I hear comments now and again about the need to support independent artisans over an empire like Martha Stewart's. While I absolutely agree that it's good to choose independent and handmade wherever possible, I can't forget that the reason a lot of people get started in creative endeavors is because of people like Martha.
The resources, inspiration, and information she and her staff constantly provide is unparalleled. What other public figure could so knowledgeably discuss and draw attention to subjects as diverse as American farming, health, crafts, food, and gardening, all the while comfortably interviewing celebs and heads of state? I can't think of a single one.
And so if you're in New York this week, be sure to check out the craft sale from the amazing crafters for MSL on Friday, December 5th, 2009. I love seeing everything they do for the show, and this event will give attendees the chance to see what they work on on their own time.
Here's one honeybee who is pea green with envy over those who are able to attend!