Author: rain blanken

iTunes Customer Service SUCKS

iTunes Customer Service SUCKS

The following may or may not be an educational rant. Yesterday, there were two charges on my bank account in the amounts of $24.45 and $45.72. I don’t have an iTunes account attached to my bank. I call bank, dispute, cancel card. Bank says call […]

Protecting Your Skin in Style

Protecting Your Skin in Style

Well, not too long ago, I was Teenage Mutant Ninja Rain, who neglected to plan for Twenty’s Corporate Stooge Rain.

DIY Reversible Cape by Ash

DIY Reversible Cape by Ash

See, I’m on to you, now. I’m steppin it up a notch. I might even buy special lights to photograph my craftiness. It’s on like Donkey Kong, readers.

A World A’Fair: Eat, Drink, and Dance Around the World in Dayton

A World A’Fair: Eat, Drink, and Dance Around the World in Dayton

Every year, our family spends an afternoon circling the globe. The annual ‘A World A’Fair’ festival at the Dayton Convention Center here in Dayton, Ohio, teaches me something new every year. Except not to over-eat. I’ll never learn that one. Various cultural societies from around […]

How to Sketch Fashion

How to Sketch Fashion

Learn how to sketch fashion designs with these five easy tips from Rain Blanken. Fashion sketching is not only a great way to carry a concept from paper to runway, but it’s also fun for brainstorming. If you are interested in pursuing fashion design, it […]

Grandma Pug Found a Chair

Grandma Pug Found a Chair

Grandma found a really comfy lounge chair…

Upcycled T-shirts: Ways to Turn T-Shirts into Something Else

Upcycled T-shirts: Ways to Turn T-Shirts into Something Else

As the 7-year host of About.com’s DIY Fashion site, I have thoroughly explored the world of turning t-shirts into other forms of fashion. Here are some of my most popular original designs and a few easy classics. Here are my 10 Upcycled T-Shirt Tutorials: My […]

How to Tie Dye, What to Tie Dye, and How Some More

How to Tie Dye, What to Tie Dye, and How Some More

I’m willing to bet that I haven’t seen the last of my tie-dying days. I’ve got far too many hippie friends to keep my hands out of the dye for long.

No-Sew Mosaic Quilting Idea

No-Sew Mosaic Quilting Idea

The tiny bits of fabric were actually placed with Steam a Seam, eliminating a good deal of time and work.

The Three Emotional Stages of Reading Vogue

The Three Emotional Stages of Reading Vogue

I am the GOD of fashion. I, and only I, will decide who gets a mustache and who doesn’t in this rag!