It is my belief that some web-sites exist purely to reduce our daily productivity through endless hours of clicking. As an avid on-line shopper, I can attest that etsy.com is one of those sites.
Etsy.com: The ultimate craft fairEtsy.com can be best explained by it's motto: Buy, Sell and Live Handmade.
It operates as a marketplace for all things handmade: crafters set up shops for craft-lovers to buy from. Their mission is to enable people to make a living making things, by creating a virtual community to reconnect makers with buyers. To date, etsy.com hosts 170,000 shops worldwide, which translates to alot crafts to choose from. Items range from stationary, jewelry and quilts to prints, home fixtures and beauty items. The beautifully designed site utilizes technology that allows you to search for goodies not just by category, new items or best sellers but also by color (just click on any swatch) and geography (you can find local crafters in Delaware!).
If in need of a gift or just a nic nac, this is the place to go. When you join etsy.com as a buyer or a seller you join an inspiring and encouraging community. Just beware: you will get addicted, so set aside an evening or five to click around.