Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Five Great Gifts To GIve - Ideas


There are only two more shopping Tuesday's left.  This morning, in lieu of actual gift suggestions, I thought I might list a couple of sites where you can find some really cool handmade items this Holiday Season.

If you haven't been to handmadeartists.com, I urge you check out the site.  There are wonderful artists and items, and I don't mean just jewelry.  Hand-crafted Soaps, Candles, Fine Art, Clothing, Home Decor, Accessories, Toys, and yes, jewelry.  Why not stop by and have a look at the front page, perhaps something will catch you eye.

Four of my favorite shops:
Blue Highways - Handmade Books
Reef Botanticals - Handcrafted Soaps 
Yankee Burrow Creations - Hand-knit and other accessories
A Bead Thing - Hand Beaded Jewelry

Most of you are familiar with Etsy by now, although they have gone from Handmade items to offering garbage from anybody with a computer and cramming the site with manufactured stuff from China, there are still some pretty cool shops to check out.

T.A.V. Announcements:

As of today, December11, 2012, linkedin, the business connection site, will no longer be supporting third party applications, like your wordpress blog and others, they are also changing groups and the way you share your information on the site.  I dislike change for changes sake, especially when the change destroys all of your hard work.  If you follow Alixandra Browning on linkedin or are a member of Northwest Artisans Guild Group, I am sorry to say that I will be canceling my linkedin account and deleting the group.

Please note that T.A.V. will be closed on December 25, 2012, and through December 31, 2012, not only for the Holiday, but for end of the year inventory and other business necessities. 

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

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