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

it too!

Kelley, WAHM behind The Cozy Cloth Corner, 24, WAHM, Licensced Daycare Provider, Premier Jeweler, and owner of The Cozy Cloth Corner on HC, www.hyenacart.com/cozy_cloth
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 9:16 am

New Year

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..

Gramma Loves to Create, 54, retired/disabled, hyenacart.com/WoolieBoolieBums
Saturday, January 1, 2011 1:05 pm

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

buying handmade.

I much rather buy something that was made with someone's own two hands.

1337 Art, 21, Fashion Designer / Business Owner, 1337art.etsy.com
Washington, United States
Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:26 pm

I <3 WAHM's

I am inspired to buy handmade for my children. The items are more

appreciated for the time, love and though that went in to them and how they can then be passed on to future

generations. You cannot do that with a cheap plastic thingamajig!

Leslie, 25, SAHM/WAHM, hyenacart.com/shout/
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:30 pm

Jacque's handmade inspiration

Knowing we are helping each other.

Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:43 am

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