Leaving a Legacy...
I buy, and create handmade because I want to leave a
I've had a rough childhood, and really just a rough life, but one of my happiest memories from
childhood are the handmade nightgowns that my father made us for christmas one year. I swore that I would hand
mine down to my children, and that I would make it a tradition to give my own family hand made christmas p.j.'s
every year when I was grown. I was 9 at the time.
I've always loved to create, and the beauty in handmade
items. My goal is to prove to my family that items do not have to be branded to be beautiful, functional, and
stylish. I hope that one day my family members who swear they will never own or use anything handmade, and that
think that if it's not branded then it must not be worth anything, will one day not only use items that I've
made, but proudly proclaim that they are handmade!
Ever since I've pondered having children, I've known
that in one way or another, I wanted to leave a legacy for them...to be make a difference, and to be remembered.
I hope that my crafting can be part of this legacy. I hope that I will be the mother, and the grandmother that is
remembered as always creating beautiful items, and that is not only remebered because of the items left behind,
but by my own children, and hopefully even friends, that create because of me and remember me while doing so.
I buy handmade because I want the best for my children, and what could be better than something that was
created by hand with love in everything that went into it? I want to support other people and families who work
at home to support their families, like I do, in hopes that not only will they support me, but that it will be
like a virus, and more and more people will begin to be able to be truly happy, and get back to the things that
are most important in life. I dream of a world where we are never in need because we can make, or trade for
anything we don't have, and money is much less important. I know this is wishful thinking, but everytime I buy
handmade, I feel like we are a step closer. So that's why I buy, and make, handmade, and why you should consider
Happy New Year- Typically, I relate Spring to the
creation of new things, all beautiful colors of Nature to bring in new life-But today, the first of a new year,
2011. I hope and pray for all things anew. Although snowy and cold here in Minnesota, Nature is still a wonderous
site. As will all of our Inspirational Handemade-Homemade for 2011..Bless U all-Cheers to you for a Happy-
Prosperous-Handmade/Homemade NEW YEAR..
1337 Art's handmade inspiration
I started making jewelry for myself after never being able
to find something of quality and value at department stores. I found out about
target="_blank">Etsy, and I was amazed at how many people have such an interest in all things handmade.
In the forums I have met a bunch of great people, and I have learned a lot of stories of the people behind the
shop. I fell in love with handmade items, and it is wonderful that I can support someone when purchasing a unique
I have also started doing Artist features on
My blog .
That feature handmade artists. It is important for the world to learn the charms and joys of
I much rather buy something that was made with someone's own two hands.