Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a handmade heart to decorate your home. The folks at Swirly Designs are sad about the recent  loss of magazines like Home Companion and Domino. They are wondering where you will go for gift ideas and design inspiration.


From Swirly Designs:

Do you love celebrating the holidays?

Here at Swirly Designs we loooove the holidays. We create handmade polymer clay ornaments. You can learn more about our process here.  We’ve been creating ornaments since 2000, starting with just Christmas designs but since have expanded to all the holidays including Valentine’s Day! Each ornament is handmade and no two are exactly alike. They’re great for gifts, for your holiday tree, to dress up a package or just to hang on your wall!

These days we have been wondering where people go for their holiday inspiration? Where do you go to buy handmade gifts? And now, with the ending of such great publications like Country Home and Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion, we would really love to know which magazines you will turn to now, to get your holiday fix.

For a chance to win one of our ornaments please leave us a comment by Monday midnight EST, Feb 9, telling us which magazines you read to get ideas for your holiday gifts and design inspiration from, and we will randomly choose one winner and send them one of our handmade limited edition Valentine Cupid ornament from our new 2009 collection (see first photo).



From Cindy:

There was an overwhelming response to having weekly “guest” giveaways. Over 95 percent of you said that it would be something you would enjoy. If you have a business you would like to promote or something you make and would like to host a give away please send me an email (again if you already did) and I will send you more information. Thanks!

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  1. I love Craft, Paper, Scissors magazine, CRAFT, I do google searches if I have a particular theme or idea in mind. I have a few blogs that I frequently check. ETSY is an amazing place to buy hand crafted gifts. I do also have a collection of old Martha Stewart tutorials from her magazine – that I keep on hand.

  2. I usually use google or look at blogs, but also Family Fun magazine and many other I seem to have free subscriptions to.

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