Took this as a thank you photo, and thought I'd share with you part of tiny handcrafted world created with the help of some of my favorite etsians. As I was packaging several photos tonight, I thought about how we are using an "online community" to connect with each other through our art . Perhaps it seems sappy, but I enjoy how we use our hearts and hands to give one another more than just handmade goods; we give a little bit of ourselves, the essence of who we are, to the people we do business with online.
As busy as we are, it's nice that technology can lead us back to that simpler, homespun life and authentic feeling of community. I've been selling handmade goods online for ten years, and treasure the opportunity to brighten someone's day, many times someone who is willing to share a tiny bit of her story with me across the miles. Anyway, check out the etsian storybook characters, footprint cookie press, wooden mushrooms, and tiny universes on my shelves that keep my antiques company.