happy holidays...

jack henry and sidney with the cutest santa ever

thanks again for sharing another year with me! i look forward to spending next year with you too! sending you all much love and happiness this holiday season,  and hoping all your days are merry and bright!

xo cary

etsy holiday gift picks...

calendar 2011, from my folk lover

i love my calendar from 2010. i frame it... a beautiful new piece of art to have each month! i always look forward to mine.

fairy castle for storing hooks and needles knitting pattern, from tiny owls magic attic

a great present for the crafty knitting waldorfy type in your life:) how cute is this little project! fun to do, cute to look at, and practical too!

covered transferware tureen, from imsovintage

this would make a lovely hostess gift to give to someone welcome you into their home over the holidays. unique and beautiful, and something to remind them of you whenever it is used.

vintage style wooden and brass telescope necklace, by freshy fig

a unique piece of jewelry that is sure to be different form anything else they have! plus it works! how fun, and what a great conversation piece.

when she held her child, print, by theater clouds

i think this would make a beautiful gift for any art lover, but it it is particularly special for a mother or mother to be. i think it would also be lovely in a child's room. what a comforting  and charming image to look at.

lumberjack and crow woodland graphic art collage, signed and dated, by native vermont

another gift for an art lover. i think this would be a great gift for a guy.

wood sailboat automata, from cartoon monster

i love simple beautiful toys like this. they don't actually make them for children but i think it would be perfect for a slightly older child (or any adult!). it is sort of mesmerizing. watch a little video of one like it action here:

i could go on and on. i have so many favorites on etsy. hopefully i have shared a few wonderful ideas for the holidays or for yourself anytime! happy shopping!!

holiday announcement...

so, i think most of you have probably done your shopping for christmas... everyone is so on top of things! if you are like me, though, and wait till the last minute, i thought i'd share my holiday shipping info. any listing marked as made to order, will not be completed until after christmas, if you order past the december 10th deadline. i'm not accepting an more custom orders before the holidays. listing for already made items will be shipped until the 15th. i can't promise arrival before christmas if you order after that.

i'm sorry i have been so absent lately. i have been really busy with holiday orders (if i owe you one i promise it is coming soon!). we have also been very busy around here with other things, that i hope to share soon:) in the meantime, enjoy some recent holiday pictures from my home. i'll be back with some gift ideas tomorrow, it's been too long since i shared some of my etsy favorites!

** by the way, using my advanced social networking capabilities i managed to lock myself out of my own facebook fanpage. brilliant, i know. i have no idea what to do now, but that is why i haven't been posting there! so i will either have to start over or plead my case to facebook. blurg.