To be honest, I didn't hear of it until a couple of weeks ago, either.
But, after reading so many negativ things about how etsy lets some of us down, I was looking into alternatives.
Zibbet is pretty similar to etsy but doesn't have it's size ... yet. Hopefully this will change soon.
It also doesn't charge any fees for listing or selling items.
This monday I was so lucky to be chosen as the features Zibbeter of the week.
Have a look (click on the picture).
On a personal side, I want to thank you for your well wishes for my husband. He is at home now after his surgery. It is hard physical work for me to play the nurse (hubby isn't a lightweight) ;-) but he is getting better every day a little bit. And my little boy is helping me a lot.