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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DIY: Watercolor Affirmation Cards #tutorial

DIY: Watercolor Affirmation Cards

I’m currently reading the book, Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers. I’ve been stuck in a chapter that’s all about incorporating positive thinking into our everyday lives and shooing away the negative chatterbox we have in our heads. This is something I definitely need to work on! One step she suggests,… 

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DIY: Smudge Sticks

DIY: Smudge Sticks

Smudge sticks are small bundles of herbs that are bound tightly with string and dried. They are later burned and traditionally used as part of a ceremony or ritual. I like to burn sage whenever I’m cleaning my home or meditating to help cleanse my space and chase away any negative energies that might be… 

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Watercolored Business Cards

DIY: Watercolored Business Cards

Last week I combined a few of my favorite things and letterpress printed A-i-M cards on scraps of cotton paper. I wanted to make them super special (and representative of our creative spirit) so I pulled out my handy-dandy liquid watercolors and went to town.  I tried a few different methods, and wanted to show… 

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COLOR INSPIRATION: Summer Gem

COLOR INSPIRATION: Summer Gem

Sources (left to right): 1. Gypsy table (source unknown), 2. Vintage Glass Vessels (The End of History), 3. Anemone (source unknown), 4. Violet Backed Starling (source unknown). This week, even though the weather is HOT, I am soaking up the tail end of summer. This palette speaks of the essence of summer blooms, cocktails and… 

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FEATURED MAKER: Gail Kirwan of Rockabella Bags

FEATURED MAKER: Gail Kirwan of Rockabella Bags

Please welcome our newest Featured Maker, Gail Kirwan of Rockabella Bags! Gail took the plunge into starting her own creative business and now makes and sells beautiful, waterproof bags of all shapes and sizes. See more of her work in her Etsy shop! Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? What is… 

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RECIPE: Blackberry + Pineapple Sage Soda

RECIPE: Blackberry + Pineapple Sage Soda

I’m still hooked on summer blackberries this week, and as much as I may want to, I cannot live off of pie alone. I decided use some of the leftover berries to make my own syrup so that I could enjoy a refreshing homemade blackberry soda! And because I have an abundance of pineapple sage… 

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