Saturday, November 1, 2008

Utah Etsy's Handmade Harvest 2008!!!

The Utah Etsy team has put together a promotion to make your holiday dollar do double duty! First, here are some reasons people buy handmade:

Buy Handmade Video from Etsy on Vimeo.

Second, when you shop from the shops listed below you'll be making your holiday dollar stretch and reach out to Utah's Road Home Shelter! Click on any of the shop links below to find wonderful handmade items that share this season's spirit of giving thanks.

Bramble And Vine: Beautiful handcrafted items with a touch of nostalgia make heartfelt gifts or treasures for your own shelf! Be sure to visit for more nostalgic items such as those listed below!

"This set of twelve 2.5 inch round gift tags is a little bit prim and a tiny bit proper all together in a pretty countdown of the gifts from "my true love" in the classic Christmas carol. Surrounding the colorful numbers are are snippets from a vintage 1800s book, naturally and artificially aged and distressed. The base of the tags is black, while the reverse has a blank creamy circle ready for your sentiments or greetings, all distressed to perfection. Extra long black hemp twine ties make it easy to attach the tags to your packages, jars, wreaths or baked goods! These tags are equally charming as paper Christmas ornaments, tie-on tags to keep track of beverages at a Holiday party, or place tags!"

This little spiral-bound book is approximately 4 inches square. It is comprised of 34 sheets (68 pages) of blank white cardstock. The covers feature a story from a vintage 1920s article called “Old Fashioned Telegraphs” with the accompanying illustration (firing of signal guns) on the front and a bit of text proclaiming that “There are many people living who can remember when there were no telegraphs such as we have them now.” The back cover describes “telegraphing by fire” including smoke signals. The covers have natural distressing and aging and have been additionally distressed with ink on the edges.This book is great for history enthusiasts, teachers, students, and nostalgics. The blank pages make it an ideal notebook, journal, scrapbook album or drawing book.

BonnysBeadedThings: 5% of all my sales for the month of November will go to the Handmade Harvest 2008 Charity Promotion. This charity will benefit Salt Lake City's Road Home Shelter. FREE GIFT WITH EVERY PURCHASE!! You can find more of her eye catching, stylish jewelry in her shop.

MagpieandCake: 20% of proceeds from all Children's Wipeable Artist Smocks/Aprons sold between Oct. 25th - Nov 24th are being donated to Utah's Road Home Shelter in participation with Utah Etsy's Handmade Harvest 2008! !

Throughout the month we'll be showing even more goodies from our Handmade Harvest participants! Until then you can link here to find even more participating shops and items: Handmade Harvest

1 comment:

GumballGrenade said...

I love these smocks! What a perfect handmade gift for all the little crafty kids I know! I'm so happy to be participating in the Handmade Harvest! 20% donation from my shop as well!