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Handmade May

Handmade May

I have an idea.

And it’s a challenge – for me, and for you – and for as many people as we can get involved!

What if – for a whole month – you only bought handmade? That’s my challenge to you for the whole of May 2010 – to buy only handmade goods.

Now – obviously this doesn’t include things like medication… with some things in life you don’t have the choice to buy handmade 🙂

But for things like…

  • Clothing, shoes and accessories
  • Handbags, purses
  • Home decor
  • Art
  • Food if you can find it! (think your local farmer’s market)
  • Journals, notepaper, calendars
  • Crockery, pottery
  • and much more….

… there are a wealth of options out there – both online and at your local markets!

Just think – for a whole month you’ll be making the conscious choice to support a micro-business – to pay your hard-earned money straight to the person who put care and love into the item you’re purchasing – rather than to an anonymous corporation.

I think that’s a worthwhile goal – and I’ll be following the challenge and blogging about it here during May 2010.

I’m a big believer in ‘every person makes a difference’ – and the more people we can get behind this idea, the more of a ripple effect we can create – and the more we can support handmade!

*Need something and really can’t find it handmade? Aim to buy vintage or secondhand instead!*

You can pledge your participation below – and also make sure to e-mail me links to any blog posts you do about Handmade May – I’m hoping to share these with my readers, too! (jessica AT

So – are you ready to take the Handmade May Challenge? Leave your pledge here, and take a button to spread the word on your blog!

Link back to this page –

Or, just copy this snippet of code and pop it in a widget on your blog sidebar…

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(Please note that I have to manually approve/add each pledge, so it may take a little while for your pledge to appear – but it will!)