I recently helped my friend Ronna open an Etsy shop called CinnamonGirlStuff, which she has been busy stocking.
Check out my Etsy shop too, Cricklewood. I am working on more things to add to it.
I am a HUGE fan of Etsy. I do almost all my gift shopping there and, knock wood, have yet to have a bad experience. It is full of beautiful hand-made items from around the world (nothing mass-produced!) as well as vintage items and craft supplies. Shopping on Etsy is my own personal rebellion against big-box stores and buying "Made in China" junk (hard to avoid these days!)
I really hate shopping, so I particularly enjoy being able to sit at home and do almost all my Christmas- and birthday-gift purchasing online. And yes, I buy things for myself there, and I've noticed I get a lot of compliments on anything I get from Etsy.
I also love selling stuff there. Overall, just a great experience. If you've never checked it out, drop by. I swear there is something for everyone there. It's great supporting the artists, artisans and craftspeople who sell their work through this online market.
Here are some of my favourite shops
And oh so many more!