Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gift Giving through the Zodiac

CANCER - The Crab
22 June - 22July

This series of articles will feature ideas for zodiac inspired handmade gifts from members of the Trans-Canada Etsy Team. Each new zodiac month will begin with an introduction to the qualities associated with the present astrology sun sign. Throughout the rest of the month I will feature items which have those qualities and/or would be a suitable gift idea for people of that sign.

Gifts for the Home:
Those born under the sign of Cancer are often people who love their homes. Here are a few gift ideas for the home which may appeal to Cancerians.

This set of four cloth house ornaments by Puncezilla would make a wonderful housewarming gift and expresses the perfect sentiment for the Cancer person's commitment to home and family.

This Arashi Shibori Crab cushion cover is an item from my own Inkyspider shop. Hidden within their protective shell Cancerians have a rich inner world of emotions which can translate into artistic expression. This image of a soft bodied octopus and it's many swirling legs within the crab's shell, illustrates the deep inner world of Cancerian people.

This gorgeous rag rug has been woven with recycled wool sweaters by FiveForty. It has been felted and cut into strips and then woven on an adapted upright loom. I had to smile when I found this photo because the image of shoes on a rug so perfectly expresses of the qualities of the Cancer nature.

This feature has been prepared for you by Morgen of Inkyspider Textile Designs and Kootsac re-usable bulk food bags.


saramcmartin said...

Fantastic gift choices!

Pegg said...

Great article Morgen!! So thrilled to see my rug here! Thank you!

Puncezilla said...

Wonderfu series of articles! I can't wait to see my sign!(Aquarius)

elan said...

This cancer would love that rug!