Off we go! Lots of lovely stuff this year, some Catholic, not all. I could only feature a few items from each store, but many of these artists make a wide variety of goods, so do follow the links and shop around. If you’re ordering for Christmas, be sure to check shipping dates, especially if you’re requesting custom work.
SARAH BREISCH of RABBIT DOG FINE ARTS
Delighted to see my friend Sarah offering her lovely, lively designs on these hand-painted cards.
“Located in Claremont, New Hampshire, Sarah spends her days with her husband, 8 children, two dogs, one cat, and working in her community. In the moments between, she creates ink and watercolor images inspired by her love of nature and literature. A lifelong artist, Sarah began selling her work in earnest a year ago. Currently, she offers individually hand-painted greeting cards. “
and my favorite:
RACHEL SCHMITZ of SOUTHFARTHING STUDIO
Digital portraits of families and pets, as well as a handful of Tolkien themed goods. “Custom artwork, created by a hobbit at heart.”
An example of a wedding portrait made from a photo:
and a rather cheeky Lord of the Rings-themed vinyl sticker:
Watch the store for painted ornaments, coming soon!
The shop: Southfarthing Studio
ELIESE CALLAHAN of VIANNEY BEADS
“I make sacrifice beads in a variety of styles, featuring different saints. I have several ready-to-ship options in my Etsy store, and I am delighted to take custom orders. As a form of reparations/penance especially given the recent sexual abuse crisis, I always give a portion of my sales to charity. Recent charities have included a pregnancy center and food bank. This month and in December I am giving to a couple families, for their basic needs and also to help provide Christmas presents for their kids.”
REBECCA GÓRZYŃSKA of DELPHINA ROSE ART
“I sell religious fine art prints and printable Catholic coloring pages to spark interest in the saints and an appreciation for classical art. Currently I’m illustrating a Marian Consecration for Children, coming out next summer, which is why 95% of my pictures are of Our Lady, haha. My new prints are being released November 28.”
Our Lady of Perpetual Help print:
Marian Coloring Book PDF:
One of my favorites: Mystical Rose print:
Art for Prayer. Prints of charcoal, pastel, and oil paint original works.
Mary Undoer of Knots:
GINNY AND SAJE CATHOLIC DESIGNS
“We create original designs inspired by our Catholic faith that are laser cut in wood and leather for unique pieces of jewelry.”
Our Lady Star of the Sea dog tag with prayer:
St. Patrick Rose Window earrings:
MARIE HEIMANN of FAWNLY
“fine art prints, mugs, blankets, pillows, and other home and paper goods with original hand painted and hand lettered art”
Hand painted Christmas ornament:
“It’s okay to feel your feelings” mug
“Capturing everyday miracles”
Gorgeous landscapes and scenery still catch my eye but it’s the spiritual more than the temporal that has my focus. They also overlap, as you’ll see in the portfolio.
“First Frost” print:
“Our Lady of the Petroglyphs”
Some work available at
Most current work:
THERESA BARGER of APPLE AND AZALEA
I love these Morse Code necklaces by my friend Theresa. They look like elegant necklaces but hold a secret meaning spelled out in beads. Customizable.
“Theresa makes all kinds of beaded jewelry. Her shop started years ago with wrap around rosary bracelets, but her biggest seller now is her beaded Morse Code necklaces. You can even request customized phrases or colors – just make sure to reach out before Dec. 10 for custom orders. Standard orders need to be placed by Dec. 15.”
“Defend us in battle”
“First Things First”
CARA JOHNSON of STITCHCRAFT YARNS
“I work in many different fiber arts– pattern design, knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, dyeing, and more. In my shop you’ll find one-of-a-kind embroideries, hand dyed yarn, saintly and geeky crochet dolls (and their patterns), felted art pieces, and whatever else I happen to be making!”
Our Lady of Guadalupe DOLL or PATTERN
Persephone from Hadestown:
And then there’s this:
Also pouches, patterns, and hand-dyed yarn, plus a teeny tiny Fred Rogers.
ELZABETH SIEGER of SIEGER DESIGN CO.
“a variety of products with my digital illustrations: portraits, apparel, and prints for the home. My most recent creation is a series of plush prayer dolls featuring Catholic saints and/or prominent figures on the front, with a prayer on the back.” Illustrations will be rendered as cloth dolls, on the site soon:
A sample of a finished doll:
TURBO TUTOR Teaching Resources
Lesson plans, learning games and teacher aids. Joanne has a few Christmas items listed now, good for activities for Christmas vacation.
Christmas Trivia Cards: A secular Christmas trivia game for grade 7 and up, drawing on history, literature, modern statistics, geography, and various holiday traditions in December.
Christmas Bingo, grades 6 and up: Out -of-the-ordinary call questions based on the Biblical Christmas story
ELISA LOW of DOOR NUMBER NINE
It’s always way too hard to pick just a few of Elisa’s creations to feature. Here are a few new items:
Illuminated manuscript medieval animal ornaments:
Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart resin pendant or necklace:
Jousting Snails infinity scarf with hidden pocket!
And so much more.
The shop: Door Number 9
Impressionist art, encaustic, watercolor, and more. Many small pieces available for sale.
“All around me, I see the world blossoming. Flowers are blooming, fruit is ripening, children are growing, and colors are exploding. In my art, I love to explore the lusciousness of the natural world. Through painting the moving and growing world, it can be captured and exaggerated to show the pleasure of viewing our stunning surroundings.”
Available for commission.
NANCI KEATLEY of PICCOLO DI LUCE
Customizable pocket Oratories, Rosary Cases, Prayer Blankets and other items.
A customizable linen and wool felt “portable altar” pocket oratory designed for toddlers:
Customizable family-sized pocket oratory:
KYRA MATSUI of IRONLACE DESIGN
My readers are by now familiar with Kyra’s stunning, shining jewelry. Here’s something new: tree ornaments made of crystal and steel:
Also available in steel chainmail:
Many new necklaces and earrings, and some gorgeous new rosaries and fidget rosaries:
If you have handmade goods to sell, feel free to leave a link to your shop in the comments.
Support the artists and craftsmen, save the world!