I found a website that is great for buying or selling hand-made items. It is called Etsy.com. Under “Ways to Shop” you can select “Shop Local”. I found lots of great sellers under “Portland, Maine”, “Southern Maine”, and “Maine”. I especially like the items under the category “children”. I am about to order an adorable bib, burp cloth and bodysuit set to give as a baby shower gift. Once you have registered for the site, whenever you find a seller or an item that you really like you can add them to your favorites. That way you can find them again easily the next time you log in. Through this site I actually reconnected with someone I know from high school. Her name is Jessica Torrant and one of her beautiful paintings was a featured item on the Etsy homepage.