From the monthly archives:

December 2009

Hello world!

by This is Carrie on December 19, 2009

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Spoonflower Fabric Design Challenge: kid’s clothing

by This is Carrie on December 18, 2009

If only I had better (or any) textile design skills.

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Handmade Trench Coat

by This is Carrie on December 17, 2009

During a recent rainy week here, I pulled out a trench I bought last minute at a vintage store in Dana Point when I forgot to bring a jacket on our whale watching adventure. I had totally forgotten what an awesome, handmade find it was with it’s decorative buttons and sweet floral lining. Good …

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Christmas Train

by This is Carrie on December 16, 2009

I love it when kids find new ways to play with old toys.

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Making Stuff: Christmas Wrapping

by This is Carrie on December 16, 2009

I’ve been making stuff, but it’s top secret until after the holidays. I’ve also been making reusable fabric bags to wrap my gifts. Thanks to my own foresight–buying fabric after last Christmas at 90% off–it’s been just about as cheap and just the same amount of work as traditional wrapping paper.

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Art Smart: A lesson in Line & Matisse

by This is Carrie on December 15, 2009

After an introductory lesson to art and the seven art elements done by my amazing, advocate for the arts, sister, the second graders got their first official art lesson by me last week. I reintroduced the art element, line, by reading “Harold & the Purple Crayon.” Then we talked about Henri Matisse and how he […]

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Mary’s Story

by This is Carrie on December 15, 2009

We had another wonderful activity for the young girls at church. We started off caroling at a few houses (boy could those girls sing thanks to the rehearsing they had all done for the Creche Choir). Then at the last house, a surprise guest was waiting to tell them her story and the story of […]

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Kids Helping Kids

by This is Carrie on December 14, 2009

When we told Princess her 3 year old cousin was recently diagnosed with leukemia, she immediately added him into her nightly prayers. Then, a week or so later, she came to me with a handwritten, seven-month plan to raise money to help all the “sick kids”. After speaking with my sister and the hospital, it […]

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Making Stuff: Vintage Party Dress Refashion

by This is Carrie on December 14, 2009

Definitely one of my favorite refashions–a dress for the firm holiday party. BEFORE: Crazy quilted dress from my favorite thrift and vintage store ($10.80 full price). Find more of my women’s refashions HERE.

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Pomegranates

by This is Carrie on December 11, 2009

When I saw the pomegranates on sale for $1, I realized my kids had never even tried one.When I was a kid, I looked forward to Halloween each year, not for the candy, but for the one house in the neighborhood who passed out pomegranates from their tree.It was probably the only one I got […]

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