On Etsy you're going to find out many Italian artists. I'd like to share with you my last discovery, Manuela De Simone, who welcomes you this way: "Hello and welcome to my shop :) All the illustrations are done by Manuela De Simone (me!) with a lot of love and attention for any details. Bring with you some art Made in Italy!"
She's in fact an active member of the MIT team on Etsy among the other things.
Manuela from the beginning of her career focused on "looking for an original and never featureless style" able to transmit good feelings. A a result, "a marked penchant for children illustration".
In her shop a lot of prints and gadgets inspired by her handsome work.
She also have a smart website, a blog and, from 2010, as she started collaborating with Ivano, another Etsy shop, LalalandArt.
If you want to know her deeply, read the interview here.