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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Makers & DIY-ers

Whether your favorite DIY-er is into making crafts, art, home decor, or just a big mess, you’ll find something for them here.  These gifts aren’t limited to Christmas, either.  This gift guide for DIYers will help you find the Perfect something for birthdays, mother’s day, or any other day of the year.  I’ve compiled a wide variety of items from all kinds of diy and craft categories to help make the day a special one.

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Daily Doodles Week 10 | The Opera House watercolor | Homespun by Laura

Daily Doodles: Week 9 and a Free Printable Recipe

When I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to share this recipe, I realized it was a perfect opportunity to catch up on some of my Daily Doodles.  I Decided to create an illustrated recipe card instead of just typing out a boring blank one.

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Strawberry Basil Jam Recipe

It’s strawberry season, so it seemed like an appropriate time to share this recipe.  I found a couple basic jam recipes online a few years ago and over time combined and tweaked them to arrive at this particular recipe.


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Daily Doodles: Week 8

Hi there, blog people.  It’s been awhile, and it’s time to catch up a bit.

For the last six weeks, we have been busy preparing for a cross-country backroads road trip!  That’s right – we’re driving across and through the entire country – all 48 continental states – without using the interstate!  
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Daily Doodle: Week 7 and Two Free Coloring Pages

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Week 7 of the Doodle project is long since over…but it’s been busy lately, so I’m late in sharing.

A couple weeks ago, we hit the road and headed to Greenville, SC so I could attend the Maker Fest at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate.  It was my first time going to any kind of maker event or craft market, and spent a lot of time preparing for the event in the weeks leading up to it.  My Doodling suffered as a result, but some Doodling is better than no Doodling!  Here’s what I was able to do in Week 7.

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Daily Doodle: Week 6

Well, I’m a week late in posting Week 6’s Doodles, so it’s time to catch up!  The focus of the series of Doodles I did this week was a view of the Central Park Boating Lake with the skyline of Central Park South in the background.  I took the photo during a bike ride through Central Park on our trip to NYC in August, and it made it onto my list of pictures I’d like to recreate in my Paint My Vacation series.  

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Daily Doodles: Week 5

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Hello again!  Week 5’s Doodle post will include 5 Doodles, all of which turned out to be watercolors.  I’m really enjoying working with watercolors right now, and have even more planned for Week 6!  There’s a bonus this week: In addition to five more Doodles, you get a recipe recommendation with February 3rd’s Doodle.  And it’s delicious!
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Daily Doodle: Week 4

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I fell behind a bit with my Doodles last week.  I had hoped to catch up by Sunday so I could finish January with an even (odd!) 31 Doodles, but came up short at 28 Doodles.  But that’s 28 more Doodles than I’ve ever done in a month, so I’ll take it!  Plus, I spent a couple of hours catching up yesterday morning, and have now pulled ahead – I have one extra Doodle in my sketchbook!

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