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Monday, October 12, 2009

Support Our Online Community



I'm making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty and nice...oh, wait, wrong song! But I am thinking about the upcoming holidays and all the shopping that usually involves.

In an effort to stop the insanity of last minute scratching for gifts this year, I'm going to do the bulk of my shopping online. It's a great way to avoid the mad crush in the overpriced mall, but most of all, shopping with indie online artists & artisans is a great way to support our online community!

The gifts are unique, handcrafted, beautiful and many times, economical even when you include moderate shipping charges. You'll love browsing the art, photography, crafts, luxury items, specialized poetry, pet accessories, jewelry, toys and so much more.

I'll keep adding to and rerunning this resource list every so often, and in the meantime, please feel free to contribute your favorite links for cool cyber shops or blogs. And if you want to tweet this post and/or use the links for a post of your own, be my guest. {You can copy and paste the links to a Word doc or into an email to yourself for easy reference so you don't have to keep coming back here...not that I don't LOVE when you visit! LOL}

Kat Magendie is running her links simultaneously, so visit her also. If I've left off someone, let me know and I'll add ya in real quick.

Now, let the shopping begin...........





@@ Online Indie Artists/Artisans Resource List @@


http://moonwillowwhispers.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.riggscreations.org/ 

http://www.afiori.com/  http://afiori.etsy.com/ 

https://sites.google.com/site/robertomadeit/ 

http://beadedbadgelanyards.blogspot.com/

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5535950

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6641946

http://www.yeahthatsrandom.blogspot.com/

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6820529

http://www.theaccessorylady.com/

http://theaccessorylady.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.mommytyme.etsy.com/
http://www.mommytyme.org/  
http://fuzzb.com/MommyTyme  

http://ribbonsrosesandmore.com/

http://trusk4u.etsy.com/
http://trusk4u.winkelf.com/ 

http://www.artistryarts.com/shop.php?user_id=100006

http://themartinidiva.com/

http://www.photoboxgallery.com/3004962

http://michelle-colourmyworld.blogspot.com/

http://jeweledrabbit.blogspot.com/

http://twillypop.blogspot.com/
http://twillypop.etsy.com/  

http://www.pinkribbonshop.com 

http://scribblesbyglynis.blogspot.com

http://jarielyn.blogspot.com 

http://www.1000markets.com/users/gibsonwirecreations
http://www.artfire.com/users/GibsonWireCreations 

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=49783 

http://www.LittleStudioJewels.etsy.com

http://www.LittleStudioJewels.artfire.com
http://www.icraft.ca/littlestudiojewels
http://www.meglittlestudio.blogspot.com 

http://www.mairzydozy.etsy.com 

http://www.dogwalkers.net 

www.lionandsloth.com

LIST ADDITIONS:

From Kimmi (The Unbreakable Child): Shop Goodwill. You can buy/bid online from Goodwill stores around the nation, land a teasure and give back to the community all in one click HERE.

From Carrie Link: Here's another one for you, Angie. It's my cousin's website, great for those spiritual seekers: http://www.creatingquietspaces.com/

From Hilary of the awesome photographs: Gary over at the Pottery Blog has an etsy shop too at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5056727 and his blog address is http://grpottersblog3.blogspot.com/

Contributed by Kat from her blog: I just happen to have a studio full of my original oil paintings that make wonderful lifetime gifts. Also make handwritten poetry suitable for framing that is not quite as expensive as the paintings. Preview art works here:
http://www.paintingstudio.spaces.live.com/ and contact info here:
stephenrowepainter@msn.com
Thank you, and as ever be well, Stephen Craig Rowe

From jeweledrabbit: Fine Artist and Illustrator Thaneeya McArdle: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6757 , Polymer Clay Artist Pamela Fleming of The Magic Sleigh:  http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6290188 , Fine handcrafted leather purses at Valhalla Brooklyn: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5456402 , Soft Sculpture Artist, Art Accessory Rabbit Bag Maker, and Animal Activist, Annette F. Tait of Dragon House of Yuen: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5231837  

From Lady Glamis: Levenger Has the BEST Writing and Reading Stuff EVER http://levenger.com/

Sent from Twitterville: http://jillstreasures.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.jillstreasurechest.etsy.com/
http://www.hiddenridgeroad.net/

35 comments:

Tabitha Bird said...

Great list. Thanks for the links. All the best with that shopping :)

Lori said...

This is a great, great, great idea, Angie. Just brilliant.

Vodka Mom said...

That is awesome, Angie!!!! Very very awesome.

Jessica said...

Thanks!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Let the Shopping Madness Begin!!!

Wheehaw!

Kathryn Magendie said...

PS - can't wait to see you, friend - just a few more days and i"ll be in swampland!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Great list! I need all the help I can get! Thanks!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Tabitha - My pleasure. Happy shopping. :)

Why, thank you Lori!

Vodka Mom - 'Preciate it. I love the online community. Gotta support each other, especially in these bad economic times.

You're welcome, Jessica.

Kathryn - Yeeehaa! Can't WAIT for you to get here. Congrats again on being an author speaker at the LA Book Festival. :D

Glad to help, Donna.

Julie Compton said...

