I have made jewelry and taught myself to sew. These days before I buy something, I think to myself "is this something I could make myself?". If the answer is yes I will usually attempt it.
I've been selling my creations on Etsy for four years, since fall of 2008. My shop name is PaperCrushCrafts. I opened my shop after I began accumulating all sorts of extra finished projects, and fell in love with the idea of having a job doing what I truly enjoyed.