UN-occupy Black Friday!!!! The handmade community hopes that, if you purchase gifts this holiday season, you will support your fellow artists and local economies by purchasing from from small shops and handmade artisans. From whom? Well, Krissi's Art Studio is here to tell you what she loves.
If I had ALL the money in the world, I'd live in a palace of handmade goods. As it is, I, like most, have to budget. Here are a few of the items at the top of my handmade-holiday wish list!
The first thing on my OMG-I-LOVE-THIS list are these salt & pepper shakers by Sara Lynch (you can find Sara on Etsy, Facebook and Google+).
|Super cute snail and hedgehog ceramic salt n pepper shakers|
by Sara Lynch. I love hedgehogs. A LOT.
What I REALLY wanted from Sara were her zombie pie birds. I wanted them so much, that I didn't bother dropping hints to my hubby - I just bought two of them. Tell her you want more. I know a few people who want their own too! I mean, come ON! ZOMBIE PIE BIRDS! I will have the coolest Thanksgiving and Christmas pies EVER.
Next, ANYTHING by Aaron Tyndall of FeralDesigns, but especially this amazing pink pearl, crystal and glass wire wrapped set.
|Aaron has a wicked sense of humor, an incredible talent
and an Irish Brogue|
-- and seriously, who needs more than that?
Since I started interacting with Aaron online, I wonder how I ever lived without him in my news feed! His work is fun and creative, and his customs really keep the customer in mind - look at this piece he made for our own Brooke!
Krissi Sandvik is a mixed-media artist and the owner of Krissi's Art Studio, home of Skelekitty and Friends. She was recently named "best tutorialer on the web" by her friend Rachelle Rose and she publishes a tutorial or "Ask Krissi's Art Studio" feature on Fridays here at Modern Rosies.