Sunday, February 07, 2010

Etsy does it.

My Etsy story ran today. This is a piece I worked on for over two months in between other news stories. I first met Katherine Jalaty at a local scrapbook store. She referred me to April Kennedy, the apron lady, and finally Miss Jenny. What a talented and interesting group of women. Makes me want to "make something" too.

Article below:


Napans' DIY businesses going strong on artisan Web site.

“Make something!” reads Katherine Jalaty’s business card.

It’s a motto that this Napa mother lives by every day. Jalaty is not only making crafts — many from recycled items — but she’s also making a living selling her creations to a worldwide audience on a site called

Etsy, established in 2005, is marketed as “the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace.” The site connects consumers with independent creators and designers of handmade goods, while providing artists with the technology and information to grow their own businesses.

For the rest of the story, click here.

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