Bags by Andy
I love to start with fabrics and create a bag that no one else will have. I
recently bought a bird made by young girls to raise money for water purification in Zambia.
My belief in buying handmade
I truly believe that buying handmade items can enhance our
lives. When I started my own little handmade shopping site,
target="_blank">Hyenacart.com, in 2004, I don't think I totally understood how profound a shift it would make
in my life. I was simply putting together a place where people could sell their handmade goods. But as I've
watched the site and the community grow, and have become more entrenched in this idea of furnishing my and my
family's life with handmade items, I've realized that handmade items can enrich a person's life in a way that
mass-produced items simply can't.
Handmade items have a soul, and they are filled with the positive energy
of their makers. I feel deeply satisfied watching my daughter play with her hand-sewn Waldorf doll, or my son
building castles with handmade blocks. I wear my one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry with pride and often get
compliments and inquiries about the beautiful pieces. When it's time for me to relax, I can sink into a hot bath
fragrant with handmade bath salts and soaps.
I coded this site in one over-excited holiday weekend, with
visions of how it could change the world -- giving people a chance to inspire me, themselves, and each other by
describing how handmade items have enriched their lives. I would love for people to use this space to post their
musings on buying handmade, or simply to share their latest or favorite handmade purchases.
your story and join in on the effort, or, if you haven't done much handmade shopping, read through the posts and
see if inspiration sparks within you. I look forward to seeing you take part in the handmade community!
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.
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..
I am a cutie!
If people will remember things their moms, or grandmoms made
for them when they were kids, they will treasure handmade. Or even dads and granddads. It is great to carry on the
tradition. If you cannot make it yourself, let someone else do it. It is the idea of handmade, something someone
created on their own, that makes it so special.
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