From the monthly archives:

August 2009

Birthday Stuff: The Invitations

by This is Carrie on August 31, 2009

When Heather from Swanky Paper heard about our Super Why theme, she couldn’t sleep until she created these awesome invitations based on Whyatt’s super phone/pda.

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First Mountain Bike (only) Race

by This is Carrie on August 30, 2009

Elise and I raced in the Over the Hump series last week.My goals for the race were: no crashing and no coming in last place.I succeeded on both accounts (but just barely). I’m thinking I could go a lot faster if I had a sponsor like the majority of other racers. Something about the …

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Just Spotted OC Blog Award

by This is Carrie on August 29, 2009

Thanks to all your votes, This Mama Makes Stuff won the “Editor’s Choice” aka “Runner Up” OC Creative Blog Award a couple weeks ago (the winner was super-talented, always sewing, Dana of Made). The best part of the award was being able to attend the Blog Award Party hosted by the girls at Just …

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She’s at that age…

by This is Carrie on August 29, 2009

…when she’s trying to perfect all her “backyard game” skills: hopscotch, jump rope, hula hoop.It’s pretty fun.

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Making Stuff: New Student Swag Bags

by This is Carrie on August 28, 2009

With school starting, my creative energies have been spent on figuring out how to encourage more parents to be involved in their child’s schooling (even though my mind has still be thinking of all the new school uniforms I could be making).I’m optimistic our “Kindergarten Swag Bags” will help hook parents right when they are […]

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Every Kid Needs a Craft Box

by This is Carrie on August 26, 2009

I remember always having free access to a “craft box” growing up. I owe that to my mom who passed on her love for all things creative.Santa brought this tackle box turned craft box 3 Christmas’s ago. While the supplies have at times run low, interest creative production from it’s crafty contents has always …

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I Was A Teenage Bride

by This is Carrie on August 25, 2009

image from anne taintor(go see her stuff, it’s awesome)Over 13 years ago, at age 18, I told Todd he had to ask my father’s permission before he asked for my hand in marriage. Being the last of 6 daughters, I knew this was “how it was done”. Problem was, I never actually told my …

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Happy Birthday Pumpkin!

by This is Carrie on August 21, 2009

Oh, my little spitfire. People can’t help but smile when they see you. You approach life with such zest and enthusiasm–still almost too much for your now four-year old body.Thanks for keeping us laughing and on our toes.Love,Mom

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Happy Birthday Princess!

by This is Carrie on August 20, 2009

You’ve had those big brown eyes every since you were a baby. You’re seven year-old, sweet eyes are filled with love and compassion for all those around you. You’re sweet disposition often sets the mood for the rest of the family and I am thankful for that. And your passion to create…well …

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Why Grandma & Grandpa are BRILLIANT

by This is Carrie on August 17, 2009

They brought the girls this early birthday gift.Here’s to hoping the novelty lasts longer than the dirt.

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