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racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
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I'm so thrilled to finally be able to share this fun gallery wall DIY with you! I partnered with InkDot, formerly InstaThis, to share one of the many ways you can get your favorite Instagram photos off of your phone and onto your walls. I've ordered prints of this size... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Smile And Wave
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It's been a few years since I've been ready for a new swimsuit as I skipped a whole summer of swimming while in my first trimester with Smith and then only worked up the courage to venture out in it twice last summer since I was still carrying around most... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Smile And Wave
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I have been fitting in ten and fifteen minute weaving sessions here and there over the last three weeks and was able to finally finish another collection of woven wall hangings. I offered them for sale via Instagram under @smileandwaveflashsale as well as a few mini wire weavings (not shown).... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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It was so exciting to see how many of you took the time to enter to win a Sew with Us eCourse by leaving a comment! I wish I could be like Oprah and just start shouting, "YOU get an eCourse, and YOU get an eCourse, and YOU ALL get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Sometimes little girls get a little fussy about their clothes. Sometimes mamas do, too. My grandmother took Ruby, Smith, and myself to the mall a few weeks ago to do some spring clothes shopping. We used to do that together when I was a kid every time my family would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Who wants to win one of our Sew with Us eCourses?! Katie and I are proud to offer a few lucky readers access to our newest eCourse with hopes that you'll enjoy working on some of these sewing projects as much as we did. There are easy to follow, step-by-step... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Hey friends! Today is the last day to purchase 52 Weeks of Art Journaling at the discounted relaunch price of $28 before it goes back up to $32 tomorrow. It won't be on sale again for a few months so it's a great time to snag yours! I'm also thrilled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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It's only JUST April so I'm not too late sharing Smith's birthday, right? We didn't throw a big party but we did get him some big balloons and let him enjoy his very own smash cake. Brett was recovering from the flu and the kids had a snow day so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Sharing another way to use your weaving skills over at A Beautiful Mess! Did you know it's not that much more work to make your own decorative pillow than to make a wall hanging? Go see and then make one and send me a picture! Get the full tutorial with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Maya, Great question! I use a ton of personal photos in mine as well as abstract pages with magazine or catalog images as backgrounds. It's a little less traditional than scrapbooking because you're not just documenting what is in photos, you're sharing how you felt about those photos or using them to accent your journaling. I think there's just a little more room to do whatever you want in art journaling, though, so it can kind of be whatever hybrid of the two you're interested in!
Delaney, Thank you so much for sharing that! Oh, it thrills me to hear that people have enjoyed an eCourse!
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Sew with Us is finally available to share! Katie Shelton and I have been developing this sewing eCourse with A Beautiful Mess for months to make sure we were able to offer you a sewing basics eCourse that really got students excited to dust off their machines! We've designed it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Weaving with wool roving is a whole different beast, y'all! It's so fast because of the thicker fiber and has such great texture! Find out how to make your own wool roving weaving with my tutorial over on A Beautiful Mess. Doesn't it just feel like summer time? Bring on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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I'm thrilled to announce that 52 Weeks of Art Journaling is once again available for purchase! This course originally launched a few days before Smith was born last year and was sold exclusively through A Beautiful Mess through October 2014. I designed my pages for this course while in my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Our sweet Smith turned one last week and as I found myself reminiscing over the last year, I realized I had never shared the details of his birth story in this space. I appreciate not everyone is really into birth stories but I couldn't read enough of them each time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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I've shared a full tutorial on how I made my own wire containers to corral the crazy messes that always threaten to take over my workspace. Head over to A Beautiful Mess to get the step-by-step instructions. -Rachel Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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I've shared another simple weaving tutorial for anyone that is interested in learning to weave but isn't sure they have the patience to work on something intricate. This project will take a little over an hour and will leave you with a great handmade piece for your space. Head over... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Mymsie, Well, thank you. There is definitely a sacrifice to working on projects during nap time instead of cleaning my house but it's been important to me to work regardless. The messes are getting cuter, though!
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2015 on Acrylic Message Board DIY at Smile And Wave
Oh, thank you so much!!!
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Dara, Yes, straws! I am using them for a garland project soon. ;)
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2015 on Acrylic Message Board DIY at Smile And Wave
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I've been wanting to make a message board for a few months but it just wasn't coming together as easily as I wanted it to. Thankfully, I finally found the right supplies and was able to knock one out and get one corner of my studio space reorganized to show... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Brooke, Oh, that is so sweet of you! Thanks for sharing that and I'm so glad you're enjoying them.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2015 on The Snowiest Week So Far at Smile And Wave
ikea
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2015 on Acrylic Message Board DIY at A Beautiful Mess
IKEA
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Thanks, Danielle! The shelves are from IKEA.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2015 on Acrylic Message Board DIY at A Beautiful Mess