Handmade – Good for the Wallet, Good for the Soul

Would you like to give and receive handmade gifts this holiday season?

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

Consider taking the handmade pledge! Just click on the image above for more information.

The best thing is that the gifts don’t have to be handmade by you. That means the great stuff at Etsy counts. I’d also like to recommend a handmade source dear to my heart: MayaWorks. I had the opportunity to visit some of the women behind these handcrafts in Guatemala a few years back. Their stuff is really handmade, really beautiful, really durable, and really directly improves the economic situation of women and their families. They let me hop onto a backstrap loom and weave a bit of a shawl. (I’ll have to dig those photos out to show you.)

Loved ones – if you read this blog, know that you will get at least one handmade gift from me this year, and know that if you want to give a gift to me (awww, thanks!) I would appreciate a handmade gift as well.

Mr. Hipp and I are off for a much needed mini-break on Thursday. We’ll be back with photos and hopefully some completed crafts next week.

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