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Like most of you, I am staying home to help flatten the curve. I am grateful for all the essential workers who are helping us get through this! Although we each face uniquely personal challenges during these uncertain times, my heart goes out to all of those who are struggling to make ends meet, including many small business owners. Etsy is a great way to support independent artists, crafters, and builders. If you are a small business owner, you might consider selling on Etsy as well. In addition to vintage and handmade items, you can find recipes, instructions, as well as supplies on Etsy.
I’m sharing a few items that may make social distancing a little more joyful. Whether you are ready to pick up an old or new hobby, make your home more comfortable, or just looking for a quiet activity for your kids, Etsy has something for you.
Staying Home With Etsy
Cloth masks are recommended or required for everyone these days, and Etsy has a ton of options. This one from Embroidered Magic is stylish and is available with a pocket option for a filter. If you want to show your love for cats, they offer several cat prints and even a fun cat face mask. Although I’m a dog person through and through, I admit that one is pretty awesome!
55Tree offers a lot of different embroidery kits. I gave one to my daughter this year for Christmas, and she is enjoying her new hobby. After completing a kit, she developed the skills and confidence to make her own designs. I’ve loved seeing all her creations, especially, now that she has more time on her hands.
If you have extra time, you might just want to bake this recipe from The Shakespeare Shop. Although I’ve never wanted to live in the 16th century, I want to taste that bread!
Berkshire Bowls makes hardwood animal puzzles that are durable and heirloom quality and are perfect for ages 3+. Once my new grandbaby turns three, I’ll be getting one for her!
You can find all kinds of funny t-shirts on Etsy. Unfortunately, the one featured is already sold out, but hopefully, it will be back in stock soon.
As a kid, I was an avid letter writer, and I think fun stationery like this from ModernPinkPaper is a great way to encourage letter writing, no matter what age you are!
Although I can’t draw (or paint) worth beans, I would love to try a DIY Pet Portrait Watercolor Kit from MadStidArt. You send a photo of your pet and receive the drawing, paint supplies, as well as painting tips for completing a 9 X 12 watercolor of your companion.
If you are into puzzles, Lantern Press has over 17,000 images. The amount of dog and cat images is astonishing! They also can turn those images into tote bags, postcards, towels, and even playing cards.
If you want to brighten someone else’s day (perhaps an essential worker’s) but aren’t sure what to get, Etsy also has gift cards.
Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is just around the corner!
I’d love to help make someone’s day better. So I’m personally giving away a $25 gift Etsy gift certificate. Enter below.
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If you can, please, stay at home! Check our ideas for making social distancing easier for dogs too!