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racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
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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 2 days ago 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
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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
They may snag if you don't cut the sharp ends down far enough. Maybe something else would work better for knits.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2015 on Customize Your Own Wire Baskets at A Beautiful Mess
I just flattened it out carefully as I went and then laid something heavy on the opposite side on the one that didn't want to lay flat. Good question!
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2015 on Customize Your Own Wire Baskets at A Beautiful Mess
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We've had a few days of snow with freezing temps that have kept it around. It's beautiful on a sunny afternoon but today has been grey and frigid with more of the same in the forecast. While it's no Boston snowpack and we're not technically snowed in, it's made me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Find the Artist: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight I recently spent some time browsing through Minted's art selection and was so impressed with the artists and prints they offer. With every move there are a few blank walls that need something special but it can be overwhelming... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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I love when a fun holiday lands on a weekend so that it can be fully enjoyed by all members of the family at the same time. This Valentine's Day we celebrated at home with some special touches to make it feel more festive. Cake is always requested for holidays... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Sharing details for how to make your own statement shower curtain with some freezer paper and a store bought shower curtain over at A Beautiful Mess. You can also find the full tutorial for creating your own macrame yarn garland for your next party. We used the pink one to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Experiments in weaving with wire warp. Working out the kinks with this tricky little bugger but loving the way it looks. Two sick kids. This guy had a fever but we got on top of things with a flu bomb mix of essential oils (Melaleuca, Oregano, OnGuard in a roller... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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I've shared an easy way to customize those inexpensive, unfinished wood frames you can find at most craft stores over at A Beautiful Mess today. I've added family photos that I printed out and cut to fit these frames but you could also fill them with your favorite inspirational quote... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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I've been missing my sweetheart this week as he's been out of town again for a business conference but absence has made this heart grow fonder and fonder. I had the clay out for the kids to make Valentine's for their classmates when I realized we had a lot left... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Bryony, You just made my day. Thank you so much. xo
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2015 on Ruby's Room Sneak Peek at Smile And Wave