Countdown to Christmas: 8

We continue with our mission to fill the final ten shopping days to Christmas with handmade goodness.


We think our mosaic platters, by Nell’s Belles, are the perfect gift, and we’re betting you will too.


Countdown to Christmas: 9

We have no idea what happened to the first half of December, but we’re on a mission to fill the final ten shopping days to Christmas with handmade goodness!


Today, come by to give these adorable stuffies, by new TCL artist Rachel, a big squeeze:


Countdown to Christmas: 10

How is it that there are only TEN shopping days left until Christmas? We have no idea what happened to the first half of December, but we’re on a mission to fill these last couple of weeks with handmade goodness!


We’re starting off our countdown with some of our stunning hand-blown glass, crafted by a phenomenal young man named Jesse:


Countdown to Mother’s Day: 2


Nothing says “Thanks, Mom” like jewelry, right? Well, we’ve got TONS. Chunky… delicate… colorful… neutral… bold… subtle… we’ve got it all. Come browse our extensive collection and we’ll help you find just the right thing. Here’s a tiny taste of what we have in the shop:





Countdown to Mother’s Day: 3


Let’s face it — mom has keys to keep track of. A cute summery key fob will help! We’ve got loads of them in adorable fabrics, perfect for pool & beach.

Countdown to Mother’s Day: 6



Believe it or not, these are just some of the bracelets we got in this week from Shri, one of our favorite crafters. We have a bracelet for every mom’s wrist — chunky, delicate, sparkly, simple… you name it!

Countdown to Mother’s Day: 8



Mother’s Day is a mere 10 days away! Join us here every day between now and then as we feature some great new gifts — like this fabulous “MOM” necklace, made by Harriet of Type is Write.  Facebook may be the communication mode du jour, but this jewelry made from vintage typewriter keys rules! Choose from single letter pendants, rings (below), bracelets, watches, earrings, cufflinks, and bookmarks. Want a special word? Just let us know and we’ll have it made for you.


TCL vendor Heather Valentine on


The work of Heather Valentine, founder of The Sewing Loft, is a featured photo today on This is the THIRD time Martha has featured Heather’s adorable plush creations! We’re not surprised, though, as her work could not be cuter.




We are thrilled to be carrying her woodland toadstool and owl backpacks, sweet dolls with embroidered dresses, and guilt-free felt doughnuts (in a real pastry box!). In addition to being cute cute cute, items from The Sewing Loft are made using reclaimed, recycled materials – totally TCL!


Tie on some color!


We just got in a whole shipment of Peter Dabal’s popular hand-dyed silk scarves. Available in two lengths and in bright new colors, these will liven up the rest of your winter and take you right into spring. Stop by and check them out — they are so luxurious, and at $15 – $20 each, one of the best deals in the shop!


Last-minute shopping? We’ve got you covered.

If we do say so ourselves, we have a really nice selection of gifts for everyone on your list, including teachers, family & friends.  Plus, we’ve got lots of great stocking stuffers, so come on by!  We’ll be open on Monday through Friday of next week.  See you soon.

Your merry elves,

Jen, Susie & Kathy