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Making Stuff: Lace Printed Tank {Fabric Spray Paint}

by This is Carrie on October 24, 2013

Supplies: Plain shirt,  Next Level Fabric Spray paint, lace yardage, temporary spray adhesive (optional).   Lay lace across shirt (to get a crisper image spray lace with spray adhesive before laying on shirt. Then spray with paint. Once dry, remove lace and repeat on the back of shirt. Enjoy your new shirt!



Tutorial: Kid’s Reversible Fat Quarter Apron

by This is Carrie on June 15, 2013

Not being a quilter myself, it took me a long time to figure out what a “fat quarter” was. All I knew was that I loved collecting cotton prints for small applique projects and those little pre-cut, fat quarter pieces always seemed perfect and right on budget.  With just 2 fat quarters and a package […]



Tutorial: DIY Bohemian Twist Yarn Necklace {beginner crochet}

by This is Carrie on September 3, 2012

This fall, yarn isn’t just for scarves.  With your pile of scrap yarn or a pack of Lion Brand Bon Bons, a beautiful Bohemian Twist necklace is just a few steps away.  Make one for yourself & some as gifts! Don’t let the crochet hook scare you! For this project you will need to learn […]



Making Stuff: Crochet Baby Turban & Pattern

by This is Carrie on July 23, 2012

Back in December I had a friend ask me about making this adorable, knitted baby turban. As my knitting skills are limited to simple scarf making, I decided to try to create something similar with crochet. After much trial and error, using different hooks and different yarns, making hats that were too big and too […]



Tutorial: Tie-Dye Caftan Cover-up

by This is Carrie on June 18, 2012

If you can sew a straight line, it’s easy to turn a dingy bathroom towel into a fun, summer swim cover-up using the Tulip Tie Dye Kit. Replace those hooded towels with a updated “Swim Caftan” for the girls and (without the tie), a “Swim Poncho” for a boys For the tie, I used a […]



Making Stuff: Crocheted Bow Headband

by This is Carrie on June 5, 2012

To match their refashioned Holiday sweater dresses, I made the girls crocheted bow headbands.  The little bit of glitz in Vanna’s Glamour by Lion Brand Yarn was the perfect piece of fancy. My first two headbands turned out so well, I decided to try another using some leftover cotton yarn from my crocheted hair clip […]



DIY Sleeping Beauty Running Costume Tutorial

by This is Carrie on February 16, 2012

Whether it’s the Disneyland 1/2 marathon or the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon, dressing up for any Run Disney race is an absolute MUST.  For me, having a Disney running costume that is comfortable while I’m on the course is also a MUST.  Here’s how I put together a Sleeping Beauty running costume for my friend […]



Today, I’ve teamed up with Lion Brand Yarn to share my tutorial for a “Semi-Homemade” Mohawk Beanie Cap.  Don’t worry, there is no knitting or crocheting required!  All you need to make your own Mohawk Beanie is a pre-made cap, some Martha Stewart Crafts Roving Wool, and a yarn needle.  You’ll be able to whip […]



Shoulder Tie Shirt Tutorial {T-shirt Refashion}

by This is Carrie on November 3, 2011

I know you have a ton of big, yet sentimental, t-shirts sitting at the back of your drawer that are just begging for a transformation.  They deserve to get worn! Head on over to the Words to Sweat By blog for my latest T-shirt refashion tutorial. And while you’re there, check out their “mantra” workout […]



Making Stuff: Rapunzel Wig {DIY Halloween Costume}

by This is Carrie on October 19, 2011

With the right yarn, making a Rapuzel wig for my 6yo daughter was way easier than I thought it would be. Click HERE for the full tutorial. If anyone is interested in making this wig, I have extra Lion Brand Yarn for you to make it happen! If you pay for shipping, I’ll be happy […]