Have I mentioned once or twice or eighteen times that I'm a big fan of Etsy? I love and adore it in a way that is not at all bordering on an obsession or interfering with my productivity in any way. *Cough, cough.*
If you aren't familiar with this delightful phenomenon, I'll fill you in--Etsy is simply "an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade" (that's from their about page, which also has a good video intro as well). You can browse by color (this is such a cool application), location (if you want to buy locally), or just randomly. No matter how you do it, it's completely addictive (and satisfying, too, to think of buying unique gifts handmade by small business owners. I've already bought three Christmas gifts this way, and I plan to buy more.)
If Etsy has any downfall, it's that there so much to see you can get blissfully lost, looking for treasures. Since I know that so many of you are Etsy lovers too (either as shop owners or as shoppers), I thought it would be fun to see which shop(s) you love best. I've put up a Mr. Linky below; please feel free to enter a direct link (or two or three!) to your favorites--including your own, of course, if you have one.
For the sake of simplicity, I'm limiting this to Etsy shops only, so please don't enter any other links (they will be deleted). No need to enter your own name; simply enter the name of the shop, and then enter the direct link to it. I'll probably close this down to new links in a day or two, to ward off any spam.
Have fun, and link away! I can't wait to browse through your favorites and get a few more Christmas ideas...