Crafting in the Rain

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Catching Fireflies Giveaway

This post brought to you by Catching Fireflies

Thinking about Christmas shopping yet? I love the idea of getting done super early, but it doesn't usually happen. I admit to not even knowing what my kids will want this year, but this looks like a fun place to start! Catching Fireflies has something for everyone on your list with unique kitchen gadgetsinspirational home decorfun guy gifts and more.

Isn't that clock about the cutest thing? Catching Fireflies wants to give one of you $43 to go pick out some creative gifts from their site.

I know my kids would get a kick out of these melting aliens.

You can also head over right now and use the code RAIN to get 20% off your purchase from now until Nov 28th.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Cozy Fall Fashion

{Women's fall fashion}

The rain has come back and temperatures are dropping. In fact, I just turned on the heaters for the first time yesterday. If hot chocolate, soup and cozy blankets don't get you excited for the new season, then these fall fashion ideas are sure to. 

Flower Bulb Gift and Giveaway

{Package bulbs as a cute gift}
This post is brought to you by FloraCraft® as part of their Make it: Fun® Team

 I love every month when a mystery box of foam supplies and shapes shows up at my door step. I have to admit I was totally stumped at first knowing I was supposed to come up with a gift idea to share with you. I had to think about it for a few days, even started playing around with a few of the shapes, but nothing was quite coming together until I made these flower bulb gifts. They’re easy, adorable, thoughtful, and you can make several of them at once and pass them out to some friends this weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Winter Treat Boxes

{Treat Box patterns}
I received a machine to participate in this contest and some links may be affiliate links.

For this month’s Design Star Search challenge the category is home d├ęcor and gift ideas. As Team 10 we decided on the theme Winter Wonderland. Pine trees and glittery snowflakes have filled our heads and we have come up with some wonderful Cricut projects to share with you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Craft Fail by Heather Mann

Being creative can definitely have its ups and downs.
Heather Mann's hilarious new book, CraftFail highlights the downs by letting us laugh at crafty disasters and reminds us that we're not alone when Pinterest-Perfection falls out of reach.

I usually try to show my best projects around here--I carefully set up pictures, edit them, and give tips and tricks for making it turn out beautifully. But I don't want you to think my life is like that all the time.
  • I've left sugar out of a sweet bread recipe
  • I tried making cookie cups by molding dough around an upside-down muffin tin and it all welded together in the oven into one big mess
  • I've had glitter spilled all over my table
  • I tried making an ancient style oil lamp out of playdough for a prop, and it ended up looking more inappropriate than anything
  • I did my best to make over a side table I got for free from a nursing home and in addition to the paint recipe and wax combination I tried to use that took chunks of paint off in weird ways-I never could get rid of the medicine cabinet smell in the drawer. eeew!

This book makes a perfect gift for the crafty (or not-so-crafty) people in your life. You'll see inspiration photos, as well as the disastrous but well intentioned results. Leave it out as a coffee table book and you and your visitors can laugh along with the witty commentary.

What have been some of your "funnest" craft fails?

Heather Mann, the founder of and, has been crafting with middling success all her life, but blogging expertly since 2000. She is also cofounder of The Blueprint Social, a social media consulting company and network of influential bloggers, and cohost of the web show “Get a Little Creative.” She lives and crafts in Salem, Oregon
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Costumes! Do Tell Tuesday #46 and Twitter Link Up

Welcome to another link party! Do your kids all know what they're going to be for Halloween? We don't yet--ack!