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WINNERS UPDATE:  The makers have chosen their 4 winners & emails have been sent (check comments for Congrats): Andrea Garland wins the sign from williamraedesigns, Julia wins the knitwear from KnitBrooks, Claire Reed Warren wins jewelry from Lotus Light Originals and Susan wins Jenny Rijke ceramics. Congratulations to everyone and a big thanks to all of you for participating!

I just love this time of year… because I am obsessed with everything handmade and I also believe in supporting small businesses. Let me introduce you to 4 incredibly talented and hard working makers & artists and their wonderful handiwork! (And don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post by leaving a comment)

Meet Jenny Rijke of @jennyrijkeceramics “Handmade in Clay”

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Jenny is a self-taught, full-time, ceramic artist. She currently lives where she was born and raised, in an early 1800’s farmhouse on a horticultural farm in rural eastern Ontario with her husband and growing family. Her upbringing was one of family farm life, hard work, and simple living. Today, those same roots are evident and are what laid a firm foundation and gave her a vision for her ceramic business that started at the end of 2014, turning her hobby into a business. With her passion for creating with her hands, Jenny artfully makes tangible pieces that are inspired by nature.
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I thoughtfully design and hand make each piece in my small-batch, home-based, ceramics studio. Each piece begins with clay that is then coloured in the studio and marbled. It is formed and allowed to dry slowly over the course of a week. It is then fired in my kiln, glazed using in-studio developed and made glazes, then fired again yielding it to completion. Each piece is made individually and has its own exquisite pattern that cannot be replicated.
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You can find Jenny and her lovely ceramics here:
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Meet Courtney Hanak of williamraedesigns
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Courtney and her business partner Fraser originally started designing custom furniture in 2014. Fraser was building all of these amazing, unique pieces and Courtney decided she wanted some of the action. Since she’s only 5’3″, she figured smaller home decor projects would be the best fit for her to create. This is how they started making signs. Court first chose words that were really simple and easy to paint….you know, the generic “home” and  “family” types of signs. She made these signs for awhile, but something still wasn’t filling this creative hole in her soul. That’s when she sat down and actually thought about what words mean to people.
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Courtney says, “If you’re human, we know you’ve cried over words. We know that words have made you angry, sad, and happy. As well as fearful, overjoyed, and hopeful. These feelings are important. In fact, they are what connect us and make us human. Words are powerful tools that not everyone thinks about on a daily basis. You don’t think about what they mean until you happen to be walking by and spot a sign, with a quote that touches some of these emotions. This is how we started to realize that people are always searching for more than just “home” and “family”. They want something in their home that actually connects with who they are as a human on this earth.”
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We now make roughly 350-400 signs a week and we can’t make them fast enough. We’re still learning as we grow, and we’re so thankful for the growth we’ve seen in just 2 years. The Alberta community has welcomed us with huge open arms, and we can never express how much that means.

You can find all the williamraedesigns Rustic Farmhouse Signs here: Instagram @williamraedesigns and website williamraedesigns.com 

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Meet Edie Pruss, owner of Lotus Light Originals, specializing in handmade, one of a kind semi precious stone bracelets and malas.

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Hello, My name Is Edie, and I am a teacher by trade, a mom of 4 boys and a grandma of two! I love the outdoors and am fascinated with rocks. I think this is where my love of beads stems from. About ten years ago, I decided to start making jewelry and sold my items at a local market on Saturdays.  This little hobby morphed into a small business, which I truly enjoy. I created my brand and my own website a few years ago, and then  approached a few stores to carry my line. I am fortunate enough to be in four stores, three here in Alberta, and one in B.C, Canada.  I love using semi-precious stones, not only because I find them beautiful, but also because each stone has unique healing properties. I love to create custom work and making people feel great about their pieces, designed by me! Thank you for supporting local handmade businesses.

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Edie’s stunning jewelry can be found at http://www.lotuslightoriginals.com and on Facebook at Lotus Light Originals. 

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And finally, meet Kelly Brooks, a cozy enthusiast and nature lover who lives in Dundas, Ontario, Canada, where she knits and crochets toasty accessories for the modern nature lover. She has also recently branched out into hand carving wooden crochet hooks out of sticks she finds in local forests.

