Here are some easy ways to get unique gifts and still feel good about all the money you're spending...
Avoid unoriginal, mass produced gifts and shop hand made.
I have some fun stuff on my etsy shop
Lucy Blue Studio
Etsy has a great gift guide as well if my stuff isn't to your taste. Just click on "gift guides" on the top of the page or just start browsing.
You can also buy local at the
Austin Artist's Market and other events. We are at Mother Egan's on 6th Street every Saturday (except Dec. 1st, we'll be at
Wheatsville at their event the 1st AND 2nd) and in Round Rock on Main Street every second Sunday (that's the 9th in December.)
Also, check out
AckMe at the Scoot Inn on December 1st from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Lots of artists and fun things going on.
I learned to use a plasma cutter today. I tried to weld but I'm not very good at it yet. But I will be! Anyway, I was learning so I could build new displays for my jewelry and belt buckles. I think I made some great pieces. I'll post some pictures as soon as I download them but I want to set up a mock display first. I was just so excited I had to post :)