No, not THAT maker, but me! I am a maker.
I make things.
I get great satisfaction from creating useful items for my customers.
I love that they pass through my hands.
Many people who aren’t familiar with the online world of handmade will learn about what I do and say, “you should go on that show, Shark Tank.”
They don’t really understand. I don’t have a brilliant idea that I need financial backing for so that I can produce a million gizmos in China to sell to the hungry consumers…..
With my hands.
One item at a time.
I work directly with my customers.
This is the new way.
Or perhaps, the new, old way.
I started on Etsy.
I built my own website.
And now I am proud to be a maker on two amazing websites:
Take a look at those websites. Connect with the makers. “Get what you want, custom made.”
Speaking of makers, my daughters are both having sales in their shops:
Happy Cyber Monday!
I love this post. It really is an old fashioned way of making things with new technology. When my Great Grandfather died, my Great Grandmother supported her family by taking in custom sewing orders. The only difference is that her marketing was word of mouth, not twitter or facebook. I like makebly and custom handmade too. Nice sites.
The art of handmade has been making a comeback and we should all be proud and excited to be part of it! From one maker to another — YAY!
Great post! You are so creative and make such lovely things!
p.s. Thank you for your encouraging email! I owe you a note!
Great post, Jane! This says it all!
Thanks for the referrals to your daughters’ Etsy shops – I placed an order on each today for gifts – they are both very talented! I find Etsy a bit overwhelming so it is nice to be given shop names to look through. (I am not crafty AT all!)