I had a car accident back in 2004, and I was bored, and mom encouraged me to start doing something to pass along the time. I started making wedding crafts etc and then I just slid into making soaps for myself in my kitchen. From there I started selling online at Ebay in 2005, and now in 2011 I still love making my delicious and addictive bath products and selling them all over the US!
They are usually made by people who care about craftsmanship. Craftsmanship is a word that means very little to most these days. Houses go up in weeks as well as buildings and there usually isn’t anything to give it “character”. Handmade items are different. The crafter takes the time to make it as beautifully as possible because they have to put their stamp on it personally.
Handmade goods really stand out from the mass produced for me – just by the nature of the handmade process every piece is unique, and small imperfections add to the character.
You can also find some fantastic, unusual things design wise that are of fantastic quality – you know that the person making these things really cares.