Buy Handmade (Christmas/Holidays Unplugged)

By , November 28, 2007 10:35 pm

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.

Little Violets

The Blue Ladybug

Quiet Hours Toys


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.

If you are ready to truly take the Handmade Pledge this season, then head on over to the Buy Handmade website to commune with like-minded others and claim your blog badge.

Read all the Christmas/Holidays Unplugged posts here.

8 Responses to “Buy Handmade (Christmas/Holidays Unplugged)”

  1. Lizz says:

    I have, I did and I will…lol. You can come visit our shop at Etsy ZooLooNaturals.

  2. Don Mills Diva says:

    We have the One-of-A-Kind craft show and sale going right now in Toronto and it is an awesome palce to get handmade stuff for Christmas. So much more unique and interesting than big-box stuff.

  3. Christine says:

    I’ve already completed my Christmas shopping but will definitely bookmark these sites for next year! Some cute cute stuff!!

  4. Jenny says:

    Thanks for those links! I’ve bought a few presents from Etsy this year, so I’m doing better than years past at least. I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to go all handmade, but it’s something to aspire to, isn’t it?

  5. amanda says:

    Oh, thanks Mom Unplugged! And I can also vouch for ZooLooNaturals–I bought my son a wooden dog last week and it is so absolutely adorable–it even has a sweet little painted face. He will love it.

    Kinderdolls has inspired me so much in my small doll making. Their website is so fun to visit!

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