Things to do besides*

December 10th, 2008

*Going to the mall.

A little of this, a little of that, a recipe to spice up your appetite for gifts.

1. Curl up and listen to the sound of the dark. Jen Lee’s Solstice: Stories of Light in the Dark is poetry for your soulmates.
2. Don ye now some gay apparel. Stacy de la Rosa’s hand-stamped joy (and then some!) decks a neck in falala.
3. Top a teeny noggin in Shalet Abraham’s custom baby knitwear.
4. Keep it short and sweet in Robin Westphal’s handmade journals, jewelry or prints.
5. Dole out favors from a stack of Jen Lemen’s Trust Notes, and when no one is looking, steal something for yourself. (Everything is $10 this week.)
6. Start all over again January 1 with Karen Walrond’s 2009 Chookooloonks Calendar. It’s sure to be a better looking year.
7. Alphabetize your spice caddy. No, nevermind, I did that already. And the question is, how did I end up with so much Chervil?

Hold your parsley! There’s already more:

8. Jingle your jangle with Leigh’s artful adornments, but not before I snap them up!
9. Feast your eyes and deck your walls with Lisa Gilbert’s fine art prints. She’ll pack you a day at the beach and save you the gas money.
10. So many moms, so little time. Look what our favorite mom in Madison, Denise Cusack, has done for all the momshops in her town, while I was merely sorting the cinnamon from the cloves.
11. Not least, Nikole Sarvay’s mother-loving pendants. Each one worth waiting all this time for!

Do you have an etsy shop ready for business? Leave a comment here and I’ll add you to the shopping list.



    Thank you!


    Comment by Anonymous — December 10, 2008 @ 11:19 am

  2. karen, these are great! It’s wonderful to know there’s so much talent out there. I’m not yet set up on Etsy, but I do sell fine art prints off of my web site for reasonable prices.

    happy holidays to you =)

    Comment by Lisa — December 10, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

  3. What a great idea. I have a local site for moms in my city and have a whole shop local mama section…it is a good thing. 🙂

    Mmmm, chervil.

    Comment by denise — December 10, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

  4. Good timing – I am shopping!

    Comment by Cat — December 10, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

  5. Well, you motivated me. I’m up!

    Thank you =)

    Comment by Lisa — December 10, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

  6. Hey – I love your list! I was shocked to see myself up there – thanks! Now off to browse my own self … :o)

    Comment by Shalet — December 11, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

  7. No Etsy shop for me, yet.

    But I’m joyously spreading PEACE on my site


    Comment by Lisa — December 13, 2008 @ 2:04 am

  8. Thanks so much for your kind words and mentioning me!!! Now, I’m going to check out the others!

    Comment by Robin — December 15, 2008 @ 12:53 am

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