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racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
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Sebastian's room makeover has been in the works since January but I finally put the finishing touches on it last week and he is one happy kid! We ended up with a slightly Star Wars themed room but I made sure the main elements that we purchased were items that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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The concept of designing a quilt for someone you love, even if you don't own a sewing machine or know your way around a fabric store, was my favorite part about the Stitched Kickstarter when I first read through their e-mail. They were offering a chance to review one of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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Need another weekend project? This open-concept wooden wardrobe is a much easier DIY than you'd think at first glance. You can purchase the wood pre-cut from Lowe's and put it together in less than two hours at home as long as you have access to a power drill and a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Smile And Wave
Marcy, Hi! Yes, I am working on opening up an Etsy shop after only selling them on Instagram through flash sales. Stay tuned!
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2016 on Life Lately at Smile And Wave
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Raise your hand if you've spent your weekend covered in dirt but have something pretty to show for it! This warmer spring weather has me ready to tackle a few projects to make our outdoor space more enjoyable and this planter was a great place to start. I've done raised... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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Learning -How to stay flexible when things don't go as planned -How to time manage multiple projects without consistent work hours -How to move past the overwhelming first step Getting Better -Making plans -Getting outside every day -Listening to my intuition Celebrating -Final author edits on my book! -Sebastian losing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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I shared some thoughts about staying connected to myself through the years, how I was invited to write my new book, DIY Woven Art, and a little about how Brett and I keep the plates spinning (or don't) with Elise Blaha Cripe in her fantastic podcast, Elise Get Crafty. It's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Smile And Wave
Thanks so much! Can you imagine what an area rug would feel like? So cushy!
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2016 on Woven Bath Mat DIY at Smile And Wave
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In case you haven't already seen it over at A Beautiful Mess, I shared how you can use your weaving skills for more than just beautiful wall hangings! Grab some fabric yarn, spend some time finger-knitting a chunky garland or two (or four), and then make yourself a luxe bath... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Smile And Wave
Every year I look forward to this post! And seriously...it took me two paragraphs to realize what day it was.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2016 on Elsie's New Adventure at A Beautiful Mess
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You may remember the mini room makeover I worked on in January that featured Walls Need Love Design Packs. Ruby's room was so fun to work on because she's all about pink and gold and patterns and textures so I didn't have to think too hard on how to refresh... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Smile And Wave
It's always the reason behind every DIY for me! I just can't find what I want in stores so why not make it myself? Good for you.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2016 on Chunky Woven Bath Mat DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Oh, I love to hear that! I bet it turned out great!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2016 on Chunky Woven Bath Mat DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Thank you!
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I haven't needed to run it through the wash yet but I did mention handling with care. It's pretty solid as a woven structure but is obviously looser than a machine-woven mat.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2016 on Chunky Woven Bath Mat DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Perfect idea!
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Yes! It'd be great anywhere you have to spend a lot of time standing up.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2016 on Chunky Woven Bath Mat DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Thank you! I was THIS close to going with pinks but I thought I should try something different. ha!
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Target!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2016 on Chunky Woven Bath Mat DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Isn't it?! It makes me happy every time I walk into my studio. ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2016 on Clay Cactus Bud Vase DIY for ABM at Smile And Wave
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One of the reasons I love to DIY so many things is because I love having items in my house that feel one of a kind. Yes, there are a million things on the shelves of everyone's favorite home decor stores that I'd bring home in a hot minute if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Smile And Wave
Deanne, Thank you so much! I appreciate the support! -Rachel
Thank you, Kathryn! I'm pretty thrilled!
Thanks so much, Marie! Red Velvet Kit Club feels like ages ago and just last year at the same time! Thanks for sharing in my excitement and I hope you love it!
Love this, Katie!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2016 on Make Your Own Matchbox Doll at A Beautiful Mess