Original & Fun Gift Ideas

I just wanted to take a moment to share about some lovely friends of mine who make original and fun creations that could potentially be great gift ideas for your friends and family or maybe even for me!  Hahaha – joking…..but totally serious! :)

First of all, let me tell you about Bethany Vanderputten, who you may remember, is the talented artist who painted the beautiful header for my blog.  She does amazing work that she has transformed into a myriad of products so that you can enjoy her artwork in your own home!  A couple of her items that I think are fantastic are her Florette 2011 Calendar

Florette 2011 Calendar

And this fantastic iPhone 4 case that I absolutely adore (yes, you can buy this for me)!  She also has versions for the iPad and the iPhone 3G, if you are interested!

A Butterfly's Adventure iPhone 4 Slider Case

You can also check out her original artwork for sale in her Etsy shop or her artwork throw pillows with scripture verses on the reverse side in her website shop.  Not to mention the many other products in Bethany’s Boutique where you can get her artwork on a water bottle, tote bag, mug, magnet, cards, coaster, journal – you name it!

Secondly, let me tell you about the cute & cozy creations of Whimsy Knitter who knits adorable things such as this

…and this piece that I am in LOVE with (please buy for me! 😉 )…

Thirdly, I must introduce you to my dear friend Jen who is a very talented seamstress and fashion designer!  While she does design and sell garments for us regular-sized people, her specialty is actually creating amazingly detailed and creative designs for dolls!  Now, I don’t actually have any dolls, but if you happen to be a doll collector or you have little girls who love dolls and dressing them up, then you should definitely check out her Etsy shop!  Here are a couple of my favorites…

OOAK hand-painted satin kimono for MSD sized BJDs Mod evening outfit in grey silk for 16 inch Tyler Wentworth doll Jeans and peasant top for SD-sized BJDs

I also love her creation here that is already purchased by someone else, but too gorgeous not to share!

So there you have it!  I love seeing friends use their gifts and abilities to create such fabulous and beautiful works of art that we can all enjoy.  Do you or any of your friends have their own creations that you’d like to share?  Tell us in the comments!


  1. Great gift ideas Jacquie!
    I love the stuff on the Whimsy Knitter’s site, I’m thinking of getting my sister something from there for her birthday in January.


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