i’m happy to be participating in both Buy Nothing Day and Make Something Day this black friday, although now that i’m working from home, i make something and buy nothing more days than not. but i am starting to think about holiday shopping/gifting; with all my holiday gift tutorial writing, i’ve hardly thought about my own gifting! and now that i’m thinking about it, i’m getting worried, because i’m not going to have much time for gift making, and i’m not exactly drowning in cash in this beginning stage of my crafty career, so…
holiday gift swapping, anyone?? i would looove to do some gift swaps! if there is anything in my shop (or my etsy photo shop) that looks like a good gift for you to give (or keep), and you have something to swap that would work for one of my giftees, let’s do it! gifts would preferably be handmade, and recycled materials are a plus. here is what i’m looking for:
gifts for 5 men, ages 20, 22, 24, 29, and my dad. and my mom. some details about the guys… all 4 are musicians and way into music. there’s a tattoo artist into bikes, hip-hop dj into film and basketball, computer programmer into irony and nerdiness, and pete who loves things involving squids/cephalopods/cthulu, robots, old-school audio stuff, any audio recording stuff, any keyboard/synth/moog stuff, trivia, weird things, history that nobody knows, mac stuff, old video game stuff…. and as for my parents, hmm they are always kinda tough for gifting, just show me what you have and i’ll check it out.
if you might want to arrange some swap action, email me! leethalkoala at yahoo dot com. yay thanks!!
and the second thing… holiday shows! i’m doing 3 upcoming holiday events here in portland… first, on tuesday, the handmade nw downtown holiday artisans fair:
and then on next saturday, the 6th, the 100th monkey studio twilight art sale. this one will have door prizes, sweets, bubbly beverages & treats, free massages, and possible live music. should be a super fun event! it’s in se near burnside +16th.
and a week later, on saturday the 13th, there’s the scrap holiday bazaar! i did this sale last year and it was great – some really excellent work made from recycled materials! i’m super happy to be a part of it, i love scrap so much!!
ok i need to get to work – soooo super busy this time of year!! i’m crazy happy to get to go home to my family for a week+ in december! yet another benefit of not working a day job in retail. i haven’t not worked on black friday and xmas eve day in years! so i need to stay overwhelmingly busy until the 17th, then i’ll get a week of relaxation, knitting, and destressing.
happy buy nothing day and make something day, everyone!