One of the best thing about attending handmade markets is that you really never know the gems you’ll find. Imagine, a seemingly “easy” skill can transform ordinary objects into exquisitely intricate pieces. (I.e. a skein of yarn can be engineered into a plush or a luxurious throw depending on the way you work with it!)
After hanging out at enough of said markets, I’ve grown to really appreciate the time, effort, and passion that each individual maker invest into their products. Without a doubt, this has to do with the fact that I am a small shop owner myself and am regularly pour in countless hours on creating amigurumi plushes for my own customers. That being said though, owning an Etsy shop versus doing a handmade market show is a completely different story.