I was never a big on-line shopper; I am a person that likes to touch a product before I commit to a purchase and have the freedom to shop around before I make my mind up.
Shopping via the internet seemed a bit too risky, one too many steps and then a couple taken away where I needed them. It took moving up North and not allot of choice to make me change my mind.
I am still by no means 100% comfortable and convinced, yet where I shop plays a big part in my shopping avenues.
I feel the greatest place to shop are the home based businesses that are conjured and created by Mum’s. Knowing that when you make the purchase not only are you receiving yet you are giving. You do not just receive an item you receive an imprint of one’s creative self/spirit.
I fully believe in tuning into that creative thread no matter the capacity or medium and doing what you can. There was a time I ran a very successful specified mobile horse grooming service born from the need and that no one else was doing it.
This changed my perspective and I decided it was time to stop giving my money to the big box stores because I knew first hand how payment of services directly affected my family.
Some of the best purchases of my hand made bits and bobs were from home based businesses on-line. As long as I can find a way to get my currency to them I really do get excited waiting on the mail.
I have had the good fortune of making friendships with these ladies and finding woman that know their creative niche. Some of my hand made pieces are superior to what I have purchased in retail and are in high quality. Maybe it is the love they are assembled with, maybe it is the knowing put into the crafted item that the time is honoured in an in measurable way.
I have often found that these items are sent to me wrapped in pride.
I have purchased from all of the following businesses and would highly recommend seeking out their goods and tell them the Boss Mare sent you.. xx
Giftpferd Hair Accessories
Handmade by Girl Afraid
Kristi Mac Farlane Photography
Rude & Reckless
Triple Kustom 7