Sunday, December 2, 2007

A Handcrafted Life

A handcrafted life?
Why would you want one?
Why not?

In all parts of life, luxurious and basic, you can find handcrafted items to satisfy desires and fulfill needs.

Buying handcrafted things can put you in touch with the positive energy in the object that was created by someone who is proud of what they make. You can't get that with things from big box stores when you choose a new purse, shirt or set of dishes.

Many times working with an artist or crafter is the only way to get exactly what you want. The combination of their skill and your vision can be used to create an object just for you. You know you can't just walk into a store and say "I like the hat but I would prefer it in red." With a crafter you can and you can get it.

Buying handcrafted can now put you in touch with the world. Before internet days and online shopping was a reality you had to go to the local art shows, craft fairs and festivals. Now with venues like Etsy among a growing list of others you can buy from artisans around the world.

Take a look around your home and see where you can fit handcrafted things into your life and then go shopping.

Buy handcrafted and get something from someone who cares.

This post is part of the EtsyBloggers December 3rd carnival.


  1. Thanks for the submission, great read :-)

  2. Well said... I love that I can contact a seller and get the item in a different color or scent, etc.


  3. Lovely post! I love the fact that Etsy has brought the handcrafted world closer to me. It's so much more meaningful to buy (and receive!) a gift crafted by hand than it is to buy a mass-produced item.


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