Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Few Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming.

While I do the occasional plug for my Etsy shop, I don't generally make this blog all about what I have for sale. Except for today. (Well, I'm sure I'll do this again in the future, but it won't be a weekly feature or anything.)

Some of you may be starting your Christmas shopping, so I wanted to let you know what you can get that's been handmade by me.

I finally got a few of the ornaments listed. You can find them here. I have about a dozen of them, so it'll take me some time to get them all listed. (If there's a color you'd like, I do custom orders.)

Zizi Rho Designs knitted ornament
Light Blue Beaded Handknitted Christmas Tree Ornament

If you're just planning on gifting gift cards, you can get a little holder to put it in. And I'll even monogram it with any initial you'd like. (Check out my A to Z posts from April to see what each letter looks like. They're at the bottom of each post. )

Handknit Monogrammed Gift Card Holder

If there's a coffee lover in your life, why not get them something to put that takeout coffee cup in? (Of course, mine is covering a smoothie, but I'm weird and a coffee avoider.)

Reusable To Go Cup Cozy

I know a few of you are also knitters and crocheters. If you are planning on making some gifts, I have some patterns available. (The links here go to my shop on Etsy, but these patterns are also available on Ravelry.)

The above crocheted cozy is explained in about 24 pages of photos. And the pattern also shows how to make the longer version with a strap that can be worn cross-body.

A Sip on the Wild Side Cozy Pattern

I'm in the process of updating my knitted phone cozy pattern. (I hope to get that done this week.) There's also a version for eReaders or mini tablets. The one in this picture is still in use, covering my Nook. I love this thing.

eReader Cozy

And then, of course is the knitted tablet holder which has instructions for all three sizes: small/smartphone, medium/eReader, and large/tablet.

Tablet Buddy (and Smartphones) Knitting Pattern

The great thing about these patterns is that they don't take all that long to make. The eReader cozy probably takes the longest, unless you make the large tablet buddy.

(If you're not a knitter or crocheter and are interested in any of the patterns' items, I can make those up for you as well.)

23 comments:

  1. You have a lot of great things here for sale! I hope it is a successful sales season for you :) I'm doing Christmas really easy this year; just concentrating on the kids with a few toys :)

    betty

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  2. It's the perfect time for you to plug your store. Those are some good gift ideas. I wonder if my mom would like one of those ereader holders. I'll have to ask her when I see her.

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  3. The cup cozy and bottle holder are my favorite. :)

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  4. I'll keep your shop in mind! You always do such lovely work

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  5. My mom use to crochet with finer thread and made ornaments.
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

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    1. Do you still have any of them? I bet they're beautiful.

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  6. You are so cretive! I love the To Go Coffee Cozy :) Happy Thanksgiving, Liz!

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  7. Hi Liz - they are all lovely and so colourful ... I wish you and the shop well ... fun things as presents .. cheers Hilary

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  8. Those are all cute! Also, I added you to my friends on Ravelry. I'm Patricia Lynne there too.

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    1. Thanks. I saw the notification and added you as well.

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  9. These are all great and hope you sell well. I do like the knitted gift card holders and I may order some. How long does it take to send them to canuckland? I have to figure out whom I may be getting a gift card for so I have to see how many i may need.

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    1. I have never sent anything to Canada, so I have no idea. I'll have to ask those who have. (I don't have shipping to Canada enabled, so let me know when you want to order, and I'll get that set up.)

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  10. The eReader cover is my favourite. I hope you sell out and have enough orders to keep you busy for the next year :)

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  11. I think your cozies are cute. I hope you sell quite a few!

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  12. I actually hadn't seen anything about you having an Etsy before (I guess I wasn't paying enough attention). I'm gonna have to check it out. I already kind of love the bullseye ornament. :)

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    1. Well, I don't want to hit blog readers over the head with it, so I don't feature it much. Thanks.

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  13. I've shared - hope you get one (well, more than one) order out of this.

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