Hi Folks. I just wanted to do a post on who I am and who I am not. My name is Jenn. I live in Wolseley. I have 2 little ones and a fabulous hubby. I like to write and I love my community. I actually do not craft....other than a little not so good sewing. :)
I have had a few people thinking I am Olivia from a brand new crafters list publication venture and Facebook page called Handmade In Manitoba. I wrote about her new venture in an earlier post. I just want all my readers and crafters whom I write about to know that I do this to help my community and because I like writing. I do not have a business nor will I ever ask for money for advertising or reviews or give any information to anyone wanting to make money off the artisans I write about. My mission is to get everyone to quit shopping at box stores for every little thing because there is so many awesome local artisans and artists. Ideally I would like everyone to eat at local restaurants, buy food from local farmers and shops, and buy all they can locally. Even supporting a small local store who sells worldly items is better than supporting the large box stores.
I also have nothing against any of the new writers talking about local crafters. I would love it if 100 people were because then that would mean that our local community is getting tighter and tighter. The more free publicity the better. I don't even have a problem with anyone making it a paid job to advertise local crafters. Really, publicity is publicity but I just don't want anyone to think I have ulterior motives. I am not connected with anyone. It is just me. :)