OK folks, I’m really excited because it’s time to take the wraps off my new baby!
I love love love buying things from real people who make stuff with their own two hands, and I am also a faithful Etsy shopper. Combine these two facts with my terminal case of Compulsive Blogging Personality Disorder (CBPD) and you get my new site:
I am completely enamored of handmade products and I want to share this love with you. I understand that it can initially seem intimidating making a purchase from an individual instead of a faceless yet ‘reliable’ corporation, and I am here to help you find items which will help change your mind using nothing but the sheer power of their incredibleness.
I find it wonderful and awe-inspiring that there really are people out there making so many things which we can choose instead of mass-produced dreck. I’m certainly not advocating that everyone out there build their own cars, or even that everyone buys a handmade car, but when options for beautiful jewelry, clothing, and household items are out there and affordable, I say why not.
Whether you buy handmade new items, or upcycled / recycled / repurposed, you’re doing the planet a favor, and you are helping to support an artisan. What could be better than that? New factories will get built with or without my help, but being able to encourage and support artists, artisans, crafters, and hobbyists is a dream come true for me.
Will you follow along?
I really hope you like it — I am loving writing it. Here are a few of the finds I’ve featured recently.
Thanks so much for checking it out, and I’m curious to know what you think ;)