RETREAT :: Creative Notebook Issue 1


Cover image for Our Creative Notebook Issue 1 - available free now! “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 most beautiful whole. That’s why we are so very excited to release our first Creative Notebook – for free, for all!… 

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We're Saying Goodbye to Say Hello | craftingconnections.net

We’re Saying Goodbye to Say Hello

Change. It’s the one thing in life that we can count on, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any easier. Over the past 9 months we have been making lots of changes behind the scenes. Some you may be mildly aware of – like the disappearance of our print subscriptions. Others, however, never made it… 

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Making Homemade Granola with an Easy Granola Formula | craftingconnections.net

Making Creative Magic

I’m pretty terrible at following instructions. Give me just about any project or DIY – from fermenting kombucha to building a bench – and I’ll look at the instructions, skim them even. And then promptly ignore half of what they say. Not because I don’t want to make the finished item or that I didn’t… 

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Summer Crafts for Kids

9 Summer Crafts for Kids Ages 2-6

It’s summertime where we live and boy, it’s been beautiful! After a seemingly never-ending winter that still hasn’t faded from memory, we’ve been enjoying lots of time outdoors before the real heat of the summer descends upon us. There have been popsicles and swimming, outdoor picnics and crafts – lots and lots of crafts! And… 

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Ingredients for Rainbow Popsicles | craftingconnections.net

Colorful Rainbow Popsicles

There are a few things that are natural partners. Things that are better together than alone. Peanut butter and chocolate. Bacon and eggs. Summer and popsicles. Well, you might not have heard that last one, but we think it fits. I mean seriously, isn’t a summer day better with a little bit melted popsicle dripping… 

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What Does “Authentic Art” Mean to You?

Recently we had an interesting discussion over on our Facebook Page about the idea of authentic art (you can read it here). It was specifically in response to an article we posted, but our thoughts on the topic ran deep, as they did with fellow readers, parents and creatives alike. I shared my perspective on… 

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Explore Sight by Crafting Connections

Inside Explore Sight

Have you wondered what’s inside our latest issue? Well, let’s satisfy your curiosity, shall we?

Crafting the Perfect Summer Road Trip | craftingconnections.net

Crafting the Perfect Summer Road Trip

It’s that long-awaited favorite time of year – Road Trip Season! And we like to usher it in, like we like to usher in most things, with a little creative making to prepare our families for epic adventures.

Make Your Own Decorated Paper Sun Hat

Fancy Decorated Paper Hat Project

You know that we are obsessed with creativity – creative living, creative making, if it’s creative chances are we’re talking about it! Well, another aspect of creativity we have been really enjoying over the past couple months is the chance to collaborate and work with fellow creatives that we admire. So you can understand how… 

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