Leaving a Legacy...

I buy, and create handmade because I want to leave a


I've had a rough childhood, and really just a rough life, but one of my happiest memories from

childhood are the handmade nightgowns that my father made us for christmas one year. I swore that I would hand

mine down to my children, and that I would make it a tradition to give my own family hand made christmas p.j.'s

every year when I was grown. I was 9 at the time.

I've always loved to create, and the beauty in handmade

items. My goal is to prove to my family that items do not have to be branded to be beautiful, functional, and

stylish. I hope that one day my family members who swear they will never own or use anything handmade, and that

think that if it's not branded then it must not be worth anything, will one day not only use items that I've

made, but proudly proclaim that they are handmade!

Ever since I've pondered having children, I've known

that in one way or another, I wanted to leave a legacy for them...to be make a difference, and to be remembered.

I hope that my crafting can be part of this legacy. I hope that I will be the mother, and the grandmother that is

remembered as always creating beautiful items, and that is not only remebered because of the items left behind,

but by my own children, and hopefully even friends, that create because of me and remember me while doing so.

I buy handmade because I want the best for my children, and what could be better than something that was

created by hand with love in everything that went into it? I want to support other people and families who work

at home to support their families, like I do, in hopes that not only will they support me, but that it will be

like a virus, and more and more people will begin to be able to be truly happy, and get back to the things that

are most important in life. I dream of a world where we are never in need because we can make, or trade for

anything we don't have, and money is much less important. I know this is wishful thinking, but everytime I buy

handmade, I feel like we are a step closer. So that's why I buy, and make, handmade, and why you should consider

it too!

Kelley, WAHM behind The Cozy Cloth Corner, 24, WAHM, Licensced Daycare Provider, Premier Jeweler, and owner of The Cozy Cloth Corner on HC, www.hyenacart.com/cozy_cloth
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 9:16 am