Appreciate handmade

I never really "appreciated" handmade items before. I mean, when I received things

from my great aunt or my grandmas that made me blankets I always thought they were nice, but that was about it.

Then about 4 years ago, I started cloth diapering my daughter and thought I should try making my own. So, I made

her diapers and never looked back. Now I have my own store and make handmade items and love to buy them as well.

I never appreciated handmade items until I learned that it's not so easy just to whip something up. Then I

learned to knit and it takes me a long time just to make a dishcloth, so for all those blankets I got as a kid I

appreciate them so much more. Now, I prefer handmade gifts over store bought items. You know heart and soul went

into every item that the person makes. So much more meaning and so much more beautiful!

Karen, 33, Wahm,
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 10:40 am