I wrote a post last December about Chiswick Creatives, the group of local artists and makers I belong to, and how much fun I had taking part in their 2019 Christmas Pop-Up Makers’ Market. This lovely bunch of folk have been a real lifeline for me during this year’s ups and downs and I can’t tell you how much incredible support they’ve given me – personal as well as creative.
Like so many other fairs and markets this year, the Christmas Pop-Up we had planned for the end of this month won’t now take place. Undeterred, and because we were sorely missing the creative and community spirit that our events generate, we decided to create our own online community. So now we have a brand new website and our very own online “home” – Chiswick Creatives Online.
We’ve also put together our first online Chiswick Creatives Christmas Gift Guide. As we aren’t able to hold our pop-up market this year, we decided to bring it to you instead. We hand-picked some of our most popular handmade gifts and cards, original artisan wares and seasonal decorations, and put them together in one convenient place so that you can browse them all from the comfort of your sofa. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the festive goodies on offer –
If you’d like to see more, hop on over to the full Christmas Gift Guide. We hope you enjoy the selection we’ve put together, but it’s just a small taster of what we offer. We’re all busy at our workbenches and easels like little Christmas elves, so you’ll discover many more unique handmade Christmas gift ideas in our individual online shops. (You can click through quickly and easily from the Gift Guide).
And because Christmas shopping is going to be problematic for many this year, we’re also offering a range of helpful services like gift wrapping and sending items direct to the recipient, free UK P&P and free local delivery. Services vary from maker to maker, so do check each one for details.
Finally, I’ll leave you with just a few of the books I’ve made in the last few months, and you’ll find the full selection at my Etsy shop, Aqua Handmade Books. Happy handmade gift browsing.