I have NOT taken the Handmade Pledge, so this cute badge is unfortunately not in my sidebar, but I would urge you to consider doing so if you have not already purchased that nose hair trimmer at Walmart.
I have already bought a few non-handmade items (no nose hair trimmer though), and of course, being a Holiday Slacker, I have not made anything myself. Perhaps next year I will qualify if I become crafty and organized, because I do think that it is a very worthy aspiration.
If you wish to attempt the Handmade Pledge and do not have the time or talent to make your gifts by hand, then consider shopping at these places:
+ I have to plug a blog friend’s Etsy shop here too. Amanda (The Rowdy Pea) has gorgeous little Waldorfy dolls and such at Dream Child Studio. I can vouch for the quality since I am the proud owner of one of them.
+ And another blog friend’s Etsy Shop: Zoo Loo Naturals by Lizz of Red Dirt Mother. Lizz has lots of lovely wooden animals and also other delights such as fresh Oregon Mistletoe, kettle-dyed yarns, Waldorf felt baby toys, and cute lavender-filled soft baby buntings.
I know that there are many more out there, but this is what I have come across so far. If you know of other great handmade links, then please email them or leave them in my comments and I will add them here.
Read all the Christmas/Holidays Unplugged posts here.