FEATURED MAKER: Emma Reid of Emuse

FEATURED MAKER: Emma Reid of Emusing

Please welcome Emma Reid, our newest Featured Maker! I came across Emma’s blog recently and fell in love with her sense of style, the variety of projects she makes, and her passion for creativity. After reading through pages of posts, I sent Emma an email inviting her to be featured on Adventures In Making. Before… 

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DIY: Woven Paper Gift Basket

After my experiment with the rolled paper gift basket, I decided that I needed a quicker version that I wouldn’t feel bad about parting with as a gift basket. (The rolled paper version was lovely, but it took so much time that it was more like a gift in itself.) Using similar methods, and the… 

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RECIPE: 9 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Every year we hold a “transplant Thanksgiving” for friends who are far from their families, and encourage them to bring the dishes they miss the most from home– or to try something new. We usually end up with a beautiful selection of vegetarian comfort foods, and the house smells amazing. Here are a few recipes… 

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DIY: Holiday Floating Candles #christmas #decor

DIY: Holiday Floating Candles

‘Tis the season for holiday baking, making gifts, and of course getting creative with decorations for your home. I’m making up these beautifully simple Holiday Floating Candles to display at our family dinner table. I first saw this idea on Bell’alimento.com. I fell in love with its simplicity and even had most of the supplies… 

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RECIPE: Gypsy Soup #autumn #vegetable

RECIPE: Gypsy Soup

Yesterday was our first day of winter weather here in Portland. We are in the process of moving at the moment, so today I decided to make a batch of my favorite soup to enjoy after a long, cold day of packing and moving boxes. I discovered this recipe years ago and have made it… 

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DIY: Rolled Paper Gift Basket

Sometimes the best gift is a collection of small things. I love to put together little sets at the store, and I’ve been looking for a awesome little gift basket that would be special enough to keep. Since it’s the season of unrequested catalogs, I thought I would use this abundant (and colorful) resource as the… 

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DIY: Cookie Cutter Candles #holiday #christmas #handmade #gift

DIY: Cookie Cutter Candles

I love coming up with creative handmade gifts every year for Christmas. I first saw this idea for cookie-cutter candles on PopSugar.com and knew I wanted to try making some. My mom has TONS of cookie cutters, so I sorted through them, picked out my favorite holiday shapes and got to work. WHAT YOU NEED:… 

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Sweet Slumber Tea Blend #recipe #diy #herbs

RECIPE: Sweet Slumber Tea Blend

I am a big tea drinker, especially on cold winter days when I want to stay warm. This tea is one of my favorites- a delicious herbal blend of chamomile, peppermint, lavender and roses. I made up a big batch of this loose leaf blend to enjoy this winter and also to give as gifts…. 

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DIY: Cornucopia Candy Favors #thanksgiving #kids

DIY: Cornucopia Candy Favors

Are you ready for Turkey Day? This year for Thanksgiving I wanted to try making up these cute Cornucopia Candy favors to give to everyone at our family thanksgiving. They are fun and easy to put together and the perfect project to do with your kids. They could even take them to school to give… 

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DIY: Herb and Spice Gift Wrap

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about my lettering, and a few poor souls have even asked if I teach a class (HA!). I tell everyone the same thing– my lettering has improved over the past year because I’ve been practicing. I know, that sounds like a cop-out, but it’s true! I’ve been making… 

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DIY: Dream Pillows #sewing #herbs #aromatherapy

DIY: Dream Pillows

This year I’ve become almost obsessively interested in learning about herbs and both their healing and magical properties. I love making my own scent blends, and discovering new ways to use and make herbal gifts. While shopping at Goodwill, I found a book called, Making Herbal Dream Pillows by Jim Long and fell in love… 

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