Friday, November 29, 2013
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday
Did you survive Thanksgiving and Black Friday? We only made one shopping excursion to Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee so my husband could buy their limited edition Black Friday beer, which is only sold today. If you are trying to do the buy local - buy handmade - support small businesses - thing, here are some suggestions for both in-person shopping in SE Wisconsin and some on-line gift guides in the form of Etsy treasuries for those of you in the rest of the world.
If you live in southeast Wisconsin and are looking for some local, handmade holiday gifts, here are some upcoming craft shows & one workshop:
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Art Vs Craft (their last year) - Milwaukee WI at the Harley Davidson Museum
Holly Craft Fair - DePere WI
Sat & Sun December 7-8, 2013
Crafter's Marketplace (presented by the ABK Weaving Center)
at the Jazz Gallery, 926 E Center ST, Milwaukee (I'm participating in this one.)
Sat. December 7, 2013
Holiday card making workshop at Redline Milwaukee
MKE UP Market Holiday Bazaar and Fundraiser for the Philippines at SPIN Milwaukee
Sun. December 8, 2013
Hovercraft 2013 at Turner Hall
Buy Local Gift Fair - Lakefront Brewery
There are probably plenty of others that I am missing!
If you don't live in Wisconsin, you can still shop on-line. (My Etsy shop is here) I've also been putting together some holiday Etsy gift guides ranging from the kooky & creepy to the fun & colorful. I've tried to keep the focus on handmade, as well as feature some folks I know both in person and on-line, though there are also strangers included along with members of the Etsy Wisconsin Street Team (WIST). Enjoy!
Home for the Holidays (little colorful houses)
Spoiled Cats & Spoiled Dogs (gift ideas for pets & pet lovers)
Krampus (a mythical creature who accompanies St. Nicholas and punishes the naughty children)
Zombie Holidaze (and there's a lot of holiday themed zombie stuff out there)
Kooky & Creepy Holidaze (if you prefer your holiday a little off-kilter)
Now time for leftover pumpkin pie and a nap....