Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My (mini) Handmade Shopping Adventure

by Jessica Burko

Have you been to the Boston Handmade Holiday Gallery yet?? I've been there. A lot! And every time I go I can't help myself from shopping. Most of the handmade items that I have purchased I am not at liberty to show you because they are going to be Christmas gifts - - gotta maintain the surprise! However, I've also purchased a few little treats for myself at the Gallery and I'm delighted to show you those...

1. A cup cozy made by Stephanie Cave Designs. Yes I have travel mugs at home, but yes, I often forget to grab one in the early morning insanity that is my life with two small children and everyone needing to get out the door by 8am. When I need that morning hot cup of tea (and the afternoon one too) I now have my sturdy and adorable polka dot cozy at the ready!

2. A tiny egg bowl made by Early Bird Designs. I have an inexplicable urge to collect tiny ceramic bowls. I have collected quite a few over the years from a myriad of craft fairs and artist studios, and I keep them on a shelf in my studio just to look at and hold in my hand. I'm delighted to have this new lovely bowl in my little collection.

3. Satsuma Guava soap made by Urban Kitchen. The fragrance of this soap completely knocks me out! It is uplifting and enlivening. The instant I took a whiff I knew it had to be mine. However, since I've brought it home my 4-year-old has laid claim to it. (I still use it when no one's looking.)

4. Keychain made by Cody's Creations. On many occasions I have looked longingly at all the great pet accessories made by Cody's Creations and lamented that we have no pets (due to some extreme pet allergies in our family). Last week my ever growing collection of keys was really getting me down and Sarah of Egg-A-Go-Go suggested that all I needed was a big key chain and boy was she ever right! Can a key chain change one's life? This one might have.

The moral of my shopping tale is that your gift list can be conquered, and all your ills can be cured, by stepping into the magic that is the Boston Handmade Holiday Gallery and letting the joy of shopping handmade be your guide! Swing on by and see for yourself..

The 2013 Boston Handmade Holiday Gallery
2 Brookline Place (entrance on Pearl Street)
Brookline, MA 02445
November 29 - December 24, 2013
Gallery hours: Tuesdays - Saturday, 11am - 7pm

1 comment :

  1. I don't know what it is but there is something so appealing about tiny well shaped bowls


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