Squee! Sold my first pair of earrings!

I've been making earrings as a hobby for about a year now, and this week I built an online store using eCrater and also put one pair of earrings up for auction on eBay -- the red roses at left, packaged in a red velvet bag for Valentine's gift-giving.  (Because I've been a journalist too... Continue Reading →

Personalize address stickers, or raise a plant

Now that my parents' birthday celebrations are safely past, I can add two more Econsiderate gift ideas to the list: address stickers with a personal image or emblem, and plants. In our family's most recent Annual Easter Egg Decorating Contest (we have rules, categories and ribbons), my Dad painted this great Picasso-like image of a... Continue Reading →

Econsiderate gifts

For some years now, I've been making a study of a type of gift-giving for which I will now coin a word: Econsiderate.* Basically, these are consumable or small gifts. This came about because my parents moved into a smaller house and I began to think about an aspect I'm sure they wish I had... Continue Reading →

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