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November 29, 2012

On Supporting Handmade.

Oh Christmas!

I’m not one for getting swept up in the commercialism of the season, but boy oh boy do I love giving gifts! You heard me right–my favorite part of gifting is not the receiving, but the look of delight on someone’s face at Christmas that lets me know I got them just the right thing. It’s all about making people happy ๐Ÿ™‚

This Christmas, as I’ve done for the past couple of years now, I’m doing my best to gift handmade and support small businesses. Of course, I definitely bought stuff (with coupons!) from big stores (Kohls and I are best buds), but at the same time, I’m making a concentrated effort to support handmade whenever possible!

It’s definitely worth paying the little extra to know that not only are you making the day of the person to whom you are giving the gift, but you’re also making the day of that seller! (Do you know how excited I get when I sell an item? Really? There’s typically some jumping involved :))

So, let me know below if you’re planning on supporting handmade this season, through Etsy or craft fairs or wherever, and I’ll get you started with some of my favorites. (That I didn’t get for other people, don’t want to spoil any surprises!) If you like any of them, just click on the picture to send you there!

Hair Pin Buttons by Chatterblossom

Autumn Pillow by NeedlesnPinsStitchery

Hobbiton Necklace by PrettyLittleCharmsUK

Country Button Earrings by ciaralg

“I Like Big Books” Tote by PamelaFugateDesigns

How have you supported handmade this holiday season?

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November 20, 2012

On A Sale.

What do you get when you add:

Aย teddy bear

Plus a little octopus

And a dash of winter warmth

All wrapped around some crocheted loving?

Well, you get amandajocrafts’ annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

Between Friday, November 23 and Monday, November 26, use coupon code FRIDAYMONDAY at amandajocrafts for 15% off your total order.

This is a great chance to get some serious Christmas shopping done! Who doesn’t need a scarf, or some gloves, or an adorable doll or teddy bear for Christmas or Hanukkah?! Come and plan out your order on amandajocrafts.

November 7, 2012

On amandajocrafts going on sale.

I’m not really much for sales–I pay myself a fair wage for my work, and do the best I can with that; there isn’t a lot of wiggle room.

However, my Etsy shop does have a sale once a year for Black Friday/Cyber Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

Come on over to amandajocrafts between Friday, November 23 and Monday, November 26 for 15% off your purchase–just use the code FRIDAYMONDAY. It’s a great chance to get the cute stuffed animal for your favorite nephew, the classy (and warm!) scarf for your sister, or the unique thingling for your best friend.

Why not get some Christmas shopping out of the way and support handmade!

How can you resist this face? ๐Ÿ™‚

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