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

buy handmade.

Annelyn Designs, 27, Teacher, annelyndesigns.etsy.com
Monday, December 20, 2010 12:13 am

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.

BlushingEwe, http://www.etsy.com/shop/blushingewe
Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:02 am

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.

Betty, 44, designer, artist, SnappyShop.etsy.com
Los Angeles
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 5:57 pm

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!

itybitybags, www.itybitybags.etsy.com
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 7:45 am

Handmade Jewellery

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-

millionaire CEO's!

Tricky's Boutique Handmade Jewellery, 26, Designer/Maker, www.TrickysBoutique.co.uk
Devon, UK
Monday, October 22, 2012 8:23 am

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