The woman behind Hopes and Dreams studio (on Artfire.com) lives in Okalhoma with her husband and two children. Her studio includes items like hello kitty earrings, a pair of feather earrings and several charms.
She is very passionate about handmade and her interests are varied. They include jewelry creating, crochet, knitting, costume creation, candle making, Scentsies and eco friendly to name some. She also blogs and features various artisans and themes on her blogspot.
Her blog includes some really cool things like free printables and free widgets. Each month she features different themes pictorially with items that fit the theme many of which are holidays and occasions. She is currently featuring a different artisan on a weekly basis. The number of themes covered vary with the month and looking back into her archives most months contain 3 or 4 themes. A few months are up to 6 themes. So it's a great blog to visit for themed handmade items that you may wish to purchase as a gift.