When I was I little guy, I was always toiling away on a craft project to sell at our local bazaars. My grandma had both encouraged and funded all my handmade business ventures; whether it was dolls made from mop heads or primitively hand sewn pillows. It was so rewarding to know that people wanted things that I could make.
To such a little guy, it was incredibly empowering to create my own lil' cottage industry. It helped foster a creative spirit within me, and it became an incredibly empowering force that has driven the crafty lifestyle that I live today and all of the benefits that come with that. One of which I'll be announcing VERY soon.
It may seem a little weird that I'm waxing nostalgic and getting a little gushy, but stay with me. I'm going somewhere with this.
Becky Farley's (of Strumpet's Crumpets) seven year old son, Eli, has begun a business venture of his own!!! He's crocheting friendship bracelets to order; you pick the size and color. The price isn't much, and you'll be encouraging a little guy (like I was 100 years ago) to stick with this crafty stuff.
I bought mine immediately after Becky announced it on her blog! I was so psyched to support a boy crafter!!!! (and you should be, too!)
Tomorrow, you'll get to see it in action in my What I Wore post!