I LOVE this idea! Today’s featured crafter developed her own application that allows people to select their own bag, shape and colors – which she then makes using a variety of fabrics.
I believe that people want to buy something unique and different, rather than the same old factory made designs that can be seen wherever you go. Creating your own style gives me a great sense of satisfaction and achievement, and even more when I see other people enjoying my items.
I think that the mass produced products will always lack the heart, soul and uniqueness that the handmade creations embody.
Why mass-produced? Why own a product that everyone else has? It’s so impersonal and boring. I would hate for a friend to visit my home and say ‘Oh we’ve got that in our lounge’. The following season, items are replaced with the new mass-produced predicted fashions. Additionally, handmade products are better quality, because so much care and thought is invested… View Post
When I shop handmade, it’s usually because I’m looking for something unique. I also like the idea of supporting other artists and craftsmen in the effort to never work for the man.
My bags have a distinctive look and previous buyers (when I had my own website) have found me by “knowing” I made these bags. I love my buyers! They love my artistic ability and workmanship and that means more to me than any feedback given. I have many buyers who come back to purchase over and over and over. Some… View Post
I make it because I enjoy it, and want to share beautiful things with the world. I buy handmade because the items are unique, made with love, of great quality, usually customizable and often save and/or recycle resources. Plus, you meet so many nice people!