Handmade Home

knitted shawl

A variety of handcrafted goods are available to enjoy around the house. Soaps and soft furnishings are only the beginning. Knitted goods and polymer clay can add to the uniqueness of your surroundings.

Brenda, at knittedfrenzy, offers shawls, coffee cozies, and cowls, in a variety of yarns in her Etsy shop. I was pleased to find a shawl made of soft acrylic yarn. Most of the shawls that I see are made of wool, which is fantastic if you can wear wool. But I cannot. So finding something warm, and not itchy is always a nice surprise for me.

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Aysetugrul

“Spring Necklace” by Aysetugrul.

{ Does it seem kind of quiet around here? I gave the columnists the week off — Yay Spring Break! I hope you enjoy this week even though we’re on a very reduced posting schedule, and we’ll be back to full-strength on Monday. }

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From Winter to you

Jenny Karlsson has a great shop full of one of a kind bags and accessories. From the wintery photography, to the carefully selected fabrics, I dare you not to purchase something from her.

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thumbBio: I’m a Swedish lass who loves to create things.
I like to laugh and to feel and to find wisdom. I love trees and plants and birds and nature in general.
I have always been making things, and now a days it’s more of a necessity in life for me.
I easily get stuck in shops selling fabrics, yarns and beads. As well as vintage & second hand shops…
I like old things.

Jenny Karlsson Design makes handmade accessories with the aim for ‘feeling before fashion’ and individuality, uniqueness & quality is very important. I make each bag & item from scratch, I never use a pattern, except the ones I keep in my head. :) Each handbag is unique and marked with an embroidered number.

Bags range from $35 – $65, and if you see one you like you’d better grab it, because they’re all one of a kind.

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Patrick Irla

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These rings are simply beautiful. They make me wish for Spring in November!

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Patrick Irla Jewelry

Every piece of jewelry in my shop has been handmade by me. Lost wax casting is my primary medium and everything in my shop has been cast in my studio. I make all my own models and do my own casting, fabrication, and finishing. I use green sources whenever possible, recycled metals, certified conflict free diamonds, and nickel free sterling silver. I use solid 14k, or 18k gold earwires and posts on many items for strength and for those with sensitivities.

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  • Twirly Fabulous Upcycled Sweater Skirts
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