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When I was growing up, it became quickly obvious that homemade desserts were the only thing acceptable for any party or celebration. When my husband suggested to his stressed-out and exhausted wife preparing for her son's first birthday that she "just buy" a cake, he got the death-stare.
When I discovered Etsy, I say it changed my life! I will still buy accessories and gifts for parties, but always come here for inspiration, and try to give some sort of handmade item for any occasion.
When my kids went to preschool and gradeschool, I suddenly needed gifts in bulk for all of the teachers, aides, after-care workers... Then I was delighted to find economies of scale making things myself! I did 25 key fobs in one afternoon!
I've started a little on the craft-show circuit, but my favorite is the Holiday Bazaar at the gradeschool where the kids come shop for gifts for…

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  • Joined July 23, 2008

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When I was growing up, it became quickly obvious that homemade desserts were the only thing acceptable for any party or celebration. When my husband suggested to his stressed-out and exhausted wife preparing for her son's first birthday that she "just buy" a cake, he got the death-stare.
When I discovered Etsy, I say it changed my life! I will still buy accessories and gifts for parties, but always come here for inspiration, and try to give some sort of handmade item for any occasion.
When my kids went to preschool and gradeschool, I suddenly needed gifts in bulk for all of the teachers, aides, after-care workers... Then I was delighted to find economies of scale making things myself! I did 25 key fobs in one afternoon!
I've started a little on the craft-show circuit, but my favorite is the Holiday Bazaar at the gradeschool where the kids come shop for gifts for their families. Nothing can be over $5 and they have a great time. My magnets are the best seller for this event.
The pillowcases have now become a standard add-on to kids' birthday gifts. My son and daughter love picking out the exact best choice for their friends!

So, even if you aren't the craftiest person, get all the inspiration you can from the Etsy community. It doesn't take much more time to find something fabulous here than at Target.

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