Suffice it to say that is, “more than just your average feature”.
Today’s crafter is not just a beautiful, talented woman, she is also a friend. A friend with whom I’ve shared nights of gut busting laughter and undoubtedly stole gallons of hot water from during our days at the luxurious Temple Towers.
Sam is one of those people that seems to have found a way to extract a full 24 hours from each day. In fact, right now she’s pursuing a doctorate degree, working full time in the Philly school district, organizing a bevy of fundraisers and making all sorts of handcrafted buttoned and bejeweled goodies.
As if all that wasn’t enough, for the past month Sam has been undergoing treatments and getting all Bruce Lee on Hodgkins Lymphoma.
In the spirit of altruism, her Etsy shop (Hodge Podge) donates money from each sale to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Not only do you get a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art, you are supporting a supremely worthy cause.
Want to make a REAL difference this holiday season? Vote with your wallet and BUY HANDMADE.
What are you waiting for?! Your bank account will feel good, your special someone will look spectacular and you’ll be helping people successfully fight Leukemia and Lymphoma.
I’ve even heard Santa is giving out extra gold stars to people choosing handmade this holiday season…
I'm working on my doctorate.
I've never smoked pot.
I have 'real' brothers, 'step' sisters, and a 'half' sister, but I love my WHOLE family.
I have Hodgkins Lymphoma.
What got you started crafting?
I've always kept myself too busy. That, plus a love for creating new things and wearing pretty things.
What is your source of inspiration?
The fashion industry, the art industry, the world.
What have you made recently?
Recently I've been making more necklaces with floral findings and even faux flowers. Flowers make me happy.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Online and to friends from my home.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade is fun, and when it's cheap, there is nothing wrong with that at all. Plus, it means that what you buy or wear is likely one of a kind.
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