From the monthly archives:

May 2011

Mother’s Day

by This is Carrie on May 19, 2011

portrait of moi by Pumpkin, age 5 This year, Mother’s Day consisted of delicious food, handmade gifts from the kids and a long nap.  What more could a mother ask for.

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Making Stuff: Acid Wash Overall Refashion

by This is Carrie on May 18, 2011

Here’s another one of my failed attempts to introduce 80’s fashion to my kids.  I was so disappointed, it’s taken me nine months to post about it.  Finding a pair of boys acid-wash overalls made me a little nostalgic.  I quickly turned them into a RAD girls skirtall.  I knew it wasn’t going to end […]

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Making Stuff: Lunch Money Cuff

by This is Carrie on May 17, 2011

Another birthday and another great little money cuff made from the tutorial at A Lemon Squeezy Home.  This one was made from thrifted sheet scraps and a cool, old, green metal zipper.  And since our little friend was turning 6, the money cuff came pre-stuffed with $6.

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This Week on Twitter 2011-05-15

by This is Carrie on May 15, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to just a few of the amazing women in my life: @kristyglass @dandelionmama @according2kelly @elizabethesther @mcmayla # Mom called 2 gush about how much she loved her Mother's Day present: @lindamade's "Little Crochet" book. She hasn't been able 2 put it down. # The next time the dryer eats a sock, get […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-05-15

by This is Carrie on May 15, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to just a few of the amazing women in my life: @kristyglass @dandelionmama @according2kelly @elizabethesther @mcmayla # Mom called 2 gush about how much she loved her Mother's Day present: @lindamade's "Little Crochet" book. She hasn't been able 2 put it down. # The next time the dryer eats a sock, get […]

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Don’t let a shirt stain get you down.  Let it inspire the shape and placement of a quick, no-sew, freezer paper stencil.  Freezer paper stenciling is not new in the crafting world, but it’s good to remember it’s not just a technique for creating new designs.  It’s also an easy and practical ways to …

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Save Stained Shirts with New Appliqués {Tutorial}

by This is Carrie on May 12, 2011

Using creatively shaped and placed appliqué, you can cover a pesky stain or rip without anyone being the wiser.  Appliqué is not new in the crafting world, but it’s good to remember it’s not just a technique for creating new designs.  It’s also an easy and practical ways to extend the …

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New Running Shoes: {New Balance Minimus Road}

by This is Carrie on May 11, 2011

After running a few months in my Vibrams, easing them slowly into my running routine, I realized I needed to get rid of my old running shoes.  I’ve been working hard to change from a heel strike to a forefoot/midfoot strike (I’ve got the sore calves to prove it), but every time I laced up […]

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Save Stained Shirts with Reverse Appliqué {Tutorial}

by This is Carrie on May 11, 2011

Every one of these shirts was either handed down, thrifted, stained or otherwise headed to the giveaway pile.  With reverse appliqué (using other t-shirt and fabric scraps), these shirts have been given a new life.  Reverse appliqué is not new in the crafting world, but it’s good to remember it’s not …

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Design Your Own TOMS Shoes

by This is Carrie on May 10, 2011

Armed with a few fabric markers, the girls had a great time making turning their plain black TOMS shoes into one-of-kind wearable art. As letter-obsessed kindergartener, Pumpkin loved the idea of having the entire alphabet on each shoe.  And Princess, my “peace and love” girl, knew exactly how to make her shoes her own. If […]

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