|Renegade Holiday Fair, Circa 2012|
Photo by Dan Grzeca
This is also a fantastic time of year to support other makers, either via Etsy or by going to a holiday craft fair. I'm fortunate to live in Chicago, where we have tons of holiday craft fairs this time of year - anything from larger affairs such as the DIY Trunkshow and the Renegade Craft Fair December Market to smaller shows such as the Handmade Market or Revolution Craft Show.
I've scaled back some of my gifting goals to include quickie holiday ornament projects such as the ones I've been collecting here on Pinterest. Of course, if you're still worried about a last-minute time crunch, perhaps some ready-made ornaments are more your speed. I recently came across these adorable knitted bear ornaments from the Mother Bear Project, which are a fundraiser for their efforts. The proceeds from each ornament sale allows them to mail 6 regular-sized Mother bears to children in Africa who are affected by HIV/AIDs.
|Mother Bear Ornament|
|Slipped Stitch Studios Adventure Time Notions Bag|
|Forever Linked Hat & Mitts in Himalayan Trail Yarn (my favorite!)|
I'd love to hear your gifting solutions for this time of year, too!