Friday, July 13, 2012

Never Enough Time

Do you know what day it is? Yes, it's Friday the thirteenth of July, but do you know what that means? No, I'm not talking about superstitions.  I mean there's only 165 days before Christmas!  Oh my word, will there be enough time? Please, don't think I've lost my mind (although it may be slipping). Just let me explain.

I love making Christmas gifts.  If you are a family member of mine you have received more than your share of handmade gifts from me over the years.  From painted tee shirts and jewelry to cookies and beef jerky, I love to make things for the people I love.  And I love receiving handmade gifts too.  They have so much more meaning to me.  To think of the time involved makes it all the more special.

Not everyone has the time these days though.  Between working full time, volunteer work, children and  family commitments there just isn't enough hours in the day.  So where does that leave one?  Hurriedly running out to the local mall, looking for a parking space, waiting in lines.  And for what?  A store gift card?  Sure that is a great present but wouldn't it be nice to give a gift that is really appreciated? Something thoughtful and as unique as the person receiving it?  Well I have the answer.

Handmade.  But don't worry if you don't have the time or the talent.  Because the Handmade Circle Team on Etsy is having a Christmas in July Sale.  And remember what I said about having enough time? Well, the sale only lasts another 18 days, so don't let the time slip by.  Check out some of these shops. Heck, take a look at all of them.  You will be sure to find that perfect handmade gift at a very special price.  No long lines to wait in, no wasting gas and time at the mall.  Shop from home and help support the handmade movement.  Your friends and family will be glad you did.

And to top it all off, we are having a giveaway and it's nothing to be suspicious about. Just click here to enter for your chance to win a fabulous prize.  Really, it's that easy. Good Luck!

This is just a sample of the wide variety of items you will find in some of the shops. Something for everyone!

Origami Earrings by BlueRidgeOrigami

Natural Nut Wreath by Hickowreaths

Raggedy Ann & Andy by GranniesRaggedyBags

Makeup Clutch Bag by GoGreenWithRed

Sweat Shirt by ChinquapinRidge

Wool Crochet Hat by SophiesHatsAndMore
Fingerless Gloves by ToppyToppy

Please be sure to check out all of the fabulous shops and don't forget to use the coupon code - HMCJULY- during checkout to receive your discount.  Happy shopping!

Abundant Earth Works

Artistic Funk – Lisa Marzian

Augie and Lola Baby Boutique

Grandma's Crochet Cottage

Monday's Child Primitaves

Sophies Hats & More


  1. Great blog Kathy! Only 18 days left, where did the time go this month? :)

  2. Awesome Job! So many wonderful shops, deals, and prizes!

  3. Love your blog! Thanks for the promotion, too!