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I picked up knitting in 2010 when I was looking for a way to distract myself from the stresses of college – I was an awkward introvert in the second year of a photojournalism program and needed a quiet creative outlet.
A couple years later knitbrooks was born by way of an Etsy shop, and over the years has become a way to combine all the things in my life that I love. Whether I’m knitting hats and scarves for an upcoming handmade market or designing a new DIY pattern, the joy I find in writing, photography, exploring new places, and of course staying as cozy as possible, is always present and consciously incorporated into whatever I’m working on.
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I love being outside (casual stroll through a local forest, anyone?), but when the cooler weather hits I want to be toasty and comfortable. My knit and crocheted accessories are typically oversized and as delightfully squishy as possible to make sure those cozy feelings are achieved!
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While I do love making snuggly accessories for other people, I also have patterns available for the creative folks who want to get their DIY on. Seeing other makers knit or crochet my designs is so rewarding.
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Most recently, I tried my hand at making my own wooden crochet hooks. I’ve fallen in love. The craft of woodworking and somehow turning a stick into a functional tool is a new and exciting endeavour. I love that these hooks are bringing a piece of the Canadian wilderness into the creative processes of other makers – I mean, why shouldn’t our tools inspire us?
You can find Kelly Brooks knitting herself into social media at
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To enter this Giveaway, leave a comment telling me which of these 4 beautifully handmade gifts you would like to win: knit wear, ceramics, jewelry, home decor sign (all subject to availability). The contest closes December 18, 2018 midnight MST and winners will be announced December 20, 2018. Good luck! 
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170 Comments on Handmade Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway 2018

  1. Tracy Willow
    December 10, 2018 at 4:28 pm (9 months ago)

    It’s so hard to just choose one of these amazing handmade gifts! I choose the handmade sign.

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  2. Karen
    December 10, 2018 at 4:49 pm (9 months ago)

    Home decor

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  3. Caroline Hankins
    December 10, 2018 at 4:58 pm (9 months ago)

    I’d love to win the knitwear, but they are all beautiful!

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  4. Christine Henley
    December 10, 2018 at 5:05 pm (9 months ago)

    Love the home decor sign! Everything is so pretty!

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  5. Paige
    December 10, 2018 at 5:10 pm (9 months ago)

    They all are so cute but I like the mugs the most.

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  6. Judi Jenkins
    December 10, 2018 at 5:12 pm (9 months ago)

    I love the ceramics. Always amazed at using the earth to mold a useful vessel.

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  7. Kim Hunt
    December 10, 2018 at 5:14 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win some lovely hand made knit wear!

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  8. Kaye
    December 10, 2018 at 5:17 pm (9 months ago)

    I can see myself in that knit hat, but the ceramics are lovely too! If I have to choose, it would be the knit wear. Hats off to Kelly for profiling such talented entrepreneurs!

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  9. Cindy Coury-Broadhurst
    December 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm (9 months ago)

    Knit wear, that beanie is adorable.

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  10. Lena Knutsson
    December 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm (9 months ago)

    I also love handmade stuff! I love the hand knitted and the jewellery mostly 😍

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  11. Melissa Davis
    December 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Jewelry

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  12. Lisa Ashburn
    December 10, 2018 at 5:23 pm (9 months ago)

    The ceramics but love them all!

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  13. monica
    December 10, 2018 at 5:29 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh goodness! All are so very lovely ❤️❤️❤️ I LOVE the knit/ crochet items! They look so snuggly!! Everything is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  14. Joan Anderson
    December 10, 2018 at 5:36 pm (9 months ago)

    What choices to pick from! I think I would have to say the knitwear would be my ideal choice. I am always cold in the winter and that knitwear looks nice and warm.

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    • Gemma
      December 18, 2018 at 2:39 am (8 months ago)

      They are all beautiful. But I am on the look out for some new jewellery and those bracelets are sooo pretty. xx

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  15. Nikki
    December 10, 2018 at 5:41 pm (9 months ago)

    They’re all lovely but the handmade jewelry is just amazing!

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  16. Cari Shinn
    December 10, 2018 at 5:44 pm (9 months ago)

    They all look awesome. Would love to win the ceramics.

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  17. Patty
    December 10, 2018 at 5:48 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh I love them all but I’d choose the ceramics. Thank you!!

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  18. Anne Orr
    December 10, 2018 at 5:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Love it all!

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  19. Susan
    December 10, 2018 at 5:51 pm (9 months ago)

    What an amazing group of ladies and all Canadian as well. I absolutely love the ceramic cups so beautiful.

