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

Primrose Press

desire to support local artisans

Primrose Press,
Saturday, January 1, 2011 3:26 pm

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,
Los Angeles
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 5:57 pm

New Year

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..

Gramma Loves to Create, 54, retired/disabled,
Saturday, January 1, 2011 1:05 pm

Melanie's handmade inspiration

Not only does buying handmade items

give me access to the most creative and unique items, but it allows me to help support other mom's like myself

who want to stay home with their children and help make ends meet financially. My first stop when I'm shopping

is Hyena Cart.
When I was a young mom struggling financially, I vowed that when I could, I would help other

mom's stay home with their kiddos in whatever way I could. I'm so happy to finally be in a position to do just


Melanie, Designer, knitter, all around fiber fiend.,
North Dakota
Monday, July 7, 2008 9:18 am

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