From the monthly archives:

October 2009

Making Stuff: Newborn Wrap Dress

by This is Carrie on October 30, 2009

In the Bag: Another one of my favorite baby shower gifts to make is a long dress made with a tiny newborn wrap shirt. Easy & pretty all at the same time.For this version, I dyed a long sleeve wrap shirt for the December baby and used a gorgeous piece of floral silk …

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Making Stuff: Portable Fabric High Chair

by This is Carrie on October 29, 2009

On our family vacation a while back, our friends brought this cool fabric-high-chair-alternative-contraption for their son. It was clearly a well loved, handmade relic from the late 70′s, made from faded Sesame Street fabric (sans Elmo). After both 14 mo old babies used it the entire trip, I quickly took some measurements before sending it […]

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Making Stuff: Crocheted Kitty Hat

by This is Carrie on October 29, 2009

In the box: This hat is definitely big enough for the baby. And on my first try too. Pattern purchased here.

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Making Stuff: Ramones Baby Gown

by This is Carrie on October 29, 2009

In the bag: A Rockin’ Baby Gown made from the softest old concert T. Tutorial HERE (made an alternative girly puff sleeve)

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Making Stuff: Crocheted Baby Cap

by This is Carrie on October 27, 2009

In the Box: Must have restarted this hat about seven times and I still couldn’t get it quite big enough. So unless the baby comes early, she’ll have a beautiful silk/bamboo baby cap for her dolly.

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Making Stuff: It’s a Surprise

by This is Carrie on October 23, 2009

Lots of homemade loveliness all packaged up for a dear friend and her upcoming arrival(next week I can show you what’s inside).

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For the Fashion Conscious Cyclist

by This is Carrie on October 22, 2009

See that lace? It’s reflective and I can’t wait to get my hands on some to create my own super cute, ruffly, cycling shirt.

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School Carnival: Tender Mercies

by This is Carrie on October 21, 2009

I can’t let the School Carnival posts go by without mentioning the miracles that happened during the carnival:1. We were still very short on booth workers with 5 minutes until the start of the carnival until 15 fraternity brothers walked in from our local university and asked if we needed any help. I held …

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School Carnival: Petting Zoo

by This is Carrie on October 20, 2009

The petting zoo had to have been the cutest petting zoo I’ve ever seen.All the animals were babies.Including this baby Yak.Yes, a baby Yak.

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The School Carnival: One World, Many Stories

by This is Carrie on October 20, 2009

For our Title 1- struggling-test-score-low-parent-involvement-school, executing a school carnival was quite an achievement. With the help of the teachers and a small, yet dedicated group of parents, we chose to have a “literary themed” carnival with booths and prizes that promoted reading and writing to our kids.Booths:One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Fishing […]

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