DIY: Tie-Dye Tissue Paper

DIY: Tie-Dye Paper #craft #tiedye #tissue

Tie-dye paper was one of the first crazy-idea-craft-projects Alison and I ever did together. You can read about our mishaps and crafty shenanigans from that day here. We learned a lot from that day back in 2011 and have been making tie-dye paper ever since. We love using it to make tissue paper flowers, to… 

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TODAY: Embrace the Whimsy + Giveaway Winner!

One of the most important parts of growing up is realizing it’s okay not to be TOO grown up. I spent a lot of my childhood “born forty”– too serious and trying to do everything the proper way. Well, not anymore. Now I make sure to embrace silliness, add color and joy to my life,… 

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RECIPE: Mini Apple Cupcakes

RECIPE: Mini Apple Cupcakes

Mini cupcakes are one of my favorite treats to make. I love their bite size and the adorable ways you can decorate them. To celebrate the coming of fall and the back-to-school season I whipped up these fun apple cupcakes using apples from my grandmother’s farm.   Mini Apple Cupcakes   Print Prep time 20… 

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5 Summer Recipes We Love

RECIPE: 5 Summer Recipes We Love

Even though September is right around the corner, it still feels like summer here in the Pacific Northwest (as I write this it is 91 degrees outside!), so I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes of the summer. My boyfriend, James and I love cooking together and these have been some of our… 

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RECIPE: Summer Veggie Pizza

RECIPE: Summer Veggie Pizza

Homemade pizza is often a weekly staple at my house. I found a dough recipe I love and can often find many combinations of toppings just by emptying our refrigerator. Every summer, I look forward to harvesting my garden vegetables for my favorite summer veggie pizza. Even though summer is usually the time of year… 

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SHOW + TELL: Paper Scrap Birds, from the Vault

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. This one’s more of a Show + Tell, but it’s a great example of how you can add… 

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RECIPE: Curried Pineapple Tomatillo Chutney

RECIPE: Curried Pineapple Tomatillo Chutney

My neighbor gifted me a bag of pineapple tomatillos (also called ‘ground cherries’) from her garden this week, so I decided use them up and make something delicious. After doing a bit of research (you can make pies, jam, salsa, etc. with these little guys), I settled on making a batch of chutney. This was… 

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6 DIY Projects to try before summer ends

DIY: 6 Projects To Try Before Summer Ends

I can feel summer quickly approaching it’s end, but there is still time to get creative and try some fun summer craft projects! It’s now or never people! Gather your crafty friends and family and get to making. We are loving all of these great project ideas from some of our favorite bloggers, crafters and… 

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TODAY: Heal a Creative Soul

The illustration above is from a college class assignment, and was one of the ways I dealt with some of the more negative critiques of art school. It was also my very first letterpress project, so even though it’s not the cheeriest subject, it lead to my biggest creative passion! A few weeks ago I… 

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RECIPE: Pickled Blackberries #summer

RECIPE: Pickled Blackberries

A few weeks ago, my friend Lindsay and I went out to my grandma’s to pick blackberries. Blackberries are my all-time favorite berry and I came home with 12 pints! I made a pie and some delicious blackberry syrup. While looking for other ways to use up my precious berries, I came across this recipe… 

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School House Craft Conference + A Giveaway

School House Craft Fall Conference + A Giveaway!

We are excited to team up with School House Craft this year for their 5th annual fall conference in Seattle, WA! Artists and crafters from all over the Pacific Northwest come together for 2 days of classes, hands-on workshops and networking. We’ve been attendees to this event for the past few years and we are… 

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