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Posts Tagged ‘handmade’

Sweet Coraline (bap-bap-baaahhh)

February 4th, 2009

I’ve been hearing just a ton of buzz about Coraline — a 3-D, stop-motion fairy-tale nightmare flick that comes out this Saturday, February 6th. Every single element in the movie is handmade… if you look up the title on youtube, there is an endless list of trailers and features. I only had time to go through a few, but this was one that floored me in particular:

My fingers ache just watching this…

I can’t remember the last time I wanted to go see a movie on opening day. I’ll even wear the stupid cardboard glasses that always make me dizzy! Can’t wait.

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A handmade holiday

December 27th, 2008

I tried this past Christmas to buy all my gifts from other artisans — whether online or at craft sales. It was challenging to exclude all the typical electronic gadgets and scratch ‘n’ win cards from my ‘to get’ list, but it was actually a pretty fun exercise. I did cheat and get a couple of books, but most everything else was indeed handmade.

Here were some of the biggest hits…

My brother got these amazing lego cufflinks and a matching tie clip, from a terrific geeky shop called Cufflinks:

SUPER SALE -- Black LEGO Brick Silver Cufflinks -FREE GIFT BAG

My cousin’s wife, who loooves a good pedicure, got these flip flop socks — to keep her heels warm while her toes are being painted — made by KritterKnitter:

Flip flop socks -- light pink -- size 8-1/2 to 10

John’s sis got this gorgeous weekly planner from fellow Nova Scotian MyHandboundBooks:

2009 Weekly Planner - leather - handbound - new edition

… as well as this heavenly-smelling clover & aloe from MadHatterPottery, who makes the pottery and hand pours the soy-based candle:

Soy Candle - Handcrafted Ceramic - Green Clover and Aloe Scented

And Meredith got an ‘m’-engraved necklace from the very talented Simag:

Your Initial On A Sterling Silvel Disc With A Pearl

Thanks to all these talented artists for helping me get terrific gifts this year!

As a big bonus, I was pleasantly surprised to see that three items from my shop had been snagged over the last couple of days. Woohoo!

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