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Welcome to my world !

Yes, that dreaded first post to get your blog started. I have put it off long enough- not knowing what to say. But alas, I must get this done because I have a million cool things I want to share with all of you.

First, allow me to introduce myself. I am Uncle Crafty. I am an avid supporter of homemade/handmade/handcrafted. I am a firm believer in supporting small crafters everywhere.

I think there is something to be said about items made with love and attention versus those mass produced in a factory somewhere. I imagine the stories of the crafter who made my treasure. I love knowing that I could be helping a single mom support her family, helping a parent to held their child get piano or dance lessons or helping someone get out of debt. It sure sits much better with me than envisioning some big wig CEO buy their third vacation house somewhere.

I think buying handcrafted items for yourself or family and friends is a great way to support a crafters dreams and encourage their creativity. And I have never had a disappointed recipient. Everyone loves receiving handmade treasures for gifts. Quite often they are handed down for generations because of their uniqueness, craftsmanship and their value as beautiful conversation pieces.

I am lots of other things- not just a handmade “junkie” (as I like to call it). I am a husband and father. An avid fisherman. A Green Bay Packers fan. I love to grill out, surround myself with friends and family and I love to take road trips. (Often snapping up handmade treasures along the way !)

My blog will offer my perspective on handmade in general and the handmade community. I will share my recent finds, support crafters by featuring their products or shops, host some contests, and just help spread the word (and the love !) of handmade.

Thanks for reading down this far. You deserve a medal !

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