I’ve been busy knitting up a storm for a few craft bazaars. Alas… no sales. So on they go to Etsy and Artfire. The first three are all baby/infant/toddler hats knit up in 100% cotton. They are cute as can be (even if I do say so myself). The second two are for older kids/adult knit up with soft handspun merino wool. I love the subtle stripes on these two hats. Finally the scarf is knit up in a diagonal lace from a hand-dyed, super-soft, cotton flannel bouclé. Perfect to keep you warm on a cold winter day.
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Time to embark upon the “buying season”. I will be featuring a series of blogs with gift ideas that are all handmade. Shopping handmade contributes to local economies, gives the finger to the big corporate box stores, and often helps with recycling. Join the handmade movement and purchase handmade this year.
Today I’m featuring some handmade gift ideas for that special man in your life. All these gifts suggestions are handmade, and because I have great taste… the artisans that I’ve featured have exceptional designs and products!
- Does your guy like to be a little different from the crowd? Maybe this is the hat for him. From the artisan… “Constructed from a recycled wool blazer. Fully lined with cotton print fabric. Soft corduroy sweatband. Extremely soft fleece ear flaps are held up by vintage buttons.” You can purchase this hat or similar at Delanco.
- Check out this gorgeous ring from Tinah Dee. From the artisan… “The hand-hammered pattern on this 10mm ring makes a beautiful statement. It’s simple enough to wear every day, and would make a unique wedding band for a man or a woman.”
- I love this skull wrapped t-shirt. The art work is fantastic and I love that the printing is on both sides. From the artisan… “These skulls are happy to be dead. Printed with bone colored ink on a 100% organic cotton American Apparel. You can pick up this tee at Ahpeel.
- There was a time when all men carried two things… a handkerchief and a pocketknife. Check out the wonderful scrimshaw work from Linda Layden. From the artisan… “Scrimshaw was practiced by American whale-men of the early 1800s who spent their idle hours on long, monotonous whaling voyages etching or carving ivory or bone.”
- Is your guy an avid fly fisherman? Then this beautiful watercolor print by Dean Crouser is for him. From the artisan… “Racing the Storm was inspired on a trip to Silver Creek, ID., one of the most famous trout streams in the U.S. and a favorite of Ernest Hemingway.” Dean also has many original paintings available on his website http://deancrouser.com. I am featuring a print since it is more affordable. But I call dibs on the Central Oregon original paintings (my home town).
- Perfect for the game-player, a compact traveling cribbage board by Bark Up a Tree. From the artisan… “The Compact Travel Cribbage set is great for RVs, auto glove boxes, or as your everyday standard cribbage board. The game board forms a box to keep the pegs and deck of cards in one place.”