Thank you for your story, the life you lead that brought you to where you are today. Thank you for the curve balls, the late nights, the struggles and triumphs that made your craft a necessity, a life raft.
Thank you for the countless hours you spent perfecting your craft, all before you ever dared to reveal it to the world.
Thank you for the materials bought as you taught yourself and honed your craft. For all the things you made, the gifts you gave.
Thank you for the time spent before handmade ever paid the rent.
Thank you for being brave enough to own your craft and work it even when it didn’t feel perfect. For selling at markets and fairs and online, and for giving your art the gift of your time.
I know it’s not easy; critics are tough. Just remember, you are made of stronger stuff. For all the cringe worthy moments and Pinterest fails, it only takes one fan to put the wind in your sails.
And there are fans, believe you me. What you do is truly a sight to see. Thank you for finding the courage to make, even when it gives less than it takes. Handmade is precious and this I do know, the love you create with will always show.
Your Maker story is worth what you say, so value yourself accordingly. You are a MOVEMENT and though it starts slow, you can be certain that handmade will grow.
On behalf of The Nooks,