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Nov 23, 2012

Small Business Saturday

Again this year, in honour of Small Business Saturday I thought I would share some of my favourite Etsy sellers. Check them out for unique Christmas ideas and to support creative, talented people (many of them Canadian). I have bought from all these sellers and highly recommend them

1-Erica and I are mad about tea and this Winnipeg tea artist makes the most delicious teas


2-This legally blind wood turner creates beautiful jewellery, pens and other items.


3-This Canadian Marine Biologist makes the cutest most durable dog collars. (And has a love for pit bulls)


4-United Cerebral Palsy of Rhode Island helps advance independence of individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities through art. 100% of the profits of the beautiful art, jewellery and accessories, goes to the artists in the Adaptive Art Program. Check out their wonderful work.


5-The best dog leash we’ve ever had. 100% of the proceeds go to Senior Spaniel Rescue


6-Gorgeous cards, amazing prices, from a Canadian seller…..oh yeah….and all the proceeds go to help patients struggling with cancer. You can’t beat buying from this wonderful lady.


7-A Toronto artist who creates beautiful Ukrainian eggs and jewellery.


8-Woolly toques and scarves from British Columbia. A portion of the proceeds goes to rabbit rescue groups


9-Heirloom seeds because gardening feeds the body and soul.


10-Another Canadian…absolutely beautiful gift card holders and more.


Please feel free to forward to other. Let me know if you or your loved ones have small or online businesses our family could support or some of your favourite artists and artisans.


Warm Wishes



Nov 26, 2011

Well yesterday was Black Friday and apparently today was Small Business Saturday. Over the past few years I have been trying to do more of my shopping at local businesses and from artists, artisans and crafters so when I stumbled upon it was wonderful. Now I do a good portion of my shopping from etsy at Christmas and throughout the whole year.

I figure when you know about a great thing it’s always good to share so I created a list of 10 of my favourite etsy sellers. I don’t know any of these sellers personally, I have just bought items from them and have always been thrilled.

1-Because she made the best purse I’ve ever had

2-Because she takes old sweaters and creates the most marvellous mittens

3-Because they create beautiful jewellery for animal rescue

4-Because not only are these socks colourful and fun they are also so very, very soft

5-Because I love pitbulls and so do they, donating the proceeds to Evenchance Pitbull Advocacy (and their products are top quality)

6-Because I REALLY love pitbulls, their jewellery is fun and a portion of the price of their pitbull jewellery goes to Villalobos Rescue Center (the largest pitbull rescue in the world)

7-Because she makes the most exquisite soaps

8-Because they take a bit of brass, a dash of literature and a bit of magic to create the most stunning bracelets

9-Because they are F.A.R.P (The Fabulous Animal Rescue Project) Need I say more?

10-Because her artwork is so enchanting it never fails to call to my inner child

And a bonus- Because we live and Saskatchewan and it’s so hard to find a coat that fits Charlie but this lady makes custom coats to fit any pup

Like I said this is just some of my favourites, etsy seems full of treasures made by wonderful creative folks

Love to hear if you know of some great hidden gems as well (or if you have started making your own creations PLEASE let me know)

Warm Wishes


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Denise L.
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