Great list, Angie. Thank you!

The Unbreakable Child said...

Awesome list, Angie. Adding a great one for you: Shop Goodwill. You can buy/bid online from Goodwill stores around the nation, land a teasure and give back to the community all in one click. http://www.shopgoodwill.com/

x0

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Here's another one for you, Angie: It's my cousin's website, great for those spiritual seekers:
http://www.creatingquietspaces.com/

Thanks!

Michelle H. said...

Aw... supporting the blogger community. You. Are. Awesome! Thanks for the links!

Dawno said...

Thank you for the great list of links and for mentioning me in it!

Scott said...

Great list. And, for the record, it's totally a mistake that my name appeared on the 'naughty' list. I mean, that Elf compiling the list was reading his dental school books and only typing with one hand. : )

S

Deb Shucka said...

Thanks, Angie. Looking forward to a fun shopping afternoon here soon.

Hilary said...

Thanks for doing this, Angie. :) Gary over at the Pottery Blog has an etsy shop too at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5056727 and his blog address is http://grpottersblog3.blogspot.com/

Angie Ledbetter said...

Julie - You're welcome. (Emailing you shortly.)

Thanks Kimmi. Got your link added in!

Michelle - "I know you are, but what am I?" ~ PeeWee Herman :D

My pleasure Dawno!

Scott - ahem...you're on every elf's Most Wanted list. Better git to gittin' on some improvements or you'll only receive lumps of coal this Christmas. LOL

You're welcome Deb. ;)

Hilary - Thanks. Got it added to the list.

Marguerite said...

You said it right, "insanity", is what my holiday shopping usually turns into. Great list to shop from, cher. Thanks so much for all of the great links!

♥ Braja said...

I just noticed your favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird....mine too :)))
xo

Cheffie-Mom said...

Thank you!! enJOY your day!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Marguerite - Hope it helps you have a merrier Christmas and cuts down on the shopping craziness. :)

Braja - You're my sistuh girlll!

Same to ya Cheffie-Mom.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

What a great service! I love this list.

Pop Art Diva said...

Well, thank you so much for the mention of THE MARTINI DIVA™! That is the link to my blog where I post all my free recipes on fun recipe cards. . .

BUT, just to let you know I also have a shop where I sell the most fun Martini Art on Tees, Cups, Posters, Cards & other gift items: The Martini Diva™ Boutique.

I'm also just starting a great line of miniature, original paintings called the Pop Art Divas that are starting at $25!

I would like to personally thank you for promoting all these online businesses of craftspeople and artists - the arts and those who contribute to them can use all the support we can get and the best part is you get a unique hand-crafted gift that can't be found at a chain store!

May Santa bring you and extra special Christmas this year!

PopArtDiva aka The Martini Diva and The Normal Challenged Artist.

Dorraine said...

Just like you to think of everyone, Angie! Thanks so much for posting the links. Maybe I'll give online shopping a try this year.

Robyn Campbell said...

Great list Angie. I plan on doing A LOT of shopping online this year. And thanks for doing this. :)

B.J. Anderson said...

What a great list! Thanks so much. I love buying handmade.

jeweledrabbit said...

Thank your for posting the link to my blog. =OD

Here are the links to the shops of some of the Etsy sellers whose offerings I love:

Fine Artist and Illustrator, Thaneeya McArdle

Polymer Clay Artist, Pamela Fleming of The Magic Sleigh

Fine handcrafted leather purses at Valhalla Brooklyn

Soft Sculpture Artist, Art Accessory Rabbit Bag Maker, and Animal Activist, Annette F. Tait of Dragon House of Yuen

thedomesticfringe said...

Great idea!

I'm coming back when I have more time to check out some links.

Thanks!
-FringeGirl

colbymarshall said...

Love these links! I too plan to do lots of shopping online this year!

Lady Glamis said...

Awesome, wow! One of my favorites is Levenger. I don't think I saw that on your list.

Levenger Has the BEST Writing and Reading Stuff EVER

Angie Ledbetter said...

THANKS FOR THE ADDITIONAL LINKS AND ALL THE GREAT COMMENTARY!

HO-HO-HO!!!!!!!

Texas Playwright Chick said...

I can't believe you're so thought organized that you're already thinking about Christmas shopping! VERY VERY impressive! I'm both LOVE and hate online shopping. LOVE it for the convenience...hate it because it robs me of that warm holiday shopping feeling...and the token Starbucks w/ cookie drive-by to keep the high energy shopping spirit.

Texas Playwright Chick said...

I can't believe you're so thought organized that you're already thinking about Christmas shopping! VERY VERY impressive! I'm both LOVE and hate online shopping. LOVE it for the convenience...hate it because it robs me of that warm holiday shopping feeling...and the token Starbucks w/ cookie drive-by to keep the high energy shopping spirit.

Debbie said...

I can't wait to make some time and peruse each and every one of these!

Julie Compton said...

Angie,
Here's the link I wanted to give you.
Sidhe Designs, www.sidhedesigns.com, handcrafted silver jewelry by Colorado artists Michele Throne Conn and Dan Schaufele. Michele is the daughter of one of my close writing friends. Her stuff is gorgeous.

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