From the monthly archives:

April 2011

The New Trampoline

by This is Carrie on April 30, 2011

Growing up, I made so many fond memories on the trampoline.  Here’s to hoping the new trampoline brings our kids lots of good times and not many injuries.



Double Trouble for the Tooth Fairy

by This is Carrie on April 28, 2011

Princess is an old pro at losing teeth, but for Pumpkin that first wiggly tooth was exciting and scary at the same time. When Princess came home from school less one tooth yesterday, I told Pumpkin it was time to get that wiggly one out so we could save the Tooth Fairy a trip to […]



Making Stuff: Easter Dresses

by This is Carrie on April 27, 2011

When I was lucky enough to find an amazing old quilt top at my favorite thrift and vintage store a few months back, I immediately knew I wanted to use it for this year’s Easter dresses. The thickness of the quilt top (each square was backed with a piece of fabric) dictated the simple lines […]



Spring Break in Utah

by This is Carrie on April 26, 2011

I kidded with Todd saying, I knew we were in Utah because within 12 hours of the plane landing, I had been to Cafe Rio, saw the tallest hair I’ve ever seen, eaten jell-o salad & chatted with someone about becoming part of a network marketing company. But all of Utah’s quirks aside, I do […]



Little Crochet Winner!

by This is Carrie on April 25, 2011

I apologize for not getting around to announcing the winner on Saturday.  I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend like i did! And the winner of Little Crochet: Modern Designs for Babies and Toddlers is: Ramona who said “LOVE the Strawberry Patch Party Frock!”  Please e-mail your info to carrie(at)thismamamakesstuff (dot)com so I can get […]


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This Week on Twitter 2011-04-24

by This is Carrie on April 24, 2011

Thx! RT @bostonmamas: Tx for making the web awesome @makeandtakes @coolmompicks @kamibigler @lilsugar @thisiscarrie # Hard to decide which @littlealouette teether to get. They’re all so great. # Need suggestions for great “baby’s first toy”. # First day washing my digital perm. Testing out the “low maintenance” claim and letting it air dry! # […]



Save Those Stained Shirts!

by This is Carrie on April 22, 2011

In honor of Earth Day I’ve made new resolve to be slower to toss the kids old, stained shirts into the landfills. Check out these tutorials for three different techniques you can use to save those stained shirts. Appliqué Reverse Appliqué Freezer Paper Stenciling



Making Stuff: Knit Harem Pants #2

by This is Carrie on April 19, 2011

I was so happy with the first pair of knit harem pants I made for Princess, I immediately went to work making her another pair.  Guess I should’ve waited to see if she was happy with the first pair because I can’t talk her into liking either one.  I guess having all that extra fabric […]



Making Stuff: Crocheted Vest for Brother & GIVEAWAY!!

by This is Carrie on April 18, 2011

The first project that called out to me from the new and totally awesome book “Little Crochet” was the “Sock It To Me Sweater Vest”.  I love little boys in little sweater vests, but finding pre-made vests beyond the color navy is seriously difficult. If the vest looks a little small, that’s because it is.  […]



This Week on Twitter 2011-04-17

by This is Carrie on April 17, 2011

Appears the stomach flu is going around the family. Should make for a fun plane ride home tomorrow. @jetblue better have barf bags ready. # Just in time for Easter RT @TipJunkie: Crocheted Floppy Bunny Hat {Free Pattern} # Waiting to hear from @cupcakeactivist about the Las Vegas @xterraoffroad triathlon! # Made it through […]