Saturday, June 8, 2013

Handmade vs. Factory Made

So you are looking for that perfect gift for Aunt Suzie, who seems to already have everything!! You don't know what to buy for her, and you are looking for something unique, that you won't find anywhere else, like a one of a kind item.  Do you :
A.  look on Ebay
B.   look for something handmade 
C.  go to a Flea Market

Chances are if you go to Ebay, or a flea market , you might find something , but you can bet there are probably several more items just like that one somewhere.  I suggest to look for something handmade.  You might say where do I look for something handmade?  Well, first of all you can look at crafts shows, and other vendor events. You can check your local paper or the internet to find out where the local craft shows are. Also, you can do a search online , but be sure to type in " Handmade" so you won't get something that isn't made by hand.  Now, when you go to these craft shows, look for the vendors that actually Hand Make  their items!  When buying from crafters whose items are handmade, you more than likely are buying something they designed or created, that you might not find somewhere else.  They may have similar designs or similar materials, but you may never find another item just like this one!  I  made some aprons out of T-towels that had bowls of soup on them. ( maybe Aunt Suzie voluteers at a soup kitchen & needs an apron). I also made  a " skirt" purse from a real skirt and  girls' handbags out of blue jean legs and sewed a Princess or Tinker Bell fabric pockets on them.   When buying from other local small businesses you are helping boost the ecomony in your area, and that helps everyone.  Also, a lot of times  people appreciate things that are hand made more .  That being said, what will you do the next time you are looking for that perfect gift for Aunt Suzie or your  granddaughter who just started losing their teeth, and you need a tooth fairy pillow     Becky's pillow shop has lots of different items to choose from, and can do special orders if requested.   To see more items  go to :   You can leave a comment or go to the Contact Me page for any questions.  Or  go to You can also go to my FB  page at and be sure to click " Like" at the top of the page! 

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