Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Easter Gifts from Creative Catholic Moms!

For those of you looking for sweet small handmade gifts for Easter, I highly recommend my friend Clare Marmalejo's Etsy Store, Little Red Whimsy.  Clare buys castoff wool sweaters, felts them, and sews them into wee hats and mats for little gnome people she creates.  Her store has become quite popular this Easter, but I believe there are still a few gnome sets left: along with fairy furniture, mushroom necklaces, and gnome houses.  Clare, who now has two little girls with her husband Nick, still lives in a cottage and still loves creating adorable toys for children!

Another good artistic friend of mine has opened her own store, selling tiny saint dolls just perfect for an Easter basket: St. Anne's Pixies. Jennifer Flippen, mother of four, crafts saint dolls from wire and wool felt, painting their faces and small accessories, such as St. Zita's kitchen tableSt. Martha's bread, and St. George's horse!  She also sells rosary pouches, Miraculous Medal earrings, and peg people such as the adorable "He is Risen!" princess below.

So as you prepare for Easter, visit the stores of these talented Catholic mothers!  And blessings to your Lent.