Some of the crafters on Etsy have organized a group that schedules "group sales" on a new seller's website. They choose a new crafter's shop on a scheduled date and buy items from the shop. This is a wonderful way to encourage crafters.
I love this idea!! It offers sales as well as some much needed encouragement. So if you get a moment and love to buy homemade, check out their website. You just might encourage the handmade movement and end up with some wonderfully made items as well!