Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
November 12, 2022

35 Creative Small Gifts That Will Make a Big Impact This Holiday Season

As the holidays draw near, there’s usually a major focus on big-ticket gift times. But what about the smaller products that you need to buy? They make the perfect gift for stocking stuffers, secret Santas, or office gifts for that special cubicle buddy. These purchases don’t have to be extravagant or expensive; they just need to show that you put some thought into picking them out to make for a great gift.

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November 8, 2022

56-Year-old Grandma Gives Birth to Son and Daughter-in-Law’s Healthy Baby Girl

Having a large family is something many people dream of but not all can achieve. Jeff and Cambria Hauck were left with few options for having more children following her hysterectomy. But then, an unlikely person stepped into being their surrogate: Jeff’s own mother, 56-year-old Nancy Hauck. Though the couple, at first, didn't think this was a viable option, they were surprisingly (and happily) wrong.

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November 7, 2022

40 Creative Gifts for Foodies That Even Picky Eaters Will Love

Foodies are all around us. Chances are that you know someone who loves to try new restaurants or is excited to add an exotic spice to their collection. If that’s the case, then you’re in luck; there are plenty of great foodie gifts to give to someone, regardless of their palate. Within our collection of products are the ingredients of an ideal present. The stereotypical foodie is seen as someone obsessing over fine dining.

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November 7, 2022

25 Monogram Gifts Offering a Perfect Way To Personalize a Present

A personalized gift can give everyday objects an extra special touch and let the recipient know you picked it out just for them. Although selecting the type of personalization can be a challenge, a monogram is a great addition to a gift. Traditionally, a monogram is a motif featuring two or more letters; in this case, it might be the initial of a first and last name, or a middle initial, too.

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