I’ve got a preview of Valentine’s day gifts from all over the www to share with you today! Yes I know Valentine’s is almost a month away – and besides the fact that I love holidays, when you’re ordering handmade items I find it’s always good to order in advance. This is especially true if you live anywhere outside of the US as shipping delays can be lengthy at times. Heart shaped lollipops from Calabasas Candy Co
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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day everyone. If my math is correct, he would have been 82 years old this week. It’s sad thinking about what he might have accomplished were he not assassinated, but he certainly made the most of the time he had.
painting by ToineQuinn
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Following on from my last post, it seemed the logical thing to have a little look into options as to what to wear over the top of the swimming costume. Practicalities have to be thought of here: it has to be easy to throw on over the top – you don’t want to be fiddling about with complicated fastenings – especially if you’re like me and want to put on something a little less revealing the second you emerge from the water. It has to be easily washable; sand and... → Read the rest of this article
Vintage fork with hand-hammered message (above) by Wooden Hive.
My business contacts in the US are always surprised when I tell them that my office will be closed at the beginning of October in observance of Thanksgiving. “There’s a *Canadian* Thanksgiving?” they inevitably ask. Why, yes. Yes, there is.
Fall wreath with upcycled tin-can flowers (above) by Custom Created.
Thanksgiving north of the border differs a little from the holiday... → Read the rest of this article
This year Hanukkah starts at sundown Sunday, December 21, so it is time to start thinking about getting ready. Whether you’ve moved out on your own, started a new family, or are just looking for something new, a handmade menorah is a wonderful addition to your household. I’ve selected some of my favorites to get you started.
“Haifa, The Eagle Has Landed” Menorah, $110 by A. Drauglis.
$75 by AgruArts.
Dichroic Fused Glass Menorah, $165 by Sarabi... → Read the rest of this article