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Coming out of hiding for one chocolatey post! If you’re in the Seattle area this winter, please come visit me at the Historic Shell Holiday Shop in Issaquah where you can find gifts from all sorts of local artists and makers- including cards, prints, and…
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This month’s DIY Challenge theme is Cats, so send in all your favorite kitty projects for the round-up at the end of the month. Visit the challenge page for more information, and use the handy-dandy form to upload your project photos. We can’t wait to see…
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Today we are excited to talk to Jill Maldonado of Material Rebellion! Jill specializes in using reclaimed textiles to make bags, pouches, journals, blanket fort kits and more all with the goal of encouraging kids to discover the power of their own…
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This month’s DIY Challenge theme is Rainbows, so send in all your favorite rainbow projects for the round-up at the end of the month. Visit the challenge page for more information, and use the handy-dandy form to upload your project photos. We can’t wait…
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Please welcome our newest Featured Maker: Kristy Jane! Kirsty is a freelance graphic designer and jewelry maker from Byron, New York. She fell in love with sea glass while living in South Florida where she learned metal smithing, pottery and began making…
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I have been fascinated by the whimsical mystery of the fairy folk since I was a little girl. I remember looking for them while playing outside and making up tiny little fairy houses using sticks, leaves and flowers I would collect in my own backyard. This…
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We had two amazing submissions for our Cat Themed DIY Craft Challenge this month. We think they are purrrrrrfect. (Okay, now the month is over, we can move on from cat puns.)   Judith Laguerre shared a beautiful photo and photo collage made with…
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This month’s DIY Challenge theme is Cats, so send in all your favorite kitty projects for the round-up at the end of the month. Visit the challenge page for more information, and use the handy-dandy form to upload your project photos. We can’t wait to see…
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We snuck back with a rainbow inspired DIY Craft Challenge this month, and it looks like you’re all as busy as we are! We got one VERY awesome Rainbow submission from Tara Bliven using our new submission form. Tara used a brush and colorful gouache on…
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Sometimes I come up with a project that I enjoy so much that it’s hard to stop to write a …Continue reading →
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This blog is powered by whimsy, so this month’s theme was perfectly in line. Fairy tales aren’t always bright tales of princesses and happy endings, but they are a wonderful way to let our imaginations run wild. Here’s a roundup of submissions we got this…
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There once was a girl named Alison who had an awkward entry space and no good options. She went searching for a rug to protect what was left of her ugly carpet. She went to store after store with no luck, instead bringing home a rug that was so bland it…
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A community blog for creative people.
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Founded by Alison Lang and Rachel Beyer, Adventures In Making is a blog devoted to crafters, designers, and artistic types of all sorts. We are a friendly and supportive community; here to share resources and personal experiences on building both a creative business and a creative lifestyle.

We focus on DIY projects, Recipes, Creative Business Advice, Tool Reviews and Techniques, and anything else we are inspired by and wish to share.

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