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    • Kelly
      December 27, 2018 at 10:12 am (8 months ago)

      Congrats Susan! You’ve won the ceramics giveaway! I will email you and Jenny will get in touch about the prize. Thanks for participating!

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  20. Katheryn Easley
    December 10, 2018 at 5:55 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh my giosh how to choose between 4 incredible craftsman with equally beautiful handmade items!! So I’ll rank the items in case it’s not available if I’m chosen.
    1. The beautiful pink colored bracelet with the flower charm from Edie.
    2. The one of a kind ceramics from Jennie.
    3. I would love a sign from Courtney.
    4. Last but definitely not least anything crocheted by Kelly!! I love her stuff but in South Louisiana we have little need for warmth!’ Lol

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  21. Janice Gruver
    December 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow! All are amazing! I guess if I had to make a choice of only one, it would be the home decor sign.

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  22. Bonnie
    December 10, 2018 at 6:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m swooning overthe ceramics at the moment but they are all lovely and talented ladies.

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  23. Shara McNutt
    December 10, 2018 at 6:07 pm (9 months ago)

    I would be honored to win anyone of these beautiful, handmade, crafted with love pieces. Art in all ways is beautiful, because it comes from the soul and reflects who you are. These handcrafted items are all BEAUTIFUL in their own way; very talented women.

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  24. Cathy
    December 10, 2018 at 6:13 pm (9 months ago)

    I like the knitwear the best.

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  25. Rosann DuChette
    December 10, 2018 at 6:14 pm (9 months ago)

    I also appreciate the artists you have chosen. I believe I would enjoy the knitwear. Any thing would be appreciated though!

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  26. Jenny Rella
    December 10, 2018 at 6:23 pm (9 months ago)

    Any of them would find a good home in my home. 🙂 probably the mugs. thank you!

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  27. Brenda West
    December 10, 2018 at 6:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Knit wear would have to be my first choice – love them all though.

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  28. Lori Shatro
    December 10, 2018 at 6:32 pm (9 months ago)

    All beautiful. Handmade sign would be my choice.

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  29. Heike Stinson
    December 10, 2018 at 6:43 pm (9 months ago)

    1st choice would be home decor (Just moved into new house), 2nd choice would be the mugs (love coffee).

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  30. Julie
    December 10, 2018 at 6:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Love the beautiful mugs!

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  31. Denise Bryant
    December 10, 2018 at 6:53 pm (9 months ago)

    All of these items are just beautiful! The one that is really calling to be is a beaded piece by Edie!

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  32. Kat
    December 10, 2018 at 7:14 pm (9 months ago)

    All of these are so beautiful! My wife loves the look of the marbled ceramics. I love the knits!

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  33. Sandra Dickie
    December 10, 2018 at 7:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for featuring these talented artisans. All make beautiful products but the jewellery is my favourite.

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  34. Arleen Smith
    December 10, 2018 at 7:31 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love one of the home decor signs, I have the perfect place for everyone to see when coming to my home💗

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  35. Nikki Kapalka
    December 10, 2018 at 7:50 pm (9 months ago)

    I love them all, but my favourite would have to be Edie’s jewelry!

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  36. Michele K. Henderson
    December 10, 2018 at 8:07 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for supporting crafty artists! I would LOVE to win the ceramics, and Jenny’s work looks absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for introducing all these wonderful makers!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  37. Oanh Ball
    December 10, 2018 at 8:23 pm (9 months ago)

    Such talented ladies and beautiful works of art. I would love to win the ceramics.

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  38. Julia
    December 10, 2018 at 8:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I’d love to win the knit wear.. Will be ideal for my mountain travels.

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    • Kelly
      December 27, 2018 at 10:09 am (8 months ago)

      Congrats Julia! You have won the knit wear…. I will email you and Kelly Brooks will get in touch with you about the prize. Thanks for participating!

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  39. Helen
    December 10, 2018 at 8:35 pm (9 months ago)

    I’d love to win the ceramics. They look beautiful

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  40. Winnie
    December 10, 2018 at 9:06 pm (9 months ago)

    These are all gorgeous, but I’d choose the home decor signs. I’m at a period of drastic transition in my personal life and could really use a motivating reminder that I don’t have to create for myself.

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  41. Silvia
    December 10, 2018 at 9:18 pm (9 months ago)

    The knitwear looks so cozy and warm.

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  42. Sharon Gullikson
    December 10, 2018 at 9:23 pm (9 months ago)

    Ceramics would be my favorite. Thanks!

