and many, many more.
I'd wager none of them is compensated commensurate with their talent.
After spending a few hours at Chatty Crafty's Holiday Show talking to crafters and oogling (and in some instances buying) their handmades this weekend, I really want to make more of an effort to support them. It's so easy to fall into the allure, convenience and cost savings of big box stores, but I really want to support the gal or guy who's livin' their dream and pouring everything they have into their passion.
And my creative wannabe-ness is off the chart. Newest item on my Bucket List? To own and operate an Etsy shop. Once I figure out what I'm gonna make and sell, I'll be sure to let you know.
Your turn: Do you have a creative itch? What would your Etsy shop look like?Or...share your favorite Etsy shop! It's Christmas time and I *might* need just what they're selling!
Photo credit: Pearl Eden on Deviant Art.