10 Shops to Buy From This Season

10 SHOPS TO BUY FROM THIS SEASON Christmas is coming! I know, I know - Halloween is barely here, but this is a great time to start thinking ahead and planning for the special people in your life. It takes time to find the perfect gifts! My question for you is: have you shopped handmade for Christmas yet? If not, 2015 is a great year to start. It's important to support the artisans in our communities, and they have so many designs and products to offer that the big stores just can't compete with! To give you a head start, I've compiled a list of some of my favorite creative people who have their own handmade shops. Some of them have a long order wait, so if you see something you absolutely adore, get your request in today! So without further ado, here are 10 shops to buy from this season.

1. Lacelit - Kimberly has the prettiest watercolor and paint designs! I especially adore her hand painted clocks.

Green Hand Painted Wall Clock Home Decor Office Table Gifts for Her Housewares Floral Leaves Lace

2. Gulush Threads - Kristen does some really beautiful hand embroidery! She's got a 7-8 week turnaround, so get your request in now!

Home is Wherever I'm With You Anniversary . Hand Embroidery Hoop . Home Decor . Housewarming . Anniversary . Embroidery by Gulush Threads

3. Poppy and Fern - The pendants in this shop are some of my favorites.

Little White Snakeroot bouquet- hand embroidered necklace, white, yellow, summer, bouquet, floral

4. Fox and the Fawn - I personally love her photography and the delicacy of her designs - those stacking rings!

Sale . Fox Stack Ring Sets || Thick Sterling Silver Stack Rings - Sterling Silver Textured Stack Rings

5. Forgotten Cotton - Elizabeth and John live in Wyoming, where they do all their photography and production. I love the scarves they sell!

6. Oh My Heart Embroidery - Kari does gorgeous hand embroidery as well! I especially love her custom bridal bouquet pendants.

Bridal Bouquet Portrait. Wedding Keepsake. Custom Wedding Memento. Personalized Bride. Flower Bouquet Jewelry. Wedding Gift Anniversary Gift

7. Made By Betty B - Bridget designs gorgeous dreamcatchers in all sizes, shapes and colors. I love the vintage doilies she uses!

Customized 12" Unique Vintage Doily Embroidered Dreamcatcher, Hoop Art, Nursery Decor, Vintage Personalized Hand Embroidery

8. A Girl Named Leney - Leney lives in Virginia and is one of the most talented creatives I've seen. In addition to being a traveling photographer (what a life!) she also designs simple knitwear. My personal favorite? The Knit Crop Top.

9. For Such a Time Designs - Aly makes the coolest stamped silverware around! I love how she lists a balance of funny and inspirational quotes - she's got a spoon, fork, or knife for every occasion, thought, or feeling. Great gifts!

You're my cup of tea - Hand Stamped Spoon - Vintage Gift -  Every Day Vintage - Tea and books, take time for yourself

10. Hazel & Bean - Hand painted shoes! What more can I say? I love her flowery footwear so much.

Custom Hand Painted Mary Janes Made to order

I hope this list of creatives inspired you to shop handmade this season! There are so many wonderful artisans to support out there, and they're ready to make you exactly what you want! Give the gift of handmade and shop small.