Thursday, November 15, 2007

2007 Merry-Making Christmas Gift Guide!

Welcome to the Just Bee 'n Me
2007 Merry-Making Christmas Gift Guide!


UPDATE (1/2/2008): This guide will remain open in the archives of my blog even though the Christmas season 2007 has passed. If you have found your way here after the holidays, we welcome you to browse through the shops represented here as they will continue to add new products to their shops throughout the year and we would all be tickled pink for you to stop by!! Thanks and blessings to you in 2008!!
I am so pleased that you made your way here! We have assembled a wonderful list of some of the finest artists and craftsmen around who also happen to be some of the nicest people around. We are all unique - some of us create with mouse, paper, glitter,watercolor, wire, yarn, or needle & thread, but we all have one thing in common - a passion for handmade goodness - works of love from our hearts and hands. It is that passion that we want to celebrate here! You are cordially invited to celebrate with us! Enjoy, be inspired, shop in your jammies, and have a yourselves a very Merry-Making Christmas!

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Bailiwick Designs (Jill)

Bailiwick Designs offers bags & purses, sachets, flower pins, pincushions, and many other little handcrafted things.

Etsy Shop: Bailiwick Designs
Blog and Christmas Shoppe: Bailiwick Designs


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Beth's Bagz (Beth)

Beth's Bagz offers you one-of-a-kind totes, purses, pin cushions, and other delights made from vintage and new materials!


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GeorgiaPeachez Yummy! Designs (Suzy)

At GeorgiaPeachez, you will find items (like the Laptop case above) that Suzy has handcrafted herself using vintage textiles, trims and laces.
NOTE: International Buyers are Welcome!!



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Humble Beads (Heather)

At Humble Beads you'll find one-of-kind and limited edition beads and art jewelry. Heather's designs have appeared in magazines, books, on HGTV and PBS' Beads, Baubles and Jewels.

Etsy Shop: Humble Beads
Blog: Humblearts

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Inspire Company (Amy)

Thank you so much for visiting Inspire Company. May you find many inspiring gifts, whether for yourself or your loved ones. Please don't hesitate to contact Amy if you need more information about a product or if you need any assistance.

Shop: Inspire Company
Blog: inspireco.

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Lallee's Cottage (Lallee)

All of Lallee's treasures are handcrafted by Lallee herself. She makes accessories for women, children, and for your home as well. She welcomes custom orders and can even re-create a past treasure for you if she has the supplies!

Etsy Shop: Lallee's Cottage
Blog: Lallee's Cottage
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Sweet Cottage Dreams (Becky)

Becky has sewn up some adorable and finely crafted pillows and tote bags using vintage and vintage-inspired fabrics, trims and buttons. Such a pleasing, sweet variety of colors and textures, PLUS a sale on the blog shop - don't miss it! She's also offering some great vintage decor in her eBay shop, so make sure and stop by there too!

Blog/Shop: Sweet Cottage Dreams
eBay Shop: cottage*dreams


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Holly Doodle Designs (Holly)

Holly paints, glues, glitters, crafts, assembles, and creates beautiful and sweet art for her clients (who quickly become her friends).

Shop: Holly Doodle Designs
Home Page/Blog: Holly Doodle Designs


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The Pink Barn (Shelly)

Welcome to ~The Pink Barn~....where cowgirls are chic, old things become new, and pink is beautiful!!

Etsy Shop: The Pink Barn
Blog: The Pink Barn
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Cherry Heart Boutique (Dolly)

a bit of old... a bit of new, sparkley glitter here, vintage laces there, jars of old buttons, baskets of ribbons, pink roses adorn every table, snippets of paper and pippets of fou fou, whimsical delights surround you!

Etsy Shop: Cherry Heart Boutique
Blog: From My Cherry Heart


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Hydrangea Home (Dawn)

Welcome to Hydrangea Home, a site for all of you (like Dawn) who are obsessed with all things beautiful! Enjoy your stay!

Boutique: Hydrangea Home
Blog: Hydrangea Home

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Katie's Rose Cottage (Lori )

Lori has a passion for finding things from flea markets and antique stores and recreating them into treasures for your home ~ She love pinks, aquas and roses and the romantic and cottage comfort that they bring, all of the items at Katie's Rose Cottage will reflect this feel in some way ~

Shop: Katie's Rose Cottage
Affiliated Shops: Make Mine Pink
Blog: Katie's Rose Cottage


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La Rea Rose (Celestina)

Hand Painted home and garden decor ~ by Celeste, Decorative Design Artist. Offering old and new surfaces in a variety of styles. Rose painted vintage accents, including Romantic Shabby, Tuscan Designs, Folk Art Primitive, Garden Style, and Holiday decor with new items arriving each week.

eBay Shop: La Rea Rose
Blog: La Rea Rose
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Sadie Olive (Sara)

Add a little "ooh la la" to your holidays. Vintage inspired French treasures to adorn your chateau.

Boutique: Sadie Olive
Blog: Sadie Olive - Le Journal

Sadie Olive Design
Beautiful web and blog design as well as custom graphic design services and a lot more!

Design Shop: Sadie Olive Design Home

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Sweet n Shabby Roses (Rhea)

Rhea is a freelance artist, painting with different mediums for the past 17 years. She started tole painting in the late 1980's - which led to statuary plaster, marblizing and fauxing, which led to a home interior and residential Faux finishing business. Happily, Rhea finds herself back tole painting on smaller vintage, loved-on pieces. She sincerely hopes you'll find a treasure to love.


