Thinking Ahead: Gift Worthy DIY’s

October 10, 2012

Despite this record-breaking string of sun-filled days and warm temps, the crisp chill of Fall is definitely in the air each morning and evening. It felt great to have a few much-needed days off over the long weekend and I feel like I got somewhat caught up on chores and I must say that it feels fantastic to have a clean desktop again! I even got some “downtime” clocking in on Pinterest and found myself Pinning many a DIY. A lot of them are ideas for potential classes at the shop but I think most of them would make really great gifts too. Christmas isn’t all that far away (gulp!) and I would love to finally have a chance to make the majority of my gifts this year. I don’t know if it’s all that realistic now that I’m working but I’m willing to give it a shot! Here are some that I would love to be on the receiving end of too…hint hint…

Say Yes to Hoboken

Harper’s Happenings

Etsy How To: Sailor’s Knot Bracelets

Style Me Pretty

Esprit Champêtre

Say Yes to Hoboken

Kelli Murray

Style Me Pretty

Home by Linn

I find that I generally have lofty ambitions when it comes to handmade gifts but leave them until far too late in the season. By starting soon, I’m hoping to get at least a few completed before the hustle and bustle of the holidays moves into full swing. If you live nearby, be sure to check out our lineup at the Spruce Workshop….we’ve got screen printing and jewellery making coming up later this week…and get a head start on your gift giving list too! Do you have a strategy for Christmas gifts this year? Online shopping or handmade all the way? It’s easy to get overwhelmed but I’m aiming to keep it as simple (yet thoughtful) as possible this year. Have a wonderful Wednesday :)


1 Will @ Bright.Bazaar { 10.10.12 at 1:39 am }

I love those succulent coasters from Style Me Pretty – so fun!
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2 Sheila @sZinteriors { 10.10.12 at 8:33 am }

I’m with you, Lily – simple and thoughtful for sure. I have no idea where to start, but I’ve been pinning ideas like crazy! It’s so hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner… double gulp!
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3 Tracey { 10.10.12 at 4:03 pm }

Woah …… those little succulent coasters are waaay cute. I haven’t seen anything like them either, which is good. I just bought one of those Parisian market woven bags while I was at a Parisian market. I’m lovin the star. Hope all is up and running for you guys. Computer issues are a serious pain!!! Hope to visit the store soon too.
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4 Emily { 10.20.12 at 3:10 pm }

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! great blog too Em x

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