From the monthly archives:

September 2008

Tutorial: Dyeing Fabric

by This is Carrie on September 30, 2008

The best advice I could give on DIY dyeing is just go for it, experiment and learn. Other than that, I am far from an expert on the subject, but here is what I do: I use a large plastic bowl for dyeing since I usually don’t dye very many things at once. I don’t […]

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It’s Just Her Personality

by This is Carrie on September 30, 2008

Because Pumpkin really only has two sound levels: loud and louder (and she has a few speech issues), we wondered if Pumpkin had a hearing problem. After a hearing evaluation it has been concluded that the loudness is just her personality.

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Crafting Circa the 1970′s

by This is Carrie on September 28, 2008

I got to do a little thrifting over the weekend in the tiny town where my parents now live. I was surprised at how much crafty goodness I found. My favorite find had to be these two crafting books from the 1970′s.

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Animation Academy

by This is Carrie on September 27, 2008

The three of us girls graduated from the Disney Animation Academy this week. I really thought Disney had higher standards.Seriously though, the Animation Academy at California Adventure is worth the stop.

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Mini Making Stuff: Tiny Sleeping Bag

by This is Carrie on September 26, 2008

For her first fabric sewing project, Princess created what I thought was destined to be a bag of some sort. I was right. Kind of. It is a tiny sleeping bag for her favorite beanie baby animals.

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Refashioning with Girls

by This is Carrie on September 25, 2008

I spent last night refashioning with a group of teenage girls from church. The best item (and only thing that was fully completed by the end of the night) was this XXL men’s sweatshirt turned into a more girlish sweatshirt. I love the tiny pocket.I also loved that they all thought I was …

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How Much Do You Love to Sew?

by This is Carrie on September 24, 2008

Now that’s what I call commitment to the craft!thanks for the link brenbot.photo via CRAFT:

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Google It

by This is Carrie on September 23, 2008

In the past, I have tried to sell broccoli as cute little trees. Lately, this tactic hasn’t been aiding in broccoli consumption like I had hoped. But then, this conversation ensued:Princess: What are all the tiny little parts of the broccoli called?Me: I don’t know?Princess: You’d better Google it.So I did. …

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Making Stuff: Vintage Apron to Skirt

by This is Carrie on September 22, 2008

This twirly skirt is going to be hard to give away. But I know the little girl across the street who just turned four is going to love it too.

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Saturday Ride

by This is Carrie on September 22, 2008

DH says it appears “nature was out to get us” again. I just thought it was cool.

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