Bags by Andy
I love to start with fabrics and create a bag that no one else will have. I
recently bought a bird made by young girls to raise money for water purification in Zambia.
Birds of a Feather
I purchase and produce handmade
products to support the local economy and to keep dollars in the hands of primary consumers. I also purchase
handmade objects because I believe the provide the best value for my dollar. Most importantly I produce and
purchase handmade goods to make real connections with real people.
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Cute As A Button!
I have always loved art and jewelry. The town where I grew up has a two week art
festival every summer- Virginia Highlands Festival. Craftsmen from all over the U.S. come to display their art and
it is a joy to go see - they also feature antiques as well.
A few years ago a friend of mine gave me some
buttons that belonged to her grandmother. They were so beautiful but not in any kind of condition to use on
clothing. I thought there must be someway to enjoy and appreciate these buttons other than sitting them on a
shelf. I experimented around with making them into various accessories and my button jewelry designs came into
laura's handmade inspiration
i like to buy handmade because it gives me a chance to support
other artists. i know it can be a struggle to pay the bills some days. if my $10 or $20 helps someone buy dinner
for the night it makes me happy, plus i get something neat in return.
Skin Loving Soap
Our inspiration to buying and selling quality handcrafted items
comes from supporting local artisans trying to earn a few extra bucks to help support family in trying times. My
2 yr. old daughter has also inspired me come up with a wonderful soap that is as natural as possible without any