Smallbones Gifts and Seasonal Products
Celebrating the seasons brings us closer to Nature. The equinoxes, solstices and other indicators mark the turnings of the neverending cycle…then there are birthdays, anniversaries, new births, Valentine’s Day and the religious holidays.
Whether it’s gift baskets, Christmas decorations, bookmarks (great stocking stuffers!), or what-have-you, you can do it sustainably. Of course, natural soaps are always an appropriate small gift for any occasion.
Celebrate and give gifts that are non-toxic, creative and sustainable!
Egg Basket (or Buttocks/Hip/Gizzard Basket)
This is the basket that I completed while demonstrating basket weaving at the 2013 Port Hope Fair. It’s a traditional egg basket with God’s Eyes, 14 ribs and a decorated handle. Woven with natural-coloured reed and oak handle and top frame. 10″ diameter, approximately 7.5″ high (excl. handle), this is a roomy and useful basket. I haven’t had time for much basketry lately, but making this basket has made me want to get back into it! You can see more pictures here.
Interesting sidenote: a basket that I made in 2009 much like this one, but made of dyed reeds is up for sale on eBay for $350 as I write this! Here’s my picture of that basket:
Santa’s Reindeer in Woven Cane
These delightful woven cane reindeer are especially nice for homes with little people. They’re running through the ‘snow’ here — if you want yours to stand up, you may have to bend the legs a little or stand them in ‘snow’ for support. They come with hemp or invisible fishing line cords so you can hang them in your tree or anywhere else you like. 4.75″ tall, excluding the antlers, and 6.75″ from back hoof to front hoof. Woven from natural cane, then walnut-stained (let me know if you`d like a set in natural colour).
- Hand-crocheted (by me) from sock yarn, double sided
- You could make your own or if you’re not so inclined, buy one of these for your sewing friends (Pattern from Hooked on Needles)
- 3 3/4″-4 1/4″ diameter
“Green & Clean” Gift Set
- Organic cotton (natural off-white or colour-grown) hand-knit washcloth
- Pure Castile Soap, Lavender Castile Soap & Hemp Oil Soap & Shampoo Bar
- Ready to give in a gift box, basket or tin with vintage-style gift tag (changed according to season or occasion)
Bookmarks in different designs. The book thong can be made with regular beads or with alphabet beads. These can be custom-made with the initials of your gift recipient. Measurements exclude tassels. Great stocking-stuffers! $9.50 each
#1 Beaded Initial Book Thong (14″, please specify initials in comment section of order form)
#2 Beaded Book Thong (14″, please specify initials in comment section of order form)
#3 Tassel Book Mark, 8″ excl. tassel
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