Reflections on Traveling Light

Reflections on Traveling Light - my recent experiences and discoveries

I’m writing this post to you from the road. For the past 17 days I’ve been on a great whirlwind family and friend visiting, wedding attending, summer celebrating tour of the Midwest.

And, as always happens when traveling, I’ve gotten a chance to step away from the day-to-day routine of our lives and to examine it all a bit…. 

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Poem In Your Pocket Tutorial & Printable

Have you heard of Poem In Your Pocket day? Every April individuals, libraries, schools, bookstores, and workplaces celebrate by carrying and sharing poetry (that they keep in their pockets!) with one another. I think it may be one of my favorite “holidays” to celebrate – no real gifts or candy, just loads of beautiful words…. 

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Our Creative Notebook - Issue 1 RETREAT

RETREAT :: Creative Notebook Issue 1

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” -Hermann Hesse It’s been many months since we released our last magazine and in that time we’ve really missed publishing – the creative work that goes into taking disparate pieces and weaving them together into a… 

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Scrappy Quilt Top | craftingconnections.net

Quilting a Story

A handful of months ago I finished my first quilt. I totally used my intuition to put it together, knowing nothing really about making quilts. While it is far from perfect, it is warm. And ever since it was done I’ve been itching to start another, a little more proper this time. A couple weeks… 

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Waffle Sandwiches | craftingconnections.net

Waffle + Bacon + Egg = Awesome

Last fall on our epic family road trip, we asked both boys what they wanted to see or do while on holiday. My youngest replied in the most unexpected way, “I want to eat waffles.” What he actually had in mind was those sort of awful continental breakfast waffle machine waffles. And after a disappointing first few days… 

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Arrangement with Love Stones

DIY Love Stones

Today I’m sharing a lovely little tutorial on how (and why) to make love stones. Easy enough for anyone to make, these beautiful little stones are great for big and little ones. They fit easily into a pocket and are a lovely reminder throughout the day that you are loved. 

How to set up your IDEAL art space for kids - 5 easy to implement ideas!

How to Set Up Your Ideal Art Space for Kids

I’m not sure how many art spaces I’ve set up for my little ones over the years. I can count at least nine off the top of my head, but I’m sure there’s more. You see, creative making has always been something my two kiddos have been interested in. Schlepping art supplies in and out… 

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Bias Binding on Silk Datura Blouse | craftingconnections.net

Sewing with Silk

  This past November I made a trip up to Portland, perhaps one of my favorite cities of all time. There were so many highlights from the trip but right up on the list was a visit to the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store. (read more about Pendleton here) That place is a little bit of magic and for… 

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Crafting Connections - Hand Painted DIY Dresser Drawer Labels

DIY Dresser Drawer Labels

I’m always looking for ways to simplify. Crafty ways to organize and streamline. And in the quest to simplify, organize and streamline; projects get bonus points if it makes life with little ones easier. And these dresser labels do JUST THAT. Whether they are just becoming independent in getting dressed or they are starting to… 

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