Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Heart Handmade Holiday Zine

It may be the ultimate cliche, but there truly IS something special about the Holidays.

And for those of us in the handmade community, this time of year brings an extra layer of excitement as we see an incredible explosion of creativity from the artists and designers in our world.

It's that sense of creativity energy that inspired me to put together the Heart Handmade Holiday Zine - which is available...

(1) as a preview (via issuu.com/hearthandmade), split up into three parts:
part I, part II, part III or...

(2) download the zine in three parts: part I, part II, part III
warning: the files are kind of large, but I promise it'll be worth the wait!!

The Zine includes an inspiring collection of stories, wishes, tips, recipes and gift ideas from some of the talented people who've contributed to Heart Handmade in 2008. Plus a few of my personal favorite artists have donated print-your-own art prints and gift tags!!! Yay!!

I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had putting it together. Let's raise a Holiday toast to the Handmade Community!


PS. I'm taking off for the rest of the week!!! I'll see you back here on Monday - a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating this Thursday and Friday!!


Julie said...

Just waiting with baited breath for them to download! You've worked so hard, I'm sure they're wonderful!


Marichelle said...

Awww thanks Julie. I'm so sorry they ended up being such huge files. I wish I could've just kept it down to 1 file but then I don't think anyone would've appreciated the 15 minute download wait :)

Thanks in advance for your patience!!! And thanks for taking part in it!! OK I really need to get some ZZzzz.

Julie - On the Dot Creations said...

What a wonderful goodie for my reading pleasure this morning. I also Twittered about it. :) Enjoy your holiday break!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

GETOUT! GETOUT! GETOUT! This is the most magnificent thing ever! You are absolutely amazing my friend! I cannot believe how much hard work went into this fabulous zine! I am amazed, thrilled and so very proud of you hun! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving my friend and now I am off to pour over part 3!

heather smith jones said...

It's wonderful Marichelle and I completely agree with Melissa, it's a lot of work to put together! But it is so worth it! I hope you are settling into a relaxing Thanksgiving week after all your labors! Thank you for asking me to be part of it and it's exciting to see some people I know and love in it as well!

Cindy said...

thank you marichelle! the ezine is incredible. hope you have a terrific thanksgiving in your new home!

Clementine said...

This is fantastic!!! What a wonderful job you did with this, Marichelle. Thank you! And Happy Thanksgiving! :)

saltandpaper said...

holy cow! what a beautiful and useful guide ... and it didn't take too long to download! Enjoy a relaxing holiday, you deserve it!

dolamakes said...

I can't believe you are just one person. That’s just too much magnificence for any single human to contain.

Incredibly Impressed

and grateful.

Susan said...

This is beyond fantastic! What a treat to read first thing this morning. Marichelle, this is wonderful! Thank You & Happy Thanksgiving!

/// said...

yes yes yes--- this was FANTASTIC. thank you for your labor of love, marichelle! :)

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

It looks fab! Thanks lady for having me a part of it!
xoxo, Kelly

b a i l e y d o e s n ' t b a r k said...

marichelle, just like i say to lisa (our "addiction" supplier ;): you ARE Wonder Woman!

Karen said...

This is wonderful! I'm skimming through them now (shh, don't tell my boss!) and want to go back and read every single word. Lovely!!

benconservato said...

How wonderful!
You have done tons of hard work!
Beautiful, I need time to read it all, looking forward to doing it after work.


Unknown said...

AMAZING!! I can't wait to check it out! thank you thank you. :)

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Marilyn P. Sushi said...

The zine is fantastic! You did a wonderful job putting it together. :) Just love it!

Anonymous said...

Hello Marichelle!
Loved the Zine!! Such beautiful items.
Its indeed an excellent idea.
See you soon,

tangled sky studio said...

Hi Marichelle,
What an amazing collection you've put together it is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to share it with family and friends after dinner tomorrow (great timing!)


Arian said...

Heeey, I followed a link from Ashley G's blog to yours and downloaded this zine. I was PLEASANTLY SURPRISED to find my customizable "I DO" print in your gift guide for couples. Thanks!!

-Arian : )

Apol said...

Finally downloaded them--fantastic work, Marichelle! Thank you for a very nice read!

The Green Zebra Studio said...

I just downloaded your zine. You did all this by yourself? Amazing. I'll be pouring over this for the next few days.

Sorry trees, but I think I'll be printing them out as well so I can put it in my clear book and take it with me wherever I go.

Thanks so much for the inspiring reads. I'll be adding you to my blog read. :-)

Geek+Nerd said...

I found this zine via Sister Diane at Craftypod. I had never heard of your site before! The zine is marvelous! I'm devouring every word. :D

Amy (the b-line) said...

This is fantastic, Marichelle! Thanks!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Hi Marichelle:

I can't believe I'm just now getting to your lovely zine...it is AMAZING! Thanks so much...it's obvious you put oodles of work into it. ~Suzanne

Marichelle said...

I'm extremely late on this one, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your kind words - you guys are so supportive... it gives me the warm fuzzies :)

Nina said...

Wow! Stumble onto your site while blog-hopping. Thanks so much for sharing this! Wonderful! Hope you and your family are having a wonderful Christmas season. =)

Nina from the Philippines

Antonella said...

Thanks a lot for this! Unfortunately I could open only part 1, part 2 and 3 I downloaded but cannot open. Can you help me?
hugs from Italy

Marichelle said...

hi Antonella, please email me your email address and I'll send over the files! (hearthandmade@gmail.com)