Fun

I love getting cute packages in the mail, don’t you?! I was happy to open up this little nifty gift from Sublime Stitching – Jenny has just come out with a new line of embroidery floss (who does that, sooooo cool)!  I’m big fan of embroidery, I love stitching handmade cards, the best gifts. Now […]

Since we’ve move to Seattle just last year, we’ve grown to love it and call it our own. But there is still so much we don’t know about this city, all the little ins and outs. In downtown Seattle they have these awesome bus boats driving around called, Ride the Ducks, and we’ve been dying […]

This past Saturday we hosted a celebration for Caine’s Arcade and his cardboard challenge here in Seattle. It was cardboard mania!! Kids from all over Seattle joined in the fun as we crafted and played. A little cardboard bowling pictured below, thanks to Jordan! Someone from the local West Seattle Blog even came and took some pictures. Here’s […]

I’ve just caught wind of this fabulous creative weekend called Art Camp for Big Kids put together by crafter Lori Stone. And I’m in love with that name, aren’t we all just big kids?! It’s an event happening north of Seattle, available for everyone and anyone to attend that loves to create. The next event is […]

This darling little boy is making me want to get out into the woods camping one more time before it gets too cold. Watch his cuteness: Any last minute camping trips in your future?

While I talk craft and family here at Make and Takes, I also co-host an amazing blogging party called SocialLuxe Lounge. Along with Allison of Petit Elefant and Jane of This Week for Dinner, this was our 3rd time hosting. It was party time central in NYC last month in partnership with Edy’s Slow Churned […]

Hey all you crafters, or anyone who’s creative! If you craft, create, make, sew, write, glue, or paint, this conference is for you. School House Craft is a 3 day conference on September 21-23 in Seattle, WA for those who are wanting to learn more and take their craft to the next business level. I […]

Yes, my sweet mother-in-law has started a blog - Jani Serendipity, and it’s awesome. Jani is 63 years old, but you would never know it. She’s fun and funky and very fashionable. I love this idea below she recently came up with for a belt turned necklace! Or look how amazing these fig and cheese crostinis […]

Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas

by Marie on August 27, 2012

Over the summer, my youngest daughter turned 4. For her birthday party, as I do with each of my kids, I let her choose a fun theme for their birthday.  This year she chose Rainbows! It’s the perfect theme for a party. There are so many great ideas for decorating the party, games to play, […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Here are the winners. You will be contacted shortly: Pink N Blue Baby: #117 Karry Southern Fabric: #164 Pamela Clean Mama: #51 Megan J, #22 Karen How to Craft and Sew: #2 Sarah S., #59 Erin, #108 Tiffany, #87 Heather, #83 theresesophia, #98 Wendy, #71 Linda P, #64 Ricki, #156 Ali M, #152 Carmen Candy […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #18 Sydnie. We’ll email you for details on collecting your prize. Planning ahead for dinner is one thing I struggle with, clearly I need to spend more time over at This Week for Dinner! But with our crazy summer schedule it’s been wishy-washy, […]

I’m an avid book reader. Now, my husband wants to claim that teenage sci-fi romance novels aren’t books, but then I remind him that he has a stack of zombie fiction on his nightstand! And I’ve mentioned before that I love science fiction and fantasy, I eat. it. up. Especially with the recent Twilight series […]

One of my absolute favorite things about having a smartphone is that our music is with us every where we go. In the car, at the park, or even just jammin’ in the kitchen!! My daughter loves, LOVES, to put on headphones and dance and sing her little heart out. So goofy, so adorable! Do […]

Since we are knee deep into our Storybook Summer series, I thought it appropriate to share something fun from writer, designer, and author, Kevin Gard. Through the Kickstarter program, Kevin is hoping to raise enough money to help him publish his lovable story of, Oh, Sully! After watching this video, I was hooked. I’ve fallen […]

It’s officially the first day of summer! Wahoo!! Many kids are already out of school, but my littles are finally done on Friday. FRIDAY! I’m both excited and scared. What are we going to do? Do you plan your summer? I need to plan my summer. So to help, here’s a few posts I’ve written over […]

A Recap of SNAP!

by Marie on April 28, 2012

This last week I attended the crafty blog conference called SNAP! It’s hosted by an amazing team of women, headed up by Tauni of Tauni Tweets! It was a great conference full of crafts, bloggers, and a handmade market of awesome. Here’s me with Kirsten of The Crafting Chicks, Aimee and BettiJo of Paging Supermom, […]

Have you see this video yet about Caine’s Arcade? If not, you are in for a treat. This 9 year old boy named Caine is amazing! He built his own arcade out of recycled boxes and tape. He even sells passes, offers tickets, and there are prizes. So much creativity, imagination, resourcefulness, and fun! Caine […]

You’ve heard of yarn bombing, right? Well, now there is Eyebombing and I love it! As googly eyes are one of my absolute favorite kid craft suppies, I couldn’t be more excited to have learned about this fun site and happy past time! Thanks to my good friend Heather of Dollar Store Craft, fellow kid crafter, I’m now […]

I love facebook. It’s fun to share photos of my kids, let Mom and Dad know what we’re up to since we moved to Seattle, and keep in touch with new and old friends (don’t say you haven’t spied on your jr. high crush!) I also manage a facebook page for Make and Takes. A […]

Hey, Seattle locals! This message is for you… Hop on a broom and come join us for a night of witchCRAFT! Lyndsey from The Stationary Place and myself are hosting this event because we decided we can’t let Halloween get away with out a night of good ol’ crafts.  We’ll be crafting the night away with the following […]

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