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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

We’re Gettin’ Crafty with Kiwi Crate

Let’s get crafting today! I’ve partnered with Kiwi Crate for today’s creative adventure. We love Kiwi Crate, it’s always such a fun surprise in the mail. I’ve been a past guest crafter for them, creating one of their monthly projects! Their… Continue Reading →

Arrr, Matey! Crochet a Pirate Patch

We love a good Arrrrrrrr around our house! Especially coming up on September 19th, as it’s National Talk Like a Pirate day! Yes, there’s a day for that, me hearty! I’ve come up with a super quick and easy crochet… Continue Reading →

Origami Starburst Wreath

Do you like to decorate your home for each season? I enjoy sprucing things up and putting out a few special decorations, but I really love involving my kids in the decorating. Kid-made decor is my favorite! Here is a… Continue Reading →

Learning to Knit Like a Champ

I’ve been crocheting up a storm here on Make and Takes. But now it’s time to broaden my yarn horizons and start knitting. I’ve only tried it once, so after We Are Knitters contacted me to test out one of their beginner… Continue Reading →

DIY Kid-Friendly Flamingo Pillow Knitting Project

How lovely would this DIY flamingo pillow look on a couch or chair in your home? It’s the perfect knitting project to introduce your kids to working with yarn! Natalie Kramer from Handmade Charlotte gives us the step-by-step tutorial for this… Continue Reading →

Crafting With Kids: Paper Tube People

This idea was inspired by the book Poupées Marionettes et Pantins by Ilse Strobl-Wohlschalger, a vintage craft book from 1968. These paper tube people are easy to make and are fun for small world play! My five year old really… Continue Reading →

12 Super-Sunny Summer Solstice Crafts

This coming Saturday, June 21, marks the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve certainly been noticing the early sunrise and late sunset as we get closer to summer’s official start. My girls love any reason to… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Flags for the 4th of July

If you’re celebrating the upcoming 4th of July holiday, get out the watercolors and create a fun decoration to give your holiday party a festive look. We’ve done these painted plates with rainbow colors, now we’re painting with red and blue to… Continue Reading →

Crochet Sun Coasters for Summer Parties

Summer is upon us and those backyard parties are a comin’! Stitch up these fun Crochet Sun Coasters to add a little summer flare to your party. We’ve also made crochet watermelon coasters, those would be fun for summer sippin’ too! I… Continue Reading →

14 Rainy Day Inspired Projects to Make

April showers bring May flowers right? As we roll into May, let’s enjoy these 14 rainy day inspired projects to make that will bring us those pretty flowers next month! Check out these crafts I’ve rounded up! 1. Little Raindrops: Get… Continue Reading →

Sewing with Kids: Felt and Fabric Flowers

I had my hand-sewing basket sitting out the other day, which reminded my girls that they hadn’t sewn anything in a long time. We had to remedy that, of course! With spring on our minds, we decided to make some… Continue Reading →

25 Kid-Friendly Easter Crafts to Make

Easter is just around the corner and that cute little bunny will be hiding colored eggs. To get your kids excited about this holiday, here are 25 Kid-Friendly Easter Crafts to Make! 1. Easter Egg Yarn Art: We’re crafting with… Continue Reading →

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