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  43. Nicky
    December 10, 2018 at 9:41 pm (9 months ago)

    I’d love to win a piece of knitwear… scarves and hats and other wonderfully warm pieces sounds so lovely!

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  44. Jacqueline Smith
    December 10, 2018 at 9:47 pm (9 months ago)

    I love either ceramics or the jewelry!

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  45. Amy Cooley
    December 10, 2018 at 10:14 pm (9 months ago)

    I especially love the ceramic mugs!

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  46. Crystal Wall
    December 10, 2018 at 10:31 pm (9 months ago)

    They are all lovely & unique. I would have to choose the knitwear as my 1st pick-something about the cold weather outside makes me yearn for a squishy warm hat.

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  47. Carmela Sileo
    December 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm (9 months ago)

    Love them all! I will be honored to have any one of these.

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  48. Lorna Day
    December 10, 2018 at 10:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I would like be to win a home decor sign

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  49. Teresa Totty
    December 10, 2018 at 10:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Wonderful give away! Would be happy with any of them but I especially love the knitted hat. The fur on it reminds me of my bunny rabbit

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  50. Sandi
    December 10, 2018 at 11:21 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win the sign.

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  51. Susan Carlson
    December 10, 2018 at 11:38 pm (9 months ago)

    I like them all, but would most love to win some of Edith’s Lotus Light’s original jewelry.

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  52. Carol Love
    December 10, 2018 at 11:40 pm (9 months ago)

    It’s hard to pick from all the beautiful products , but I would love to win the knit wear. It would be comfy warm when walking my dog. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  53. Dena Brumbaugh
    December 11, 2018 at 1:46 am (9 months ago)

    I would very much enjoy the hand made jewelry.

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  54. Robin Berger
    December 11, 2018 at 3:22 am (9 months ago)

    I love them all, but would like the knitwear.

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  55. MelodyJ
    December 11, 2018 at 4:23 am (9 months ago)

    Knitwear or jewelry. Everything looks good.

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  56. Cheryl
    December 11, 2018 at 6:14 am (9 months ago)

    Very talented ladies that took their love of the art to another level! I would be blessed to have a new bracelet!

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  57. Sandra Gilbert
    December 11, 2018 at 6:28 am (9 months ago)

    They are beautiful, I choose the jewelry.

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  58. Chasity Sivanick
    December 11, 2018 at 6:49 am (9 months ago)

    These are alll such talented ladies! Thanks for sharing them with us! I would love to win the knit wear! This is a art I would love to venture into!

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  59. Stacey Kowbel
    December 11, 2018 at 8:45 am (9 months ago)

    Such gorgeous handmade products! I’ll have to keep some of these ladies on my list for the future. I would love the ceramics!

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  60. Teresa
    December 11, 2018 at 8:52 am (9 months ago)

    Great Artists, fabulous gift ideas! Happy Holidays!

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  61. Andrea Garland
    December 11, 2018 at 9:06 am (9 months ago)

    I absolutely love shopping local! So in love with the William Rae collab but everything is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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    • Kelly
      December 27, 2018 at 10:04 am (8 months ago)

      Congrats Andrea! Courtney picked you to win a sign! I will ask her to email you. Thank you for participating in the giveaway!

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  62. Laura Armenis
    December 11, 2018 at 9:52 am (9 months ago)

    I love handmade too. In fact, I craft cards, paint, make jewelry, do calligraphy….perhaps I dabble in too many and need to specialize instead. I love the jewelry beads, and the knitted hats, the cute light saucers, the mugs….the signs. sighhhhhh.

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  63. Julie Strickland
    December 11, 2018 at 9:58 am (9 months ago)

    I would be thrilled to win any of the handmade items. They are all amazing!
    I especially love the knitwear though. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  64. Janelle
    December 11, 2018 at 10:37 am (9 months ago)

    Home-made is ALWAYS the best!

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  65. Marnie
    December 11, 2018 at 10:45 am (9 months ago)

    These are all gorgeous but I love the ceramics especially!

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  66. Jenni Workman
    December 11, 2018 at 10:57 am (9 months ago)

    I’ve been following Jenny and Kelly for a couple of years now or longer! They are so talented <3 Would love to win a mug!

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  67. Janice Monforton
    December 11, 2018 at 11:02 am (9 months ago)

    Oh my goodness, I love this! I love supporting local, Canadian artists. It’s very hard to pick one as they are all awesome and unique. I do love Lotus Light Originals and would love one of her bracelets, I love the authentic stones.

