Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cyber Monday Shopping! Blogger Community & Local Vendor Community links Re-post

I AM SUCH A DUMMY! This post was supposed to go up yesterday! *LAWD!* for cyber-Monday - and I forgot to put in the new post date and time - so it didn't post! That's what I get for not checking....dang! So, I'll post it anyway today, even though it's a day late - be back tomorrow with "Cleaning up our manuscripts..."

Y'all! I did it! I unplugged for 99% of the Thanksgiving Holiday. I did check my email a couple of times and left two messages on Facebook that needed attention, but! other than that, I was completely unplugged from Wednesday evening until this morning! Wow! I didn't even turn on my laptop and instead used GMR's slow desktop to check email, so I wouldn't be tempted to post or twitter or whatever. Whoop whoop! It was a good thing for me to do, as now I feel refreshed and ready to get back to work.

I'm planning to post another "Cleaning Up Our Manuscripts" tomorrow . . . " and today, or this evening, I'll be 'round to visit you all and see what you did for the holidays, or if not for holidays, for whatever . . . but, for now - . . .

It's Cyber Monday - time for that online shopping!

I am reposting this blog post - below - about our shopping with the blogging community and local community vendors! Let's support each other and our communities.

If you are not listed, and want to be, please shoot me an email.

Angie Ledbetter(Gumbo Writer) and I are happy to post the links! Please support our blogging community aritisans and your local community mom and pop shops.

Let's support each other in this blogging community & let's support our local indie vendors!

Online Indie Artists/Artisans Resource List ---


I make jewelry; here's the link to my Winkelf shop:The Jeweled Rabbit

I'm planning to change artistic direction, so I'm liquidating much of my current stock. Most of my jewelry has been marked down 50%, so here's a great chance to stock up on jewelry at great prices for Christmas gifts.I'll be posting about this opportunity to promote indie artists on my blog.


I have found the Pink Ribbon shop link for those in the US and Breast Cancer Care Gift Shop in the UK, there are loads of goodies to buy and you are supporting a great cause. On Monday this week, my GP's young wife had a mastectomy, last year my Cypriot friend also had the surgery but sadly my aunt passed away from the (and note from kat! I can’t find the comment with the rest of this story – please let me know who you are so I can post your link!)


Maria-Thérèse afiori.com
www.afiori.com - fine art photography, collages, unique mixed paper notebooks, custom wedding books and guestbooks. Everything is handmade by me from scratch and the notebooks have my art on the covers. Direct link to shop: http://afiori.etsy.com/


Janna Qualman
This place is local to my state. I haven't ordered yet, but plan to. Gave Angie the same link. http://www.riggscreations.org/

western North Carolina, Haywood County

Haywood County Animal Shelter:

Haywood County Shopping


Small Footprints
This is such a great idea ... and lots of fun, too! Thank you for the opportunity to not only display our shops but ... to shop from our fellow blogger's shops. Very cool! Here's our shop (mine and "Art's"): http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6820529
I'll pass the word!
Small Footprints


The Accessory Lady
Thank you so much for your support! :-). You can find our crafty creations at:http://www.theaccessorylady.com/
Have a wonderful week.


Mommy Tyme
Thanks for promoting the artisan/handmade community! I think I speak for all of us when I say, we appreciate the shout out! Mommy Tyme bath and gifts is handmade soap, bath and body items, jewelry, scarves, accessories, and gifts for the home... All made by me! So, if you have time to shop, stop by http://www.mommytyme.etsy.com/


What a great idea. Thank you so much for doing this.

Linda http://ribbonsrosesandmore.com/


I was referred here by smallfootprints! Thank you so much for this opportunity! My links are:http://trusk4u.etsy.com/http://trusk4u.winkelf.com/


This is a great idea. I bought a piece of jewelry from a fellow blogger and I just love it. I wear it all the time. I purchased it from Denise at the Seasonal Cottage. I can't recall the name of her etsy shop but she's a member of the FMTSO meme. She does fantastic work.


