TODAY: It’s time to take a break.

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If you know anything about my other venture, So There, you know that in a couple of weeks I’ll be closing our current brick-and-mortar shop. It’s been a whirlwind couple of years and I have big plans for the future; but right now all I want to do is spend a month getting to know myself… 

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May DIY Challenge Results #adventuresinmaking #flowers

May DIY Challenge Results!

This month’s DIY Challenge theme has reached full bloom, and we’re very excited to share a roundup of submissions we received from our readers. With a theme like ‘flowers’ you know you’re gonna have some fun. Without further ado, here are the May DIY Challenge Award Winners along with the gallery of everyone’s lovely submissions…… 

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FEATURED MAKER: Carrie Schmitt #artist #interview

FEATURED MAKER: Carrie Schmitt

Please welcome our newest Featured Maker: Carrie Schmitt! Carrie is an artist and author living in the Pacific Northwest. She began painting in 2009 as a way to cope with health issues. Now she has her own creative business where she makes art, teaches e-courses, practices yoga and more. We are so excited to learn… 

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TOOLBOX: Gingher 4 Inch Embroidery Scissors

Change is afoot for me, and I’ve been drowning any anxiety of said change by keeping busy every. moment. of. every. day. It’s working for now, but at some point the constant movement and sleepless nights are going to catch up with me. All of this to explain why I gave myself permission to spend… 

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DIY: Art Journal Techniques with Katie Smith

DIY: Art Journal Techniques with Katie Smith

Hey everyone, This is Katie from Punk Projects and today I am taking over the Adventures in Making blog! Last year Rachel guest posted on my blog sharing a peek at her art journals so today I wanted to share a peek into mine! More specifically, a couple of fun techniques I like to use. I love… 

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DIY: The Simplest Paper Flowers

A while back my friend Susan made a bunch of simple paper flowers that found a home on a shelf in my store. Every few weeks a kid would ask me about the flowers, and I would give them one and tell them to take it home and try to figure out how to make… 

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RECIPE: Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies #dessert #herbs #spring #treat

RECIPE: Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies

Last week I harvested some fresh thyme from my garden to make a seasoning salt. What I’ve been waiting until now to tell you is that I also made cookies! While researching different things I could make with the flavors of Lemon and Thyme I came across salad dressings, cakes, and even a bruschetta recipe…. 

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RECIPE: Lemon Thyme Salt

Earlier this week I shared a sweet recipe for infusing sugar. Today I’m going to share a savory recipe for one of my favorite seasonings, salt! My thyme plant has become a bit unruly in my garden so I decided to prune and harvest some to make a seasoning salt. Lemon has become one of… 

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DIY: Simple Flowers from Old T-Shirts + Free Templates

I’ve been in a major cleaning and organization mood, so most of my projects have been focused on “using up” materials I have around. One giant project used a bin full of old printed t-shirts (I’ll show you when I’m done!) and I ended up with so many colorful t-shirt scraps that I over-ran my… 

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RECIPE: Flower Infused Sugar

RECIPE: Flower Infused Sugar

While out and about last week, I slipped into a local bookstore to browse for a few minutes. With no intention of buying anything, I of course walked out with a new book, Herbal Goddess by Amy Jirsa. The book is filled with gorgeous photos of herbal remedies, recipes and potions. Amy discusses 12 of… 

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DIY: Free Mother’s Day Printable Card and Poster, Thanks for Teaching Me.

Showing appreciation isn’t always about buying something sparkly, or something chocolate. Sometimes it’s finding the right words to tell someone what they mean to you. When I think about my mom, I think about all the little things she taught me to do. She taught me to look at things in a different way, to… 

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