; creative gifts; and baked yummies.

Today is part IV of the Holiday Gift Guide sponsor spotlight… enjoy!

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new addition baby ornament // girl birdie ornaminis

SarEi hand paints beautiful ornaments that can be personalized for wedding, baby shower or “his & hers” ~ seriously, her work is gorgeous! Opening up the box of ornaments each Christmas season and finding the special ones to hang on our tree is something we love to do. It’s probably my favorite part of decorating our home ~ and SarEi can help create those kinds of memories for you and your family, too.

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reusable sandwich/snack kit // bib & burp cloth set

Little Birds Boutique has a lovely selection of handmade items ~ some of my favorites include items for the kitchen, baby blankets and hair clips. So perfect as end-of-the-year teacher or new mama gifts! Psssst — aren’t the fabrics super fun?

Connect with Little Birds Boutique on facebook.

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luggage tags: moroccan vacation, christmas, j’adore paris

I just loooove The Plaid Cupcake’s “about” memo ~ The Plaid Cupcake sells handmade accessories to sweeten your life. Whether it be through a luggage tag, pillow case or kindle cover my hope is to make your day just bit sweeter, one yard of fabric at a time. So many adorable + super practical gift ideas at the perfect price.

Connect with The Plaid Cupcake on twitter and facebook.

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pastel ornament ball // sunburst gift box

Mosaic Madness has pretties for your home, garden, wedding & life — with inspiration drawing from textiles, nature, books + more! Mosaic Madness’s pieces include elements like china, stained glass, beads, gems, wood… so fun and {so creative}! Want to see a few of my favorite’s from Julie’s shop? How about this, this and this :]

Connect with Mosaic Madness on twitter and facebook.

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fruit of the spirit candle // oh holy night canvas

Red Letter Words is a beautiful shop filled with inspiring, encouraging & Word-filled art, including art that’s just for girls and for the holidays. Dee has transformed her art to candles and greeting cardslove! Think of Red Letter Words when you need something encouraging, love-filled, or simply inspirational.

Connect with Red Letter Words on twitter and facebook.

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To see the rest of the Holiday Gift Guide sponsor posts click here // visit the Gift Guide here. There’s one more sponsor post coming later this week — yay! Just in time to finish up your holiday shopping. xoxo

{2011 Holiday Gift Guide ~ sponsor spotlight, part III}

The Holiday Gift Guide is a fabulous online resource for selecting the perfect gift for the people in your life. If you haven’t had a chance yet be sure and click over ~ there are over 30 vendors participating and nearly all of them feature handmade items. The guide is organized by category: home decor & accessories; clothing, bags & accessories; jewelry; creative gifts; and baked yummies.

Today is part III of the Holiday Gift Guide sponsor spotlight. Enjoy! xoxo

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tea glass pocket watch necklace // vintage postcard ring

Barberry & Lace creates handmade, vintage-inspired jewelry. Their pretty pieces add the right amount of sparkle or uniqueness to outfits, which is exactly what we want when selecting accessories, right? My favorite items are the necklaces, especially the pocket watch necklaces {swoon!}. Be sure to check out the brooches, too — so perfect for pinning on a jacket now that the weather is chilly, or the ends of a scarf turn it into a cowl.

Connect with Barberry & Lace on twitter and facebook.

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felt floral wreaths

Hanging wreaths are a really easy way to add new textures and elements to your home, and Lil Noodle Bug has some super cozy designs to pick from. Each wreath includes a 4″ loop for hanging and the flower colors can be customized as well. Just this year I’ve been added wreaths to the inside of our home ~ like my office door and on a wall in our living room, not just our front door. It’s so fun!

Connect with Lil Noodle Bug on facebook.

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vintage Golden Books

Kate’s shop, Songs Kate Sang, is filled with vintage golden books, original prints and mixed media collages. Kate’s current distraction is photography, which she loves turning into beautiful prints with encouraging messages. I think vintage Golden Books will always have a place in my heart…

Connect with Songs Kate Sang on twitter and facebook.

