handmade, homemade, lovemade

(Posted December 12, 2010)

one of the reasons i love the northwest so much is the fact that people here are so into handmaking and homemaking things.  whether its a blackberry pie, a lavender soap or some felt owls, people in portland especially appreciate the meaning of making things with your own hands.  i went to a craft fair yesterday in portland with elena called crafty wonderland, and it certainly was inspiring to see all of the intricate and whimsical things people created.  over 200 vendors was overwhelming but it was so awesome to see so many people there supporting local artisans; i even came across something called supportland, a rewards card system to earn points when you shop local.  there were vendors there i recognized from searches of the portland area on etsy.com and i even purchased a few little gifts.  its been an awesome way to meet people and share crafty tidbits, getting my creative juices flowing…

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