Crafting in the Rain: January 2012
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Make a Splash SWEATERS

Welcome to the very first Make a Splash post!

I want to give a very big thank you to all the ladies who participated in this first month.  Their assigned Secret Supply was sweaters and their results are amazing! 

So check out all these ideas, and you might change your mind about tossing those tired winter sweaters into the donation box.  (You'll see my comments in blue)



















Friday, January 27, 2012

My New Church Bag


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I have a story for you.  A Pinterest success story.   But I have to let you know I'm a terrible story teller.  My stories usually go something like this:  

"So the other day, I was going to this place with this person and we saw this thing...I mean, it looked like a thing.  I guess we were actually on our way to this other place, and really I was with this other person, because it happened on Tuesday.  I remember because I made muffins for breakfast that morning.  Anyway, it was really funny.  And those muffins were good."

So I'll give you the short and sweet story of this bag, and tell you just what happened.

A couple of weeks ago I saw this tote tutorial on Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night and put it on my "Things to Make" pin board.  Do you know how long I've had some things sitting there?  I'm sure you do :)  I was determined to actually make and use something on that list!

I took a couple of different trips to the store to finally decide what fabric I wanted to use.  There were so many great options, and I almost went with an orange version of the main fabric instead.  But this color combo won out, and I think it's really my style.

Her instructions were great, and she even answered one of my questions right away when I wasn't quite sure which direction the pattern on my fabric should go.  Thanks Ashley!


 I added a couple of pockets to the liner and a piece of ribbon for a pen holder before I sewed it into the bag.  Because I always need something to write with at church, and even if I had a pen with me, it would be lost in the bottom of my bag.


I couldn't be more pleased.  Plus while I really do like attending church on Sundays, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little more excited to go this week.  

And suddenly I've got a craving for muffins. 





 
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I Am Home

My first stab at creating a printable--what do you think?

We're probably about average, but we've lived in 5 different places in almost 10 years of marriage.  I wanted to remind myself (and let my husband know!) that the most important thing is that I'm with him.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Chalkboard Tray

 



Anyone remember these dishes from Pottery Barn a while back?  I couldn't find them on their site anymore, but I did track down this picture.  I always figured I could make my own, but I could never find any dishes the right size (and cheap enough for me) at Goodwill.