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Home(made) for the Holidays

Creating new Christmas traditions keeps Etsy shop owners engaged all year long.

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Memories of Camp

It may not be possible to recreate those carefree weeks in the woods, but reminders of summer camp can make the workday world just a little sweeter.

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A Second Life for Seashore Treasures

Beyond its traditional fishy bounty, the sea offers a dazzling array of items ready to be reborn thanks to the artistic visions of Etsy sellers.

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Plus Size and Proud

A new generation of body-positive fashionistas are celebrating their curves and the custom offerings of Etsy’s forward-thinking fashion designers.

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Making Memories Last: The Art of Sentimental Upcycling

What do you do with sentimental items you can no longer use? For some Etsy sellers, giving those treasures new life is a special calling.

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Out of the Blue: The Story of Indigo

Modern-day textile artists prize a centuries-old dye for its vibrant color and environmentally-friendly nature.

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Certifiably Awesome: Becoming A Master Knitter

Certified Master Knitters take knits to the next level, dedicating countless hours to mastering their craft.

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Making a Life in Print

For 25 years, Iowa printer Tim Fay has chronicled Midwestern life through the Wapsipinicon Almanac.

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Singer Featherweights: Still Stitching After All These Years

These eleven-pound wonders produced by Singer from 1933 to 1964 are still the tool of choice for collectors and serious sewists alike.

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Ruby Star Wrapping: Creating Packaging to Reuse

Authors Melody Miller and Allison Tannery share ideas for making sure giftwrapping lives a life beyond the holidays.

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Where Larger-Than-Life Public Art Is Born

This Midwestern company creates the larger-than-life roadside attractions that populate childhood memories.

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Noted: On Innovation and Craft

A curator’s criticism sparks a discussion: Just because you can innovate, should you?

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Grottos of the Midwest

In the early 20th century, outsider artists spent years creating over-the-top sites for contemplation and reflection.

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A Tale of Two Quilters

An online collaboration results in a co-authored book, “Sunday Morning Quilts.”

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LADYFITS’ Sonya Darrow: A Hometown Thrift Artist

Nontraditional Czech folk clothing, sustainability, and artistic expression bring an artist into partnership with Goodwill.