January DIY Challenge Results!

January DIY Challenge Results!

We are so excited to share the great submissions we received this month for our DIY Challenge! The theme for this month was ‘Yarn’ and we had so much fun seeing everyone’s projects. As promised we are awarding our three favorite projects and showcasing everyone’s submissions. Great job everyone! DIY Challenge Award: The Most Snuggly… 

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DIY: Corked Display Box

When you’re setting up a shop, or a booth for the first time, it seems like everyone has advice. What they don’t tell you about  is the agony, exhilaration, and frustration that is display. I think that I could spend every waking hour working on display pieces in my store, and never be done– and… 

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Homemade Kimchi #recipe

RECIPE: Homemade Kimchi

Kimchi fried rice is a weekly staple at my house. It’s quick, easy and delicious (try this recipe). We can’t get enough of the spicy, aromatic fermented cabbage. We love it as a side dish to any Asian-faire food and even with eggs for breakfast! Getting tired of buying jars of kimchi at the grocery… 

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SHOW + TELL : Paper to Petals Book

Since we’re still a little ways off from real flowers, I’ve been finding myself thinking more and more about the paper version. I thought I would share this beautiful book with you. Paper to Petals is an amazing collection of vibrant paper flowers that’s sure to impress even the most weather weary. It’s quite hefty, and… 

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DIY: Pompom Love Bugs for Valentine's Day #craft #yarn #diycraftchallenge

DIY: Pompom Love Bugs for Valentine’s Day

I love Valentine’s Day for three reasons: I love the color pink, chocolate is usually involved and I have an excuse to make something sweet for the people I love! This year, I decided to put my obsession for making pompoms to good use by making these adorable Pompom Love Bugs! Supplies Needed • Pink… 

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DIY: 8 Rainy Day Craft Ideas

DIY: 8 Rainy Day Craft Ideas

We are in the midst of the looong rainy season in the Pacific Northwest. Being cooped up inside, watching the grey clouds can be a bit of a downer. But nothing beats the winter blues like an afternoon of just-for-fun crafting. Embrace your inner child or better yet, get your kiddos involved for a day… 

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DIY: Mermaid Bath Salts

DIY: Mermaid Bath Salts

I’ve been treating myself to lots of baths lately. Let’s just say I’m in need of some serious self-love. I usually add some Epsom salt and a few drops of essential oil but I’ve been looking to try something new. I’ve become especially interested in essential oils and different ways you can use them so… 

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DIY: Nearly Free Fringe Flowers

When I saw what my new Shredding Scissors could do, I started brainstorming, and pulled out my handy dandy paper flower book. (Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand) Most of their flowers use crepe paper, but I decided to try out a basic fringed flower with catalog pages that I had… 

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Featured Maker: Tamara Hess of Card Making Artists

FEATURED MAKER: Tamara Hess

Please welcome our first Featured Maker of 2015- Tamara Hess of Card Making Artists! Tamara is an artist and card maker from Portland, Oregon. A true ‘maker’ at heart, Tamara enjoys creativity of any kind. The cute characters she draws for her digital stamps and greeting cards are bursting with joy and humor. I hope… 

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TOOLBOX: Shredding (or Fringe) Scissors are too much fun.

My Christmas list is getting kinda boring. Well, not boring to me, but maybe to anyone who wants to get me something other than a book (on making stuff) or a tool (to make stuff with.) This year I got a big ole pair of Shredding Scissors. Also called “Fringe Scissors” in the crafting/scrapbooking community,… 

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Our Favorite Posts from 2014 | Adventures-In-Making.com

Our Favorite Posts From 2014!

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year! When we started Adventures-In-Making last June, we had no idea where this blog would take us. We’ve had so much fun flexing our creative muscles, sharing projects and ideas, and connecting with like-minded creative people like YOU! We can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store… 

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