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sewing

Easter snuck up on me this year so the family’s outfits were a combination of what we already had in our closets + what I found at Target + a few refashioned items from my large stash of thrifted “supplies”. The boys each got a new, handmade tie. Baby Brother’s bow tie was made out […]

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I wanted her to have something new to wear when she sang her first duet in church the Sunday before Christmas. I also wanted her to be able to wear that something after the holidays. A quick look through the stash and a piece of vintage fabric (snatched up at an epic …

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Scroll down for the Giveaway Winner! I’m really excited to be part of Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers blog tour.  Mostly, because I wanted to get my hands on this book. It’s chock full of tutorials for every kind of bloom you could imagine.  Use them to decorate clothing, accessories, home decor and anything else that […]

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Even though I live in the Antique Capital of Southern California, I rarely purchase clothing at the many antique and vintage stores that surround me.  Most of the time, I just can’t bear to pay the inflated cost when someone else has to find me the “good stuff” when I love to find the “good […]

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Making Stuff: Lovie Blankets {Stitch Savvy Blog Tour}

by This is Carrie on January 15, 2013

When I got my hands on Deborah Moebes’ (of Whipstich) second sewing book, Stitch Savvy, the “Lovie Blanket” was the first project to jump out at me. This project is one part stuffed animal… …and one part “blankie”. My babies have always been attached to their minky blankets and a travel-sized one as cute as […]

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Making Stuff: Cacharel for McCalls {sewing project}

by This is Carrie on December 4, 2012

I’ve had this old, designer, size 6 pattern pinned up on my sewing inspiration board since Princess was 6.  She’s 10 now.  I decided to take it to Sewing Summit as one of my late night sewing projects since Pumpkin is 7 and is almost too big for it too. Pumpkin picked out this sweet […]

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Holiday Bake, Craft & Sew Along – Hand Drawn Ornaments

by This is Carrie on November 18, 2012

Today I’m sharing one of our family’s favorite holiday crafting and sewing traditions at the Holiday Sew Along hosted by Cindy at Skip to My Lou. Head on over to check it out! While you’re there, check out all the other awesome “Handmade Holiday” gift tutorials she’s featured these last few years. Click HERE for […]

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Making Stuff: My Very First Quilt

by This is Carrie on November 14, 2012

I pieced together my very first quilt at Sewing Summit 2012 with the help of all the amazing quilters (especially Danny from Mommy for Reals) during free sewing time. They shared their tips & tricks, giving me the confidence to cut my pile of vintage, new and scrap fabrics. I wanted it to look like […]

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Sewing Summit 2012 {a recap}

by This is Carrie on November 10, 2012

There’s a big, selfish part of me that doesn’t want to give Sewing Summit anymore publicity because I want/need/have to go next year and tickets are super hard to come by already. I guess I could tell you it wasn’t that great, but that would be a HUGE lie.  I spent 3 days thrifting, friending, […]

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Trouser Refashion Swap: The Big Reveal {Peplum Skirt}

by This is Carrie on October 2, 2012

Once I got a sneak peak of what Kelli from True Bias refashioned for me from a pair of trousers, I couldn’t wait to get my new peplum skirt in the mail. When I slipped on my new skirt, all I could think was, “I can’t believe she …

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