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I had a little extra time to scour the interwebs during the holidays! I came across a few yarn projects that are the kind you can’t pass up. Thanks to the genius of Carrie at This Mama Makes Stuff, my kids now have super cool stylin’ winter hats. I love this Mohawk Beanie Tutorial. It’s […]

With the new year just around the corner (ah, where has 2011 gone?!)… I’ve been thinking a lot about goals for me and my family. Each year we try to think of a new motto that my family can focus on that year. The theme we decided on for 2012 is: Together we can do […]

Take a peek at a few places I’m posting this week. Lots of fun for the holidays. Ideas and craft for a Hanukkah celebration, over at Baby Center’s Momformation. I love this treat pouch by Martha Stewart pictured below, so cute! The holidays are all about baking, right! Here’s a round up of some delicious […]

Today I’m featuring some fabulous ornaments showcased over at the M&T Spotlight. Here are 6 festive tree ornaments that are sure to brighten up your tree! **Next week I’ll be featuring Holiday Treats, so share your goodies and link up to Spotlight. Felt Peppermint Candy Ornament Paper Hourglass Ornament Melted Snowman Ornament Quilted Tree Ornament […]

I’ve joined up with Martha Stewart and Plaid once again to share a fun holiday inspired craft. When I opened the box of fun painting supplies they sent me to use, I went straight to the adhesive stencils. Did you hear me right? Adhesive stencils!! Maybe I don’t get out much, but I’ve never heard […]

I don’t know about your family, but holidays are a BIG deal at our house! We LOVE the holidays! I thought it would be fun to create a little countdown chalk board to remember all of life’s important events! I had made some Christmas Countdown blocks last year… but I wanted to create something I […]

Recently I found some inexpensive fake pumpkins for my fall centerpiece, but some of them looked as cheap as the price. I decided to try dressing one up with gilding liquid–this is cool stuff! It’s easy to use, too. Here’s how to do it. . . Supplies for Gilding Pumpkins: Gilding liquid (I used Martha […]

We’ve been having some fun with all the fallen leaves around. I’ve been keeping my eye out on walks to the park and the library for some really cool looking leaves. There’s a giant maple tree on the way to the library near us that is shedding some beautiful red and yellow leaves. After collecting, […]

A few weeks back I participated in a fun round up of handmade craft projects for the holidays. The lovely hosts Kelly of According to Kelly, Cindy of Skip to My Lou, and Rachel of A Southern Fairytale put together 30 days of baking, crafting, and sewing. I contributed this fun handmade felt envelope. It’s […]

I love a good crafting party, don’t you? And a Night of WitchCRAFT was just what I needed. It was so fun to meet a few new Seattlites, seeing a few old friends, and getting our DIY on!! Here’s a few pics from our night of witchy craft. It was held at the lovely Trophy […]

Guest post by Alanna of The Craft Nest. Last year I started a new tradition at our house, one that we are continuing this year. Each night at dinner during the month of November we talk about and write down what we are thankful for. I saved the cards from last year so we can […]

Here are a few last minute ideas for Halloween costumes from over at the M&T Spotlight. What are your kids going to be? **Next week: I’ll be featuring your pumpkin treats, as I’m a huge pumpkin dessert fan! Submit your links to the Spotlight. Hooting Owl Costume DIY Mummy Costume Very Hungry Caterpillar Lava Girl […]

Is it just me…or do you end up having more than one wreath for each holiday? I love to craft…so I usually end up making a new wreath each year. The problem is… I only have one front door. This year I decided it would be fun to hang a wreath in my vignette and […]

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 […]

Swap a Smile Craft Auction

by Marie on October 10, 2011

Who doesn’t love a good auction? Especially one for craft projects! This is going to be fun, and for such a good cause. Below you’ll learn a little more about Swap a Smile and this craft auction. I’m happy to be part of it, raising money to help someone smile. Thanks to Amy and Heather […]

I’m thrilled to have Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime here as one of Make and Takes newest regular contributors. Jamielyn will be here once a month sharing fabulous ideas for the home. Take it away, Jamielyn… Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays to decorate for! I love everything about this time of year! […]

This is my favorite season, I love fall colors. Here are some fall projects from over at the M&T Spotlight that I’ve chosen to feature, each one getting me inspired. **Next week: It’s time for some sweets, so I’ll be featuring your sweet treats. Link them up at Spotlight. Book Page Pumpkin Fall Wood Crafts […]

Here’s what I’ve been up to over at Babble’s New Home Ec. Look at dem’ apples: 15 Inspired Apple Crafts Get pretty looking flower arrangements: Quick and Easy Flower Vase Hack Stitching up some cards: 15 Free Stitched Card Patterns Get your techy craft on: 20+ Phone Apps for the Crafty Folk

Our family recently moved to a new home which we are renting, completely furnished. Fabulous, considering we’re only here a year and didn’t want to bring all our stuff with us. What’s not so fabulous is not having all my fun decorations for each season! So lately I’ve been looking for inexpensive ways to decorate […]

I’ve spotted this over at the M&T Spotlight, a great way to honor and remember those lost on 9/11. This creative mural comes from Pamela of French Knots. Thanks for sharing your creative project on this 10 year anniversary.

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