I am very passionate about supporting independent artists( because 'I is one' : Hillcrest Cottage Etsy ). Etsy is the place to give that support online!
With the entire world available at our computer's click, it becomes increasingly difficult to find "uniqueness." Used to be, a person would go on a trip and would bring home something that no one else could have!
I remember with fondness traveling to California in 1973, returning home with the coolest hippy-stuff ever. A pair of white 6" platform shoes embellished with tiny red hearts. A funky 70's style brimmed hat made from recycled Levi's (Was there any other jean in that day? No.) , and 'recycled' was yet to be invented. California was sooo cool to this Arkansas girl!
Now we can have the 'lousy t-shirt' without Grandma leaving home.
Click on the Handmade Pledge button above and see my favorite item from another Arkansas Etsy-an. Be prepared to get lost in the world of 'handmade'.