Thursday, August 14, 2008


Don't ever buy from Anthropologie again. Buy Etsy, direct from the designers. Support home-based industry. Enable the little person, the small business, the artist.

Looking for a unique gift? Etsy is the place. It's the permanent online craft fair. But we aren't talking about the craft foam Christmas pins, or the surplus of bead-pets and keychains - these are crafts in the old fashioned sense of craftsmanship.

For example, this week I bought a leather stick barette/hair cover. Or you could buy candles, your next purse, a huge supply of independent fashions, quilts, jewelry, wallets, or those heatable/freezable bags with herbs in them that are so in vogue. Find a favorite dealer or two, and check back on their products.

Now - I'm not necessarily advocating you spend a lot of money. But if you are going to buy a nice gift, or spend money on a new outfit, do Etsy. If you're worried about sizing, learn to do measurements; it's more accurate anyway.

I intend to move into Etsy soon with some handmade items from my inventory. Stay tuned for an update!

To God be all glory.

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