TGI T No 56


Grab a chair and let’s see what the Internet is doing this week. On another note, does anyone watch Downton Abbey? Okay, so I might be the only person on the planet to just now get into it, but I have a bone to pick…

Foot Soak Recipes

Foot Soaks Ruffles and Rain Boots

Foot Soak Recipes With regards to beauty and bath products, I’m currently in the “Why would I pay for a these when I can make my own for pennies?” phase. Join me as I share not one, but three foot soak recipes to have you pampering yourself (or others) in 10 minutes or less.

TGIT Link Party No 55


We have been all smiles lately because we’ve been outside all week! We are asking ourselves, “What is that big, bright thing in the sky? It can’t possibly be the sun, because we’re in Seattle and it’s winter!” I’ve never seen so many smiles in a Seattle January! Enough about the weather – I’m thinking […]

Celtic Heart Knot Garland

Celtic Heart Knot Garland

Celtic Heart Knot Garland If you need a quick bunting, kid’s necklace, or package decoration, we have a ridiculously quick craft in store for you today. You’ll need a bit of Paracord, your fingers, and 5 minutes. One benefit to being an insomniac is that you discover some pretty awesome things out in the corners […]

Paper Dragon Puppets

Dragon Puppet for Kids

Paper Dragon Puppets Paper puppets are fun and inexpensive but paper dragon puppets are the best! Whether you want to set up a 10 minute, nearly no-mess craft, educate little ones about Chinese New Year, or you just want to incorporate more pretend play into the day, these quick dragon puppets fit the bill.

TGIT Link Party No 54


Hello again! With all of the sunshine we’re having right now in Seattle, the little one and I have been spending most of our days walking around the city (or visiting potential preschools). It amazes me how much fun teachers make the classes – my cheeks are so sore from smiling so much! While I recover, let’s […]

Dream Catcher For Kids

Dream Catcher for Kids

Dream Catcher for Kids Last week, I shared a dream catcher I made for a friend and the little one was very curious about them. A couple of craft supplies and a Native American lesson later, the little one is sporting her very own dream catcher above her bed. Join us for some fun making […]

Hand Painted Scarf

Hand Painted Scarf Tutorial

Hand Painted Scarf Now that the holidays are over, I can share some fun projects I made for friends and family. This hand-painted fabric, mini tassel scarf was so well received and it was so much fun to make. I’m convinced: mini tassels make everyone smile!

TGIT Link Party No. 53


Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you’re settling in to 2015 and that you’re as excited for the new year as I am. We’ve been so busy here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, getting so much done now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays has passed. What have you been up to the […]

Dream Catcher Ornament

Dream Catcher Ornament Tutorial | Ruffles and Rain Boots

Dream Catcher Ornament Do you have any crafting fails in your DIY history? My latest one came at the expensive of a Christmas gift I spent weeks working on. If you happen to follow me on social media, you might remember my pleas for help when red wine destroyed the first version of this dream […]