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Custom Snap Trays

I am so happy with how these turned out! My husband had a request for a custom set of Snap Trays. He wanted just the Ampersand in the center of the Snap Tray – I have a design with the Ampersand in the middle of two letter D’s but I wasn’t finding just the Ampersand. So I made one! I digitized another thing! I am really happy with how this Ampersand stitches. And we added some extra layers to the Snap Trays – some fun vinyl inside and out with felt where the dice lands. Hoping the recipients like them!

Look for something similar to these to pop up on Etsy and in the Studio soon!

More Exclusive Designs digitized by ME coming soon!

Post It Notes Faces Coaster Set

Happy May Day! Can you believe it is May already?! Time is flying. Birds are chirping. School is almost out. It’s crazy!

You know what else is crazy? I digitized my own coaster set! From start to finish this was all me! I thought these faces would be so cute as coasters. There are nine different faces and a blank coaster, in five different colors. All “drawn” in Black Sharpie pen. Post It Note Pastels on the front, White Wool Felt on the back – you know, like the back of the Post It Note package! My son already stole the first set. Made to order – what do you think?!

Find them at the Studio or on Etsy.

I do have one more projects I have been working on all day – hoping to have photos and a story to share tomorrow – I digitized something with that project too! For now, please enjoy the fun faces below. Have a Happy May!

April Ready to Ship Sale + New Kitchen Towels

The April Ready to Ship Sale starts today – goes through the end of April. Save 25% on the the Ready to Ship category on Etsy. Some of my favorites:

And some new Kitchen Towels this week. See them at the Studio or on Etsy:

I have a favorite – do you?! More towels coming soon. Plus I am starting to plan Elf wear for the year – I have a long list but let me know if you have any special requests! I’ve already got 2-sided Baseball Jerseys and Basketball Jerseys ready to go! More on that soon. Have a beautiful Saturday!

New Coloring Sets

New Coloring Sets are out – These are so fun and I have more on the way. I made 12 sets last week and I have ideas for many more – excited to see those come to life! They are made with white vinyl and black thread on the top and black felt on the back. They come with Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Crayons – at least 4 crayons in each set. Color and use a wet paper towel to clean it off and use them again! They also come in a storage back – great for travel, quiet time, gifts. I even included some fun adult coloring times like the Florida Sunshine Girls and Coffeehouse Buddies! Coloring is a great stress relief for kids of all ages! See the new section here – and leave a comment if you are looking for something specific. Thanks for stopping by – have a great week!

Asian Food
French Castle Princess
Camping
Midnight Cleaning Princess
Colorful Bears
Cool Cats
Emotions
Coffeehouse Buddies
Gamer
Florida Sunshine Girls
Raggy Dolls
Little French Chefs

New Items this Week + Ready to Ship Sale

This week I decided to focus on the Bookmarks and Coasters I haven’t made yet – so I made 5 of each! You can find all items at Rainy Day Designs Studio and on Etsy.

Also – the March Ready to Ship Sale will start Saturday and go through Wednesday, the end of the month. There are over 100 items to choose from! But just one of each so if you like it grab it – many gifting holidays coming up, it’s the perfect time!

Some previews below – check out the links to the shop main pages above and use the categories to filter. As always let me know if there is something specific you are looking for. There is still a lot on my to do list and I try to get through a little more each week.

Thanks for stopping by – Have a great week!

Ready to Ship Sale

I am going to try something – I know Ready to Ship items are popular because they can be shipped out right away and not have the wait involved with something that needs to be made. It’s nice to be able to see what is ready to ship, right? So at the end of each month I will have a sale on the Ready to Ship items on Etsy. Each week I go through and move some things into that category. Some of my favorites currently in the category are shown below. See all options here on Etsy – there is usually only one of each so if you want it, grab it – and I will ship it out ASAP! The sale is Today through Sunday. I will add more in this weekend before the sale ends so keep checking.

Thank you and Happy Thursday!

* If a listing sells and you would like me to resist it as Made to Order just let me know – most can be remade, but if there is a specific fabric background such as in the Hen/Rooster shown below, that will be different.

New This Week 02.21.21

Added this weekend – find them on Etsy, or in the Studio. If you have any checkout problems through the Studio link please let me know!

