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C&T Christmas Shop Share

The online shopping season is upon us!

I hope your sales have been picking up, and you’ve got yourself sorted for the holiday rush.

For a lot of makers, this is both the best and the worst time of year. Best, because we’re making sales, baby! And worst… because we’re run off our feet and stressed trying to get all those orders out the door on time.

With the Christmas spirit ramping up, I wanted to give you – my lovely Thrivers – an opportunity to share your creations with me, each other, and the handmade-appreciating world!

This is your opportunity to share your shop with us.


In the comments below…

  1. Share a link to your online shop.
  2. Tell us in one paragraph or less who you are, what you do, and which item in your shop you think would make a lovely gift!
  3. Share this post with your maker friends on facebook, pinterest, instagram etc. (feel free to use the above image and tag it #CTChristmasShopShare) so they can come on over and share their shops too!


I know you – like me – want to support your fellow makers this Christmas giving season by buying handmade – so let’s get the sharing happening!

Oh – bonus… if you end up buying anything from someone on this list, leave a reply to their comment and let us all know what you bought and why!!

Jess xx


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Jess Van Den is the editor of Create & Thrive, and has been a full-time creative entrepreneur since 2010. She makes eco-conscious, contemporary, handmade sterling silver jewellery under the Epheriell label, and blogs about her jewellery and other beautiful things at You can catch her on twitter @JessVanDen.


Amanda Shaw

Hi Jess! I am an Illustrator living in Sydney and have just self-published my first colouring book called Rainy Days & Rainbows Colouring For Big Kids. Hand illustrated by me, the book is filled with 100 pages of intricate patterns, quirky characters and exquisite still life drawings that will appeal to grown ups and kids alike. Pages are printed on high quality, thick paper stock and it’s notebook sized (A5), so the perfect size to throw in a bag and take with you! My website is – you can learn more about me here and also take a sneak peek at some of the images inside my book and I’m selling my book through my Etsy shop, which is ~ Have a beautiful day! Amanda xo


I am a passionate scrapbooker – I make personalized scrapbook albums, travel journals, recipe books, writing journals, cards and much more. I use quality papers and cardstock to create treasuries for precius memories. Belive me I put all my love in making every product for my customers to love it and use it long time.
You can learn more about me and my product line in my Etsy shop-
Have a beautiful day,

carmen whitehead

Hello! I’m a mixed media artist creating original canvases, prints, journals and note cards.
I have a variety of price points and selection in my shop. Original canvases make great gifts, and my journals are perfect stocking stuffers.
Thanks so much!

Mary Barrett

Hi my name is Mary, I live in the UK and I make jewellery and sell it on

I live in the English countryside which I love. I have a chronic illness which means I had to give up my job but thought it would be great to make and sell jewellery, which I also love!

I think this beautiful necklace would make a fantastic christmas present.

Tracey McArdle

I am a self-taught assemblage jewelry artist altering vintage jewelry from decades past. These beautiful jewels have been lost or forgotten and have a story to tell just like those who wore them.

Browse my Etsy shop to revisit the past…..refashioned into new designs:

One of my favorite pieces is this necklace. Perfect for any style. Timeless. Romantic. Who doesn’t love a little bling in their life now and then?

Carol Wilson

Hi, my name is Carol and I live in a lovely coastal town on the east coast of Florida, only a couple of miles from the ocean. I love living here, both the climate and the ambiance. I have two shops, one for wire, metal, and beading and the other for polymer clay.

I have a lot of items that would be great gifts, but here are two that stand out:

lesley austin

Hello Jess,
I’ve been enjoying your podcasts recently, as I tend my three small businesses here at home in the Virginia countryside (US). It will be another several days before my shop is full, but I would choose the Wild Simplicity Daybook as the best gift, in any case, which is in my shop now. Its a peaceful, lovely earth-friendly planner that is both useful and beautiful.

With gratitude for all that you offer,


Laurie Remillard

Hello Thrivers! Born and raised in Southern Ontario, I love the season changes and the new starts that come with them. My favourite time of the year is autumn, when the mornings are cool and crisp and the sun shines throughout the day, and the evenings are perfect for sitting out under the stars – and under a warm quilt! I am a list maker and a podcast junkie, but my passion is quilting. I love the intricacy of patchwork; the details and embellishment on a mini quilt; the colours, patterns and texture of a pieced project. I create one of a kind art quilts that are perfect little wall-hangings, cozy lap quilts and full sized patchwork and memory quilts. My Etsy shop is brand new, and lean! But I think that this handmade Love Me mini quilt would be a wonderful gift for someone special

Sandy Dell

Hi, my shop is Tastes of Idaho, where I showcase over 200 made in Idaho gifts and gourmet foods. We feature lots of huckleberry and potato gourmet foods — exactly the foods that Idaho is famous for growing. You also chose our ‘Build Your Own Basket’ option and have it sent anywhere in the US. Check out my webstore;

Brooke Shontell

Hey there! My name is Brooke, I am from a small southern town in GA, US! I have been painting ever since I was a little girl and my shop is made up of various projects- I paint on canvas, wood, etc.

I love to paint anything, but I love painting scripture art and canvas quotes the most because they bring others inspiration! They would make great and inspiring gifts this Christmas! I can also custom create any quote, verse, animal, etc

Check out my shop πŸ™‚

Thank you!!!


Hello im Katie and i crochet everything from barefoot sandals to plant hangers. I use 100% Australian cotton and repurposed beads. My shop is I think a gift that would be great for anytime of the year would be my make for good items that will give 20% of there profits to plan Australia’s because I am a girl campaign which helps lift children out of poverty. This is one of the items, a sisal hand crocheted plant hanger.


Hi all, I’m Natalie and I’m bases on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula in Australia. My shop Brush & Water features a selection of my watercolour prints, with my current collection focuses on animals. As they are prints, they’re nice an affordable for Christmas and they make a great present for adults or the little ones in your life.

As we’re heading into summer here, the Flower Crown Deer is my personal choice for a Christmas gift. Check out!
If you’re interested in acrylic and pieces too, I have some for sale directly from my Instagram
Merry Christmas!

Vintage Hanky Pillows

Hello, I’m Karen. Vintage Hanky Pillows is where you’ll find designer quality pillows featuring the beautiful artwork of artisans from the past. I search the vintage marketplace for hankies with unique designs, gorgeous color palettes, and excellent condition and transform them into soft, welcoming pillows you will love. Pick out a unique gift for someone special-each is one of a kind.


Hello, I’m Jess I own my own custom illustration business in South Africa. I adore watercolour and pen and started Watercolour Heart this year, where I turn people’s special photographs into beautiful and unique illustrations. I am passionate about art and special moments and my business is a combination of both! These unique illustrations make beautiful gifts, home decor or invitations.

This is my website

Thank you!


Hi I’m Tale and I am re-launching my Etsy shop on October 8th, just in time for the holiday season! I have some pictures up on the bottom link if you want a sneak peak. BUT I will be selling perfect gift items – smaller stylish, but practical accessories like pouches, bags, keychains, lanyards and passport covers. All in fun patterns and colors. They are fun and useful gifts for someone who wants her everyday items to be that little something special πŸ™‚

My shop will be here:
And if you want a 15% discount during my Grand Opening Week, you can sign up for my newsletter here:

What say you?