National Hobby Month may not mean much to the average person, but for the fashion savvy and crafty people of the Denver Metro Area, this could be a great month to explore new trends and ideas.
One of the unique aspects of Denver is its wide variety of styles and the open-minded population. This creates a great platform for the crafty and talented hobbyists in the area. Whether it is beaded jewelry or knitted scarves, home-made items in the closet add a touch of individuality and stories of love and friendship.
In addition to hand-made gifts, venues such as Etsy.com offer a great way to search for additions to any accessory stockpile. For anyone who prefers a more personal approach to purchasing hand-made commodities, there are plenty of craft shows throughout the year, including this weekend's Colorado Indian Market at the Denver Merchandise Mart where the artist are often showing and selling their own pieces.
Plus, never forget the satisfaction gained from wearing a creation of your own making. There is just something rewarding about responding, "Oh, I made that myself," when asked where an item was purchased. So, if you find yourself without a hobby this January, consider what nifty ways you can contribute to the style of Denver or, at the very least, support those around you who have great talents to share.