Now that I have the Thanksgiving gobble-gobble-wibble-wobble over with, I can heartily fling myself headfirst into Holiday shopping. I usually fling myself arseways, but this year I'm trying to head-off shopping problems by reminding myself regularly that 'tis not the season to shop for me. 'Tis the season to shop Irish and to help out Irish makers and shakers, so with that in mind I'm shopping up Irish gifts for friends and family/me. Here are a few lovelies that are currently triggering my annual one-for-me-none-for-you shopping reflex:
Silk purses by Bag Noir
Mohair and silk scarves by Ruby Star Knits
Sweet little handfelted bears from Ememem
Journey Through the Stars ring by Mercury Orchid
Cozy woolen wrist warmers from Pooka Designs
Pretty tea bowls by Heart of Ireland
Thanks in advance to An Post and the United States Postal Service for taking the fall for me (again) this year; "lost in the post" sounds a lot better than "kept it for myself."