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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Giveaway Time with R and R Workshop

Today I'm going to introduce you to Rachel from R and R Workshop.  And I'm helping her celebrate her first year blogging.  Yay Rachel!

To give you and idea of what she's up to, check out her ribbon striped lampshade and polka dotted tricycle.  

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Creative Uses for Bubble Wrap

{Bubble wrap crafts and projects}

What? You didn't know that yesterday was bubble wrap appreciation day?  Well, no worries.  You can appreciate bubble wrap everyday :)  And here some ideas to get you started.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chinese New Year Ideas

{Crafts and recipes to celebrate Chinese New Year}

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bamboo Art

{With a subtle attempt at a Chinese New Year craft I made a piece of bamboo art that can be displayed year round}
Bamboo Art | Crafting in the Rain

I kind of love how simple and pretty this turned out.  Want one for your house too? Let's get started.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Suitcase Invitations

{Patterned cardstock turns into adorable mini suitcase invitations, great for any travel themed party}

(the part where I tell you I sometimes use affiliate links in my post)
Suitcase Invitations | Crafting in the Rain
 I'm helping with an event at church for the teenage girls (New Beginnings) and while making the suitcase invitations decided I should share them with you too.  You never know when a suitcase invitation will come in handy, right?

Monday, January 20, 2014

DIY Love Marquee

{Love sign for Valentine's Day made from wood and mini Christmas ornaments}

Love Marquee | Crafting in the Rain

This pretty little addition is now sitting on my piano and makes a perfect decoration for Valentine's Day.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

January So Far

I don't know about you guys, but I feel like 2014 kind of hit the ground running.  We had a couple of lazy days before school started back up, but now we're back into all our routines, I'm back to ticking things off my to-do list, and somehow it keep getting longer.  

I've been doing ok at keeping up with blogging and some projects, though it seems like my wish list always extends passed my time and energy.  

Friday, January 17, 2014

Winnie the Pooh Ideas

{Hey guys, tomorrow is Winnie the Pooh Day!  Here are some fun ways to celebrate the chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff}

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DIY Glitter Elbow Patches

{Add iron-on vinyl to your sleeves for a fun update}

Glitter vinyl.
Sign me up.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Say No to Auto Video Workshop Review and Giveaway

{Kristen Duke has turned her e-book, Say No to Auto into a beginner workshop online video so you can learn at home how to get the most out of your camera}

If I were to guess, I'd say there are a few of you out there who just got a nice fancy camera for Christmas.  And I'd say there are even more of you who currently have a nice camera that you just aren't sure how to use exactly.  

Saturday, January 11, 2014

DIY Index Dividers with Washi Tape

{Cute index dividers for your binders to keep you organized and happy}
DIY Index Dividers | Crafting in the Rain

I was recently creating a binder to organize all kinds of projects, ideas and responsibilities, but had no dividers. Plus, I didn't really want to spend money on them, and I've never really loved the plastic slide in tabs either.  So I figured I'd just make some instead!  A whole set comes together in just minutes.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Argyle Projects

{It's National Argyle Day, and it's not just for socks anymore! Look at all these crafty ways to incorporate the nifty pattern}

Have a favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Things to Make with Straws

{Today is National Drinking Straw Day!  So grab your favorite drink, sip it through a straw, and check out all the fun things that can be made with straws}

Crafts with Straws | Crafting in the Rain

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Printable Thank You Notes

We made these thank you cards back in November to share some of the Thanksgiving spirit, and shared them over at Brassy Apple.  Now, it's perfect timing for having your kids write thank you notes for the gifts they received! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Happy New Year everybody!  Are you just waking up?  Did you turn in early (like us) because who wants to deal with too-tired kids who won't sleep in? :)  We still get to be on vacation for a bit since school doesn't start up until the 6th, but we've already busted out some homework, and I think un-decorating will happen soon too.

But look at this good-looking bunch I got to spend Christmas with!  

Now that our fabulous holiday with family is done, it's time to start looking ahead.  Thanks to Ali Edwards, I have chosen "One Little Word" to represent the focus of the last few years.