srgoddess's handmade inspiration

handmade has heart..and when an artisan

has put their heart into what they're creating, there's nothing better!

srgoddess, artist, jewelry designer,
Hot Springs National Park
Friday, July 9, 2010 12:53 am

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!

Rebekah Holguin, 25, Artist,
Los Angeles
Monday, November 15, 2010 11:20 pm

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?

Lisa, Excecutive Research Associate of Child Development and Human Relations,
Thursday, July 10, 2008 11:46 am

Original Art

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.

Beth, 55, Designer behind Irish Girl Creations,
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 1:00 am

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

financially possible.

Danz, 31, Designer, Owner: Doodles Jewels,
MIchigan, USA
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:25 pm

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