Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Nice People Rock

Not only is the Etsy community ultra-talented, many of the members that I have gotten to know are amazingly kind and generous as well. It never fails to give me extra warm fuzzies when I receive a pair of beautiful earrings in my package *just because*, or when I get a box of fabric or yarn in the mail from someone who "thought I'd be able to use it". Or when a customer who has become a friend thinks of me when she is out treasure hunting, and sends me treats that she knows are just so ME. These are the kind of people the world needs more of, don't you think?

My good Etsy friend Karen, from RunsWithScissors4 is one of these people. Karen has a unique talent and passion for making paper beads, and she makes them from all sorts of things- even leftover Easter grass!! One of her signature products is the map bracelet...an item that you can customize with your choice of 6 or 7 US cities, towns or landmarks. These make such wonderful personalized gifts!

Recently Karen took the time to read back through blog posts and conversations we have had, find locations that she knew were meaningful to me, and made me my very own map bracelet! Can you believe how thoughtful that was? For no occasion? Just because she is really sweet like that? What a wonderful, inspiring, and humbling surprise. Thank you, Karen, and all of you other really nice people out there who do such great things for others out of the goodness of your hearts. Nice people rock!!


Do you have a shout out for a nice person in your life?
Leave a comment and tell us all about them!!


Melissa said...

What a nice gift :)

JuliaA said...

that's so sweet of her!

and the map bracelets are unique and pretty!

CelticKnot said...

What a wonderfully sweet and unique gift! :-)

Carolyne said...

Wow! It sounds like you have made yourself some really kind friends. Congrats!

jessijewels said...

and then there's the type of people who send you fabric so that you can try your hand at crocheting a rag bowl for the first time.
the type that leaves you the best kind of feedback or sends you convos just to see how you're doing.
the type that eventhough you've only known them for about a year it feels like forever and you know that they'll be a part of your life from that point on.

and that type is you. ♥

Cottage In The Sun said...

Wow! That is so cool! And I agree it's wonderful to make friends like that! :)

The American Homemaker said...

Those map beads are super fun!