Handmade in New Mexico- A Gift Guide

Friends,

Last weekend I heard of two large Holiday Markets in New Mexico (I’m sure there were more), one in Albuquerque and one in Santa Fe. I went to the one in Albuquerque and I was struck how may talented creatives we have here. It prompted me to start a gift guide of the ones I have been admiring through Instagram for some time now. Take a look and consider buying from these makers for your Christmas shopping.

  1. Cynthia Jones Jewelry: I got to meet Cynthia Jones in person last weekend, and she is so easy to talk to, which I find helpful when shopping for Jewelry. I have been wanting to buy a small but beautiful necklace for everyday. And she had just the thing. Her stacking rings are next on my list to buy.
  2. Quail Studio: Designer Emily Howe makes beautiful wool felt objects for the home. I would love one of her baskets to catch all my nicknacks.
  3. Modern Folkware:Studio potter Jennie Johnsrud makes these beautiful housewares. These are the kind of dishes you will keep forever.

    4. Barro by Lucrecia: I have seen her pottery in person in various places and they look as good as on the pictures. If you don’t like the modern look above you might appreciate her fun whimsical style.

     

    Do you have any favorite makers in New Mexico? Happy Christmas shopping. Buy less but better.

-Sofija

Handmade in New Mexico- A Gift Guide

Thanksgiving Crafts

I did this post last year and since it fits so well I wanted to repost it today.

Did you wake up this morning and realize that it is getting really close to Thanksgiving?? Are you ready?

If you are teaching this week you might be focusing on our nation’s beginning. Here are some craft ideas I found via the Martha Stewart website for your visual learners.


Here are the links to the tutorials: The corn dolls. The hat and bonnet. The table ship.

Happy crafting!

-Sofija

Thanksgiving Crafts

Happy 4th of July!

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Are you ready for the 4th of July celebration? Any fun plans?

We finally had a good amount of rain last night. I’m hoping it was enough for some of the fire restrictions to be lifted in this state. Maybe we will be able to light some fire works after all…

 

I wish you all a wonderful time celebrating with your friends and family!

-Sofija

All pictures taken last year by Lonely Mountain Photography. I missed it. I was in Germany with Natasha and Shane, having a blast at the flea market in Frankfurt.

Happy 4th of July!