Hi there. Are you wondering who the “we” or “us” that I refer to so much on this website?
Well, I’m Angela Wills, an author, a busy Mom of 3 and a Grandma, I make most of the homemade things here at Savvyhomemade.com, along with input from my husband Brian and the children Dan, Kelly, and Chris.
Savvy Homemade is a true passion for me and my family, its where we’ve been sharing inspirational DIY craft ideas since 2008!
I’m a member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild and I’m currently studying towards a Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation at Formula Botanica.
I’m sharing over 30 years of crafting and creative experience and my dream here is that this information will make life a bit easier for others whilst also doing a little towards protecting our planet. Not to mention that DIY crafts to do at home are a lot of fun and a very nice way to spend some quality time with loved ones!
A little Experimentation And Inspiration
I’m not an expert at all crafts, but for a while now I’ve been into DIY crafts and I can say with confidence, that if I can make so many handmade gifts without any prior knowledge then most of you can too. And you know what, some of them are not even that hard and often relatively inexpensive to make!
I generally just research a lot, learn how to make something, then I dive in and give it my best shot. One thing I can reassure you with is that from my experience homemade gifts are generally made better and last longer than many store-bought items.
So, here on Savvy Homemade, I share nearly everything I make; the good, the bad and the ugly!
Yup, that’s right. Not everything I make turns out smelling of roses. But that’s okay, because in life we never stop learning. It goes as I always say; falling down doesn’t matter, as long as you get up and try again. But at the same time, a lot of the stuff I make turns out fabulously.
What I can promise you, is that if I’m saying it works then I’ve tried it and made it. I’ve tested the process or recipe and worked out the problems so that you don’t have to struggle with failing multiple times, that’s what SavvyHomemade is all about.
Practice makes perfect, and I’m hoping some of my posts will to inspire you to put on your apron and craft along with me.
When I first started making my own things I quickly learned that much of the internet can’t be trusted. I found by trial and error that many tutorials online where flat out incorrect and didn’t work. It wasn’t until much later on that I discovered that many sites on the internet were just copying and altering recipes without testing or making them.
So more often than not I’ve had to experiment and learn what works, the result of all this experimenting is that most things on SavvyHomemade have been tried and tested by me personally or by my family.
So if I say something has worked Iv’e probably made it a few times to perfect it, which means it most likely will work for you…. And that’s my inspiration!
Sharing The Passion
For my family, saving money has always been a priority, and for a while now we’ve been dedicated to sharing frugal money saving ideas, do-it-yourself projects, and ways to go green.
By making things ourselves, we find that we not only save money but we have control over the ingredients and supplies we use in our recipes.
We raised our children on a tight budget and over the time we amassed a fair amount of money saving tips and ideas based around creating quality homemade things.
As I’ve already mentioned, our dream is that this information will now make life a little easier for others whilst also doing a little towards protecting our planet.
Not to mention that it’s a lot of fun and a very nice way to spend some quality time with loved ones!
SavvyHomemade is a true passion for us and we welcome you to join us on this wonderful adventure. We want you to become part of SavvyHomemade!
All you have to do is submit something that you made, or something that was created by a member of your family or circle of friends.
Many visitors have posted homemade things it doesn’t have to be perfect! It can be anything, just as long as it’s homemade. We truly hope that you enjoy all of the interesting things that you find here, but we really do want to hear from you!
We understand that you live in a busy world, so if you take some of your precious time to share something with us, we will make it a permanent fixture at SavvyHomemade.com. We will also Facebook it, Google, Pinterest, and Tweet it to the World!
Let’s not forget that you will also be helping us expand a fantastic learning resource, a resource that could probably benefit you in the future, but more importantly it will definitely help others right now!
Join Us On This Adventure
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Wishing You All The Best
Angela & Brian