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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The April DIY Craft Challenge Is “In The Garden”

Thank you to everyone who participated in last month’s DIY Craft Challenge! We just love seeing the awesome things you all make and feel so inspired by the ‘bird’ themed submissions we received. Be sure to check out our roundup post of what everyone made here! Play In The Dirt Spring is here, the sun… 

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MARCH DIY Challenge Roundup

.. We’re excited to share the submissions for the March #DIYCRAFTCHALLENGE. There are some really great projects here, and I love the variety of medium and method. As always, we want to thank those who contributed for taking the time to share your creations with us and the rest of the team. You’re an inspiration!… 

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DIY: Spring Chicken Plushies

With spring beginning to bloom, my friends’ chickens are starting to lay more eggs. I love visiting them and watching the chickens peck and strut their way around the yard. Feeling a little ‘chicken’ inspired and wanting to work on a new sewing project, I decided to make up a few Spring Chicken Plushies to… 

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Show+Tell: Printable Color-in Birds and Postcard Kit

I’ve been trying to do a little more illustration lately, and the bird theme this month was a perfect opportunity. I had a ton of fun making these whimsical feathered friends and thought I would share them as a free printable sheet. Click here to print a free coloring sheet! Even better! These guys make… 

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DIY: Three Ways To Paint A Watercolor Feather (For Beginners)

Can you believe it’s almost spring? Here in Portland, the rain clouds have been taking more frequent breaks to let the sun shine and people are preparing their gardens for the new year. One rainy afternoon I felt the urge to get out my watercolors and play. I had fun experimenting with a favorite subject… 

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DIY: Paper Maché Birdy Penny Bank

My friend Tara is a paper maché inspiration. A couple of years ago she made a couple of piggy banks that were so amazing I decided I needed to make a bank of my very own. A birdy bank. I love that papier maché gives you the opportunity to make basically anything out of recycled… 

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DIY: MARCH Embroidered Bird Journal Kit

Whenever we come up with a monthly theme, we always seem to have a couple of images floating around in our minds- a couple of things we’d like to tackle. Ever since last month, I wanted a chance to play around with stitching on paper, and I decided this little bird was just asking for it…. 

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The March DIY Craft Challenge Theme Is BIRDS!

First I want to say thank you again to everyone who participated in last month’s DIY Craft Challenge! If you missed our roundup of submissions yesterday, be sure to check it out. We are truly blown away by the creative projects that everyone made and shared with us! Put A Bird On It With spring… 

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February DIY Challenge Roundup!

We want to thank everyone who participated in the February DIY Craft Challenge. We were so inspired by your creations it’s had to move on to the next theme, but with this amazing collection of projects we’re excited to see what you’ll do next. A few of you had questions about what kinds of projects we accept as submissions for… 

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DIY: Heart Bath Bombs (For Valentine’s Day)

Happy February! Today we are sharing a BONUS project on how to make pretty Heart Bath Bombs for your friends and family this Valentine’s Day. Alison and I got together with some friends to make these and they turned out wonderful! We used all natural ingredients and scented them with pure essential oils of lavender… 

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