August 23, 2012
Have You Entered the American Made Awards?
Earlier this month I launched the American Made Awards, brought to you by Avery and The UPS Store. The editors of Martha Stewart Living magazine and I are searching for the rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners. Ten American Makers will be selected. In addition, one American Maker will be selected by our audience and will be given the Audience Choice Award. If you have your own small business, shop, or Etsy shop and are doing innovative, high-quality work, please nominate yourself (or someone you know) for the Audience Choice award. The winner will be honored at the American Made event in New York City, will appear in Martha Stewart Living, and will receive $10,000 to further his or her business. The entries we’ve received so far have inspired me with their innovation and beautiful design. Here are a few of my favorites. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to enter your business; the nomination period ends Aug. 25. For what you will need to enter, click here.
1 Wooden toys from Noli Noli Handmade - http://www.nolinoli.com/
2 Carousel Mason Jar chandelier from BootsNGus - http://www.etsy.com/people/BootsNGus
3 Dill pickles from Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon - http://www.etsy.com/shop/copperpottraditions
4 Fruit harvesting basket from Inspirations from Burlin - http://www.etsy.com/search?includes=tags&q=Burlin+Basket
5 Veggie sign from Bainbridge Farm Goods - http://www.bainbridgefarmgoods.com/index.htm
6 Goodies from Bake Sale
7 Custom wedding invites from Belle & Union Co. - http://www.belleandunion.com/
8 Garden rose cake topper from By Madeline Trait - http://madelinetrait.com/
9 Spring kitty mobile from Diana Jess Design - http://dianajessdesign.com/
10 Hand-fed letterpress bookplates from In Haus Press - http://www.inhauspress.com/In_Haus_Press.html
11 Tote made from vintage seed bag from Jared DeSimio - http://www.etsy.com/people/dappermonkey
12 Hand drawn chalkboards sealed with acrylic from Lily & Val - http://www.etsy.com/shop/LilyandVal
13 Letterpress typographic maps from Ork Posters - http://www.orkposters.com/
14 Rope canisters from Pigeon Toe Ceramics - http://www.pigeontoeceramics.com/
15 Tarts from Rustic Tart
16 Red Fox nursery art from Sass and Peril - http://www.sassandperil.com/
17 Printed ice cream spoons from Sucre Shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/SucreShop
18 Ginko leaf porcelain earrings from Tasha McKelvey - http://www.etsy.com/shop/tashamckelvey
19 Neon dipped bowls from Wind and Willow Home - http://www.windandwillowhome.com/
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