Friday, June 20, 2014

The Adventures have Moved!

We have a whole new site over at

If you'd like to add us to your RSS feed reader, copy this link, and add it to you list of daily reads.

And, while you're at it…

And don't forget to contribute! There's swag in it for you.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Place! Great New Content! Even More ADVENTURES.

Hi All!
The problem with having adventures is that sometimes it's hard to find the time to document them. We've been off doing new things, and so it's been crickets around the blog.

Well, NO MORE!

Adventures in Making is being relaunched with more content, more fun, and a bright new site.

Now co-run by Alison Lang and Rachel Beyer, the new A.I.M. blog features a clearer organization, and a wider scope of projects from Creative Business Advice, to DIY projects, and Recipes. We have a lot to say, and want to hear from you as well. Which brings me to my next point….

Swag for contributors! We are offering gifts for contributors so that we can share the things we love. Adventures in Making works best when you're involved, so be sure to contribute your projects, thoughts, and experiences.

We also have a couple of awesome give-aways in the works. Really great stuff. Stuff we want to keep for ourselves.

Things are going to get better from here. Rachel and Alison (me) have a range of combined experience, and we are excited to share what we know. We truly believe that with a little cooperation, and story sharing we can all become better makers, and have more fun while we're at it. If you want to know a little more about us, visit the About Page.

So what are you waiting for? The Adventures are waiting for you….

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Summer Quilt Project

My friend Michelle had her first baby in August and I took up the opportunity to make her a baby quilt. Her husband's favorite hobby is sailing so I thought this quilt design from Cornbread & Beans Quilting Co. would be perfect for their baby boy. I couldn't find a pattern, so all I had to go off of was the photo I found on Pinterest. Luckily, both my Mom and Gramma are experienced sewers so with their help I was able to create my own pattern based on the photograph.
I am notorious for starting new craft projects and never finishing them - especially when they are larger projects that take a while to complete. When I decided to make this quilt I told myself I had to finish it and made time every week to work on it.
My Gramma is not only an amazing quilter, she also is a fabric collector and has more fabric than most fabric stores. All the materials used to make this quilt I found digging through boxes in her sewing room.
This was a really fun project and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I hope that Michelle and her little one will enjoy it for years to come.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TOOLBOX: Laser Foiling Paper

Just saw this neato tutorial featuring a product I didn't know existed- laser foiling paper.

Check it out!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I have the hankering to make a font today. Anyone have any stories/advice/ideas?