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  68. Norri
    December 11, 2018 at 11:41 am (9 months ago)

    Love the knitwear.home decor😊

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  69. Carol
    December 11, 2018 at 12:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Everything is beautiful. But I like the ceramic mugs the best.

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  70. Karen L K
    December 11, 2018 at 1:04 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow very nice of you to show the talents of each of these ladies! I am a big fan of jewelry so I would go with that.

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  71. Maria
    December 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm (9 months ago)

    All of them are so sweet and cozy 😍 but my choice is ceramic mug

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  72. Latanya
    December 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm (9 months ago)

    The knit wear. Thank you.

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  73. Deanna Palechek
    December 11, 2018 at 2:46 pm (8 months ago)

    Amazing!!!! Been a huge fan of Lotuslightoriginals for a long time?

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    • Deanna Palechek
      December 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm (8 months ago)

      That was suppose to be a !!!!!! Lol

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  74. Mandy Lucas
    December 11, 2018 at 3:18 pm (8 months ago)

    All are so beautiful and unique….but that JEWELRY though!!!😍

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  75. Vinnette
    December 11, 2018 at 4:43 pm (8 months ago)

    Wow, these are all amazing and Beautifully made! It’s hard to just choose one, but I love the home decor signs.

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  76. Faith Yoder
    December 11, 2018 at 5:45 pm (8 months ago)

    The mugs! ❤

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  77. Crystal Logozar
    December 11, 2018 at 6:26 pm (8 months ago)

    Knitwear it always looks so comfy

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  78. Michelle
    December 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm (8 months ago)

    Amazing stuff!

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  79. Bobbi's Treasure
    December 11, 2018 at 7:02 pm (8 months ago)

    Oh my! The ceramic bowls with the gold edging is gorgeous!!

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  80. Simone
    December 11, 2018 at 8:06 pm (8 months ago)

    Equally stunning talented artisans! The pottery is my favourite – so tranquil it begs a cozy tea to go with my current fave book!

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  81. Rebecca
    December 11, 2018 at 8:32 pm (8 months ago)

    The jewelry!

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  82. lynn clayton
    December 11, 2018 at 10:15 pm (8 months ago)

    knit wear because i love the gift of warmth and handmade

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  83. Sharon Brand
    December 12, 2018 at 8:39 am (8 months ago)

    Love this post all about handmade!
    Hard to choose one! My favourites
    are the mugs and the knitted hat!
    They all do wonderful work!

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  84. Shelly Crain
    December 12, 2018 at 9:59 am (8 months ago)

    Wow! The ceramics and jewelry are just beautiful!

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  85. Colleen
    December 12, 2018 at 10:07 am (8 months ago)

    All items are beautiful…but I think I would like a hand knitted item 🧶. Thanks!

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  86. Stefanie
    December 12, 2018 at 10:35 am (8 months ago)

    All four are beautiful. It is awesome that you are supporting these ladies 🙂
    I like the knit wear of Kelly Brooks/knit brooks the most. <3 ^_^

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  87. Sue D
    December 12, 2018 at 3:11 pm (8 months ago)

    I like the knit wear.

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  88. Debbie Berger
    December 12, 2018 at 3:16 pm (8 months ago)

    I love the jewelry! But all are so beautiful!

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  89. Sacha Pugh
    December 12, 2018 at 6:55 pm (8 months ago)

    So hard to decide!! The jewelry is stunning, so I’ll go with that.

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  90. Zara
    December 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm (8 months ago)

    Jenny’s ceramics are my fave!

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  91. Kim
    December 12, 2018 at 8:39 pm (8 months ago)

    How to choose! I love the ceramics and the jewelry!

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  92. Judy L
    December 13, 2018 at 7:37 am (8 months ago)

    Everyone is so talented but I’m a longtime fan of Kelly Brooks. The ceramics look nice too.

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  93. Elissa
    December 13, 2018 at 5:03 pm (8 months ago)

    Love them all, but especially the ceramics.

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  94. Ana Gonzalez
    December 13, 2018 at 5:25 pm (8 months ago)

    It is very hard to choose, but I absolutely love the knitwear.
    Have a wonderful Holiday!

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  95. Yuchie
    December 13, 2018 at 5:26 pm (8 months ago)

    I love the ceramics she makes! Beautiful and simple!

