Friday, December 21, 2007

Why People Pay For Handmade

8 Reasons You Should Buy Handmade Products over Commercial Products

1. Handmade products are unique. Do you really want the same scarf, mug, earrings, necklace or other item that 20,000 other people have? Of course not! Handmade items are always unique, even if they are the same type of product because they are not made by machines they are crafted by human beings so each piece will have its’ own unique characteristics.

2. Handmade items have personality. Life is not about being blah. Life is about expressing yourself and to do that your things need to have as much personality as you do. If you are happy with buying mass produced items that have no personality off a shelf at Wal Mart think about what that says about you. Don’t you want to express some personality?

3. Handmade items are special. When you get a gift don’t you feel a little bit more loved when someone gives you a handmade gift? Everyone loves getting handmade gifts or wearing something that was made just for them.

4. Handmade items last longer. Because they are made from high quality materials and handcrafted by trained artists items that are handmade last longer than low quality imported mass produced items.

5. Handmade goods are high quality. If you are a person who values the quality of an item more than the price then you already know that handmade items are far superior to mass produced items. While a mass produced item may be cheaper initially is it really cheaper when the item needs to be replaced a month later? When quality matters, go handmade!

6. Handmade items are not made by children in sweatshops in Third World countries making 10 cents a day. Experienced and trained craftspeople make each handmade item. So while you might pay a few dollars more for a handmade item it’s because you are paying for quality materials, years of experience, artistic talent, and well-honed craftsmanship. Isn’t that worth paying for?

7. When you buy handmade you are supporting traditional arts and crafts techniques that have passed down through generations. In today’s high tech world the old arts and crafts traditions are being replaced by mass production but when you buy handmade you are saying that you prefer your items to be high quality pieces of art instead of mass produced trinkets.

8. When you buy handmade you are supporting local and small businesses. By paying artists and craftspeople for their goods you are supporting them and all the businesses that they do business with. If you are a person who believes in supporting your community economically then buying from local artists is a great way to support your community and make sure that your money goes to support local businesses.

Keep these things in mind the next time you see a scarf, a bracelet, some great handmade soap or other item and think,” I could get that for half price at Wal Mart.”!

Lots of Listngs on Etsy

I have listed alot of my favorite past designs on Etsy most I have just enough material for one more custom set. Besure to check them out don't let them slip away between your fingers

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Tree Lights Has LEAD

I read this on one of my groups and thought everyone should know this information. Here is the link to CNN News talking about it.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Introducing Tink

We picked up Lauren's Christmas present yesterday. Lauren named her Tink. She is 6 weeks old Saint Bernard puppy. She is a good little thing has not had any accidents whines when she needs to go potty and we were up every hour on the hour last night taking her out. So she is a keeper and Lauren loves her.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I can do alot but

Well my neighbors are adopting a baby girl. The mother is due anytime now. So I decided I am gonna make the baby something. Well I decided I am going to make the baby a quilt to go over her carseat.

I can make clothing,hand smock,applique, I can pretty much sew anything. But I will be the first to tell you I am NOT A QUILTER I will never ever try it again LMBO It looks cute on one side but the other looks like it was my first time sewing LOL.

I tried I learned Iwill not try again! So my hat goes off to the people who quilt

Friday, December 7, 2007


Some of you know I sell on etsy also. I am haveing a sale in my store on etsy 10% off any of my clothing in my store. Check it out

Thursday, December 6, 2007

New Puppy

Well I was all ready to go to GA to get the puppy when this morning I get a e-mail from the breeder saying she had sold a female. Well there was only 2 females and she had told me we get pick of the two. I was livid I had booked the hotels hubby arranged to be off work etc etc. There is 2 things I can not tolerate people who lie or steal.So we went to the next town over put a deposit down on a St. Benard puppy. Lauren wanted to bring 5 home So after 2 1/2 hrs of trying to decide and talking we picked out a fuzzy female. We can go get her on the 16th of this month.I asked Lauren what she wanted to name her She said hummmm Popcorn LMBO I said pretty we got to think of a better name than that she is a girl LOL So we have to come up with a name. I will post pictures when we get her.