Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Transitioning to Fall

Around here at Handmade in KC, we can’t believe it’s already Back to School time and nearing the end of Summer! Though, we are a little bit excited (ok, a lot excited) for some cool Fall days, snuggling up with a hot cup of coffee (is it too early to be thinking about Pumpkin Spice??), and sweater weather.

This month’s blog is all about some of the exciting things some of our members are doing to prepare for the Fall season (and, let’s be real, the Holiday season) and a few of the ways our other members are celebrating Summer in all of it’s glory:

First up, Unravelled has some awesome new cufflinks in her Etsy shop that were inspired by her recent Summer adventures and would be a perfect, custom one-of-a-kind gift for any guy in your life who already has everything. They can be monogrammed, engraved or painted. The creative choice is yours!

She’s also gearing up to make some of her lovely silk and wool scarves and wraps for those chilly Fall evenings. Stay tuned for announcements about when they’ll hit the shop.

In true Summer celebration, Aunt Christy’s Kitchen is trying her hand at canning peaches--we can’t think of a better way to reminisce about the warm, beautiful days of Summer than by opening a can of fresh fruit in the middle of November. As this is her first round, they probably won’t be available for sale immediately but she has lots of other delicious, Summer and savory jams and jellies to choose from. Like this Peach Smash….

How about Strawberry Balsamic?? I mean really guys…

Finally, if you’re looking for any last minute Back to School items as you gear up for the busy season, we highly recommend getting to know Ni-Chern Designs.

She’s got a great selection of women’s pouches (which, in my opinion, could be used as a really cool pencil case or other very-useful carrying case for those busy school mornings) as well as an awesome selection of school spirit products to choose from. All of her work is beautifully crafted and designed and just look at those colors!

As you can see, just because we’re entering into the last weeks of Summer and preparing to transition into Fall and all the wonderful things that come with it, you can still find great ways to support your local artists and community while gearing up for what’s ahead.

Happy making!

Thank you Larissa from Unravelled for writing this week's post!

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