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  96. Emma
    December 13, 2018 at 5:33 pm (8 months ago)

    It’s so great to see a business promoting others, as a maker myself I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I think I’d have to pick the hat as a prize as it’s getting a bit chilly 🥶

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  97. CPC
    December 13, 2018 at 6:10 pm (8 months ago)

    I love the ceramics! Beautiful!!

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  98. Karen Mellon
    December 13, 2018 at 6:11 pm (8 months ago)

    Courtney has lovely designs, speaks to the heart.

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  99. ArleneVastano
    December 13, 2018 at 6:17 pm (8 months ago)

    I love all the crafters that do it all with heart!

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  100. Amalia
    December 13, 2018 at 6:41 pm (8 months ago)

    I LOVE the handmade ceramic. I think the fact that she learnt how to do it by herself is amazing, and there are never too many mugs in a house. Beautiful!!! 🙂

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  101. Ginger Lee McElwain
    December 13, 2018 at 6:50 pm (8 months ago)

    Love the home decor sign!

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  102. Claire Reed Warren
    December 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm (8 months ago)

    these are all so wonderful. I think the jewelry is my favorite

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    • Kelly
      December 27, 2018 at 10:07 am (8 months ago)

      Congrats Claire…. Edith has picked you as the winner. I will email you and she will get in touch. Thanks for participating in this giveaway.

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  103. Escarleth Reyes
    December 13, 2018 at 7:12 pm (8 months ago)

    I think they are all beautiful, but would love a home decor sign. I love glancing around the house reading warm, positive messages, it can put a smile on your face 🙂

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  104. Katherine Currie
    December 13, 2018 at 7:13 pm (8 months ago)

    They are all beautiful. I wpuld choose the precious stone jewellery for some 2019 luck and positivity.

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  105. Wendy Eberhart
    December 13, 2018 at 7:15 pm (8 months ago)

    Wow this is hard b/c they are all beautiful! I think my 1st choice would be the knitwear then the handmade sign, but any of them would be fine with me! They are all beautiful handmade items!😍

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  106. Terri Latimer
    December 13, 2018 at 7:24 pm (8 months ago)

    They are all beautiful but I think I would love to win the ceramics.

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  107. Heatger
    December 13, 2018 at 7:49 pm (8 months ago)

    Geeze ..all so awsome and amazing id say the words×

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  108. April McCrady
    December 13, 2018 at 7:56 pm (8 months ago)

    I would love to get the knitwear I would love to see her handmade needles…I love anything that’s hand done…and those would be so neat to see and try!!

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  109. Susan
    December 13, 2018 at 10:24 pm (8 months ago)

    I love them all but would especially love to win the jewelry

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  110. Janet Wright
    December 13, 2018 at 10:34 pm (8 months ago)

    The knitwear is my favorite, but all the gifts are amazing and beautiful works of art!

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  111. Stormee
    December 13, 2018 at 11:52 pm (8 months ago)

    What a talented group of artists. Everything is absolutely beautiful but the jewelry calls out to me the loudest, so that would be my choice.

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  112. Ellie Beatty
    December 13, 2018 at 11:58 pm (8 months ago)

    All are great!! I’d choose knit/crochet or jewelry!! Merry Christmas to all!!

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  113. Phyllis McKenna
    December 14, 2018 at 12:38 am (8 months ago)

    This is a very nice thing to do, promoting other artists like this. I enjoyed learning about all 4 ladies. I would choose the knitwear if I were to win. It’s beautiful! And she makes her own crochet hooks, how cool.

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  114. Laura Gauthier Turcotte
    December 14, 2018 at 3:43 am (8 months ago)

    wow. I love discovering new artists in every form of art. These are wonderful!! I especially like the rustic farmhouse signs.

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  115. Linda
    December 14, 2018 at 4:18 am (8 months ago)

    I love Jenny Rijke’s ceramics. They’re so functional and beautiful.

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  116. Lisa Britt
    December 14, 2018 at 4:52 am (8 months ago)

    Wow! It is hard to choose a favorite from such wonderful art! I guess my first choice would be pottery …. I’ve always loved it. All the homemade creations are lovely on each of these lady’s websites.

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  117. Amanda Hanson
    December 14, 2018 at 7:28 am (8 months ago)

    KNIT WEAR! I am a fellow knitter/crocheter and know the love and work involved. I love and adore others works of art!

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  118. Colleen Sokira
    December 14, 2018 at 7:37 am (8 months ago)

    Such amazing craftsmanship and artistry! Love them all!

