Supporting handmade

Do you ever start one task and get completely distracted and end up doing something completely different? I never thought I suffered from that malaise until today.

I have decided that I am only going to buy handmade and homemade presents for friends and family from now on (good karma and all that). So this morning I was searching for a suitable gift for a first birthday present. How is it then that I end up in email conversation with a designer about commissioning a handbag for me?!?

I just hope that I am a good ‘client’, although my requirements list did read a bit like a romance novel (to bags). Sigh.

Don’t despair, I have some funky ideas for the baby’s birthday present, so it wasn’t a wasted day and all about me me me.

[Update: I have created a Handmade Pledge group on Facebook, be sure to sign up to it if you have an account.]

5 Responses to “Supporting handmade

  • Handbags 🙂 Did you tell Mr Crayons?

  • Clearly this is one of those occassions when it’s a ‘need to know only’ basis…

  • I have exactly the same problem – I start off looking for presents and end up buying presents for myself!

    Pomona x

  • That’s so weird! Only just today I was in the supermarket doing a quick shop and stopped to look at some jackets/coats for my baby (groan – I know – in the supemarket?) and promptly decided that I would support handmade and buy her something lovingly made by someone selling on Coriandr, Folksy or any of the other online venues.

  • Arh Pomona, we are just misunderstood!

    Good for you Stacey-Ann, we are singing from the same hymn sheet.

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