Furoshiki Wraps for Gifts & More

How to Wrap a Furoshiki - a fabric lunch bag tutorial

‘Tis the season of gift giving both in the US and of course, beyond. And with gifts comes the question – how will we wrap it? We used to tend towards newsprint, recommissioned paintings and drawings done by our little ones (because we simply can’t keep every work of art that’s been made!), and the classic brown paper packages tied up in string (or in our case, baker’s twine!) Recently, however, we’ve discovered furoshiki wrapping and are hooked! I think this year our packages will arrive tied up in beautiful fabrics – wouldn’t that be divine?! Furoshiki wrapping is a relatively simple skill to learn, but it can make for a most magical gifting – or even lunch-carrying – experience, indeed!… 

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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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Mighty Ugly book by Kim Werker - Our review and a discussion of the book

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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Organizing Kids Art Supplies in Mason Jars | craftingconnections.net

Organizing Creative Supplies for Your Family

Organizing creative supplies – especially in families with multiple children all working at different levels – is challenging, for sure. But it doesn’t have to be impossible!

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Handmade: The Messenger Bag

One of the best ways, I’ve found, to expand my creative abilities is to say “yes” even when that logical part of my brain is screaming “What are you thinking?! Say no! You’ve never done this before!”  (Oh shush mind – it’s creativity, not brain surgery, everything is going to be OK!) So when the opportunity… 

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Supplies for Making a Pressed Leaf Wreath | craftingconnections.net

Make It Together : Pressed Leaf Wreath

Just a handful of weeks ago, I took the dictionary off my shelf and made an amazing discovery. There, tucked between the pages, were the most gorgeous pressed leaves.