A Time for Retreat

A Time for Retreat | craftingconnections.net

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that last week I had the good fortune to attend a four-day art workshop along the coast of Squam Lake in New Hampshire.

And many of you have asked for me to share my thoughts and experiences. But the truth is, I’m not sure that I can. Certainly not fully.


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touch and feel texture hoop

DIY Touch & Feel Texture Hoops

This mini-magazine is a perfect little something to delight the youngest little ones – babes and toddlers. Whether you make it on your own or enlist the help of an older sibling, this simple project will be completed in no time and the tiny ones will just love exploring their touch & feel texture hoops…. 

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What's on my nightstand - lots of amazing creative books! via craftingconnections.net

Right Now | Books On My Nightstand

This year is the year of the book for me. A return to reading (and not just on my smartphone!) I’ve missed the tactile nature and weight of books – real books – over the past several years. Motherhood has meant many changes for me. One of them, without me even realizing, was an end… 

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Winter Walk :: a Handmade Winter Book Tour

Here in Chicago it’s been cold…really cold. And to add to that we have all had colds – nothing big, just your normal winter coughing and fever-type thing. So needless to say our time outside has been limited. Extremely limited. We’re all just about climbing the walls – it’s true. So last weekend, when it… 

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Some of you that follow along closely may have noticed a little something different. We’ve made mention of it here, we’ve talked briefly over on Facebook, you may have noticed some pictures over on Instagram, but we’ve never really come out and announced it. When really, we should. There’s been a big change behind the… 

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Happy New Year Sale | craftingconnections.net

Happy New Year!

  I just have this feeling, that 2014 is going to be an awesome year. For me, it started by waking up for the very first time in our new home, on a completely different side of the country. Yes, that’s right, we moved on New Years Eve. How’s that for a new beginning?! And… 

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Winter Trees | craftingconections.net

Taking Time

We’re off, enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season and the peace and quiet that follows, with families and friends. This year is a special one for us. Andrea’s first Christmas in her own home; making merry with family and little ones in their own special way. My last living in the Midwest; soaking… 

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Creative Inspirations & Computer Wallpapers – a little gift for you!

You may have noticed it’s been a bit quiet around here – with the holidays just about upon us, we’ve been busy connecting with our little ones while also, in our own little ways, making things merry and bright and all that jazz. Throw in a cross-country move (Danielle is headed to California!) and there’s… 

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Handmade Winter :: an eBook

Here in our space we talk a lot about crafting and creating with your little ones, offering projects and magazines – even an eCourse – everything you need to craft the creative life with littles you dream of. But what about us grown-ups? What about our creative lives? Danielle has shared her love of knitting… 

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