From the monthly archives:

November 2008

Going to a “Fancy” Party

by This is Carrie on November 21, 2008

I sure hope that more Fancy Nancy inspired parties replace some of the more popular princess parties. Fancy Nancy leaves a more room for quirky creativity and I like that.On a side note, the peach dress is an old, thrifted prom dress. One hem and a couple of straps later, and it’s a …

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For the Love

by This is Carrie on November 21, 2008

Generally, I’m not a big quote/poem passer-onner but when I came across this one, it really made my day. In fact, I love it so much I would vinyl letter it onto the walls of my creative space That is, if I actually had a creative space and if I actually liked vinyl lettering …

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Tutorial: Art Case

by This is Carrie on November 21, 2008

My kids love to take their Art Cases to church, on long car rides, and to doctor’s waiting rooms.  We love to gift them pre-stocked with colored pencils, a coloring book on one side of the case, a drawing pad for the other and some stickers for the little pocket.  But kids will inevitably fill […]

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Nature Walk

by This is Carrie on November 20, 2008

A peaceful visit to the local nature center was a welcome distraction form the impending rush of the holidays.

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The Countdown

by This is Carrie on November 19, 2008

We’re counting down until Grandpa G comes to spend Thanksgiving with us. He’s been a little sad lately, so we are hoping to cheer him up with some turkey and a ride on the “roller toaster.”

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Making Stuff: Mod Podge Clipboards

by This is Carrie on November 19, 2008

I got a couple projects done at NYMCN last week including these fancy clipboards. And if my distressed christmas frames didn’t sell me on the coolness of these distress ink pads, my new, “old” looking clipboards definitely did.

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Fires

by This is Carrie on November 18, 2008

Thankfully, the winds have died down and so have the fires that seem to rage through Southern California each year. It’s comforting to read stories of how this tragedy has brought neighbors together. Now I have been trying to figure out how I can help.picture via the OC Register

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Make a Wish, Make it Happen

by This is Carrie on November 17, 2008

Thanks to Kelly Anderson, founder of Startup Princess, I was able to have dinner with a group awesome entrepreneurial women from Orange County a few weeks ago: Ciaran Blumenfeld of Francie PantsDebbie Savage of Baby Emi JewelryJamie Dadant of Circle of Sentiments JewelryPhotographer Kathryn Le Boye.I left with not only a list of new contacts […]

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Sew with ThreadBanger

by This is Carrie on November 15, 2008

During a visit to my local sewing machine shop I happened the new ThreadBanger sewing machine by Janome. It is everything I look for in a beginner sewing machine–heavy duty, no computers, simple stitches. And while I usually am not one to like obvious “branding” of products, I am pretty much in love …

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Making Stuff: Crazy Hair

by This is Carrie on November 15, 2008

We were inspired by the heroine of both the book and the movie, Pippi Longstocking, for today’s Crazy Hair Day at school.

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