My Grandmother had her own craft shop. Back in the day, folks who had craft shops had them in their homes and folks would drop by to purchase a hand made dish cloth or baby ensemble or mittens and such.
I didn't live in the same city as my Gran, she was out East. She used to send me hand made items through the mail. I have a pillow she made (I still have it!) and I have a sweater that she knit for me but it never fit... I still have it too, hanging in my closet in a garment bag. She knit me mittens every winter for a long time. I have peach, white, off white (my favourite ones), blue, navy, red (I lost a red one though), yellow and a green/white mix. And yes, I still have them all stored away in a bag in my keepsake trunk in a closet... except the off white pair, I wear those in the winter to keep my hands warm! I also have a ribbon and lace decorated heart that she made which is now hung on a the outside of my bathroom door and a hot pot. I never used the hot pot (aka pot holder) because it was too cute, it had a teddy bear and a red heart printed on the front of it. And of course, I have a crochet throw blanket. I've got other small items too, she was always dropping me something in the mail in response to my letters. I kept them because I knew it took time to create them and the love that went into the creation meant a lot to me.
It's been ten years since my Gran's passing. I do miss her dearly. I used to write her letters... used to joke and call her my therapist! She'd laugh. But the one thing I am ever so grateful for is that she taught me to love crafting. She was the one who taught me the crochet granny-square. And she encouraged me to keep with the cross stitch when I first made one as a gift for her but it turned out a hot mess. I just truly am grateful that she and I shared crafts back and forth through the snail mail, it's one of my fondest memories of her.