It is probably clear by now that I personally believe there is something so magical about making things. It is great that places like Etsy, Artfire, Paper n Stitch and similar forums have provided tons of amazing artisans a vehicle through which they can share their inspiration and their handmade goods. But for a lot of crafters and artisans, their goal was never to make money. It has historically been and continues to be a labor of love.
Read a great article, A Handmade Manifesto here.