RECIPE: Chamomile Cupcakes

RECIPE: Chamomile Cupcakes #baking #dessert #tea

The two days of summer rain we’ve had here in the Pacific Northwest has got me in the mood to bake, curl up with a favorite book, pour a hot cup of tea and listen to the thunder and rainfall. I’m no where near ready for summer to end, but the break of cooler weather… 

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DIY: Hand-Dyed Paper Flowers

We’re not happy unless we’re making things- which means we have a whole slew of projects from the time before A-i-M. We thought we take time now-and-again to share some of these projects from the DIY vault. We’ve touched them up a little, so they should still be new to you, even if you’ve been following… 

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FEATURED MAKER: Jill Bliss #artist #interview

FEATURED MAKER: Jill Bliss

I’m super excited to have Jill Bliss as our Featured Maker today! I first met Jill when I moved home to Portland in 2009 and signed up for one of her drawing classes. Her work is amazingly detailed and I love her lush nature-inspired works. I’ve been in awe of her off-the-grid lifestyle and love… 

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GIVEAWAY: Cat Nap Eye Pillow & Tea

Happy Monday! We are excited to announce our next giveaway on Adventures In Making. One lucky winner will receive a handmade Cat Nap Eye Pillow and two small pouches of loose leaf tea from our friends at Experience Tea. The Cat Nap Eye Pillow is handmade by me (Rachel) and stuffed with flax seeds, dried… 

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DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft

DIY: Flower Flip Flops

With summer here I’m busy working in my garden, escaping to the beach for a mini-vacation, and coming up with fun summer craft ideas. I stopped into my local Dollar Tree the other day and picked up a bunch of pairs of flip flops knowing they would become great summer gifts. I decided to paint… 

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SHOW + TELL: My Favorite Art and Drawing Books

SHOW + TELL: My Favorite Art and Drawing Books

I love turning to my art book collection whenever I’m in need of a good dose of inspiration. Studying other artist’s work and learning new techniques is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. Today I thought I’d share some of my favorites. 1. Picture This by Lynda Barry Lynda Barry is a creative… 

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DIY: Photo Corners #paper #craft

DIY: Make your own PhotoCorners + Printables

Did you know you can make your own photo corners? I got tired of using boring photo corners in my albums, and to secure my prints, so I came up with a way to make my own custom corners. I usually use a coordinating paper (sometimes decorated) to complement the photo or print. (For instance, I… 

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FEATURED MAKER: Katie Smith of Punk Projects

FEATURED MAKER: Katie Smith of Punk Projects

We are excited to have Katie Smith of Punk Projects talking with us today in our new series, Featured Maker! Katie is a talented artist and crafter. In addition to running her blog, Punk Projects, she also makes and sells awesome hand-painted shoes, mixed-media bookmarks, and custom painted tote bags. Be sure to check out… 

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DIY: God's Eye Bouquet #tutorial #craft #decoration

DIY: God’s Eye Bouquet

God’s Eyes are my all-time favorite summer craft to make. They are so simple (a perfect craft to do with kids) and the color combinations and techniques are as endless as your own creativity. Traditionally made by the Huichol Indians, God’s Eyes are said to give one “the power to see and understand things unknown.”… 

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SHOW + TELL: My Vintage Paper Obsession

I’ve always loved retro art and vintage ephemera but it wasn’t until I finished college that my obsession for vintage stationery, paper, scrapbooks, magazines and craft books really began. I started bringing things home from my grandma’s attic, shopping at vintage and thrift stores, scouring free boxes- let’s just say I’m constantly on the lookout…. 

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COLOR INSPIRATION: Sunshine & Lavender

After sipping on Sparkling Lavender Lemonade this week, I’ve been daydreaming of this lovely color palette. With the scent of fresh lavender in my nose, a hint of citrus and a big dose of sunshine I am feeling refreshed and ready for adventure! Image Sources (clockwise): 1. Lavender Field Provence 2. Elle Magazine 3. Lavender… 

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