DIY : : Polymer Clay Snowman Mug Buddies

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This past December, when we visited family and friends in the Midwest, my little ones were really looking forward to seeing snow. After a full year away from the realities of Midwestern winters, they have a sort of romantic notion of the season. We all do.

As luck would have it, or lack of luck as the case may be, we spent three full weeks in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota and not a single flake fell. While I’m certainly not going to complain about the unseasonably warm weather we encountered; I know all the Midwesterners we love certainly enjoyed the winter reprieve. It didn’t really fill my kids winter cup in the way that they had dreamed about.

Now, back in California, in the midst of our not-at-all-wintry-winter, my little ones are still nostalgic for the winters they remember, the winters they see in books. While I can’t give them snow, I can give them a little bit of magic in a different way.

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24 Gifts to Make, Buy, and Read for Teens

Creative Gift Guide for Teens

Today we’re tackling gifts to make, buy, and read for Teens – no longer kids, not quite adults, teens are an exciting and creative group! Many of these gifts focus on continuing to define oneself – both creatively and otherwise. In fact, we wouldn’t mind receiving many of the gifts in the “make” category! And the… 

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Creative Gift Guide for School-Aged Kids and Tweens

Today we’re excited to be sharing gifts to make, buy, and read for creative Kids and Tweens ages 6 to 12. There is so much natural creativity and curiosity in school-aged kids. Even as pre-teens or tweens, kids are looking for a way to keep the fun of childhood while taking on a few more grown-up… 

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Creative Gift Guide for Preschool & Kindergarten Kids Ages 3-5

Today we’re tackling gifts to make, buy, and read for Preschool and Kindergarten kids ages 3-5. This is the camp most of our little ones fall into this year, and we are so very excited about many of these gift possibilities (those dolls and accompanying carrying basket?! The beautiful mandala blocks?!) This age group is… 

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Creative Gift Guide for Babies & Toddlers

Well, Halloween has come and gone, and whether or not we like it, the winter holidays are now staring us straight in the face. On one hand, we hate having to think of presents this early – it’s not even Thanksgiving yet here in the US! On the other hand, we both have a mile-long… 

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Kim Werker :: Creative Life Interview

Today we are excited to continue our new interview series with creative individuals and families we love! There is so much inspiration and creative goodness in the world – we don’t want to keep it to ourselves! For this series, we’re chatting with amazing individuals on what their creative lives look like to what they’re listening to right… 

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Make It Mighty Ugly – Our Experience & Thoughts

We often receive requests to review or promote products here in our space, and more often than not we decline them. We’re not interested in sharing things we don’t love, but more, we don’t want to waste your time on such things! So when we were contacted by Sasquatch Publishers a few months ago asking… 

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Essential Guide to Beginning to Sew

Essential Guide for Beginning Sewists

When undertaking something new – whether setting out to produce a set, defined product or learn a new skill set  – it’s easy to get swept up and away as you search for a place to just get started. As relatively new sewists, we know just how hard it can be for beginners. You want sewing… 

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Meg Freeman :: Creative Life Interview

Today we are excited to kick off a new interview series with creative individuals and families we love! There is so much inspiration and creative goodness in the world – we didn’t want to keep it to ourselves! These are individuals we’ve had the opportunity to chat with on everything from what their creative lives… 

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