The New York Times ran an article today called “For Craft Sales, the Recession Is a Help.” The article discusses the increase in sales at craft supply stores and on sites such as Etsy this holiday season as people choose to make gifts and buy handmade because of the tough economy.
I am quoted at the end of the article as, you know, a staunch believer in buying handmade. Still too early to post what I’ve bought for Christmas gifts this year, but you can rest assured the majority of them were made by crafters. And you can read all about the handmade gifts I bought last year here.
Nice blog with a nice title that you have discussed “The New York Times on Buying Handmade & Making Gifts This Year”. It was nice going through your blog. Enjoyed it very much. Cheers 🙂
Nic Jones said:
I love the picture: I took the handmade pledge. And – congrats on being mentioned in The Ne York Times.