Handmade Matters


Happy Wednesday to you.

Of course I’m gonna say that handmade matters!  I love handmade things and I love being in the business of handmade gifts.

As my 6 kids were growing up they would always bring home handmade art from school and Sunday School.  We had handmade art all over the fridge and the walls.  Guess you could say that they wallpapered the house…..and with such beautiful wallpaper I might add.

Our Christmas Tree Ornaments were mostly handmade as well.  I think I had the most beautiful tree in the neighborhood, but then again I’m prejudice when it comes to my children and their art.

I enjoy making things with my hands.  It’s therapeutic and peaceful for me.  I love taking raw materials and creating something useful that others need or want.  I feel like everything I make, from memory quilts to crochet gifts to food gifts, I put my heart and soul  into it.  I share my love in the products that I make whether I’m creating them to give as my own personal gifts or for others to give as their personal gifts.  A little piece of me is in everything I create and make.  There’s just something about a gift that someone has put their heart into making and then chooses to give to you.

When you give gifts that are handmade, you are giving a gift that is sentimental. Whether you make the gift or purchase the gift from an artisan who has put their time into the creation of the gift.

Handmade gifts are unique one of a kind treasures.  I’d like to share Why Handmade Matters with you.  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Then the next time you’re in need of a gift, think Handmade and check out Hand Makn It.  You just might find what you need.  And if not, we do customize.

PS….Don’t forget to Join the Club.  By signing up for our newsletter you’ll be the first to know of the new releases and get them at introductory prices, you’ll get member only discounts, and lots of other goodies.

Here’s one of our latest new releases.  Crochet Elephant Pillowil_570xN.1093399708_8keg

Take care til next time…..Corbie Lyn


Be the First to Know!!!

I wanted to touch base with you and lead you in the right direction to join the club.


By joining the club, you will be the first to know about all the brand spanking new stuff that gets added to the shop and a special intro price reserved just for you.

You’ll have access to the best deals we offer such as special sales events that will ONLY be announced through the Club News email that will be sent out at least once a quarter.

You’ll learn tips and tricks and I’ll share ideas on any and everything yarn.

You’ll see examples on the latest trends in handmade gifts.

And you’ll get access to some DIYs and How-Tos and possibly even be surprised by some freebies.

So what are you waiting for?  Join the Club today.

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Thank you, Corbie Lyn


Future Plans


Happy Thursday Y’all,

I have so many things in store for you.  I have so many ideas running around in my head and like I said in my last post, I’ve had to take a step back and try to take things a little slower rather than trying to do it all at once.

Got my business plan finished and I’m on track.  This is so exciting.  Hand Makn It is becoming a complete handmade gift boutique.  You’re gonna be able to come shop with me online and in person.  You’ll have top of the line customer service from a gift giving expert…that’s me;  I’m your gift giving concierge…who will help you from start to finish.

You’ll get to choose from a variety of high-quality handmade items from local artisans to create the perfect gift for that special someone in your life….or leave it to me, your gift giving concierge and I’ll put together that special one of a kind gift that is sure to be the best gift ever.

At Hand Makn It, you’ll find items like handmade natural soaps and lotions, boutique clothing, crochet items, fine art photography and folk art, just to name a few.  I’ll be looking to fill the shop with gift cards, jewelry, candles and what ever else that I think you will enjoy.  And it’s all gonna be handmade with a lot of love and care just for you.

So, I’m really excited and I hope you are excited too.  Until next time…take care.

Corbie Lyn

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Product feature for today is this Dragon Blanket.

Keep warm while watching TV or reading your favorite book as you cuddle up in this comfy, cozy dragon blanket. Popular with girls and boys.

Find it here @ Hand Makn It


Pulling It All Together

pulling-it-all-togetherGood Monday Morning to y’all.  I hope this finds you all well.  I decided to take a step back and stop trying to do it all at the same time.  I’m a photographer and a crafter.  I love to cook and take pictures of food and then add the recipes to my food blog.  I’ve been trying to start all of this up at the same time and I feel like I’m getting nowhere.  So I’m having a reset.

I just read Christy Wright’s new book, “Business Boutique”.  If you are starting a business this is a must read in my opinion,  Find out more about her and how she can help in the process by going to her site Business Boutique.

Anyway, the book helped to walk me through a business plan and now I’m motivated more than ever to dig deep into my business.  Once I get one cell going and managing comfortably, I’ll add the next one so you’ll want to check back often to see what’s in store.

So for now, I think I’ve got all the social media sites pulled together for my Etsy store Hand Makn It.  If you’d like to follow us on our other social media sites you’ll find the links below.

Facebook            Pinterest              Twitter

So that’s what I’ve been up to lately, how about yourself?





Welcome to Hand Makn It

Welcome to Hand Makn It and thanks so much for stopping by.  I’m really new to blogging so if you bear with me I promise I’ll figure this out and give you interesting things to read and share.

My idea for this blog is of course to share my crafts with the world and show you where to find them, but I also want to engage you with interesting stories, how-to’s, patterns, advice and help.  I’m a crafter and photographer selling through Etsy and looking to expand where ever I can and make lasting friendships along the way.

I hope that what I post inspires you.  I hope it inspires you to be creative.  I hope it inspires you to be artistic.  I hope it inspires you to share.  I’m looking forward to meeting you and building a lasting relationship.

Corbie Lyn