I have been creating things since my first scarf at age 8. In later years everyone said I should sell whatever it was that I was making at the moment. "Start a website"..."Sell online" they yelled. The difficulty was how to sell one-of-a-kind items in a mass produced world. Nothing I make can be exactly duplicated. Then along came Etsy! The answer to a crafter/artist prayers with a venue to sell and create! A bonus is the friendship and camaraderie amongst the sellers from all ages and walks of life.
If you value handcrafted work of any and all kinds check out Etsy. You can look at individual sellers, shop by categories, check out what has just been listed or sold and see little user created mini galleries called treasuries. As a buyer as well as a seller, I am thrilled with the many purchases I have made from soap to greeting cards to jewelry and more.
Where else can you find an arts festival 24/7/365 around the world with not hundreds but thousands of vendors? Thanks to the people who created this place. The world needed it.