Shop Small: Paper Stencils by Handmade Charlotte

stenciling onesies

I don’t do a ton of stenciling, and a big part of the reason is that the stencils you find at the craft store are made from plastic, and I try to avoid plastic in my crafting when I can. That’s why I was super excited when my friend Rachel Faucett’s company Handmade Charlotte contacted me about trying out her new paper stencils!

Buy Handmade: Tea Time!

Tea Time

We’re having a pretty mild winter, but it’s still been dipping below freezing from time to time here in Atlanta in the last couple of weeks. This calls for tea time!

Buy Handmade: Vegan Beauty Products

Vegan Beauty Products

If you’re new to veganism or veg-curious, the idea of vegan products that aren’t food might seem a little strange. You don’t eat soap, and last I checked, shampoo wasn’t good in smoothies, so what’s up with vegan beauty products?

Upcycled Around Town: A Green Crafts Marketplace

Upcycled Sweater Scarf

You guys know that I’m all about buying handmade, but one of the challenges of shopping for handmade goods online is that just because something is handmade doesn’t mean it’s environmentally friendly. It can be a little bit of a hassle to filter results to find just upcycled crafts when you’re already searching for something specific. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were a place where you could shop online for exclusively upcycled goodies? It turns out that there is!

Buy Handmade: Gifts for Him

gifts for him

For some reason, I always have a tougher time picking out something handmade for the guys on the list. Do you guys have this problem? Maybe it’s that handmade goodies tend toward the girlie? Whatever the reason, finding handmade gifts for him is a sticking point on my holiday list every year.

Buy Handmade: Ornaments!

handmade ornaments

If making ornaments isn’t your thing, you can still cover your tree in handmade goodness by shopping for handmade ornaments instead of hitting the big box store.