From the monthly archives:

December 2009

Stars Were Gleaming

by This is Carrie on December 25, 2009

Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. …

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She Wants a Hippopotamus for Christmas

by This is Carrie on December 24, 2009

Pumpkin, age 4

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Making Stuff: Little Boy’s Christmas Tie

by This is Carrie on December 23, 2009

When I happened upon this little boy’s tie tutorial, I knew I had to give it a try with the extra Christmas tablecloth fabricI had the most fun picking out what fun contrast lining to use.

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Making Stuff: Christmas Dress #2

by This is Carrie on December 23, 2009

The second Christmas dress made from my thrift store tablecloth finds was a little more involved, but I still cut the ruffles on the bias and saved a lot of time hemming.Both dresses are long enough to be worn next year too.

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Making Stuff: Christmas Dress #1

by This is Carrie on December 23, 2009

Wasn’t sure what direction I was going with this year’s Christmas dresses until I came across two old Christmas tablecloths and a green crocheted poncho at my favorite local thrift store last week (and all were 50% off). I pulled out an old crocheted top from my box of maternity clothes and I had …

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Santa Fear

by This is Carrie on December 22, 2009

A high five was as close as Baby Brother dared get to Santa this year (without tears).

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Kids Help Kids: Origami Cranes

by This is Carrie on December 22, 2009

Princess has been making and selling origami cranes this December as part of her seven month plan to raise money to buy craft kits for “all the sick kids” at Loma Linda hospital. Crane fund raising is already at $45 and she’s already looking forward to January because her hands are getting tired. As per […]

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Christmas Crochet

by This is Carrie on December 22, 2009

On a recent trip to my favorite used book store, I found this little $1 treasure. Someday I’ll make the filet nativity wall hanging (or convince my mom to make it for me).The shaggy yarn Christmas wreath is, for some reason, very appealing as well.

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We definitely have Fancy Nancy fans in the house, but I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with this book myself. But give me a book with themes of improvisation (defined as “using whatever is around to make something”), the value of handmade and the creation of family heirlooms and you’ve got me hooked.

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Christmas at Disneyland

by This is Carrie on December 19, 2009

I love Disneyland during the holidays.Although, next year we’ll remember to go earlier in December before it’s quite so crowded.

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