This time of year ushers in that bizarre mash-up of holidays where both Halloween candy and Christmas trees can be found in the same aisle at your local department store. This past weekend I found myself engulfed by Christmas displays on my way to get toilet bowl cleaner, and I have to confess that looking at all those glittery baubles and glass orbs got me excited for the holidays!
As much as I don’t like to rush the seasons, I do love the holidays and I really love giving gifts. There’s nothing I enjoy more than finding that perfect item for a friend or family member. And as I’ve shared before, my favorite way to do this is by shopping small. I love buying unique handmade gifts and supporting local artists and makers. It’s one of the best ways to guarantee you are going to find something made with love and care that is suited just perfectly for the recipient.
With this in mind, I’m excited to share a couple opportunities where I will be offering some of my embroidery hoop art this holiday season! Make sure you save the dates on these two events because they are happening ONLINE. That means you can participate wherever you are in the world (and you can do it in your pajamas!)
The Handmade Pop-up
The Handmade Pop-up is an online holiday market featuring handcrafted goods from artists and artisans around the world. A collaboration between Maker’s Movement and CYL Collective, their goal at The Handmade Pop-up is to lighten the load of the oftentimes overwhelming holiday season by creating a shopping experience with a curated collection of conscious brands for all.
The Handmade Pop-up takes place online on Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th! Bookmark the dates and visit www.thehandmadepopup.com for more information and a complete list of participating vendors. Follow me on Instagram at @bethcolletti for reminders!
30 Days of Giveaways
An annual event hosted by Jessica of the Instagram account @earthcookiecreates, the 30 Days of Giveaways will take place every day during the month of November! Each day there is an opportunity to win a different handmade item or piece of art, including my “you are SO loved” embroidery hoop art in peach, featured here! Want in? Make sure you follow me on Instagram at @bethcolletti and Jessica at @earthcookiecreates and stay tuned!