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

I love to knit!

I think handmade items have more value - i hate anything

mass produced! Its sad seeing items selling for a couple of dollars made in a 3rd world country. People buy that

and not something lovingly hand made..unfortunately no one seems to want anything had made any more - they just

want cheap.I will keep buying hand made - i will buy less items but always hand made!

LouiseKnits, louiseknits.artfire.com
Saturday, October 30, 2010 11:06 pm

Handmade Heritage - Pass it on

So much of what we

appreciate can be traced back to how we were raised. Did you mother/grandmother/aunts do handwork? If you are my

age (nearing retirement), then you probably answer yes. One grandmother taught me to knit, another to crochet, my

Mom taught me to sew.

I am trying to do the same today with my grandaughters. If all they know is what

they see at Walmart, they will never develop an appreciate for the finer side of handmade.

Liddlelf, www.etsy.com/shop/kittykatglassdesigns
United States
Sunday, December 18, 2011 7:58 pm

Ladybug Garden assemblage cuff bracelet


buy handmade because each and every item is infused with the crafter's skill and vision.

Elizabeth Cook, 43, Etsy Shop Owner, http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClairesLegacyJewelry
Abingdon, Maryland, United States
Friday, February 15, 2013 10:41 pm

Hand-poured soy wax candles

Homemade items support the economy! Buying

homemade candles will also support the environment.



Mindy Vernon, 29, Candle Maker/Owner, www.WillowCandles.etsy.com
Oklahoma City, OK
Thursday, December 20, 2012 11:19 am

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