Alright friends…I’m being totally serious, and to most of you this is a shocking bit of information because of the indie-business advocate I am today, and the truth is – I fell in love with handmade well after I had my own indie-business.
There was a time in my life where I didn’t shop handmade.
I was what you might call….a product snob.
I never thought it was the same kind of quality as store bought
I never felt like there was anything that fit “my style” that was offered in an indie shop.
And I felt like it was hard to afford handmade.
Vintage Pleated Pouch from Sand and Starfish
One day I found myself diving into listing after listing, and finding out new and exciting shops, reading reviews, and finding myself a little bit more intrigued to try out indie business shops.
But that isn’t where my love actually started.
It took some serious warming up to, and then I did it – I made my first handmade purchase and I fell in love. It sent me into a whirlwind of adoring other handmade shops, and the love has never stopped.
Now, I shop only handmade shops when at all possible. Gifts, Holidays – I first think of what I have seen in a handmade shop that would fit that person. I started the A-List, I started the weekend link-up. I’m seriously smitten with handmade shops.
A couple weekends I was talking to a friend of mine and she said to me while in the Starbucks drive-thru —