From the monthly archives:

March 2012

Tear Drops On My Sewing Machine

by This is Carrie on March 29, 2012

I’ll never forget the moment I found out about the tragic death of my girlfriend, Erin’s, little boy.  There was an overwhelming sense of helplessness as I scrambled to figure out how to ease her pain as well as manage my own. While it may have been the most emotionally challenging sewing project I’ve ever […]



Race Recap: Leprechaun Leap 5K

by This is Carrie on March 27, 2012

The Tustin Leprechaun Leap was my first St. Patty’s Day race so of course I had to go “all out” with my running costume: green sparkle running skirt, green Sparkle Sleeves, Rainbow Race Legs and a sparkly shamrock tiara.  I even wore my Vibram Five Fingers since they had green on them too. I convinced […]



Sewing Summit 2012

by This is Carrie on March 25, 2012

Tables full of sewing machines? Yes. please. A room full of sewists? Yes, please. A weekend spent learning new skills and meeting new friends? Yes, yes, yes, please! Just looking at the list of teachers (so far) has me psyched to go to Sewing Summit 2012.  It’s hard to believe I get to teach a […]



Making Stuff: Crocheted Necklaces

by This is Carrie on March 23, 2012

These crochet adorned necklaces were probably my favorite gift I made this past holiday season. They were my favorite largely due to the fact that they were made from crochet cotton once owned by sweet Grandma Maria (a wonderful woman and adopted grandma from our NYC days who lost her battle with cancer).  I knew […]



Race Recap: OC Chili Trail Run Series 2012 (Race 1)

by This is Carrie on March 22, 2012

I couldn’t wait for the OC Chili Trail Run Series to start this year.  I only caught the very last race in 2011 and it left me wanting more trail running. The first two uphill miles felt a little bit easier than last year (kind of makes all those hill repeats, sprints and resisted runs […]



Together Really Counts

by This is Carrie on March 20, 2012

I feel honored to have been able to guest post at the Together Counts blog over the past few months.  If you missed my posts, you can check out the links below. Unlike my style on this blog, I actually wrote more than a couple sentences about each topic and I’m pretty proud of the […]



Making Stuff: Psychedellic Skirt Refashion

by This is Carrie on March 8, 2012

I purchased a psychedellic maxi skirt at Aardvark’s way back when we lived in Pasadena (the store has since closed). I had pieced it out to make a couple little aprons, but I saved the top half knowing it was to be made into skirt for one of my girls.  The border at the waist […]