You guys know by now that Dot & Lil is a huge lover and supporter of other handmade businesses and the handmade community as a whole, especially in Canada! I wanted to share project run by Alison at The Petit Cadeau blog that really celebrates and highlights all things handmade! Alison is running her very first marathon at the New York City Marathon at the beginning of November! That's a pretty big deal, and one close to my heart as those of you who were around when I was training for the Montreal Marathon a few years ago know. To mark this new adventure, Alison has decided to feature a different handmade business every day from October 1st to 26th, to represent each mile of her race!

Dot & Lil was lucky enough to be included a few days ago, and there's so many other people doing great, beautiful things! I  especially love the work of Manusmade and Fawn & Rose. Make sure to stay tuned for the last leg of the Handmade Marathon and cheer on the other makers who get featured.

Cheer! Support! How you can become a Handmade Marathon Fan:

(+) Share your excitement on Twitter

Handmade gift ideas for every occasion - #handmademarathon with @thepetitcadeau - October 1-26, 2012. Join us & cheer for handmade. Click to Tweet.

I'm joining the cheering team for #handmademarathon with @thepetitcadeau, October 1-26, 2012. Click to Tweet.

(+) Follow The Handmade Marathon "live" in your e-mail by subscribing for The Petit Cadeau blog updates as they happen!

(+) Like the products that you see featured? Share with your own networks, let the artists know in the comments section of the Petit Cadeau blog, and most importantly, SUPPORT HANDMADE!

You can see a full listing of the already featured artists here