Holiday Wishlist 2008

The holiday season is almost upon us, and this year it is going to be an exceedingly busy one for me and my loved ones. I took the Handmade Pledge this year, so most, if not all, of the gifts that I’ll be giving this year will be handmade or sold by independent artists. I would love for the same to be done for me, but there are a few practical items that I’d love that don’t necessarily fit the bill. (Click on the images for links to where to buy)

Iowa City Community Gift Certificate

Kevin and I considered asking for Lowe’s or Menards gift cards as gifts, to allow us a little extra money to do some fun things to the new house. If we get one or a few of these, however, we can use them wherever we need them, instead of being stuck at one store or the other.

5qt. Staub Round Cocotte in Royal Blue

I really, really want one of these, but I’ll probably never buy it for myself. I dream of all of the things I could make with it (non-meaty, of course), like no-knead bread and casseroles and stews. Mmm! Also, it’s very attractive, especially in the royal blue color.

Martha's Vineyard Yarn CSA

Hudson Valley Yarn CSA: This one I’ll probably buy for myself if no one gets it for me. How wonderful to be able to support a farm by buying into their yarn CSA! Also, I’ll be more likely to get a lot of knitting done if I’ve got yarn automatically mailed to me at regular intervals.


I would love just about anything from my Etsy favorites (and it fits the Handmade Pledge!).


Since I plan to make the curtains for the new house, a gift certificate to Home Ec. Workshop would be lovely. They’ve got the best fabric in town.

There are a couple of camera lenses that I wouldn’t mind, either: 1, 2, 3, 4.



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