Ok, this is an absolute plug for my family’s handmade items, but I swear I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t love their wares, truly.
1. My amazing creative and perfectionist Mom, my inspiration for all things crafty:
She makes beautiful little paper wedding favors with flower seed packets; place cards; etc. in the shapes of birds, leaves and almost anything you can dream up and she can fit words upon. The place cards with butterflies attached were a huge hit at our wedding and I still have some saved 10 years later because I couldn’t bear to part with them. Who knows what magic she’ll conjure up for future projects? Check back often. One day she’ll be too busy and famous to take your order; she was recently asked to produce place cards for an internal business function at Hermes! Yes, that Hermes. No, not joking. I need the little accent mark above the “e” so you know I can spell. Oh, and she’s a true perfectionist; when she’s overloaded with orders I have offered to help but have been politely denied each time. I get it, Mom…I can be a slob.
2. My aunt makes the coolest beads:
They are unique glass beads, and so beautiful. She’s been making them for years at art fairs, but just recently joined etsy. Every time I wear her beads I get mad compliments. I get excited to see her new stuff because it’s always different.
3. My soon-t0-be-sister-in-law makes beautiful fashionable clothing:
Laura always predicts the trends before you see them coming. She makes hip clothes and can work with you on sizes, offer recommendations for fit, etc. She’s such a professional, and always looks gorgeous herself!
Enjoy the wares of my kin! 😉