Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Made by You Mondays & Show Us Your Business Wednesday
& the back.
Fully lined in a pale yellow, sheer, sparkle fabric
Trimmed with vintage ruffle trim
Yellow buttons from Italy that have metallic flakes throughout
Hand triple stitched, for extra strength
I hope you like it! I made a similar one, in a raspberry pink color.
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The How & Why of It...
So, today, as part of the "Show Us Your Business" meme on The Society of Socialpreneurs, I thought I'd give you a little intro to my shops & why I decided to open them. I love to create & I love making things. I constantly have ideas rattling around in my head that I need to make utilize in some way or lose them forever. It doesn't really help to write them down, I generally forget to go back to them & sometimes, when I do, I've forgotten what I meant when I wrote it down & if I use the idea at all, it becomes something totally different from the original concept. So, I create because I love to, I pretty much need to, it's who I am. Different ideas require different techniques & materials, so I create in different mediums. All of the ideas are tied together, in style, because they all come from me. That's the why & how of why I make what I do.
I have two shops, currently: samsstuff on Etsy, where I sell vintage & one of a kind (often with vintage components) jewelry, accessories & clothing & samsstuff on ArtFire, where I sell one of a kind & vintage household items, art & photography. The Etsy items can also be found on ArtFire. I sell my handmade items because I want to share them & pass their stories on (also, because they gather & multiply, if I let them :) I sell the vintage items to share a little piece of their history. I love vintage & hate to see pieces tossed aside if I can make them into something useful & beautiful again, give them a new statement & story that compliments the original piece. And that's the how & why of my shops. Well, some of it anyway...SAM