Buying Locally Handmade Products is an awesome way to support local business and artisans but it comes with some unique challenges.
Most locally made items are produced by hand in small batches and maybe even one of a kind, so if you see something you love or you know your sister, aunt, hubby, etc would love- best to buy it when you see it! So many times people come back into the shop and we've sold out of the items they had in mind.
If what you're looking for isn't there always ask if there's more on the way. Sometimes the biggest obstacle for mama's making items is finding the time to sew, paint, knit etc but they might still have yards of the fabric you loved.
Supporting locally handmade items is definitely worth it!