srgoddess's handmade inspiration
handmade has heart..and when an artisan
has put their heart into what they're creating, there's nothing better!
Old text flower brooch - Romance Novel Reincarnated!
I love the idea that each item has a story behind
it - this item has a literal one! Though one of my favorite romance novels fell apart, I am reincarnating it as
art - so that others can also own a piece of something unique!
She is our Inspiration..
How can I look at the face of my wee spryte and not
use/make/buy/support handmade and natural products? Knowing that we are helping other families like ours- giving
smiles to other children like ours- and keeping the earth less polluted by supporting handmade goods is a simple
enough reason for us. When you buy something handmade it is a gift to yourself, your family, the family that made
it, and our earth. To me it is amazing to be able to give such a gift to so many people by purchasing something we
need anyway. We are on a very tight budget so we also have a need to have high quality, long lasting, efficeint
products for our family. Handmade items last us far longer than any mass produced item ever has. Plastic toy-
broke and in the landfill within a week or so. Wood blocks- 10 yrs later she is still playing with them and comes
up with new games/ideas for them every day. So which was more cost efficeint?
I have been making clothing for myself and my family for many
years, as well as soaps and shampoo. I love the fact that it is original, and no one else is going to have the
same thing. Purchasing WAHM items is my way of helping others that have the same beliefs that I have. I started
selling the items that I made as a way to help pay for college and to offer unique homemade options to others.
Not your average children
I am inspired to buy handmade items for my original, one-
of-a-kind kids. I don't have cookie cutter kids, why should they have cookie cutter toys and clothing? My
amazing autistic boys, Pieter, 7 and Micah, almost 3, are each unique individuals, despite their special needs
diagnoses. And my spitfire redhead Aubrey, 5, could never be duplicated.
I also love supporting other
parents like me, who choose to create items at home, so that they can stay home with their children as much as
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