I am not someone that really enjoys shopping. I love making beads, and I love seeing all the new colors of glass, but I will be one of the last ones that ever get them because I dread shopping. Somehow it seems less like shopping when I am browing the the forums or doing some EC dropping and pop in to random shops.
Here are some of my purchases...not all because they will either be gifts or have already been claimed by one of the kids.
I look at my purchases, and there is a look, a feel and even a smell that reminds me handmade is worth supporting.