handmade gifts: picks from the whipup team

by admin on 05/12/2007

in Resources

Hey all, we at whipup have put together a list of our favourite handmade goodies and gifts for the coming holiday gift giving season [for your crafty gal friends we love the starlets of craft calendar 2008 to keep you inspired]

Kup Kup Land, am always too slow to pick up a piece for myself!
Kup Kup Land

Simple, pure ceramics, the nicest being wrapped in knitting by Ruth Cross
[Linda Bloomfield]

Gina B for handmade silk buttons based on historical examples, perfect presents for a crafter!
[Gina B Silkwork]

Skinny Laminx hand-printed tea-towels. Wonderfully decorative, as well as practical, these will work well for anyone from Domestic-Goddess girlfriends to Grannies….they also make a wonderful bit of art work when framed! I will be stocking up on these for many of my nearest and dearest!
[Skinny Laminx] {below left}

Jennifer makes the most exquisite paper shoes and dresses. [email Jennifer with your inquiries]
[Jennifer Collier] {below right}

Beautiful prints and original art by Mhari McMullen. A brilliant way to give a totally unique and affordable gift that is sure to go down well….these would look amazing clustered together in mis-matched ornate thrifted frames, in keeping with their vintagey aesthetic.
[Mhari McMullen] [we also love these pretty prints for your wall from etui-etui.com, make your walls happy! {below left}

Fabulous printed textiles and totes from Showpony – I love that these are printed on Organic cotton and are a brilliant ‘green’ gift for the environmentally conscious people in your life. In this season of shopping [and shopping bags!] everyone should be encouraged to invest in one carry-all bag they can use again and again….
[Showpony] [we also love the adorable owl printed bags from modern radar] {below right}

Wonderfully creative gifts for Children [or grownups] from Skullknocker.

a great one stop shop for all sorts of wonderful and quirky gifts – from jewellery to tees, to your Christmas cards and tags – you will find it here, courtesy of talented artist and designer Lisa Solomon.
[Underdog Ink] [Everytime we see the work of happy owl glassworks at a craft fair it
makes us happy, but then again, we do have a love affair with all things owl and pendant related.Happy Owl glassworks

Felt dolls and brooches from Eloole:

This brooch – a collaboration between Ana ventura+ Abigail Percy:
[“flowers on my mind” brooch]

Sandra Robledo + Lyndie Dorthe: spanish designers
[collar negro @ jugando con hilos]

chartreuse nugget from smallstump:
[small stump]

This Wooden Puzzle of a Charming Country Boy with his Bold Black & White Chickens
[Mari Maki Rae]

These are hand-crocheted wrist gloves to keep your hands and arms warm when you don’t want to wear finger mittens. Great for guys or girls. They are crocheted with a single strand of grey yarn to create a fine, small stitch that isn’t too thick.

The Market Bag is made from corduroy and lined in cordura of a lighter shade of burnt red.
[Moop] {below left}

Temporary bouquet – Circles of mulberry paper with watercolor, tea, silkscreen, beeswax. Circles are stitched around their edges and attached with silver and gold safety pins. Would look striking in a shadow box frame.
[Michelle Moode] {below right}

For myself, I’d love to get one of Blissen’s wallet (and stuff some money in it!)
[Blissen] [we also love the pinwheel flower necklace from blissen] [and keep your thoughts in one place with a lovely handmade journal from if’n books]

mohair and ribbon bag from memake on etsy

We love these fuzzy pear ornaments from myfinn [speaking of pears forget having a tomato to hold your sewing needles…grab a pear from

anything from gooseflesh is gorgeous but these flotsam bracelets are particularly lovely

We love everything at flying star toys but theIshmael whales are too adorable. [we also love soto softies for their cute bunnies]

Neck Warmin Helmet Set -Daddy Monkey Baby Monkey from glitz concepts

rosar pomar baby slings – are these not absolutely gorgeous!

We love Mimi’s adorable fat cats {below left}

owls from planeta hilda – email her for information on how to purchase {below right}

stunning shibori pleated pieces from Tinctory
[via Etsy Tinctory]

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kim December 6, 2007 at 2:08 am

Good lord! A post has never left me feeling so want-y. Thanks for compiling this!


2 New Born Baby Zone December 6, 2007 at 5:32 pm

Awesome gifts…and I liked this idea to.. cos they are gonna be something special… :)


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