Like Your Racist Aunt, Hobby Lobby Loves Crafts, Isn't Wild About Jews

We already know that ric-rac n' hot glue purveyor Hobby Lobby is totally not down with its female employees using birth control because Jesus Is Watching You Fuck. But here's another reason to not buy your crafting supplies there: they're also not wild about Jews. Hobby Lobby: basically, your anti-Semitic,… » 10/03/13 5:40pm 10/03/13 5:40pm

How to Become a Domestic Goddess Blogger in Time For Summer

We're nearly halfway through May, which means time is running out if you aspire to be the twee-est domestic goddess in all the blogosophere come summertime, a season ripe with opportunities to display your homemade gingham-print macarons and pensive bespectacled husband conveniently trapped in a terrarium. (Instagram » 5/13/13 6:20pm 5/13/13 6:20pm

Pinterest Insecurity: 42% of Moms Report Mason Jar Stress Dreams

Pinterest, the internet's Home For Wayward Mason Jars™, is causing serious stress for moms. Apparently ladies are feeling inadequate because their attempts at craftiness aren't as stellar as the stuff showcased on the website's homepage. Women are worried their homemade cherpumples look like dino turds, and they're… » 5/13/13 10:25am 5/13/13 10:25am

Breast Milk Jewelry: Cool New Way for Moms to Tell the World They've…

Looking for a statement piece that screams, "I'm a mom and I've thrown in the towel, aesthetically," because your faded stretch pants and the food stains on your promotional T-shirt just aren't getting the message across? Well, you're in luck. For just $64 - $125 you can have your breast milk encapsulated into a super… » 4/09/13 6:00pm 4/09/13 6:00pm

Etsy Forces Us to Examine What 'Handmade' Means

Next month, Etsy will mark its seventh year in business, and the company is now worth a whopping $600 million. But this impressive growth comes with issues: Namely, the fact that a small portion of the stuff in the so-called "handmade marketplace" is not exactly handmade. » 5/29/12 2:10pm 5/29/12 2:10pm

All Of Your Favorite Female Writers, In Doll Form

Holiday gift alert for any of your literary-minded friends! Flavorwire happened upon an Etsy shop called Uneek Doll Designs that sells handcrafted dolls of famous authors. My favorites, above, are Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou, and Judy Blume. Can you imagine if people gave these dolls — along with the books of by said… » 12/12/11 5:45pm 12/12/11 5:45pm

Heirloom Of The Future: Kanye West's Tweets, Embroidered

The idiosyncratic but engaging Twitter personality known as @kanyewest has now had some of his best work highlighted by needlepointer Amy Sheridan. Sheridan — and yes, the particular pieces shown in her Etsy listing are sold, but she'll get you "a brand new one, made just for you" — has immortalized some of the rapper's… » 12/12/11 4:45pm 12/12/11 4:45pm

Relationship Pillows Keep Long-Distance Lovers From Feeling Lonely At…

Arguably one of the worst parts of being in a committed, long-distance relationship is that sad, lonely time each night before bed. There are ways to get around this, of course: you can call each other on the phone until one of you falls asleep, you can play that specially-curated mix tape filled with loves songs… » 11/04/11 4:00pm 11/04/11 4:00pm

The Worldwide Campaign To Knit Sweaters For Penguins

Skeinz, a yarn store in New Zealand, is calling on knitters throughout the world to knit sweaters for the penguins affected by a massive oil spill that occurred earlier this month. The tiny sweaters, while eliciting aww's and squee's, serve a very important function: they prevent the oil-soaked birds from poisoning… » 10/20/11 12:40pm 10/20/11 12:40pm