Countdown to the New Year with Cleveland Handmade: Gina DeSantis

It’s one of the busiest times of the year, with celebrations and parties, gatherings and gift-giving. This year Cleveland Handmade has geared up to showcase a variety of handmade goods for giving by stocking shops on etsy and throwing three handmade markets. I thought I’d showcase a seller each day all the way up until the New Year to let you know all the gorgeous goods available.
So here is a featured seller in the ongoing series:

I am totally commissioning this gal to make me bonsai pots. Her work has a GORGEOUS zen quality!

Cherry Blossom Bowl, $30 by Gina DeSantis


Sunday Sustainability Tip

As winter fast approaches you may be tempted to turn up that heating dial on your thermostat, however don’t forget that with almost 50 percent of your household energy consumption being used for heating and hot water, those few degrees can make a difference, not to mention a dent in your pocket book. If you want to save energy and money, try to decrease the temperature you set your thermostat all winter, or better yet buy a programmable thermostat! You can save about 1% of your heating costs for every degree you turn your heating down.

You could always bundle up in these wonderful handmade items from Etsy sellers for extra warmth!

Sage Gray Faux Fur Scarf, from LazyTCrochet, $15.00

Artisanal Wet Felted, hand-dyed wool scarf by knitgrrl, $32.00

Felted Wool Knit Belted Poncho Top by Sandmaiden$99