Shop Local, Shop Small, Enjoy!
|Owl Soft Sculpture, by digiliodesigns|
This weekend ushers in the "official" holiday shopping season. Saturday has become known as "Small Business Saturday," and the movement has really taken off. So, if you'd rather not get "malled," then Hudson Valley Etsy has many alternatives to that "black" experience. We are all over this weekend and these events are just the thing to lift your spirits with an amazing array of handmade, locally sourced holiday gifts.
Sue, of Digiliodesigns will be at the 44 Annual Dutchess Community College Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday. Sue is inspired by the beauty of the natural world when creating her prints, paper goods and original art. While you're there stop by to meet Kathryn, from HuzzahHandmade to discover some of her luxury hand knits and Nuno felted accessories for special people on your holiday list.
|Bulky, Cabled Alpaca Cowl by HuzzahHandmade|
Sue, Kathryn and Hester, from Hesters Studio are also participating in Gifted, Hudson Valley, a sweet, little Pop-Up Shop right on the main street in Red Hook, N.Y., that opens this weekend and continues through Christmas.
Also, if you are in the vicinity of Garrison, N.Y. you will also find a selection of Sue's items at The Desmond Fish Library Holiday Boutique
|Oval Bird Ornament by Hester's Studio|
Up in the city of Hudson, N.Y. at the Basilica Farm and Flea, Christina, from Hudson Naturals returns to this unique venue with her all-natural body products for both women and men.
|Rosemary Mint Soap by Hudson Naturals|
For something a bit different, visit Erin, from Harp and Thistle at the On Trend Holiday Market in Hadley, MA on Saturday. Erin's beautiful punch needle embroidery will charm anyone on your shopping list.
|Black Capped Chickadee Punch Needle Embroidery by Harp and Thistle|