why can’t we all have etsy treasures?
April 29, 2010
I check etsy. Everyday, every couple of hours, sometimes more if I am online. They change the front page so much, I don’t want to miss the cool stuff.
I adore handmade. And I understand that time and craft have been put into it. But, once I get a craft item in my hands, I have often had wondered why I paid so much, and sometimes not much at all, for someone else’s handmade work. Especially when I could have made it myself. We all have gone to craft fairs and handmade markets and seen really wicked items. But, even if sometimes that item is only $5, I may pass on it. Cause in the end, it’s just some item that anyone can make really.
Now, I don’t want to steal people’s stuff. There is some really really original stuff. Then there is stuff that is only a few steps up from a child’s craft project. The do-it-yourselfers like me get flack all the time for doing it ourselves, like we are not supporting handmade. I just don’t think that I should empty my wallet for the benefit of supporting someone else’s handmade. What about your own?
With that, I have recreated the child’s craft of mod podging paper to glass.
You can obtain a glass votive candle holder from your local dollar store, although this one was the 1/2 price colour sale at Goodwill making it 50 cents.
My 10 years of playing classical flute in school orchestras has provided me with stacks of sheet music. But you can print your own out from the internet.
Now go and fill your evening with light and music.
Without PayPal and shipping costs.