Wonderful idea! I really love shopping handmade. In fact I'd rather shop this way than any other.These are my shops for hand crafted jewelry: http://www.1000markets.com/users/gibsonwirecreations

Andy Lowe
Hi my friend i was also sent an invite by Small Footprints. My wee shop/gallery is at http://www.photoboxgallery.com/3004962
where I sell my pictures of the highlands of Scotland all the proceeds go to charity; many thanks for the chance to share the link


Michelle Art Works

That's me, Michelle, for artworks :)


Meghann LittleStudio
I guess I should tell you I make handcrafted jewelry and also do art photography :)Fabulous idea! All my presents are always handmade - either by myself or another artist. Here are my shops: http://www.littlestudiojewels.etsy.com/
Blog: http://www.meglittlestudio.blogspot.com/


This is a great idea! My sister and I are planning to support handmade for this Christmas shopping season as well. We would be honored if you would list our shop! -Dawn at MairzyDozy



I came across this one through my job at a Catholic Church


I know Joe Collins personally and my oldest daughter has been to Guatemala to work with him.

Roberto's bracelets and tablerunners are awesome.

Thank you,
A Mom on Spin


I noticed your sweet comment on my blog regarding my friend Sara and her new ribbon necklace business. Thank you so much for this great idea! :O)Sara's sites: http://twillypop.blogspot.com/


It is a brilliant idea. I don't have an etsy shop, but I have a website http://www.dogwalkers.net/
where you can find my custom made fancy dog collars and where you can buy my book of dog stories.


Titus (
Could I recommend Aiko Harman's site, where she sells her "Poetry Pets". Fabulous single poems with a hand-made soft toy to go with them.She's here: www.lionandsloth.com/

Denise here are my shop links:

My blogs:



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:

Thank you, and as ever be well, Stephen Craig Rowe
And how could I forget my own BelleBooks Publisher's Authors! If you want books to give as gifts, visit your local indie bookseller, or independent publishers like Bellebooks!


And here are more links! (I hope I don't repeat any or leave anyone out!)

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/

From jeweledrabbit: Here are the links to the shops of some of the Etsy sellers whose offerings I love: Zygopsyche, home of all kinds of cute, fluffy critters
Wood Animal Sculptor, Sandra Healy

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

B.J. Anderson Awesome!! Thanks so much for putting this together!!

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Deshawn Marie's handmade soap club! Soap of the month . . .


All right -Happy Shopping - let me know if you have trouble with any links, or as I said, if you were left out, or have any links to add for a future post!


image from google images: http://www.stereophile.com/images/archivesart/shopping.online.illo.jpg


Lori said...

This is one of the most brilliant ideas I have ever heard. I took down my own Etsy shop, but I'll think of another one that can enrich the list.
Are books also on the list? I have to check it out more closely.

Jessica said...

yikes, what a list! I look forward to Christmas more now because of the kids.

Titus said...

Whilst I inherited the shopping gene from my mother, even I get fed-up at that time of year.
What a solution! I just hope most of them are UK friendly ...

Kathryn Magendie said...

There is at least one book on the list-


(but yes, Books are a great gift...!)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey co-poster. hehe. You were smart to include descriptions of each "shop," and I lazily just listed the links. :) And, yes, these places are great to shop for ANY gift giving need.


Susan R. Mills said...

Thanks for the links. And the cornbread was delicious! :)

Michelle H. said...

How awesome is that! What a great thing to do to support our fellow bloggers! :-)

Stephen said...

Dear Kathryn and Angie,
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:
and contact info here:
Thank you, and as ever be well, Stephen Craig Rowe

T. Anne said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all those in celebration mode!!! I'm off to check out your links...

Marguerite said...

Wow, Kathryn, that's quite a list! I dread Christmas shopping and this will help a lot. With 4 family birthdays in Nov., plus Turkey Day, I've got a lot going on between now and then. Thanks for all the links!

Patience-please said...

I'm sure you qualified years ago, but this must qualify you again as an Official Good Egg!

B.J. Anderson said...

Awesome!! Thanks so much for putting this together!!


jeweledrabbit said...

Thanks for the shout out. =OD

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

Zygopsyche, home of all kinds of cute, fluffy critters

Katofmanycolors, gorgeous vintage inspired jewelry

Wood Animal Sculptor, Sandra Healy

Suldog said...

Thank you for the link, darlin'! Great idea, and I'll be posting a link to THIS when I do another follow-up, probably near to November 1st.

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Katherine Aucoin said...

Did I tell you my brother lives in Haywood county?

I so wanted to get there this year for some shopping with my SIL but the rock slide really put the brakes on this outing.

This is quite a list you have...I neec to get busy clicking.

Jessica said...

I gave you an award! :-)

colbymarshall said...

Awesome idea...and I'm going a shopping!!! Link time :-)

Candice said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. I"m going to have to go check out some of those recommendations.

Glynis said...

Kat...New Scribbles from Glynis is the Cypriot/Pink Ribbon link you are looking for.