A Mother's Love
I have always loved crafting and sewing. I also realize
how time consuming it is to make something by hand. We are all so often in a rush and on a budget that we buy
things on sale or in bulk, not thinking twice about how those products got to be so cheap. While I was pregnant
with my daughter I started making things for her....a burp rag here, a mei tai there.....mainly because I wanted
to make something special for her. I loved the thought that she would be the only one with these exact items and
that they would last long enough for her to appreciate them later on, so I kept sewing and painting. It made me
realize that everything should have that kind of special meaning. I may not be able to make everything for her,
but I could find someone else out there to put as much time and love into making something for her. That is why I
Handmade supports families
When I had kids I discovered how much of our
commercially available products are made mostly with cheep low quality materials, overpriced and exploiting their
workers. I wanted better for my family. I found quality and value in handmade items in the expanding online
marketplace. When I decided to start making my own items for sale I discovered I could fulfill my desires to
create beautiful things while helping to support my family. I strive buy handmade now to support other families
and bring better quality and unique items into our lives.
Handmade Makes You Happy
The reason I buy handmade is because I love the attention to detail
and love that goes into a handmade item. I am not presuming that the artist loves me, but I know that they love
their craft. I can tell when something is made well, and is unique, that the artist gets joy from making something
fun and pretty that will make other people smile.
My most recent purchase is a funky painting of a vintage
radio. I love it and hung it up in my office.
Happy bear applique pouch
I love buying Handmade! There are so my wonderful artist that my
wishlist is a mile long! I just purchases a bearded guy print from Ashleyg on Etsy and it is my favorite piece so
far! I have already framed and hung him in my staircase!
I design, make and sell high quality handmade
jewellery using ethically sourced genuine gemstones. I know that supporting small handmade businesses is extremely
important and actually makes a difference to that individual or family rather than filling the pockets of multi-
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