HandiCraftedBySarah

HandiCrafted By Sarah

Metropolis, Illinois · 44 Sales

HandiCraftedBySarah

HandiCrafted By Sarah

Metropolis, Illinois 44 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Denise Yenser

Denise Yenser on May 5, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I bought 2 bracelets. One for my niece Kayanna, and one for me. They are just beautiful! It's hard to find Nightmare before Christmas items with Sally included.

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The Story of HandiCrafted By Sarah

Hello, my name is Sarah and I'm 35.

I reside in Metropolis, Illinois, the "Official Home of Superman".

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2003, but continued to work outside of the home until the middle of 2004.

I quickly got bored of sitting around doing nothing all day. It was in the Spring of 2005, that I decided to try my hand at selling vintage postcards on eBay. This allowed me to learn how to sell online while also learning about vintage postcards.

After a while, I realized that selling the postcards was really just giving me something to do, as I wasn't making any money doing this. I sold my remaining inventory and went back to being bored.

So, here I was back at "square one" and being bored. I've always loved to read, so that helped occupy my time, but I was now looking for something else to do. I love being creative and doing crafts, but couldn't ever find something that looked like fun and would be something that I could do independently. That was about to change, though.

One day in 2009, my fiance, Brett, and I were looking around Wal-Mart, and I spied a loom for making potholders for only $5. I told Brett that I was interested in trying to make some potholders and he agreed that it would be a good choice for me and would also be good therapy for my arms and hands. That first loom was plastic, and lasted for quite a while, but after making so many potholders, it broke. I was able to find a metal one at a local craft/hobby store as well as many different colored loops. I also found it necessary to get a small tote to carry my supplies in.

Shortly after this, I was admitted into the hospital and would then spend the next 18 months in a local nursing home for rehabilitation to hopefully grow stronger. I took my potholder supplies with me, and made quite a few during my stay there. For the most part, I gave them away to the activities director to use as Bingo prizes for the residents. These potholders were just nylon.
Also during my stay at the nursing home, I underwent surgery to have total knee replacements on both of my knees, but at separate times. You guessed it, my potholder supplies went with me on those trips.

I was finally able to come home in May of 2011, but by then, I had kind of grown tired of making potholders. Sure, I would make a few here and there, but that was about it.

One day, while we were just looking around in the local hobby/craft store, I noticed that they carried cotton loops. I was excited, because now I could make potholders that were a little bigger and more durable than the nylon ones that I was making up until this point. I was hooked (pardon the pun!) once again.

I haven't stopped making potholders since! I have sold a few here and there and given quite a few as gifts. Everyone seems to love them.

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    I love doing crafty things and making potholders is a great hobby because my supplies are very portable. I don't go anywhere without my loom and loops!

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Last updated on October 24, 2014
Hello, my name is Sarah and I'm 35.

I reside in Metropolis, Illinois, the "Official Home of Superman".

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2003, but continued to work outside of the home until the middle of 2004.

I quickly got bored of sitting around doing nothing all day. It was in the Spring of 2005, that I decided to try my hand at selling vintage postcards on eBay. This allowed me to learn how to sell online while also learning about vintage postcards.

After a while, I realized that selling the postcards was really just giving me something to do, as I wasn't making any money doing this. I sold my remaining inventory and went back to being bored.

So, here I was back at "square one" and being bored. I've always loved to read, so that helped occupy my time, but I was now looking for something else to do. I love being creative and doing crafts, but couldn't ever find something that looked like fun and would be something that I could do independently. That was about to change, though.

One day in 2009, my fiance, Brett, and I were looking around Wal-Mart, and I spied a loom for making potholders for only $5. I told Brett that I was interested in trying to make some potholders and he agreed that it would be a good choice for me and would also be good therapy for my arms and hands. That first loom was plastic, and lasted for quite a while, but after making so many potholders, it broke. I was able to find a metal one at a local craft/hobby store as well as many different colored loops. I also found it necessary to get a small tote to carry my supplies in.

Shortly after this, I was admitted into the hospital and would then spend the next 18 months in a local nursing home for rehabilitation to hopefully grow stronger. I took my potholder supplies with me, and made quite a few during my stay there. For the most part, I gave them away to the activities director to use as Bingo prizes for the residents. These potholders were just nylon.
Also during my stay at the nursing home, I underwent surgery to have total knee replacements on both of my knees, but at separate times. You guessed it, my potholder supplies went with me on those trips.

I was finally able to come home in May of 2011, but by then, I had kind of grown tired of making potholders. Sure, I would make a few here and there, but that was about it.

One day, while we were just looking around in the local hobby/craft store, I noticed that they carried cotton loops. I was excited, because now I could make potholders that were a little bigger and more durable than the nylon ones that I was making up until this point. I was hooked (pardon the pun!) once again.

I haven't stopped making potholders since! I have sold a few here and there and given quite a few as gifts. Everyone seems to love them.

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