We love the current trend towards buying more handmade goods and less mass-produced things from big box retailers, but it can be difficult to sort through everything that's available in the handmade marketplace. American Made by Martha Stewart is an annual contest and series of workshops that seeks to put the best of the makers in the spotlight.
Voting for this year's contest is open until the 22nd, and it's a great opportunity to view the profiles of hundreds of great nominees and discover a few new favorites. You can visit the site at here to get in on the action.
(Images: A Sunny Afternoon, Steel Life, via Martha Stewart American Made)