Etsy Shop: Sweet n Shabby Roses
Blog: Sweet n Shabby Roses

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The Old Painted Cottage (Jennifer)

At the Old Painted Cottage, Jennifer is pleased to offer romantic cottage decor that embodies the comfort, charm and casual elegance of a beautiful and relaxing home. Specializing in Shabby Chic and Beach Cottage decor, you're sure to find that special item here.

e-Boutique: The Old Painted Cottage
Blog: The Old Painted Cottage

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Whimsy Pink (Laura)

Let's go shopping together for those flea market finds and vintage treasures we all love. ~ New items are added daily ~cottage chic accessories, beach treasures and the most Romantic fabrics and home decor ~ that will enhance your favorite places ~ You'll always find something new at whimsypink!


Shop: Whimsy Pink
Blog: Whimsy Pink: Romantic Home Accessories

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Geninne's Art (Geninne)


Geninne's online shop is brimming with colorful original watercolors and limited edition prints! It is with great pleasure that Geninne welcomes you to have a look around to see if there's anything you fancy...

Etsy Shop: Geninne's Art
Blog: Geninne's Art Blog


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It's A Whimsical Life (Susan)

Susan is a children's illustrator dipping her toes into the Etsy pool. When she is not working on books, she likes to create teeny tiny pieces of art on luggage tags and little stuffed creatures.
**Special notice** This shop will be open until the 12th December then Susan will be closed up for the holidays until the beginning of January.


Etsy Shop: It's a Whimsical Life
Blog: It's a Whimsical Life


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Just Bee 'n Me (Becky)

You are warmly invited to browse through Becky's online shop featuring a growing selection of original, inspirational designs on a variety of fun, functional products! Be sure to check back often throughout the holidays for new designs.

CafePress Shop: Just Bee 'n Me
Blog: Just Bee 'n Me


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My Sweet Imaginations (Susan)

Sweet art that celebrates the whimsical spirit and imaginations of childhood. Each piece is an original painting which you are receiving directly from the Susan. She uses acrylic paint on high quality stretched canvas. Susan is always happy to make customizations to each painting to personalize it for your child....change hair color, add bangs, glasses, crowns, flowers...even add or change simple details or colors to better suit your child's decor.


Etsy Shop: My Sweet Imaginations
eBay Shop: My Sweet Imaginations

Glitter and Grunge Shop: My Sweet Imaginations

Blog: My Sweet Imaginations


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trudette

Trudette is a fulltime artist from the Netherlands, living and working in Belgium. She paint with oils in a loose, painterly method, with energetic brushwork and lush color application.

Image Gallery: trudette
Card Shop: trudette
Blog:
trudette

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Watercolor Friends (Alicia)

Here you'll find cute and expressive illustrations all done in watercolor. Animal and kids are always the main characters in these colorful Illustrations.

Image Gallery: Watercolor Friends
Blog: My Place Over the Hill


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White Shoes (Erin)

The designs of illustrator Erin Sherman. Buy and wear her style here, for kids and kids at heart.

CafePress Shop: White Shoes
Card Shop: Christmas Cards from Erin Sherman
Blog: White Shoes


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Wynle Designs (Anette)

Anette is a children's illustrator and writer living in Norway. She has Christmas Cards and a 2008 Calendar featuring her sweet colorful children's designs.

Shop: Art by Anette Heiberg
Blog: Wynle Designs
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Well, I hope you enjoyed our Merry-Making Christmas Gift Guide! Please bookmark the site and check back often throughout the holiday season because our artisans will be adding exciting and beautiful new items all the time and we will be adding new artisans as well! If you'd like to add a Merry-Making banner to your site, click here for the Merry-Making information page where you can snag the HTML code.

Thanks again for stopping by - and may your Chrstmas be Merry and Bright and Blessed!

13 comments:

  1. Becky you did a fabulos job putting this together!
    It looks wonderful!
    I am proud to be among such great artists!

    Big Hugz, Dolly

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  2. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks so much for including me!

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  3. Becky,

    I am so honored to be a part of this. Thank you for all of your hard work and talent!

    oxox
    Jennifer

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  4. Becky, You did a beautiful job of putting together the first annual Merry Making Christmas Guide. It looks wonderful and I am honored to apart of the feature. Thank you for your dedicated work in offering this to the community.

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  5. Thank you so much Becky for this! I could guess it was a lot of work putting it all together and it looks great! I too feel honored of being here :o)

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  6. wow! lots of great ideas on your list~thanks!

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  7. Becky, how sweet!!! you have some of my very favorite girls over here...all the goodies look so yummy:)

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  8. Thank you só much for putting me among such wonderful artists,
    lots of love,
    trudette

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  9. Wow- what a great list you have compiled, already saw some of our favorites, but so much more!! We are off to check some out! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

    smiles,
    kari & kijsa

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  10. it looks like a lot of browsing ahead...thank you for pulling this together...blessings, rebecca

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  11. Becky - the gift guide does look really great and I can't wait to check out some of the sites. Thanks so much for including me!

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  12. WOW! Great list, thanks so much!!

    Sue

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