"Yeah But I've Bought on that Auction Site Before....

Monday, August 20, 2007

and they weren't very friendly."

Oh....Etsy is a TOTALLY different place from that auction site!

The sellers are SO friendly. Many of them will do custom work for you! One of my first purchases was from http://www.noveltycreations.etsy.com She had one of the KEWLEST purses there. Then I read the dimensions for it. Whoa! too big for me. I don't like large handbags. So....I "convoed" her. (you can send messages directly to sellers by way of "convo." ) I asked her if she would use that fabric to make me a smaller sized purse. Absolutely!! I am now the proud owner of a custom made just for me handbag. :)

As I said, many Etsy sellers will do custom work happily!

The etsy community is wonderful. Its not dog eat dog like at that other place.

Buy Handmade and Be Original!!

So I am a thrifty shopper. I don't like the retail prices of clothing, so I often buy my shirts and pants secondhand.

A lot of the clothing you can purchase at these places are not the "newest" fashions. I was grocery shopping at my local Kroger and I actually saw a woman wearing a pair of capris just like mine!

It's always a bit awkward to me to see someone wearing the same clothes as I am or someone that has the same purse or whatever else.

That's what makes Etsy so cool!! Etsy is all about handmade. Hand made purses, clothing, jewelry, decorative items, fun stuff and so much more! You won't find mass produced items there. So when you purchase something on etsy, you dont have to worry so much about running into someone wearing clothes like yours, etc.

So Buy Handmade and be original!!!!!