Hi, my name is Martha
and I am a crafter, a shopper, and a shipper ~ I love all of my jobs!
After I graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in art history and a minor in studio art, I worked at several art centers before moving into the field of computer software design. Twenty three years later I retired as a senior systems computer analyst and began Handmade by Martha in 2004.
I started my store as a showcase for my handmade quilts. As time went on, I decided to add new product lines: game parts and pieces, fine fabrics by the yard, die cut fabric pieces, and vintage pewter miniature trains.
My business model is inspired by my great grandparents: they started a hardware store in New York City. Family lore has it that they survived the great depression by selling parts and tools to enable fixing things as most friends and neighbors could not afford new.
I stock game parts and pieces from over 200+ monopoly/opoly/clue games. My customers range from collectors to frantic parents trying to replace a much loved game piece that the vacuum cleaner has destroyed.
Happy shopping. Martha
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