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  119. Letty Andrews
    December 14, 2018 at 8:10 am (8 months ago)

    Kelly I always look forward to emails from you regarding your beautiful handlettering and technique travels doing classes. Now you are sharing others with talents that you admire. Thank you! I hope you come to the Phoenix Scottsdale soon so I can take a handlettering class from you. My Olive sends your Finn lots of love and doggy kisses!

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  120. Cary Lombardo
    December 14, 2018 at 10:54 am (8 months ago)

    The ceramics- her marbling is simply gorgeous.

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  121. Maggie Smith
    December 14, 2018 at 11:31 am (8 months ago)

    The ceramics are my favorite although I think they are all beautiful!!

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  122. Aamina
    December 14, 2018 at 12:34 pm (8 months ago)

    It would be amazing if I would win some jwellery. However all are pretty. All artists are so inspiring and hard-working. I am so motivated. Best of luck to all. Merry Christmas.

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  123. Stacey
    December 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm (8 months ago)

    It’s so hard to choose one – thanks for showing us all of these! I think the ceramics would be my first choice.

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  124. Wehaf
    December 15, 2018 at 5:17 am (8 months ago)

    My favorite of the four is the gorgeous set of mugs!

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  125. Melissa Mullins
    December 15, 2018 at 7:00 am (8 months ago)

    What great choices! I would probably chose the knitwear if I could only chose one.

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  126. Kelli S
    December 15, 2018 at 10:57 am (8 months ago)

    So many talented people! I love everything especially the cream and green scarf —sooooo cozy!

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  127. Faith
    December 16, 2018 at 7:35 am (8 months ago)

    Such heartfelt items-you can feel the love in each item..I’d love to give and receive the knitted items-and those needles..wow!

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  128. Lindsay
    December 16, 2018 at 9:53 am (8 months ago)

    Such great handmade stuff! So hard to choose just one but I think I love the knitwear the most.

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  129. Lola Vanessa
    December 16, 2018 at 10:47 am (8 months ago)

    Hi. Im from México. I
    love kniting. I want the knit wear giveaway. Thanks💕

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  130. Joelle Jane
    December 16, 2018 at 10:56 am (8 months ago)

    Home Decor sign!! It gives me a chance to spice up my room and switch things up with a little bit of an aesthetic feel

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  131. Cristi
    December 16, 2018 at 12:12 pm (8 months ago)

    The crochet hooks are so wonderfully amazing. To not use them would be sad because I they would want to be used. But they’re so beautiful, they almost ask to be framed!

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  132. Maria Shehan
    December 16, 2018 at 12:20 pm (8 months ago)

    Love ceramics

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  133. Karen
    December 16, 2018 at 12:47 pm (8 months ago)

    It’s so hard to choose, they are all so beau!
    I’ll pick the jewelry.

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  134. Kayla Green
    December 16, 2018 at 12:49 pm (8 months ago)

    These as are beautiful, but if I had to choose one to win it would be the knit wear.

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  135. Terri Mi ton
    December 16, 2018 at 1:32 pm (8 months ago)

    They are so beautiful but definitely the sign. My 13 year old is a voracious reader and does calligraphy. This would be perfect for her.

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  136. Amanda van Ommeren
    December 16, 2018 at 1:50 pm (8 months ago)

    I would love the ceramic dishes! 😊

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  137. Heather Button
    December 16, 2018 at 4:55 pm (8 months ago)

    I would have to choose the ceramics! They are beautiful pieces and I love how unique each one is.

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  138. Tammy W
    December 16, 2018 at 5:02 pm (8 months ago)

    Wow, all so gorgeous; and handmade is the best. I would choose ceramic, I love those swirls!

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  139. Carol
    December 16, 2018 at 5:31 pm (8 months ago)

    😱😱😱😱how????? Do you choose just one!!!!!!!! 😂😂they are all so beautiful!,,,, if I would win. You’re going to have to pick for me! I can’t decide …… I would love them all💛💜🧡💙💚🖤

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  140. Kristin
    December 16, 2018 at 9:19 pm (8 months ago)

    I would be very excited to own anything of the beautiful work these ladies and gents make. Hmmm, my favorite, eni meni miene moe… ceramics. Thanks for the chance. Do any of the makers ship to the US?

