I watched cable TV for the first time in ages last week and was shocked to learn that Black Friday has now become a month long November shopping event! I'll admit, I'm not a mid-night Black Friday shopper. Rushing to the store at the wee hours of the morning to buys gifts with zillions of other people gives me anxiety. What I do miss about Black Friday though is the waiting until after Thanksgiving to start shopping for the holidays. Does anyone else feel like making Black Friday all November long takes away from Thanksgiving a little bit?
Thanksgiving is a big deal for my family. It's a time when we come together to celebrate family, eat way too much good food, play Michigan Rummy, and catch up. While our usual Thanksgiving traditions might look a little different than usual this year, I'm still looking forward to hosting our first Thanksgiving in our new house. Wish me luck on baking my first 20lbs turkey!
Since Thanksgiving is such a big deal in our house, I usually don't prep my holiday gift guide or wish list until after the food-filled holiday. But since this year is like no other, many of us are needing to plan more than ever for the holidays, and small businesses need time to prep your amazing gifts, I figured I'd better get to it. So to keep me from rambling on, scroll down to find some of my favorite finds and maker supplies.
If you know me, then you know I love handmade ceramics and plants. Carter and Rose planters are some of my favorite ways to combine the two. These beautifully simple designs turn plants into botanical wall decor. I met Anna, the maker behind Carter and Rose, at a craft show a few years ago and I've loved her work ever since!
One of my favorite articles of clothing is my Club Chainstitch shirt. I treated myself to one of these personalized shirts over the summer and have been beyond thrilled with this purchase. The shirt is soft and true to size, the stitching is so well done, and has stood up incredibly well in the regular wash. I plan on giving a few of these shirts this holiday season and would love to also add a few more comfy custom shirts to my wardrobe.
Another one of my favorite things is stained glass! I already own a couple wonderful pieces of stained glass in my house and am always looking to add more. These Alexa Workshop stained glass banners are high on my wish list as a unique piece of decorative bunting that could transition from season to season.
Another one of the decor items I've recently added to my home has been baskets. I love these eco-friendly, seagrass baskets from Bala Lala Decor. I own a few baskets that are currently holding my planting supplies and am always looking for more ways to incorporate these modern baskets.
Finding cute and unique planters is half the fun of owning house plants! These gorgeous handmade mud cloth planters by From Marfa make a playful planter accent to any plant collection. I already have a couple of these planters around my house and I still want more, which is why these beauties are still on my wish list.
Last year I treated myself to a Ponderosa Creative quilted fold over clutch. I adore all of the products Paige creates and was thrilled to have a piece of my own. She has a bunch of unique clutches in her shop already and they're absolutely gorgeous.
Now for the makers out there, the rest of this list is for you! Along with wonderful gift options, I've also curated a lovely selection of gift items that are perfect for the maker, crafter, and creator in your life.
Fabric is one of those supplies that even though I have a bunch of it, I'll always want more. And surprisingly, finding gorgeously curated fabric can be a challenge! The fabric selection and bundles from With Ashley have ben catching my eye. I've already bought some fabric from Ashley's shop and used it to create a gorgeous table runner. If you're looking for more great fabric finds, check out this list and this one.
I love finding specialty craft supplies! Stumbling upon that something special and unique I can't find in my local craft store is the best. One of those specialty supplies I've been eyeing are these overdyed embroidery floss combos by Three Hearts Design Co.
Another maker staple on my wish list is Ponderosa Creative's thread gloss. I have quite a few of Paige's thread gloss scents already and would love to add all of her other options to my collection. They all smell amazing and have made stitching thicker materials and in a mask so much easier.
Finding quality and unique embroidery hoops has become an elusive hunt lately! So when I stumbled across Happy Hoop La Hoops, I had to add these to my craft supply wish list. Who wouldn't want a unique hand wrapped hoop to accent a beautifully stitched project?
Another stitching essential that should be on every makers wish list is a needleminder. These MCreativeJ desert cactus needle holders are made of soft enamel and hold your needle with a magnet. Never misplace your needle again!
Another wish list item of mine, are these Stitch Life Studio hoop frames. While I finish all of my embroideries in their hoops, sometimes it's nice to add a little extra with a hoop frame. These easy to use frames are great quality and give any embroidery that extra finished look.
For more holiday finds, check out the curated Etsy Holiday Gift Guide.
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