handmade holidays

 

These handmade events are getting pretty smart. They’re like, “All of this stuff is cool, but there are a lot of people on the fence… Maybe if we serve alcohol they’ll buy all of the things!” Sneaky, sneaky!

I don’t need a cocktail to help me shop at a handmade event. Especially when helping my friend Lisa of Feto Soap for a couple weekends…and testing out her products. 🙂 After eyeballing quite a few items, I finally caved in at Pop Shop last weekend.

 

Replace that cocktail with a bath bomb. 😉

 

After standing all day at WHAM [Winter Holiday Art Market], I purchased a few of Lisa’s bath bombs. I needed to know what all the fuss was about. 🙂 The following morning I was already feeling pretty haggard, but  needed to take care of a couple precious pups. It was a pretty active weekend and I was feeling it all over. The timing was perfect to try out my first bath bomb. What a relaxing experience! My skin felt so soft, smelled so good – trust me I’m not being paid to say these things! Just completely obsessed.

 

 

Other purchases included gifts for friends and family, and maybe a couple things for me. 🙂

  • Couple holiday ornaments from a friend/former league-mate of mine at Mixed Hues.
  • Handmade notebook from Shop Witty – an online friend I finally met in person!
  • Pins from Nicky Davis. Daniel picked up the Werewolf pin after he saw mine!
  • More bath and lotion items from Feto Soap – including this amazing beard oil. Oakmoss sandalwood smells insanely good. Am I a weirdo for sniffing Daniel’s beard??

 

I had to use all of my will power not to purchase one of her Doctor Who ornaments!!

 

I love watching her snapchats when they make the paper.

The most addicting scent…

 

Daniel and I had a pleasant morning at Pop Shop. Sometimes I miss doing shows, but helping Lisa reminded me of how exhausting can be. Makers pour their hearts and souls into their work – so much more love and care, which usually means higher quality! I love supporting small businesses, but perhaps I will continue to do so online where I can practice a bit more self control…ha!

What are your favorite handmade shops?? Please share! I’m still doing some holiday shopping. 🙂

xoxo

 

roxy

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