Thursday, November 29, 2012

Need Some Holiday Gift Ideas?

Taking a break from working with slippery braid, I kitted up "Happy Gobble Gobble Day" as my last Turkey Stitch for this month. 

My Sister and I visited Down to Earth of Small Business Saturday.
I came up with a wide range of gift ideas.

If you aren't 'The World's Most Amazing Sock Knitter' like Melanie over at Moonraker Lampwerks, then maybe these colorful babies will fit your bill. 

I am always charmed by sock puppets.

I liked these retro-looking glass and ceramic milk bottles.

Carol over at The Polka Dot Chicken will appreciate these metal constructs. 

This display makes me wish my nephews were still the preschooler of many years ago.  

Both boys are rabid avid Duck Fans (U of Oregon), so I don't think they'd cotton to wearing a beaver hat (the mascot of arch-rival Oregon State).

Bees, they remain one of my most favorite motifs.

And owls too!  Remember last month's owl stitching projects?   

GREAT Garden Art!  In my book anyway.  I know lots of people are put off by all things buggy, but I like the fly and the bees.  Just off to the left you can glimpse metal ladybugs too.

No matter the style of your garden, a flamingo or two is always good fun.

Again my favorite motifs - rugs with chickens - rugs with bees!
Did you get any gift ideas while browsing through this post?


cucki said...

So beautiful ,.lovely gift ideas ..
I love the garden art so much too :)
Hugs x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Working with metallic threads isn't much fun, I used to do lots of designs with sparkly thread and now wonder why it held such appeal. It's not that I don't like it at all but I rarely use it these days. I suppose our stitching is like our lives as it constantly evolves.

Margaret said...

Nice! I love virtual shopping! lol!

Mouse said...

ooooo love those socks could do with some of those now its gone rather chilly over here , love those wee bugs too :) love mouse xxxxx

Barb said...

You are right, lots of fun gift ideas!

Nicola said...

I wouldn't mind having the retro milk bottles in my stocking.

Pam in IL said...

Some of those garden ornaments for my mother-in-law and sister-in-law would be nice gifts. Some of those metal chickens as a gift for myself would be nice too ;)

Chris said...

What a lovely shop. Lots of good ides.
I love your new turkey start!
Almost time for the new header!!!

Melanie said...

Holy moly those are some super-sassy, super-awesome socks!!!! I would want a pair of each color combo. AND the snail watering can. :)