Entries Tagged as 'Holiday'

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Happy 2010

Happy New Year, friends! I’ve been out of town visiting family for an extended holiday — collecting the sweetest gifts from the sweetest people and, today, scavenging Jon’s grandmother’s vintage ornament collection. I already can’t wait to decorate for next year. Here’s hoping you all had a fabulous holiday, and cheers to great eco fashion [...]

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Consider reusable gift wrapping this year

Because I’m pretty much done with my Christmas shopping (believe me, this is a Christmas miracle if I’ve ever known one), I’ll be focusing my time over the next two weeks on baking and sewing reusable gift wrapping, using these three adorable Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Envirosax tells us that each year we throw away 4 million [...]

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

For the Lovers

As wished and illustrated by my awesome friend Tad.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Handmade Holiday: Finally, the Debriefing

If today had been Christmas, it would have been a beautiful one. The kind Bing has been dreaming of. Snow fell all day! I didn’t have to go anywhere, so I just watched it through the window. With Bon Iver in headphones. (Not to drown out other noises, but because this stuff was made for [...]

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Closed for the Holidays?

Friends. What just happened? It’s the day after Christmas, I hardly blogged all month, and I took a four-hour nap today to relieve nausea and a headache as a result of holiday-prep exhaustion. As much as I’d planned for my handmade gifts to keep me above the fray, they sucked me under! This holiday season took [...]

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

More Holiday Deals

…while the dealing is still good.   Nau: 30% off and 10% to charity! Use code GIVE at check out. Through Dec. 15. Above left, Twisted Scarf, $68 with discount, $9.80 to charity. EDUN: Last season is 50% off. Above center, Gertrude Cardigan, $110. Horny Toad: An honor-based donation program — donate your lightly worn [...]

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Mociun Mark-Downs Galore

OK, I just topped myself, MOCIUN HAS MARKED DOWN ALL THEIR GOOD STUFF TO 50% OFF. Geez Louise, this is crazy good, from the print masters themselves. Tie-Front Dress, Fake Weave print, on sale for $222     Jeans, Fake Batik print, on sale for $102     Bauhaus tee (available in men’s and women’s), [...]

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

30% Off at Beklina

30% off all full-priced inventory and 10% off sale items at Beklina! Use code 30sale10. How about this gor-geous handmade silk scarf from Finnish design house Ivana Helsinki? After the 30% discount, it’s $108. “Fennofolkists manifesto: If something is too perfect, it is not perfect anymore, it is boring. There has to be some edge [...]

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Handmade Holiday: Embroidery Inspiration

There’s a claim from that last post I need to return to. “I’m making luggage tags! I think I’ll personalize them with embroidery.” I can’t say that I’ve EVER embroidered ANYTHING before. But it looks so easy — and it must be in my genes, ha! Check out this bookmark my mom made in the [...]

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Handmade Holiday: Letterpress, Knitting and Leatha

We started our communal handmakery last week. (Finally got my pictures uploaded.) This is going to be HOT! Our letterpressed gift tags are going to be a big hit. I can’t knit, but Jen is knitting a neck warmer for me to give to someone on my list! This old leatha skirt finally goes to [...]

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

EDUN Free Online Gift Certificate

$20 online gift certificate! Expires tomorrow, Dec. 1. Enter code GCY8TZHJRJ5T. UPDATE: This code can only be redeemed by ONE person! If you use it, please leave a comment that you did. EDUN will be coming out with a few more promos between now and Christmas. (Thanks Erik!) Alyx SS Shirt, $195 Lauren Trench, $495 [...]

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Happy Handmade Holiday 2008!

In the imaginary profile of my “ideal self,” I make lots of things. I sew lovely dresses, cook gourmet meals (complete with garnishes) and send handmade thank-you cards to everyone I appreciate. But my real self… doesn’t quite get there. What to do when I wanted to make as many handmade Christmas presents as possible [...]