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Today on the Dear Handmade Life podcast I’m talking about culture, ethnicity and the creative community with Kenya Miles of Traveling Miles Studio. I chat with Kenya about her travels and how they’ve shaped her and her creative work, natural dyeing, inclusivity and representation in the craft, art and maker community, appropriation vs. appreciation, the […]

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Editor’s Note: We’re excited to welcome Rebecca of Oodlebadoodle back to our blog to share her ice dyeing secrets with you. Rebecca taught an ice dyeing workshop in our Dharma Trading Co. dyeing annex classroom at our Craftcation: Business & Makers Conference last year and her students were smitten! I wasn’t able to take Rebecca’s […]

The post Ice Dyeing 101 using fiber reactive dyes appeared first on Dear Handmade Life.

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I love taking photos with my FUJIFILM instax SQUARE® SQ-6 instant camera but most of the time they just end up in little piles around my house instead of displayed proudly. So I decided to make these cute polymer clay photo holders so that I’ll have a fun and unique way to display my instax photos, […]

The post DIY Polymer Clay INSTAX Photo Holders appeared first on Dear Handmade Life.

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Editor’s Note: If you’ve been to our Craftcation: Business & Makers Conference, then you probably already know (and love) our friends at Darice who have been our official craft supply sponsor for the conference for the past four years! We’re usually talking about all the great craft supplies Darice has but we invited our friend Meighan O’Toole to the blog to […]

The post The Summer Checklist for Your Maker Business appeared first on Dear Handmade Life.

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Today on the Dear Handmade Life podcast I’m talking about productivity and scheduling secrets with Skye McLain. We talk about digital vs. analog planning (spoiler alert, we both use a combo), productivity and scheduling tools and platforms we love, the biggest mistakes that her clients make, being comfortable with change, letting your career journey evolve […]

The post Podcast Episode 91: Productivity and Scheduling Secrets with Skye McLain appeared first on Dear Handmade Life.

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Last weekend at our last Patchwork Show of the spring 2019 season in Long Beach at Marine Stadium it was overcast and cool in the morning but, it burned off just as the show got started and the summer sun stayed with us all day. What a perfect day to end this season! So many […]

The post Patchwork Show Long Beach Spring 2019 appeared first on Dear Handmade Life.

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Day Owl Rose with tequila and a homemade strawberry simple syrup? YES, PLEASE! We paired this bright, citrusy, and crisp Day Owl Rosé with some of our favorite cocktail ingredients to make this delicious and refreshing smoked owl rosé cocktail! And if you prefer vodka over tequila, or simply just want to try a second cocktail, […]

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Hand embroidery has been a passion of mine for a long time now. I feel like at this point I have stitched on almost any surface I could (including an actual pumpkin one year!) I like pushing myself and my creativity to see what I can do with a needle and thread. The satin stitch […]

The post DIY Hand Embroidered Necklace appeared first on Dear Handmade Life.

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Today on Dear Handmade Life podcast I’m talking to award-winning TV/show/podcast host, crafting legend, blogger, instructor and author Vickie Howell about creating a lasting a DIY career. I chat with Vickie about her varied career path, the idea of the Zone of Genius, marketing your business in a crowded climate, a holistic approach to business, […]

The post Podcast Episode 90: Creating a Lasting DIY Career with Vickie Howell appeared first on Dear Handmade Life.

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Dear Handmade Life by Nik Vandeventer - 1M ago

I love to travel and I also love to collect and keep little tokens from my travels, but I struggle with where to keep everything! I found the perfect box from Walnut Hollow. It’s technically a ‘Card Keeper’ box but I saw the potential in it and it was perfect for this project. I also […]

The post DIY Travel Trinket Box appeared first on Dear Handmade Life.

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