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Saturday, November 7, 2009


I love giving people homemade gifts. Even better, I love giving people homemade gifts not made by me.

Welcome to craft sale season. My favorite thing about the holidays.

A friend is involved in organizing a new craft show on November 14th in the Glebe. If you are a craft show lover like me you should definitely add it to your list. Another friend will also be selling some of her lovely creations there.

I am going to be on the lookout for little gifts for the teachers at the girl's preschool. At the end of school last year I gave them all tote bags. Everyone needs a tote bag, right? I have no ideas for Christmas gifts but I would like something useful or cute. Useful and cute would be even better.

Hope to see you at Craftalicious.


  1. Last year I made tea wallets for my tea-loving friends. They're such cute gifts and for those of us drinking decaf (or any other favourite tea), it saves a lot of hassle at restaurants and friends' houses if you just have your own tea there and ready in your handbag! These would make great teacher gifts!

    I saw them on Etsy first, and made my own. They're not very difficult if you are have basic sewing skills (I just made a paper pattern first using a packaged tea bag as a template).

    Here's a cute one, for example![]=tags&includes[]=title

  2. I remember one year that I attempted to make homemade gifts for everyone - it was such a bust that I went and purchased gifts too. I'm such a dork.

    Have fun at the show, that much talent in one area intimidates me ;)

  3. Hey Brie
    Thanks for posting.

    I'll be selling some fabric covered buttons made into magnets and pushpins - great for jazzing up a bulletin board. Might be good teacher gifts. Love the tea wallet idea too! Maybe I'll make some for next year's sale. I have so many ideas for next year
    s sale. I think I'll start sewing Jan 1!

  4. So wish I was closer! That craft show sounds amazing!

    I am one of those nerds that makes everyone's gifts. Most years :)

  5. oh i wish i could go. i have to stay very far away from all craft shows this year. i usually end up spending way too much. and this year will very lean for christmas. thank goodness max still doesn't "get" it yet! have fun. hopefully it's a great success and i will be there next year and buy double!

  6. Sounds like a great craft show! It was fun to meet you on Saturday, I had a great time.

  7. And if that's not enough to draw you to the Glebe this weekend, there's also the annual Fall Craft and Artisan Fair at the Glebe Community Centre a short walk away (where, incidentally, my photography is featured for the month of November - turn left into the small room beside the main entrance). Two good shows in one day and I plan to hit them both!

  8. Wow - that looks like an amazing craft fair! I hope I will have time this weekend to stop by. I love giving home-made gifts too, they are so unique and inspiring.

  9. Hmmm...I'm a little behind in my Google reader! Thanks for posting. It was great to see you on Saturday.