Monday, December 17, 2012

Supporting local artists for Christmas

Hope you have most of your Christmas Shopping done with only a week before Christmas. If you don't, there's still a chance to stop by Art Moms (and friends) Holiday Boutique at Park Place Center right next to Plato's Closet in the Olive Garden/Fuddrucker's parking lot. That's where I scooped up two of my family's Christmas presents. Tote-ally Inspired is among several vendors at the boutique that is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 23rd. So hurry!
This year I was able to find some of my Christmas gifts at the boutique and other local craft fairs, and at the same time, support several of the fabulous artists in Sioux Falls and surrounding area.
My friend Christina Wolff, owner of Sweet Sapling, (be sure to check out her Facebook page too), makes these flower hair clips and headbands along with beautiful ruffled skirts. I purchased these flower clips for my two nieces. The clips are versatile and can be clipped onto this elastic band for a headband.
Sweet Sapling's hair clips and headbands

 Next on my list was a birthday present for my sister who has an early January birthday. I probably won't see her again between Christmas and her birthday, so I had to cross that off my list too.
I purchased one of these scarves that are made from recycled t-shirts by Heather Babb Designs. These are currently for sale at Art Moms (and friends) Holiday Boutique. Other locations include, the Blessed Door, Gift & Thrift in Sioux Falls, and Trendz in Brookings. Of course, I had to buy one for myself too!

Heather Babb Designs recycled t-shirt creations

I found this picture frame at Art Moms (and friends) Holiday Boutique. Of course I wanted to support Art Moms LLC after having the amazing opportunity to be a part of their boutique this year. Art Moms LLC is owned and operated by a very creative mother-daughter duo. Thanks to them, grandma will have a very beautiful, inspirational picture frame for her to display her two grandsons' picture. 
Arts Moms LLC picture frame

It's been a family tradition since I was little to receive a personalized ornament every year for Christmas. We have continued the tradition with our two boys. We found these cute snowman ornaments at Luverne, Minn's Winterfest where I was a vendor. 
I found these super-cute snowman ornaments at Luverne, Minn's Winterfest a few weeks ago.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!