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red & cream stripe XL beach bag // yellow chevron XL beach bag

Stripes, chevron & floral — three of my favorite print styles, all which Lucy Jane Tote’s has inside their shop. Need a giant tote bag? How about a work bag? Keep one in your car and one inside your coat closet, that way you’ll always be ready to go :]

Connect with Lucy Jane Totes on twitter and facebook.

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simple slouch hat in sungold // veronica cowl

Now that the first snowfall has fallen here in Minneapolis I’m on the lookout for cozy winter accessories. Minimalist Knitter has some really amazing pieces, including hats & scarves, even a few things for baby. I love the style of their photography ~ and the products are perfectly sophisticated. Take a look?

Connect with Minimalist Knitter on twitter.

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smiling faces // red lilies

Joyefulart features many original oil and watercolor paintings, including giclee prints {fine art reproductions printed with archival ink on high grade paper or canvas}. I think having art in your home is a beautiful thing, especially when the artist is so passionate about their creations. Joy of Joyefulart finds inspiration everywhere: music, cooking, fabric, painting. Click here to journey with her a bit more.

Connect with Joyefulart on twitter and facebook.


{2011 Holiday Gift Guide ~ sponsor spotlight, part II}

The Holiday Gift Guide launched on October 15th {H O O R A Y!} and features over 30 adorable + amazing handmade vendors. Be sure you take a look at the vendors sites being featured, they’ve all worked so hard at building their fabulous shops and I’m so proud of them! There are hundreds of gift ideas, soooo perfect for all the people in your life.

In partnership with the Holiday Gift Guide are five unique sponsor spotlight posts. Today is post #1, featuring just a few of the HGG vendors. Feel free to bookmark or pin what you find, too {let me know if you need a pinterest invite by leaving a comment}! xoxo

Below are a couple of products from each participating vendor’s shop — different things that caught my eye. Have fun shopping!

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JadieCakes creates custom burlap pillows for the home ~ including door hangers, ornaments and ring bearer pillows. I love that Tara incorporates chalkcloth on some of her designs — so cute, and what a fun way personalize gifts. If you were shopping her designs, which item(s) would you select?

Connect with Tara on facebook.

christmas tree door hanger – $8

wedding date burlap pillow – $15

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Lisa Leonard creates stunning pieces of memory-keeper jewelry and home decor items. Some of my favorite items from her shop include the and the molded heart bracelet.

Connect with Lisa on twitter & facebook.

whoo do you love? wall hanging – $45

beautiful necklace – $67

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Have you seen the Donna’s Decembers shop? A cozy place to bundle up with chunky, crochet wears — so perfect for the chilly weather we’re having here in Minneapolis. I love that this pink drawstring cowl will keep you warm but is also machine washable AND vegan, perfect!

Connect with Liz on twitter & facebook.

taupe hand muff – $39

mustard button cowl – $25

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Ohhhhhhh, Sugar Mama Bakeshop, you make my sweet tooth perk up! Ashley has put together some super yummy treats, including this six pack of cupcake mixes, so perfect at helping you get started on your holiday baking. AND, you can select from chocolate, vanilla or coffee frosting mixes. They really are yum-o, I’ve baked a batch of Sugar Mama Bakeshop cupcakes and looooved the coffee frosting that came with!

Connect with Ashley on twitter & facebook.

bakin’ it to the streets cupcake kit – $18

gluten-free, vegan spice cupcake mix – $6.50

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Marigold Road works their magic with mid-century decor & housewares, including vintage glassware, linens, jewelry, attire & accessories. Mindy also makes super darling embroidery hoop art that incorporates vintage Dick & Jane book pages.

Connect with Mindy on twitter & facebook.

wool felt rose trio headband – $15

vintage yellow metal flower brooch – $10

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Thumbprint Designs offers customized upcycled artwork for your home, handmade in Louisiana. Skye shares, In an effort to make my thumbprint on this earth smaller, I take old, beat up furniture, wood from trash piles and discarded pallets and repurpose them into artwork and signs for your home. Amazing, right?

Connect with Skye on twitter.

family mini thumbprint – $20


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Have you started on your holiday shopping? What about your wish list — is there something you’re really dreaming you’ll receive? Share with us below! :]