Modern Handmade Child (MHC), a seasonal online magazine assists families in embracing the handmade way of life. The online magazine is full of fun, inspiring ideas and articles. Each issue includes tutorials, fashion trends for kids, recipes for the entire family to enjoy, articles on motherhood, interviews with fellow artisans and much more. The spring issue is currently online and along with a special Mother’s Day issue.
MHC’s editors and contributors come together from around the world (Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States). Despite the miles between the editors and contributors they’re bound by a passion for sharing their love of handmade with the world. It is this passion that drives Modern Handmade Child.
Modern Handmade Child is published quarterly, and available for free at www.modernhandmadechild.com. The online publication offers nearly one hundred pages of regular features under the headings of: wear, dwell, create, celebrate, taste, play, share, care, work, meet, and view.
In early Spring of 2009, after seeing a digital publication produced by a friend of hers in the UK, Gretchen Jakub Fabre’s (owner of Chichiboulie) wheels started turning. Having held the position of editor for a small publication in the UK, Gretchen decided to approach her friend Shannon Hanley (owner of The Clever Kitty) with the idea of creating an online magazine. Founder and team leader for the Etsy Kids Team, Shannon Hanley had many connections with creative individuals all over the world. Together they brainstormed the magazine, tapped into the wealth of ideas and knowledge of the multi-talented Etsy Kids Team members and Modern Handmade Child magazine was born.