A Crafty Questionnaire: Giving Thanks


Typically, the Crafty Questionnaire devotes a post to just one {NewNew}er at a time. But 'tis the season of generosity and giving, so in that spirit I asked some of the artisans participating in the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade to share a column and tell us what they're giving thanks for this year.

Kelly Titus: Aperture Agog

I am so thankful to have a job with health insurance. In tough times like these, it's feels like a luxury to be able to see a doctor when I need to.

Leslie F: Elle F. Bijoux

I am thankful for a year full of new endeavors, creative freedom, my hubbie, my family, and rhinestones!

Lauren Falkowski: Lola Falk

This year, I am thankful for all of the outrageously awesome ways that my life has changed in 2010: moving to NYC, ending a relationship that wasn't working, and best of all? Making the career change to work full-time on my handbag business. Life is soooo good...

Louise Lasson: Lu Crafts

I am thankful this year to have fulfilled a 20 year dream to go on a safari in Africa. It was truly amazing. The animals were wonderful, but I knew they would be. The landscapes, especially, were a revelation: Baobab trees; all the different kinds of Acacia trees; the Serengeti that goes on forever.

Luis Fernando: Luis Fernando

I am thankful for all the wonderful new bike lanes that are popping up on major streets in the City. I've lived in New York City for over 30 years and have wrestled with traffic while riding for most of those years. It's nice now to be able to have a virtually car-free and care-free ride from my neighborhood into Manhattan.

Michelle Cavigliano: My Zoetrope

I'm thankful for kitty cuddles and happy/healthy friends and family. Also, pumpkin pie!

Ruby Nachom: Nemesis Jewelry

This year I am thankful for a bunch of things: having a job when so many are unemployed, even though it barely pays my bills. I am thankful for the free time to really transform my jewelry making into a business. I am super thankful for all of the positive feedback I have gotten this past year, especially from my Dad whose opinion I really value. I am thankful to the {NewNew} for the friends that I have made and sharing their resources because I don't know how to do this on my own. Most of all I am thankful for a husband who not only tolerates this craziness but encourages it. He's my biggest cheerleader. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

Andria Alefhi: New York Clocks

This year I am thankful for continued creativity!

Jenny Kim: Overall Baby

This year I’m thankful for street fairs! Not only have I been able to meet so many wonderful people, but I’ve had the opportunity to stuff my face with so many tasty foods and treats: Papusas at the Flea in Fort Greene, fresh succulent lobster rolls at the Seventh Avenue Fair in Park Slope, beer galore at the Atlantic Avenue Market, and so many other wonderfully tasty treats. In LA you have to pay to get into many of the street fairs, so I’m just so glad to have this free outlet in NY where you can walk around on sunny days and shop and eat and enjoy.

Elizabeth Hiney: Rose McKay Designs

I am thankful for these awesome blue chalcedony beads that make me so very happy!!!

Rosalie Zingales: Rosi Rouge

I am thankful, that in these trying times, I have garnered the strength to keep going against all odds, knowing so many others have it much worse than I. Especially thankful to find the {NewNew} Etsy team!

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