RECIPE: Garden Mint Chocolate Truffles

Coming out of hiding for one chocolatey post! If you’re in the Seattle area this winter, please come visit me at the Historic Shell Holiday Shop in Issaquah where you can find gifts from all sorts of local artists and makers- including cards, prints, and other great stuff by me (Alison) and by Rachel. Happy Holidays!… 

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SEPTEMBER DIY Challenge Roundup and Our Little Break

We had two amazing submissions for our Cat Themed DIY Craft Challenge this month. We think they are purrrrrrfect. (Okay, now the month is over, we can move on from cat puns.)   Judith Laguerre shared a beautiful photo and photo collage made with decorative scrap paper. The central element of the collage is a… 

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DIY: Quick Printable Catnip Kicking Bag

This month’s DIY Challenge theme is Cats, so send in all your favorite kitty projects for the round-up at the end of the month. Visit the challenge page for more information, and use the handy-dandy form to upload your project photos. We can’t wait to see what you’ve made! Quick note to those of you who tend… 

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DIY: Add a Kitten Pocket with Polish Remover and Sharpies

This month’s DIY Challenge theme is Cats, so send in all your favorite kitty projects for the round-up at the end of the month. Visit the challenge page for more information, and use the handy-dandy form to upload your project photos. We can’t wait to see what you’ve made! I like to “joke” that I have a… 

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DIY: Recycled Rainbow Mobile

summer This month’s DIY Challenge theme is Rainbows, so send in all your favorite rainbow projects for the round-up at the end of the month. Visit the challenge page for more information, and use the handy-dandy form to upload your project photos. We can’t wait to see what you’ve made! Rainbows are amazing. They’re awe inspiring in… 

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DIY: Watercolor & Wax Paper Jewelry

Sometimes I come up with a project that I enjoy so much that it’s hard to stop to write a post. This, my friends, is one of those. It’s a simple combination of watercolor, melting wax, and punching shapes- but it’s oh so satisfying.   SUPPLIES Thick paper for Watercolor Watercolor paints and brushes Pencil… 

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MAY DIY Challenge Roundup

This blog is powered by whimsy, so this month’s theme was perfectly in line. Fairy tales aren’t always bright tales of princesses and happy endings, but they are a wonderful way to let our imaginations run wild. Here’s a roundup of submissions we got this month. They are magical!! Michelle sent her amazing take on… 

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DIY: Patio Friendly Pile-Up Cushions filled with Styrofoam Peanuts

The weather was nice for a few days in April, uncharacteristically, and began the countdown to the Pacific Northwest Summer. Ahhh; the handful of blissful weeks that makes you fall in love with the trees again, and wipes the memory of the last 8 gray months. Safety Husband and I have been trying to be… 

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