From the monthly archives:

March 2009

It’s a New Small World

by This is Carrie on March 25, 2009

1970’s Small World bath products by AvonI was a little worried when I heard Disneyland’s Small World was getting a revamp. When I heard the change included adding well-known Disney characters into the ride, I got really worried.But I was pleasantly surprised. The new characters were well integrated and true to the original …

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Sewing Tools to Use: Pattern Weights

by This is Carrie on March 25, 2009

Use a pattern? Sometimes.Pin a Pattern? Never.

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Todd’s little brother showed off his mad unicycle skills during a weekend visit.

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Sewing Tools to Use: Pattern Paper

by This is Carrie on March 24, 2009

A roll of paper used to cover exam tables from the local medical supply store–light enough to trace through and relatively inexpensive.

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He’s Trouble

by This is Carrie on March 23, 2009

When I found him, he had rifled through our visitors suitcases and found himself a nice little treat. I suppose if you’re going to have your first taste of chocolate, Girl Scout Thin Mints are not a bad choice.

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Sewing Tools to Use: Ruffler

by This is Carrie on March 23, 2009

It was only a couple years ago that I picked up a ruffler foot for the first time. Quickly I realized what I had been missing.Note: Bernina rufflers are super expensive. Mine is a Bernina compatable ruffler and I picked it up on ebay for $20.

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Busting out "Hard Knock Life" Once Again

by This is Carrie on March 22, 2009

The girls donned their orphan garb again last night for our church’s kid talent show.

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Making Stuff: Tiered Dress for an American Doll

by This is Carrie on March 21, 2009

The leftover scraps from the “vioinist dress” turned into a dress for the birthday girl’s American Doll.

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Speech Therapy Begins

by This is Carrie on March 20, 2009

We’ve known there was an issue for a while. And now after seven long months of paperwork, testing, meetings and more testing, Pumpkin is finally enrolled in a speech therapy program. Luckily, her problem is not severe and the therapists hope to have her back on track by Kindergarten.

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Making Stuff: Tiered Dress for a Little Violinst

by This is Carrie on March 20, 2009

A late birthday gift for Princess’ long-distance BFF.Top: Hacked up vintage doilyTier One: Thrifted PillowcaseTier Two: Purchased fabric:(when I saw the violins I knew I had to use it to make something for her.)Tier Three: Purchased Fabric (loved the randomness)Tier Four: Eyelet fabric from the stash.(purchased years ago at my fave little fabric shop …

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