From the monthly archives:

February 2010

The LA Love Scarf Project Delivers

by This is Carrie on February 28, 2010

Two days before Valentine’s Day Love Scarf Project Founder, Bridger Fonger and a handful of helpers delivered over 150 hand knitted and hand crocheted scarves to City of Hope. Thanks to Elise from Cupcake Activist, a few other OC crafters (young & old), and a few hours of good tv,  these twelve scarves were Orange […]



Tutorial: Refashioned Slim Slacks for Boys

by This is Carrie on February 25, 2010

Refashioned from men’s slacks & using the existing button, zipper & back pockets (all the icky parts of making “real” slacks), these slim slacks are a fun alternative for your hip little boy’s dressy wardrobe. Click here for the step-by-step instructions (for personal use only) Looking for more handmade boy stuff? Check out my archived […]



Making Stuff: Boy Burp Cloths

by This is Carrie on February 24, 2010

A stack of vintage calico, appliqued burp cloths for a new baby boy (his dad owns a beautiful John Deere tractor).



Summer Days

by This is Carrie on February 23, 2010

Last week was filled with a pocket of beautiful “summer” days perfect for making lemonade, visits to the beach and Otter Pops.  Now our swimsuits and sand toys sit waiting for the next patch of warm weather.



Supercross Goes Pink

by This is Carrie on February 22, 2010

Todd figured if he was ever going to get his girls to enjoy a Supercross race, it would be one where everyone and everything would be decked out in pink to help raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. But even with all the pink, it was Baby Brother who enjoyed the Supercross […]



Dresses for Uganda

by This is Carrie on February 18, 2010

I had such a great time last week teaching a group of wonderful teenage girls how to make t-shirt dresses.  It was great to see some of the girls who weren’t that excited about a “night of sewing” quickly become passionate about their little dress. The seven dresses they made will be taken to an […]



Pink Banana Seat Crochet Bike

by This is Carrie on February 17, 2010

As a crocheter, a biker, and a mother of a daughter who loves riding her vintage banana seat Schwinn around the neighborhood (much to the chagrin of her father who bought her a shiny, new Specialized mountain bike), I don’t think I could love  this crocheted banana seat bike by fiber artist, Martha Simons any […]



Making Stuff: Chinese New Year Dress

by This is Carrie on February 16, 2010

When Princess got the American Girl doll, Ivy, for Christmas, she immediately started begging for a matching “Chinese New Year Dress”. A week later, I found this women’s dress at Savers and I knew it was meant to be. BEFORE (with refashioning already underway): AFTER: (finished on Chinese New Year’s Eve)



Surf City Marathon Recap

by This is Carrie on February 15, 2010

Team Sparkle Last year I ran the Surf City 5K.  It was my second running race ever.  If you would have told me that in one year’s time I would be back in Surf City running the marathon, I would have told you you were crazy. Turns out I am the crazy one. There were […]



A Love Scarf from an Eleven Year Old

by This is Carrie on February 12, 2010

Last month, I taught a handul of 8-11 year old girls how to crochet.  They all took to it quite nicely, but only one finished a scarf in time for the Love Scarf Project.  When she was worried it was way too short, I remembered my crafty friend, Shari once told me how she used […]