I've just opened a new shop in a handmade venue! The venue is StalkShop.com/ . It's got the potential to be a wonderful place to find handmade quality items. It's a great way to help keep some of our small businesses going and support our American families. I try to buy US made whenever I can and even prefer "mommy made" if I can.
I know I can probably make it myself but why do I always need to. There are a lot of other seamstresses who can use the cash and I just don't always have the time or energy. It's a win-win situation.
I encourage everyone to visit these venues for handmade. There are so many gems to be found! Happy shopping!