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Crochet Heart Chain Stitch Ribbons

Crochet a few of these heart chain stitch ribbons to wrap up your treats to loved ones on Valentine’s day! They’ll love the added touch to their gift, plus they can reuse the heart yarn ribbon for more gifting! You… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Heart-Punched Treat Plates

Heart punch a few sweet treat plates for Valentines! Wrap them in ribbon and they’re ready to gift to family and friends for Valentine’s Day! We’ve crafted ribbon treat plates before, but this time we used a heart shaped punch to… Continue Reading →

Crochet Projects to Make in 2015

Let’s say hello to 2015! Especially when it comes to yarn, hooks, and crochet projects! The new year and the winter season always brings out the yarn for me, making hats, scarves, and hand warmers! Well, I’m ready to ramp it up and… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Brush Indent Designs

I first learned of watercolor in my teens from my sweet big sister, Sue, an amazingly talented artist! She would come home from art school with loads of paint and experiment. I have memories watercoloring with her and learning this technique of… Continue Reading →

KidKnits – Kits Helping Change the World

I’m thrilled to showcase a new yarn arts website I stumbled upon called KidKnits. I recently saw KidKnits linked from Classic Play and fell in love! The founder Ellie, and 8th grade girl, is so inspiring. It’s amazing to see that you… Continue Reading →

Super Cool Bohemian Tassel Pillow DIY

Do you love to craft? One of my goals for 2015 is to be more crafty! Try new projects, branch out on different crafts, and do more DIY. I am kind of obsessed with this bohemian tassel pillow DIY from The Sewing… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2014

How is it already 2015?! Time flies when you’re craftin’ fun! A big THANK YOU to all our readers here at Make and Takes. You help keep us crafting up a storm all year long!! Here’s a round up of all the… Continue Reading →

Crochet V-Stitch Infinity Scarf Pattern

Winter is here and I’m back to crocheting up a storm! I’ve been loving to crochet scarves again. There’s something so gratifying and immediate about a scarf, ready to wear right when it’s done. I love my short and simple cowl… Continue Reading →

6 Fashionable Scarves to Crochet for Winter

Winter is here and I’m feeling the cold! Brrrrrr! It’s time to get out the yarn, snuggle by the fire, and crochet some cozy winter scarves! Check out these gorgeous crochet patterns I’m sharing over at eBay. So many fun colors… Continue Reading →

Make a Vintage Journal to Start the Year

A brand new year deserves a brand new blank journal! Make yourself one using the covers of a vintage book and archival drawing paper. Here’s how! Supplies for New Year’s Vintage Journal: Vintage hardcover book Archival drawing or sketching paper… Continue Reading →

6 Party Ideas for New Year’s Eve

With the new year approaching fast, it’s time to think about what fun ideas you can craft for a New Year’s Eve party! As we all know, DIY party ideas are the best! We’re sharing 6 fabulously fun ideas over at… Continue Reading →

Make Felt Stitched Ornaments

We’re stitching a few extra holiday ornaments this year! These are made with felt and embroidery floss for a fun stitched ornament. You can get really creative in your design for each of these ornaments. I’m sharing these Felt Stitched… Continue Reading →

Krochet Kids – Handmade Crochet for Good

I first heard of Krochet Kids from my friend Lisette, who you might remember encouraged me to learn crochet a while back! I love how crochet has become such an amazing tool for good, through Teeny Tears and companies like Krochet… Continue Reading →

Vintage Coasters Turned Glitter Ornaments

I found these Christmas coasters at IKEA to simply use as what they were intended for. But after opening them up and seeing the cool vintage images, I had to glam them up with glitter! Now they are this year’s ornaments for our… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Gift Your Neighbors for the Holidays

Tis’ the season for holiday gift giving! We love to make yummy treats and share them with our family and friends. I’ve got some peppermint bark going into containers to gift to my neighbors. But to help jazz them up… Continue Reading →

Roller Skating Unicorn Cross Stitch Kit

Yes, this cross stitch kit is everything you need to create a roller skating unicorn – made of awesome! Who doesn’t love unicorns, roller skates, and cross stitching?! It comes from my crafty friend Rosalie, who’s local to Seattle and owner of the… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Fun With Washi

I really can’t get enough of washi tape! I’m totally obsessed. So I was thrilled to receive this darling book Fun With Washi from my good friend and blogger, Jessica Okui of Zakka Life. We’ve been blog friends since I first… Continue Reading →

Let’s Party With Holiday Card Treat Trays

As I’m getting ready to host a festive holiday party, a white elephant extravaganza, I’m turning a few holiday cards into treat trays! This is a great way to save those special holiday cards from friends and family you receive over the years, giving… Continue Reading →

Quick Crochet Fall Leaf Pattern

I couldn’t resist crocheting these cute little leaves for fall. We have loads of beautiful fallen leaves on our front lawn and I thought I’d crochet up a few more leaves to add to the pile! I found some yarn scraps… Continue Reading →

Make Shaving Soaps for Him

As part of my quest to give handmade gifts, I happened upon the perfect idea for my husband: shaving soaps! We’ve also been trying to cut out as many commercial cosmetics as possible, and he actually prefers to use an… Continue Reading →

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