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    Here are a few things that caught our eyes this week. * Revisiting this archival project idea from Martha Stewart: Cross-Stitch Family Portrait. Perfect for end-of-summer crafting on the beach or by the lake! * This homemade marble run is pretty impressive! * We’ve got 3 giveaways running on Goodreads, so check them out and … Continue reading

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    Here are a few things that caught our eyes this week. * This 3D slipcase for Chang-rae Lee’s novel ON SUCH A FULL SEA is super cool. We love book innovation! * If only I lived in London…I’d pop in to this corner store in Bethnal Green stocked with over 4,000 hand stitched products! * … Continue reading

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    Here are a few things that caught our eyes this week. * I love this charming video from the Uppercase blog on Donna Wilson + the story of the creation of the Aberdeenshire Tartan. * In this amazing project by designer/illustrator Jenny Volvovski, she designs a new book cover for a novel after she reads it. … Continue reading

Make + Do
Strawberry and Lemon Curd Pavlova
Handmade Gatherings recipe
What could be more delicious than a dessert with a meringue crust and a marshmallow center? Add lemon curd, a creamy whipped topping, and fresh spring strawberries and you’ve just about reached dessert perfection! Read More...
Hot-Air Balloon Mobile
Hot-Air Balloon Mobile
The enchanting and inspirational projects in this book will warm your heart and help you to craft a magical world to share with your child, creating something far more valuable than you can ever imagine—a wealth of cherished memories for you to treasure always. Read More...
Lavender Pillows
Lavender Pillows
Near the end of June, harvested buds of fragrant French lavender, valued for its intense essential oils, can be used to create lavender pillows to set in bureau drawers and blanket chests. Place on square in each corner of the drawer of chest where you are storing woolens.
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Create a Scavenger Hunt in Your Backyard
Making Your Own Maps
You can spend every day playing in your backyard and think you know it pretty well, but a scavenger hunt challenges you to see things in a new light.
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Potion Station
Lavender Pillows
Most kids are mesmerized by the process of pouring vinegar onto baking soda, watching it fizzle, and then sprinkling more baking soda on top to start all over again. Since that first introduction to vinegar and baking soda, know to many as the Volcano Experiment, we’ve recreated this and other similar mad scientist experiences more times than I can remember. There are lots of ways to make potions, and this experiment includes a few of our favorite ingredient combinations.
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