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KidKnits – Kits Helping Change the World

3 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Make and Takes

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 ? The post KidKnits – Kits Helping Change the World appeared first on Make and Takes.

Make Halloween Masks for a Party

6 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Make and Takes

We have another fun and festive craft idea to make for your next Halloween party! Whether you’re hosting something at your home with family and friends or you’re helping with the arts and crafts for your child’s school, these masks are... Continue Reading ? The post Make Halloween Masks for a Party appeared first on Make and Takes.

Get Ready for a March Mania Giveaway

Time for a spring fling giveaway! I’m thrilled to offer you some amazing gifts from amazing M&T Sponsors, wahoo!! Make sure to read through each one and enter at the bottom to win! Fort Magic Imagination Kit: Fort Magic is an patented...Show More Summary

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Scalloped Headband

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Olivia of Hopeful Honey sharing a fun and fancy Crochet Scalloped Headband. It’s the perfect accessory to whip up in a day! Guest post by Olivia of Hopeful Honey Supplies for Crochet Scalloped Headband: 5.00mm Crochet Hook (size H) 50g 8ply Yarn Scissors Tapestry/Wool Needle Finished Size This headband fits […]

Keeping Warm, Wishing We Were “In Summer”

Have you seen the movie Frozen yet? It’s our favorite. Josh Gad could not be more perfect for this roll as the goofy lovable snowman.  ”The hot and the cold are both so intense, put ‘em together it just makes sense!“ I think we watched this clip below for the song In Summer about 100 times […]

Announcing the Winner for the FREE BIRDS Giveaway

I’m happy to announce a winner for the FREE BIRDS giveaway for a Free Birds iPad Mini (Silver, WiFi, 16GB) Free Birds Backpack Crayons Turkey Hat & Light Up Chick! Congrats to Sara D. for winning this fun prize pack! We’ll reach out to you to receive your winnings. Thanks to all who […]

Drawing Free Birds Hand Turkeys + Giveaway

We’re already looking forward to the next fall holiday and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. To help us celebrate, I’ve partnered with the upcoming movie FREE BIRDS, to bring a clever new way to create a hand turkey to craft at the Thanksgiving kids table. (In fact, I think these birds are hoping the only […]

Making Yarn from an Old T-Shirt

You know my love of crochet, I’ve been sharing a lot of my latest projects over at Instagram. But I’ve recently been wanting to crochet with fabric or old t-shirts. So when I went online to find some video tutorials, I came up with a few fabulous ones and have now made my own yarn […]

How to Make a Really Big Sweater (aka Yarn Bomb) and an Invitation to Join In

Dear knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists: We’re planning on yarn bombing a big yellow sculpture at the Springfield Art Museum on Oct. 19-20. It’s sort of  like making a really big patchwork sweater for something 30-feet tall, 65-feet wide, and with seven arms. How do you do that? And the answer  is — with help […]

MT Adventures: Long Beach Peninsula

The quaint little town of Long Beach in Washington has become one of our family’s favorites to vacation since moving to the Northwest. It’s super close for us to travel, just under 4 hours from Seattle, making it the perfect spot for a beach weekend. It started with our drive out to the coast from […]

4 Ways to Stay Connected With Your Kids

I recently went to an advanced screening of the movie The Way, Way Back and I loved it! It’s a coming of age story I completely related to as I was definitely an awkward teen once! And how can you not love the amazing cast, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, introducing Liam James, and the ever [...]

Digital Washi Tape & More Kawaii Links

2 years agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

For those of you that like all things washi tape, the ModeS Blog is offering up this free digital washi tape download. Use it for digital scrapbooking, embellishing photos or decorating your blog. Click here for the download. Kawaii Handmade Goods - Read about the popular boutique, SOL & BeBe SOL, located in Harajuku on the Tokyo Fashion site. Show More Summary

I’ve Been Crocheting a Few Little Lovelies

The crocheting never seems to stops around here. There are too many fabulous projects to try. I’ve only just begun to dip my “hook” into the amazing ideas out there. So here are just a few things I’ve been crocheting as of late! Harry Potter Scarf: Yes, I had to try one of these. My [...]

Passing On the Real Meaning of Beauty, Dove Beauty Sketches

The newest video by Dove, Beauty Sketches, affected me more than I thought it would. Wait until you see it and you’ll know why. I have issues with my body, my features. It’s something I’ve always thought about, worried about, looked in magazines and judged about. I’m not sure when it started, but I remember [...]

Makers Gonna Make

2 years agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

"Makers Gonna Make" Tattly Design by Jude Landry I was browsing around Tattly the other day when I stumbled upon this temporary tattoo, Makers Gonna Make. The quote just spoke to me and made me laugh. If you've never visited Tattly before,...Show More Summary

Reinventing Education with Khan Academy

Have you heard of Khan Academy? If not, you’re in for a treat. I’ve just come across it in the last few weeks and I think it’s the greatest thing that has come around for education in a long time. I think there are a lot of you out there, myself included, who have searched [...]

Advanced Style

2 years agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

First off, sorry the posts have been so sparse this week. I've got two words for you, "stomach flu". It has taken over our house and turned it upside down. Thankfully, we're all feeling better now. Now onto something more uplifting! About a month ago I discovered the most amazing site called Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen. Show More Summary

What I’ve Been Crocheting + Pattern Link Love

Now that I’ve mastered the simple crochet scarf, I’m trying a few new things, broadening my yarn horizons! It’s so fun to have a ball of yarn and a hook, whip a few stitches together, and you have something completely new. The possibilities are endless, there’s so much great stuff to crochet! First, for a simple way [...]

Simple Scarf Crochet Pattern + Video

Yes, I keep talking about crochet. But, you know… the addiction. So today I’m happy to share my simple scarf crochet pattern with you. It’s something I made up, although I’m sure there’s something similar already out there. It’s the perfect project for beginners! I’ve put together a little video showing my step by step [...]

Learning to Finger Crochet with Kids + Video

My daughter has been just as interested in yarn arts as I have. It’s been so fun to have her sitting by my side watching what I do, keeping a close eye on my crochet projects. She’s so eager to learn that we’ve tried a couple of different times to put a crochet hook in [...]

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