I have been so busy sewing that I completely forgot about this week’s post! I also completely lost track of the fact that we are more than half way through November–which means we’re just a little more than a month away from Christmas. How is that even possible?! If you’re reading this, you probably already understand the importance (and the sheer wonderfulness) of buying local. So without further ado, may I present to you the first edition of my 2016 Gift Picks! 100% Kansas-made, 110% awesome. Enjoy!
Freeform labradorite and silver ring by Cultivated Dreams, $72 (plus shipping). From the shop: “Cultivated Dreams & Designs is a once lost and now newly found dream of mine to give people what you just can’t find in stores – wearable, real, raw ART. I have been running my business for five years now, and I love being able to do what I enjoy – all while making someone else happy in the process. I do everything myself, including the rough sketches of thousands of designs, creating the jewelry, photography & editing, completing orders, and even now, cutting my own stones in my home studio.” Check out the rest of her work here.
Peppermint Rose Facial Toner by Soiled Dove Co, $24 (plus shipping). From the shop: “Created by owner Riley Fouts, The Soiled Dove serves a sister company to her Madame Scodioli line. (A true Madame needs her doves, right?) In contrast to her darker, moodier sister, The Soiled Dove will concentrate on lighter floral based scents in refined, feminine packaging. The line has launched with facial bars, lotions and perfume oils, soon to be followed by facial toners, facial masks and hair serum. All products are handmade by Riley. She is essentially building her dream brand.” View more soaps, perfumes, and bath products here.
Wire Bun Wrap by Nachibands, $7 (plus shipping). This shop based in Solomon, Kansas, has a huge variety of handmade headbands and wraps! See them all here.
Handspun Yarn: Rapture by The Corner of Knit & Tea, $43 (plus shipping). Exquisite handspun yarn, crafted in Overland Park, Kansas. This particular skein is a blend of merino, bamboo, and nylon. View more lovely yarns here.
Mini Octagon Planters by Convivial Production, $18 each or $45.90 for a set of 3 (plus shipping). From their shop: “Convivial Production, Inc was started April of 2014. We are a production and design company that hand makes home decor, dinnerware and garden products for various brick + mortar stores throughout the US. All of the work grew from a love for hospitality. Service. Dining. Social vitality. The notion of conviviality coincided perfectly with functional ceramic wares – the joining of people to eat, to drink and to be well with one another. We make the dinnerware that allows for festivity as well as the decor that sets the scene for intimate gatherings. Our goal is to encourage others to host well as they use the items they have collected.” View all items here.
Hand-turned Cocobolo Crochet Hook by Unraveled Ewe, $25 (plus shipping). Gorgeous wood fiber art tools and more, based in Emporia, Kansas. Check out the rest of their lovely offerings here.
This was just a small sampling of the lovely things I found, but I’ve got photos to take and errands to run…so I’ll be back soon with even more amazing local finds!