The Giving Season

3. Gift Certificates Just say NO – LOUD and CLEAR – to excessive consumption this holiday season.  Take it easy on this fragile, bountiful planet.  When considering your list of recipients think of offering handmade locally produced useful things; soaps, food items, calendars and theater tickets fit most anyone’s palate.  Donations given in honor of your friends and family members are welcome at organizations like Heifer International, The Red Cross, and Alchemy Initiative, where we are seeking donors to replace windows in our studio space.  Let’s work together to eradicate our cultural predisposition to hoarding unnecessary plastic crap.

I am offering hand printed gift certificates for my workshops either as a stand-alone gift or paired with my book, The Sweater Chop Shop, and an original Crispina Sweater Pattern as an over-the-top inspire-your-creativity motherload for the craftiest on your list.  Come by The Handmade Holiday Festival this weekend or shop online at after the weekend to see all there is to offer.