Yellow Chunky Doily
Add a bit of sunshine to your decor with this yellow doily. Not your old-time doily this piece is perfect for any modern/urban decor or classic cottage style. Done in 100% it is very durable and made of natural fibers. The yellow color is sure to add that perfect… details »
The Higher Celestial Plain
This painting is part of my “Charted Unterritories” series of abstract watercolors inspired by topographical forms, maps, and fantastical places. details »
Red Leather Wrap Bracelet
Genuine Leather Wrap Bracelet – One Size fits All
When it comes to dressing for special occasions or—as Small Frocks would prefer it—any occasion, the little white dress is still, and a… [more]
I have combined Lake Erie driftwood, sea glass and art into one! I have woven wire-wrapped sea glass and beads into a gou… [more]
My name is Bill Bolton, I design and handcraft a number of unique home goods for the home and garden. Most recently I have released a porTABLE picni… [more]
Father’s Day is a tough holiday to buy a gift for, at least it is for me. And not for any reason, except that dear old dad is a no-frills kind of guy. You might call him old-fashioned (but please not to his face). A recent retiree he likes golf, reading, the Yankees, the Jets, gardening, and drinking coffee. There’s only so many sports shirts, golf balls, coffee mugs, coffee beans, books, and gardening supplies you can give him.
These unique coasters, from Medium Control, are a twist on the been-there-done-that coffee mug.
There’s a whole new generation of Dads out there. They’re a little hipper (sorry dad!), and younger (really sorry!), and it seems ever so slowly more people (both buyers and sellers) are being more creative when it comes to gifts for Dad.
If Dad likes to bike to work or around town running errands, he’ll love this bike bag from Laplander Bags.
Thinking outside the box this year, I’ve searched on Best of Handmade, to see what a search of Father’s Day gifts brought up. Truthfully, there’s a lot of the same old, same old, but then I started digging a little deeper, and found quite a few unique gems. (Tip: When searching for Father’s Day Gifts, don’t type in ‘Father’s Day Gift’ but try typing in a favorite book or hobby, to get a wider range of gifts.)
Remember, Dad had a whole life before you came around. Maybe a gift that appeals to his pre-you life will make him smile.
Was Dad a wanna-be rocker? Get him these throwback cufflinks from Cufflinks Rock.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the more traditional gifts either. Dad’s #1 aprons, mugs, hats, and shirts have been around for a long time and will be around for as long as Dads are.
A t-shirt, like this one from Zoeys Attic praising Dad never seems to go out of style.
Happy Father’s Day!
bio: Through bookbinding, costume and puppet making, and more recently, bag and accessory making, I have grown a strong attachment to leather. I love working with leather. It is completely unlike any other material, with its natural variations in texture, thickness, and absorptions of dyes. Each piece, whether it be a full hide or a scrap bin treasure, carries its own personality.
These characteristics, combined with my detailed, sometimes whimsical designs, form the basis for Twilight and Filigree ~ beautiful, functional and unique pieces for people like you to enjoy.
A little trivia for you: I had this haircut when I was sixteen!
Rukkola: Large cowl neck and loose balloon sleeves make this short jacket comfortable and stylish. It is open in the front and closed in the neckline – wide enough to put the jacket on without using buttons or zip. Ideal for breezy spring days!