I love to buy hand made items, as you can see the time,
care, love that is used to make them. If you purchase 2 items the same from a crafter, you would notice each one
differs slightly, making each piece unique and one of a kind just like people and have their own flair, unlike
something that is mass produced by a machine.
Handmade is the coolest!
My most recent handmade purchase is lovely soap from
Maine. I am so crazy for these handmade goats milk soaps that I try never to run out of them.
I also bought a
beautiful stained glass suncatcher for my sister for her birthday, and she loves it!
Did I mention the baby
shoes? Oh my goodness, every time there is a shower I give either hand crocheted booties or sweet fabric and
fleece booties to the new parents. It's so nice to see a gift recipients face light up at a one of a kind and
I'm inspired by fun
I'm inspired to buy handmade and create handmade
items because it is so fun!
My kids love to get totally unique handcrafted gifts, whether made by me or by
another super-talented WAHM. I love being able to send off my handmade items for other kids to enjoy, whether
that's toys or clothing or winter hats, whatever!
Handmade items have a story, a personality, a deeper meaning
beyond merely acquiring "stuff".
By buying handmade we can extend our fun times from the playground to
diapering to bathtime and bedtime and beyond and support and enrich other WAHMs and families in the process.
My inspiration ~ Herbs
I'm inspired to handmake because I'm passionate about
what I do and when you're passionate... Well, when you're passionate you don't settle. You don't do second
best. It's an all out, stay up 'til midnight CREATE. I'm inspired to buy handmade because these artisans have
the same passion for whatever their particular gift is that I do about soap and herbs....
Etsy for Bath&Body
I'm a make-up, lotion, anything-pretty-and-
smells-good junkie. Let's just say I can easily spend a couple of hours in Sephora. I started purchasing all my
bath and body related products on Etsy about a month ago. I started because 1 - I have a shop on Etsy that I love
and work on, so I'm already in front of (or near) my computer, 2 - I love the idea of products made in small
batches. To me that means that more time and care was taken to create the products. 3 - Vegan, good-for-your skin
stuff is all I'm about now that I've turned 30 (okay, 31) and I wish I had started going the more organic route
Some of my favorite bath products come from Satinpetalsoap.etsy.com - she makes the best smelling
vanilla/shea lotion I've tried and Gudonyatoo.etsy.com has some incredible washes, as well as hair care products.
Dressgreen.etsy.com and ayelet17 (Sun Kissed Bud is the name of the shop) makes excellent face care products
- I was a little apprehensive about purchasing products for my face, but, honestly, after using products from
these two shops there is no going back! The quality and the all-important smell of these products is unbelievable!
Then came the make-up purchases. I have tried mineral make-up from three wonderful places: Mixology, Pink
Quartz, and Mineral Make Up are ALL awesome - they also each have incredible sample sets - so check them out!!
Now, not only do I purchase the majority of my bath and body needs off Etsy, my gifts come from here, too -
it's going to be a very Merry Etsy Holiday Season around my house!