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They arrived a few days later in a pretty little envelope after traveling all the way across the Atlantic ocean from Canada. Together with some dried pressed leaves from Monique's own Maple tree, they were carefully embellished with a personal sweet note from the maker herself. Thank you so much Monique, I truly love them to bits and they are everything I imagined if not more. ♥♥♥
Since then I wear them all the time; inside and outside, on jogs, with my coffee, driving, crocheting, doing laundry. They are soft, colorful and comfy. I have ordered a pair of matching leg warmers as well, which Monique will make for me with love and attention, just the way she did with these fingerless mittens. If you want to see more of Monique's creations you are most welcome to visit her wonderful Blueberry Fields' Etsy shop.
Don't you just love buying handmade???!!! There is nothing more satisfying and nothing more worth the money spent. And talking about money - please all you crafty makers out there - charge for your handmade items.
Don't give your creations and hours spent away for free. The buyer who appreciates the craftsmanship and work behind an handmade item is out there and will pay the requested price. We don't make the handmade industry a favor by giving away handmade baby blankets, shawls and mitts for nothing, just to get a sale. Someone who doesn't want to pay for what he or she gets is not worth the creation you've made. It is as simple as that. This is my opinion and I believe in it strongly. Be proud and patient and the right client will come to you. And he or she will tell his friends, who will tell their friends. And she or he will come back. Again and again and again for the great feeling of supporting a sweet artist somewhere in this world. I will. Come back to Blueberry Fields' Etsy shop. Again and again and again. And maybe you too.