Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation about everything from handmade goodness to gluten-free goodies. Today on the blog, we will be chatting about a few of my favorite Etsy shops + starting a new series about handmade goodness. I don’t want to give out too many details, but stay tuned to the blog + the Facebook page for more details *wink*
I love supporting handmade–not because I am an artist, but because I grew up around handmade. When I was a kid, my mom made most of my clothes. I got made fun of a lot because of it–elementary and middle school were tough years for me–but I am not here to whine about those long ago days. I admit that I was embarrassed of my clothes. Looking back, I see that my mom made those clothes with her own two hands…for me…with love. Now, explaining that to my younger self and all the kids that taunted me would be impossible. And that is perfectly okay because now I know hand made with love beats mass produced by cheap labor any day of the week *smile*
It makes my heart happy to see so many people supporting handmade, locally grown, and small businesses–jewelry, baked goods, furniture…the list is endless (and that’s a good thing!).
Etsy has so many wonderful artisans, and I am so excited to tell y’all about a few of my favorites. Today is just a sampling *smile* You can also check out all the Etsy love on my daughter’s blogs–Vintage Inspired Passionista and Sixteen & Successful.
I absolutely adore and admire handmade goodness. It took me many years to realize the love and care that goes into hand making things. It wasn’t until I started creating my own pieces that I understood the amount of time and energy that goes into each piece. How each item is unique because it is made by hand. I can’t help but smile (and tear up a little) when I look at the furniture pieces that my dad made me. I will always cherish the things my dad made me–no fancy, schmancy store bought items could ever replace or compare to my handmade treasures from him *smile* Yes, if I close my eyes, I can see him working in his shop…the smell of wood smoke in the air…the floor covered with sawdust…I can hear his stories…and see his rough hands working….
Oh, my! Don’t y’all just love handmade treasures! I know I do *BIG SMILE* Be sure to stay tuned to the blog for more Etsy shops that I adore + other places to shop handmade. Be sure to support local, small businesses this holiday season *smile*