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  141. Heather B
    December 16, 2018 at 9:25 pm (8 months ago)

    Oh my goodness – everything is beautiful! However, I love soft squishy oversized knitted items and I love those handmade crochet hooks! I would love to give one to my mom. ❤️

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  142. Marilyn Bruckman
    December 16, 2018 at 10:27 pm (8 months ago)

    The ceramics are beautiful! I love the swirled marble-like design! It is hard to pick just one since all the prizes are unique!

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  143. Kelly Kennedy
    December 16, 2018 at 11:28 pm (8 months ago)

    This is tough! I’m really drawn to the pottery buy it’s just too pretty to use?
    I think the knitting, I love the big cowl neck scarf.
    I couldn’t see rules, so I’m hoping I’m eligible to win!

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  144. Annika Burström
    December 17, 2018 at 2:46 am (8 months ago)

    I love the knit wear. It’s cold in Sweden now!!! 😟 😀❣

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  145. Tina
    December 17, 2018 at 5:15 am (8 months ago)

    I like them all, very hard to make a decision. I the knit wear. Thanks!!!

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  146. Tori A
    December 17, 2018 at 6:37 am (8 months ago)

    The ceramics would be my choice. They’re all incredible! I can see myself using everything – that hat looks so cozy!

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  147. Mary Gagnon
    December 17, 2018 at 6:52 am (8 months ago)

    I absolutely love the signs! Everything is lovely though!

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  148. Patricia Mather
    December 17, 2018 at 9:02 am (8 months ago)

    Love everything, but my eye was drawn to Jenny’s ceramics….her marbling is fantastic!

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  149. Nanette Grover
    December 17, 2018 at 12:55 pm (8 months ago)

    It’s very hard to choose, but for me I think it would have to be the ceramics. I love the individuality of each piece and the marbling if stunning!

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  150. Vicky C
    December 17, 2018 at 4:58 pm (8 months ago)

    Everything is so beautiful, very difficult to choose! I will go with knitwear. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  151. Morgan
    December 17, 2018 at 10:31 pm (8 months ago)

    They are all so amazing! Though it’s hard to choose, I would love a homemade sign! I will be hopefully moving out within the year, so new decor is needed!

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  152. Mary Arme
    December 17, 2018 at 11:15 pm (8 months ago)

    Those are all wonderful, but the pottery is absolutely stunning!

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  153. Robin Bentley
    December 17, 2018 at 11:26 pm (8 months ago)

    I love the hand lettered signs, and the jewelry is lovely!

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  154. Laura
    December 18, 2018 at 3:46 am (8 months ago)

    Ceramics would be my 1st choice, but love them all!

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  155. Monika
    December 18, 2018 at 9:25 am (8 months ago)

    😍 I love them all!!! But if I really have to choose only one…I’ll go with the ceramics.

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  156. Kerri
    December 18, 2018 at 10:00 am (8 months ago)

    Home decor sign

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  157. Carolyn Hartwig
    December 18, 2018 at 10:31 am (8 months ago)

    I would love to win the home decor sign. All of the artisans have beautiful product though. Their stories are inspiring.

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  158. June Lee
    December 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm (8 months ago)

    They are all wonderful with so much love! If I have to choose only one, I will have to say Kelly’s knitting! I am a pottery artist and I do some jewelry but I can’t knit!!! So a cozy knitted scraf will be perfect when I am in the cold studio!

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  159. Mary H
    December 18, 2018 at 6:14 pm (8 months ago)

    All of these handcrafted goods are gorgeous! If I really had to pick one, I’d choose the ceramics.

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  160. Kathryn Hicks
    December 18, 2018 at 8:13 pm (8 months ago)

    Every single one of these lovely humans is incredibly talented and I love everything that is being offered on this giveaway, but I would really LOVE to win the home decor pieces-I had a house fire in July and I have been looking for beautiful pieces to redecorate my home with! Thank you for doing such a lovely giveaway

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  161. Morgan
    December 18, 2018 at 10:23 pm (8 months ago)

    Love the signs!!

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  162. Karen Schwendimann
    December 18, 2018 at 10:50 pm (8 months ago)

    Home decor sign! 😀

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  163. Mary Holshouser
    December 19, 2018 at 3:28 pm (8 months ago)

    I would love the sign or the knit wear.
    Since I have to pick one – I think it will
    be the sign. I can see it all year long.
    It will grace my front porch so others can
    see it also, and enjoy the words of wisdom.
    thanks for the offer of some wonderful gifts.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  164. Michelle Caporusso
    December 19, 2018 at 8:55 pm (8 months ago)

    williamraedesigns! Everything is amazing though!

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