From the monthly archives:

February 2009

Tri Training: Total Immersion Swimming

by This is Carrie on February 28, 2009

This book came highly recommended for my triathlon training. And now I pass the recommendation on. So worth the read (or skim).

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To Crawl or Not to Crawl…That is the Question

by This is Carrie on February 28, 2009

My two non-traditional crawlers have decided to crawl in the exact same non-traditional way.

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Gifts for the Sewing Enthusiast: Personalized Pendant

by This is Carrie on February 27, 2009

When I heard that my friend was refinining her soldering skills, I secretly hoped I would become a recipient of her good practice. And given my affinity for vintage patterns, the personalization is perfect.

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Gifts for the Sewing Enthusiast: Share the Stash

by This is Carrie on February 26, 2009

Only a fellow hoarder could truly appreciate this gift–bags full of priceless, vintage sewing goodies straight from my good friend’s stash.

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Gifts for the Sewing Enthusiast: How Charming

by This is Carrie on February 25, 2009

image via etsy I love this sewing machine necklace I received from my sis-in-law. I love to wear the charm paired with a favorite mountain biking pendant. Yin and Yang.

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Gifts for the Sewing Enthusiast: Rage Against the Machine

by This is Carrie on February 24, 2009

I must highlight a few gifts I’ve received lately that might be of interest and inspiration for all those who like to “make stuff.” How much do you LOVE this shirt. Made by one of my favorite creative cohorts.

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Tri Training: Bike & Run

by This is Carrie on February 24, 2009

I convinced my niece (and fellow tri-first-timer) to join me in the OC this past weekend for a mountain bike ride followed by a trail run. Best part of the afternoon was happening upon a real, live mountain unicyclist.

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Make, Do, Mend

by This is Carrie on February 23, 2009

Lately, sewing time seems to have been taken over by the productive (but not nearly as fun) mending time. Turns out, March is going to be mending month at CRAFT:. Can’t wait to see what new techniques I can add to my repertoire.”Make, Do, Mend” print by Bold & Noble

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Tri Training: Shoe Fitting

by This is Carrie on February 22, 2009

I had a shoe fitting at the local running store and apparently, these are the shoes for me. Luckily chartreuse just happens to be my new favorite color. Lessons learned: 1. My running shoes are one whole size bigger than what I normally wear and that is how it’s supposed to be.2. Lacing shoes …

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Making Stuff: Newborn Necessities

by This is Carrie on February 21, 2009

A gift for my new nephew, Ty, born into a long line of hunters

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