One of our favorite places to look for creative gifts is Etsy. The online marketplace is full of amazing handcrafted items from makers around the world. No matter who you’re shopping for, you’re sure to find something they’ll love when you peruse categories related to home, clothing, pets, crafts, and beyond. Etsy is vast and has thousands of items to choose from.
Posts by Sara Barnes
A single tree offers a unique way to chronicle the changes that happen over the course of a year.
Cats are comedians.
Jewelry is a powerful way to remember loved ones we’ve lost. Susanne Phillips of Celtic Coin Craft is helping keep memories alive by transforming meaningful coins into jewelry. One of her latest creations is a ring that her client now wears to remember his dad. “I made a ring for someone who had recently lost their father,” Phillips tells My Modern Met.
Every year, people are putting a fun spin on the conventional holiday gift exchange with a white elephant party.
Tis the season for festive holiday gatherings.
There's more than one way to be a family. For some people, their friends are their family. These folks, though not related by blood, offer the same type of support that loved ones typically provide. Two best friends named Samantha Best and Lauren Robinson are putting this into practice. The 24-year-old and 26-year-old, respectively, moved in together with their young kids and live as platonic partners.
There are many ways to impress a hiring manager when you’re trying to get a job.
Well-loved clothing shows its wear through holes that seemingly appear out of nowhere.
A decade ago, Rio de Janeiro-based artist and photographer Christian Spencer made an amazing discovery. At certain sun-lit angles, hummingbird wings transform into tiny fluttering rainbows. They become prisms in the sky—a fact that Spencer only learned after seeing the creatures appear in his film The Dance of Time slowed down to 5% of its normal speed. The discovery launched Spencer into a series aptly called Winged Prisms.
When you’re first discovering a new creative skill, having the proper tools can make it easier to learn.
Squirrels have an ingenuity that we humans can’t help but marvel over.