This weekend I added one bookmark, 6 new Extra Large Snap Trays, some Plant Markers, and several Kitchen Towels. If you are looking for something let me know!

My favorite this week? Probably the Potatoes Gonna Potate and Tomatoes Gonna Tomate. What’s yours?!

All the Bernie

Happy February! We are 1/12th the way through the new year. Is 2021 treating you any better? I’m not sure yet…

I just wanted to share all the fun new Bernie meme items I have been creating recently – getting some good feedback, and I have more coming, just need to find the time to make and photograph and list. I try to create several new items each week – a variety to choose from – but you know, life. Some weeks have more new things, some less. Anyway – here are the fun Bernie items I have created so far, and more to come!

You can find them all at My Rainy Day Designs Studio or on Etsy.

And my favorite, the Soft Mittens design. Original Lyrics by me!

USPS Tracking and Shipping

Hello! I hope you all had a nice Christmas with whoever you were able to spend it with. I am sad to see several of the items I shipped out well before Christmas still have not arrived. I just wanted to give a quick update from the little I know.

As I’m sure you are all well-aware, the US Postal Service is overwhelmed with an unprecedented amount of package deliveries, and understaffed due to Covid. I am not going to reiterate that here, but I just wanted to share a quick example. If you ordered something from me and received a Tracking Number, I PROMISE it was dropped off at the US Post Office for processing, but they don’t scan all the items right away. I have been watching all of the orders I shipped out to see what was scanned, what is still “label created” and allegedly not moving, and what has been delivered. Yes I have been tracking them all for over a month. I think it bugs me even more than it bugs you because I created and shipped as quickly as I could to get the orders in your hands in time, and the Postal Service failed me and millions of other Small Businesses this year.

I checked in on all the packages again this morning, and I have a screen shot of a good example. This doesn’t give away the item or where it is going, but you’ll see in the screen shot below that the label was created December 15th. It said Pre-Transit for 10 days as if I had it still sitting in my office, not dropped off to the Post Office. I dropped it off right away, but it was never scanned. Suddenly (10 days later) it has reached a regional postal processing center in New York. Luckily this package has a NY destination so I am hopeful this will be delivered very soon.

I appreciate that most have been understanding and patient about the delays. Once I mail the package it is at the mercy of the Postal Service, which again, they are overwhelmed and understaffed. I am still working my way through a few last-minute orders that came in just before Christmas. If you had one of those, I am hoping to make them all this weekend and get shipped out early next week. Thank you so much. Hope you are all having a Wonderful Holiday Season!

How to Dress An Elf

‘Tis the Season! Are you elves out yet? Mine are! They always make their annual debut after Thanksgiving – and this year they came with a wardrobe! I am still working on the Accessories and Costumes so more to come, but we are having fun with the Sweaters.

The Sweaters. How to Dress an Elf. It’s tricky at first, but gets easier. I have some photos below to show you what I have figured out so far that works for me.

First – if your elves still have their hands connected you will need to separate those – use tiny scissors so as not to cut their hands, just the thread.

Each Sweater I ship out should have a small slit cut into the back of the sweater. Each sweater has a different shape so they fit a bit different, but I have found a sweater base that I like so those that can be on the basic sweater shape, I will use that – it seems to do a little better with dressing and undressing the elves. If you need to, cut the slit a little bigger depending on your elf.

Go up over the feet – as long as you can get the slit over the body where it meets the feet, you should be good!

On Step 1: Go up over the feet. Stop just below the shoulders.

On Step 2: Tuck the arms down into the sleeves.

On Step 3: Shimmy the arms down into the sleeves as you pull the sweater up. Tweezers may be helpful to pull the arms through.

You can put the collar over or under the sweater:

To Remove the Sweater: Do the same thing in reverse. Pull the arms up a little bit.

Pull the arms all the way out:

And pull the sweater off at the feet.

Now you are ready for a new sweater! I added many sweaters to the Elf Emporium category recently – be sure to take a look. And on Instagram today it is Star Wars Sweater Sunday! A couple of my favorites below. Thanks for stopping by – I hope this helped you and I hope you and your family enjoy the Holiday Season!