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Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can start to think about Christmas. This last month is going to be busy yet exciting. One of the exciting parts in participating in a blog hop with other local Columbia Bloggers.


Here?s how it will work:
Each day one blogger will share with you links to some of her favorite handmade gift tutorials. In addition, we?ll also share with you some handmade shops we?re looking forward to supporting (hello, gift ideas!) and some local craft fairs and other events where you can support local artisans this season.
This series will start on Monday, December 1 and run through next Friday, December 5, 2014.

Here?s the schedule:
Monday: Jordan of resliced by Jordan
  • Jordan is a full-time data nerd with a fierce passion for making things by hand. She owns a small handmade business (resliced) where she focus on upcycling to create one-of-a-kind jewelry and purses.
    • Her favorite crafts include: sewing, jewelry making, calligraphy and just about anything else!
Tuesday: MaryAnn of Life is a Maker Faire
  • MaryAnn spends her days training teachers to better utilize technology in the classroom. To escape the Monday-Friday grind, MaryAnn makes cards and other paper goods for her handmade business, M.A.S.W. Designs. Read more about MaryAnn here.
    • MaryAnn?s favorite crafts include: Anything paper ? cards, treat bags, banners, etc; Sewing; Baking- cookies, cakes, or any sweets.
Wednesday: Rachel of Sew Happily Ever After
  • Rachel spends her days chasing children around the classroom as an elementary teacher and her evenings chasing her adorable toddler around (and she?s got another little one on the way!). From making you a custom t-shirt quilt to sewing up some seriously impressive clothing ? you name it, Rachel can sew it! Read more about Rachel here.
    • Rachel?s favorite crafts include: sewing garments (womens & girls), home decor sewing, and quilting ? anything with fabric and thread! Rachel also enjoys photography and cooking.
Thursday: Addie of Addie K.
  • From a wedding dress to a 20 foot boat cover, Addie has been there and sewed that! Addie has been sewing for more than 20 years and has spent the last half of those teaching others to sew. In addition, Addie is also a talented pattern designer. Read more about Addie here.
    • Addie?s favorite crafts include: sewing clothing, quilting, embroidery, kid-friendly crafts and upcycling / finding creative ways to reuse things.
Friday: Shanika of Life is Pichey AND Emily of Butterfly Vintage
  • We?ll end the week with a BANG ? one day, two bloggers posting their favorite DIYs!
  • Shanika loves to craft so much that she founded Gather & Craft as a way to encourage members of the community to come together and create (gather and craft). Recently, Shanika started offering her handmade goods to the public through her new shop, Sebastian Harper. Read more about Shanika here.
    • Shanika?s favorite crafts include: anything fiber related, sewing (hand and machine), knitting, crocheting, natural dyeing.
  • Emily is a former art teacher turned vintage fashion expert { One of my favorite sources for amazing vintage pieces! Browse her shop on Etsy}. Emily is also a graphic designer with Sandra Mack Studio. Read more about Emily here.
    • Emily?s favorite crafts include: painting, repurposing, minimal sewing, paper crafts, garlands and anything that incorporates vintage material

Living in Columbia, South Carolina and using this blog as my space to share a little insight into my life in what I'm making on the sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hooks, in the kitchen, and elsewhere.

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