Ever notice how a single handmade item, be it a pillow, a card, an elaborate quilt, or painted wall art – always makes a person SMILE? If you are reading this blog, chances are you’ve created something special for someone and you probably have the DIY Midas Touch!
Handmade is so personal. It extends a shining piece or ourselves to those we care about and each time the recipient looks at your gift, it reminds them of you. While the things we buy from a store or catalog help keep the big retailers in business, the things we make tell others who we are.
While we can’t all be DIY Diva’s and Artisans, buying a little something handmade conveys your intelligent and creative style and your ability to think outside the big retail box.
This Black Friday, I urge others to visit some shops that specialize in handmade goods and when shopping for a Christmas gift for loved ones this season, consider some of the alternatives.
These are some of my favorite artists, but feel free to share your favorites in the comments below.
And I saved the BEST for last – one of my most favorite artists on Etsy. Yes, I have one of these crane mobiles from Spare Bedroom Studio and I adore it!
Wishing everyone a