Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, remember last week’s announcement about resliced by Jordan’s Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop? Well, today’s my day! I’m so excited to share with you some of my favorite handmade gift tutorials as well as some of my favorite handmade businesses (and events that help bring them to you!).

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DIY Gift Ideas & Tutorials

Hooded Animal Scarf Tutorial_ I Just love my everything my blogging buddy Amy does. What kid or adult wouldn’t want one of theses as a gift.


My Easy Beginner Clutch

This is really quick and easy and can be done with fabric you have on hand. You can be completely finished in 30 minutes.


9 holiday projects to Craft 

This link will take you to a recap of the first few days of another blog hop I am participating in this holiday. I will be participating next week but I am loving the ideas that my fellow bloggers have already had. Check it out. I just love that little christmas tree and the santa sacks.


Handmade Businesses I Love

La Sirena

La Sirena Facebook

Jalene Hernández is a fun, creative, who makes beautiful jewelry but I love her illustrations. I am currently adoring her Krampus cards and softie pattern. Below is a picture of the Krampus  Softie that I made. My kids love him. Please take time to go to her Facebook and Etsy store and see what she is doing. Maybe even buy the pattern and make Krampus Doll of your own.



Bellas Olas Baubles

I am just love the jewelry that my student Fabiola Isabel is doing.  She is a devoted college student, who has decided to take making the life that she wants into her own hands(literally).  Check out her Etsy Store and look out for her around Columbia. Below are the 2 items that we own. We love the elephants but she has so much more.

Balm of Zarahemla

I discovered these bath and body products in Asheville, NC. I am obsessed with his shampoo bars.

Sorry, I do not have a picture but trust me and check them out.


Local Events

Tis the season for craft fairs! Here are a few local events where you can support local artisans:

I wanted to point out 2 places here in Columbia, SC you might not think about that do a great job at supporting local artisans.

  • Whole Foods Holiday Market December 6th 3-7 and every Sunday 1-3.
    702 Cross Hill Rd, Columbia SC
  • Rosewood Market Farmers Market Today 4-7 and every 1st and 3rd thursday.  2803 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, SC


More Handmade Gift Ideas

Don’t forget to check out my fellow bloggers who will be sharing more crafty gift ideas with you this week:

Read more about each of the bloggers in my introduction post.

Continue to support handmade businesses by following Columbia’s Etsy Market Team on Facebook where you’ll stay in the loop with upcoming events and all things crafty in Columbia.

6 Comments on Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop

  1. Jordan Slice
    December 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve never used a shampoo bar, but I’m so intrigued! That hooded scarf is too cute! Thanks for sharing all these great idea! I’m going to have to be sure to stop by the holiday market at Whole Foods this Sat – I bet they’ll have some great gifts!

    • addiek
      December 4, 2014 at 9:23 pm (3 years ago)

      Jordan- I love the shampoo bars. I am going to try to go by Whole Foods too, they are having some other family activities, too. I love how the let locals sell at the entrance of their store every Sunday!

  2. Emily
    December 5, 2014 at 3:20 am (3 years ago)

    Ah I always forget about the Whole Foods market! Thanks for the reminder! Great gift ideas!

    • addiek
      December 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Emily-I think this is the first time they have done a holiday specific event, and I am excited. I love their community outreach. They are also going to be showing a movie and have kid activities. I hope the weather is good. I look forward to seeing you Sunday.

  3. Shanika@LifeisPichey
    December 5, 2014 at 9:04 am (3 years ago)

    I have been looking for a hooded scarf tutorial. It’s what I want to make for my nieces this year for Christmas!

    • addiek
      December 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm (3 years ago)

      Shanika- I just love everything Amy does.She has some great kid tutorials. I want to make one for each of my kids and maybe myself.


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