I know what you're thinking. It's not even Thanksgiving yet, so why should I shop now?
Chanukah is early this year, did you know that? Yep. If you need Chanukah gifts, it begins December 2nd. TWELVE DAYS FROM NOW! (You ARE getting BFSkinner a gift, aren't you?) Christmas is five weeks from today. Kwanzaa is the day after Christmas.
Chop, chop, Kossacks! Shop liberally via the First Annual Kos Katalogue, updated daily and reposted every Saturday until Kwanzaa! If you'd like to be added to the Kos Katalogue, let me know.♥
Gift yourself first if you have things to sell but are a Luddite like me. See this offer from webranding.
RiaD has a blog with a permanent AD page to promote the work of bloggers- THIS IS A FREE AD! She says, "I would love to promote the work of fellow bloggers who are also crafters, writers, artisans, etc. I will add tags to the page for every AD. I'll happily list people even if they don't have a site."
If you would like to be listed as a Brilliant Blogger please let her know. RiaD[at]firefly-dreaming[dot]com.
ms scarlett leadpipe does "a little painting" here.
radical simplicity sells subscriptions to Green Energy Times.
If you buy a puppy, call ZenTrainer and buy a phone consultation to get started off right.
catfishbob sells his ceramic wall tiles and dishes here.
Aji and her husband have silverwork and so much more. Enter here.
RadioGirl's book, out in mid-February, can be pre-ordered here. (Trust me, it's all we'll be talking about when it comes out!)
Speaking of books, sarahinty's most recent Books by Kossacks diary might give you some gift ideas that simultaneously benefit a member.
artisan's handmade tiles must be seento be believed.
marthature would like you to buy her novel.
BREAKING NEWS! Something the Dog Said is putting together a cookbook of his breads. He has a tentative publishing date of 12/12! Look for A Liberal Sprinkle of Flour, coming soon!
crystal eyes does carving like that shown in the link. Put up a site, crystal eyes!
rserven wants to sell some of her art work so she can buy holiday gifts. Click on her name for email info; check out her graphics here. Robyn is also having a yard sale and she's added an online store.
DavidW is a fabulous artist. His paintings are here.
NEW UPDATE! hyperbolic pants explosion has jewelry, mostly sterling silver, gemstone, and glass. Some brass and copper. Both woven and strung pieces, as well as some wire work for sale here. (OMG! I just looked! Pretties!) All items ship for free and come in a gift box.
EXCITING UPDATE: hpe just added a couple of special coupon codes exclusively for Kossacks: KOSKATALOG: 10% off (no expiration date) KOSHOLIDAY: 30% off (through Dec. 17) You can also buy spoonflower designs here.
WarrenS sells a variety of his own music CD's here.
For something different, have JG in MD look up your family line. She does genealogy research at the Library of Congress and the DAR.
If you're REALLY splurging and want to buy a home in coastal Los Angeles County, Former Chicagoan Now Angeleno will sell you a house and talk librul politics.
Julian Domain does art in multiple formats. See examples here.
asterkitty does oil paintings and she has a publishing site. She wrote a book, available on the second site, that all you bashful artists should read. It tells you how to price your stuff. Also, if you want to build a snazzy website, check this out.
nchristine has sun catchers and fobs for sale, as well as needlework fabric, threads, and seed beads, some older Hallmark ornaments and other items. See?
boran2 (surprise!) sells his paintings here.♥
jan4insight, another busy Kossack,starts with handmade originals - crochet accessories and housewares; artwork and cards; notebooks and journals. Intuitive readings and metaphysical goods, too here, plus Jan's own artwork, on cards, posters, mugs, t-shirts, stationery and more here, and same thing with a political bent here, and (whew!) Fabric design: Jan's artwork printed on beautiful, high-quality fabrics of natural fibers here.
Alexandra Lynch will edit your novel or sell you impact implements.
Kitsap River makes jam.
KVoimakas does firearm safety courses in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin.
dirkster42 gives beginning violin or viola lessons in the Bay Area.
RantNRaven is an artist.....landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, portraits, clay sculpture. See her online gallery ... and drool!
DontTaseMeBro does yoga/pilates studio startup consulting.
AveryProg offers recession clothing + underwear of the month club. Use coupon code "2012" and you get 12% off AND donate 12% of the sale to the Kos slate on ActBlue for 2012.
wackydoug teaches basic firearms safety in MA.
Dream It Real is an indie-pop singer-songwriter. buy his new CD here.
JacksonStreet Dan has an online bookstore.
The Gimp is a disabled mouth artist who does caricatures, portraits and pet portraits. Here's his link.
emeraldmaiden has two ventures. If you're having problems with your vacuum, she has used & reconditioned vacuum parts. They specialize in Kirby, Electrolux, and Kenmore, with forays into Rainbow, Filter Queen, and others. You can find handspun yarn, some hand knits/hand crocheted items, biker-style leather watchbands here.
cookseytalbott says "I offer prints from 24" up to 96" that I make personally on archival materials in my studio. I work closely with a local lamination factory to finish them as ready to hang laminated panels or as traditionaly framed prints" here.
Temmoku has Elderberry Jelly and some jams, Hot pepper, blackberry and crabapple...$8.00 a hlf pint, some handmade doilies and some pots...2 handled with green man medallion on one side...glazed stone green.
flowerfarmer makes hand painted ornaments-dogs cats mermaids birds and more at
this evolving site.
Fineena makes and sells handmade scarves and accessories. Use the code "kosholiday" to get 20% off anything in her store through Tuesday, 11/30. You can see other items not yet listed on her site here.
UnaSpenser does custom knitting. She makes sweaters, vests, and hats.
lotusmaglite is a stand-up comedian in the Midwest.
If you're in Philly (or anywhere on the east coast) and want to redesign a room or two for the holidays, you can't get a better pro than ridemybike. Email him!
Debby hopes you'll visit her husband's shop. He's got some awesome (and reasonably priced!) knitting patterns that folks could use to make holiday gifts or goodies for themselves.
PeterHug doesn't know if this belongs here, but I vote YES, esp. this part: We also do custom formulation of lubricants, metalworking fluids, cleaners, personal care products, and (sometimes) cosmetics.
thatwhichisgood has a nice site selling whimsical t-shirts, stickers & gifts here. She says, "Sign up for email alerts ...make a favorites list and look for coupons or free shipping."
Here's one for our ekos crowd! Justice Hildebrand's wife uses deconstructed corrugated boxes and many other recycled materials to make both functional art - desk clocks and wall clocks, picture frames, lamps, jewelry displays - and much more. She also does fine art mosaic with the same kinds of materials. Luci's great site is right here.
Paul in Berkeley makes handcrafted pens and bottle stoppers.
Coilette sells hand-beaded jewelry and other items in her shop.
RubDMC's daughter sells exquisite holiday cards.
rambler american's wife makes jewelry from beach glass.
Lorinda Pike makes sterling silver jewelry.
Need t-shirts or bumperstickers? Go to DonnaO's site.
Order epjmcginley's book and delicious and wholesome baked goods at blueheronbakery's site.
If you're in northern NM and want a purchase of a lifetime, talk to claude.
Lujane has two bicycle shops in MD and a website. "We sell lots of oddball and hard-to-find items and parts in addition to the more traditional bikes and can ship most things."
NEW LISTING! Asterkitty has added a chic jewelry store!
fat old man does custom woodwork plus standard items HERE.
Virginia Liberal has a boatload of Celtic and Metaphysical goodies, and several boatloads of beads and jewelry making supplies (and free tutorials and projects) for the DIY inclined at this site.