Quite by accident, I found the new store, Ithaca Made. It’s located at 430 W. State Street, near Mama Goose and in the same storefront as Mimi’s Attic.
This is the kind of store I love – unique, local, mostly handmade gifts and accessories, with some clothing and herbal/ aromatherapy products as well. The store has been open only 2 or so weeks, so it’s likely new products will be added.
I got this darling pottery pig (made by Frog Hill Pottery). I also picked up some postcards from Spirit and Kitsch. I was going to give this Silk Oak stamp to Grandma (because it has a rabbit), but instead, I thought I’d keep it and stamp all the mail I send her. Normally, I don’t accept bags when I go shopping, but this bag with the Silk Oak raven was so amazing, I let the cashier pack my purchases in it.
It is a fun store, and I think it’s great for local residents, and perfect for visitors who want something “uniquely Ithacan” to take home. My only complaint – I like the logo graphic, but man, is it ever depressing! I don’t need to be reminded of Ithaca’s gloomy days of winter!
A couple of weeks ago, Joan Jett (the pig) was Sanctuary Tail’s Animal-of-the-Week! (Sanctuary Tails is a Farm Sanctuary blog written by the Farm’s shelter directors.) I was so happy to see Joan featured. Not only is she adorable (she’s the spotted pig), she is the pig that I sponsor through Farm Sanctuary’s “Adopt-an-Animal” program.
Farm Sanctuary Piglets at Play
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Pig Cuteness, or, I Have the Best Grandma (and Aunt) Ever
I got this in the mail today!
What a family effort! My aunt purchased the pattern from Rumplequiltskins (an Etsy seller), and my grandma made it for me.
Ready to make one in purple, now GM? : )