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Just in time for the holidays…

These handmade gift tags were a craft show best seller! Each is one-of-a-kind with a Christmas theme ready to dress all of your gifts with a special handmade touch. Do you want tags for Hanukkah or another special day or theme? Ask for a custom order! I can make tags for any theme/day that you… Continue reading Just in time for the holidays…

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Arts, Crafts and Creations, Happy Holidays, WhackyShack on Etsy

Buy Handmade: Christmas Cards and Year-Round Greetings

When I was a kid, everyone I knew had their own way of displaying the dozens of holiday cards that came pouring in during the weeks of December. People might stand them up on the fireplace mantle or along kitchen window sills. My girlfriend's mother taped them to the closet door in their entry hall. My own… Continue reading Buy Handmade: Christmas Cards and Year-Round Greetings

Arts, Crafts and Creations, Holiday Designs, WhackyShack on Etsy

Crafting Christmas: The Ornament Collection Grows

It's now October and I've been working away to fill my Etsy site with ornaments this year. Crafting ornaments is a fun job. The process doesn't tie me down to the craft room and I can make them as I sit in front of the TV. And the response to them has been good. People… Continue reading Crafting Christmas: The Ornament Collection Grows

Arts, Crafts and Creations, Miscellaneous Stuff, WhackyShack on Etsy

“It’s pretty, but it’s so expensive!”– Choosing to Buy Handmade

What determines the price of a handmade item? I've heard it said (or whispered) dozens of times at craft fairs. "It's pretty but it's so expensive!" Yes, handmade items are going to cost more than something you can buy at your local giant discount store.  Mass marketed products that come from China are cheap.  Handmade… Continue reading “It’s pretty, but it’s so expensive!”– Choosing to Buy Handmade