18.11.08

thank you x2

I wanted to thank all of you once again for your lovely comments & for your support. Once we started pulling things together for our Etsy shop, we realized how much work it can be (I've long since blocked out my memories of selling vintage knick-knacks on Etsy). I spent the last few weeks in a state of awe at women who design & assemble entire garments, or who take time picking out the most beautiful materials to print on, or who knit divine accoutrements for the rest of us. We all have busy lives; something as simple as going out to buy envelopes and bubble wrap can be a trial and a labour of love. And even if our accomplishments are modest, it's worth it.

I read this elegant statement on Abby's blog earlier today and it made me more determined to continue to buy handmade & local whenever I can:

I know that economically speaking, times are tough right now. That's why I'm trying really hard to get gifts and things I need from these women who work very hard to create beautiful things. I know it is impossible to shop completely from local or hand made sources, but we can all try, right?

7 comments:

  1. your shop looks so lovely-congrats on re-opening!

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  2. Thank you! You are lovely!

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  3. I am so completely jealous. Your store is up and running and mine is still a dream. Be it a dream that is getting closer to reality... Good luck with your opening and I hope it turns out to be all that you had hoped.

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  4. Just found your blog via the workroom site, and i had a look at your etsy site! How wonderful, it looks great!
    Yes, i agree with what abby says as well. Hope you have a great day!

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  5. so true, every time i think of buying something at the mall, i remind myself of all the amazing handmade and independent-owned things there are out there.

    all the thought and care that goes into these things is so important to me, now more than ever.

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  6. ...will check out your shop...Hope you do very well ;)
    ~Blessings*

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  7. you're shop is so pretty, congrats hun!

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