I think it's good to make things with your hands and I even think it's fine if you suck at it. And I think it's really funny to find such a fine handcrafted item as this Mrs. Butterworth lamp at my local thrift store. It was obviously a gift from the artisan to a beloved friend or family member who did not appreciate the love that the gift represented, nor take into account the hours of toil required to produce such a piece. He or she did, however, think that someone else would surely want this lamp and that's why he or she did not simply place the gift in the garbage, but rather donated it to Goodwill. And for this I am eternally grateful.