There is a growing movement in the United States to shop locally, to support homegrown entrepreneurs, farmers, craftsmen and the proverbial shop around the corner. Martha Stewart's second-annual American Made contest, which concluded this month, brought together thousands of people from across the country with wares to sell: products they either designed or made themselves. You can see this year's list of honorees here. Now, you can buy products from these fabulous vendors on eBay and see their products up close. Martha has set up an American Made shop where you can peruse and purchase their products. Please check it out. There are lots of "good things" to see!
My favourite from last year's entries is still this collection of cast-iron pans shaped like the states by FeLion Studios in Madison, Wisconsin.