I am so pleased that you decided to come and visit me here at the hand crafted cottage!
I debated for a while if I should start a blog. There are so many pros and cons - pro, I can blog about my newest obsession Etsy; con, I'm already neglecting everything else in my life do I really have time for a blog too?; pro, I can exercise my all my creative juices in a new and exciting way; con, there are a million and one blogs out there - who's going to read mine?
I am drawn to handmade because I feel like it means...well, more! Heirlooms (another obsession of mine), the items that we hang on to so tightly for our whole lives, are usually impeccably crafted, handmade pieces. We don't pick up a necklace, for example, at our local Walmart with the intention of handing it down to our children. It takes something special to become an heirloom, something more. With that being said, handmade items of course aren't all destined to become heirlooms. However, the feeling I get from supporting fellow artisans (either locally or on the other side of the planet) is something that I also hang on to rather tightly.
Obviously the pros outweighed the cons because we are here at the cottage and loving all things handmade! I am so excited to explore more of the wonderful hand crafted items on Etsy (and maybe even beyond) and to share them with you, my cottage guests!
As my guests there are only have a few rules! One, take your shoes off at the door. Two, have fun exploring the handmade world with me. And three, check in every now and then to say hi!!
Thanks for reading blog number one million and two!