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4 Boston Marathon Handmade Gift Ideas

The Boston Marathon is in 4 days and I could not be more excited to cheer on all 36,000 people running on Monday! With so many Boston Marathon themed items in shops all over the city and online, I wanted to highlight a few handmade goodies I've come across that were inspired by the infamous upcoming race-
This gorgeous 2014 Boston Marathon Print is by my friend Jenn of JHill Design which is part of her Sports Map series. Through April 31, get FREE personalization- just order the personalized print and use code RUN2014 at checkout. Include the year or the runner's time, runner's name and bib number.
Bev Feldman of Linkouture designed this lovely chaimaille bracelet complete with handmade runner charm. Bonus- she's donating 20% of sales of the bracelet to the One Fund!
I discovered this print in a blog post by the designer, Lindsay of Warren Tales, that said she was inspired by my Boston Marathon photo project- I was so flattered! I love the fun font and concept of this marathon route print which she is offering as a 9x16" and as notecards.
Running the marathon? Stop by Old South Church on Boylston Street and get a handmade scarf! The Old South Knitters group started a Marathon Scarf Project this year asking knitters to donate handmade scarves in the BAA yellow and blue for the athletes. As they said on their website, "In this year of Remembrance and Hope, our vision is to wrap each runner in the love poured into stitches of handmade blue and yellow scarves. We promise to wrap runners in your love until all your scarves are distributed."

What are your favorite Boston Marathon finds?

Lucie Wicker Photography at Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2013

This weekend is the 20th annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios! One of my favorite weekends of the year with lots of artists and art-appreciators descending on JP for two hectic, fun-filled days. I will once again be out front at 19 Eliot St (aka my parents' house) selling my prints and cards and displaying some of my portfolios.
I usually show alone at this location but this year will be different! A few of my friends from Boston Handmade will be there as well-

 Bev Feldman of Linkouture

Karen Mahoney of City by the Sea Ceramics

Kerry Hawkins of Kerry Hawkins Photography

We will be around Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. For more information about JP Open Studios (including a map of all artist locations), check out their website. Hope to see you there!