Handmade Happiness

Knitting TashaTtudor Style shawl

Tasha Tudor Style hand knit shawl still in progress……

HANDMADE – made by hand, not by machine, and typically therefore of “superior quality”!

HAPPINESS – …. mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.

It’s that time of year again where we are finishing up on our handmade gifts or decide  we just will not be able to get it done in time!! So that’s where I and others like me come in to help  out.

Shop from home, where you can avoid the pushing crowds, the horrid traffic ~ to just end up  walking away with something you really did not want, made of poor quality!  So just sit back in your easy chair with a cup of tea and browse through the lovely handmade items that are available to you here on the internet on places such as etsy.



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Lovely in red, perfect touch of color to wrap about yourself during the long winter days.

My Long Winter red wool scarf is the perfect gift to keep one toasty warm! Available  ://www.etsy.com/listing/93141209/warm-red-wool-long-wrap-scarf-stole?ref=shop_home_feat_1




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You can find these lovely vintage, novelty brooches in my vintage shop ~ soelegantlvintage.etsy.com


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Just in time for winter. This warm soft organic Vermont wool scarf

Can’t you just picture Tasha wearing this scarf wrapped several times around her neck to keep warm, as she is spinning wool or sitting at the end of her table drawing. It’s a generous 71″ long making it just perfect for wrapping several cozy times around your neck. This scarf is made from the same Vermont organic yarn, that my shawls are knit from. I think the man about the place would appreciate this scarf as a gift, perfect for Christmas or Fathers Day.

Available in my etsy shop here:  www.etsy.com/listing/213449131/hand-knitted-scarf-organic-vermont-wool?ref=shop_home_active_2

Available in my weddings and accessories shop section:



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Some of my kitchen set come with a small cherry wood spatula or spreader.


I think many people appreciate and enjoy giving and receiving quality handmade gift, whether, made by your own hands or by the love and care of someone else. What’s important is to think about the person you are choosing the gift for, make sure to look for something you believe they would really like, pay attention to  the style of their clothing and accessories, the style of their home deco, what colors they may like etc. Then you will truly being gifting a portion of thyself, when you put some thought and craftsmanship into the making or purchasing of gifts.







Welcome Ronan

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I would like to introduce you to my sixth Gran-child and first Gran-son!

My little Irish lad – Ronan enter this world early this morning ~ weighing in at 8 Lbs 9 oz. Mommy and baby are doing good. This Gran longs to hold him!!Gran is what they call Granny / Grandmother’s in Ireland, therefore I am Gran and they are my Gran-children;-)