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Making Stuff: Shape Stretchies for Creative Movement

by This is Carrie on July 8, 2010

Shape Stretchies were some of my favorite things to play with at my sister’s house growing up.  She was a modern dance teacher and always fun ideas to promote creative movement for kids.  She introduced my kids to the “stretchies” recently and they also fell in love. That’s when I realized what a fun gift […]

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Making Stuff: Ruffled T-shirt Scarf

by This is Carrie on July 7, 2010

Soon, I’ll be teaching this t-shirt refashion at a church “Chistmas in July Craft Extravaganza”.  Thanks to wonderful ruffle scarf inspiration all over the web, the always amazing ruffle tension trick (high tension, long stitch) and this rosette tutorial by Plumtickled, there was no need to reinvent the wheel.

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Tutorial: Heirloom Handkerchief Bloomers

by This is Carrie on March 26, 2010

(click on HERE to go to tutorial) Originally featured on uCreate.

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Tutorial: Floral Hankie Baby Bonnet

by This is Carrie on March 5, 2010

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Tutorial: Refashioned Slim Slacks for Boys

by This is Carrie on February 25, 2010

Refashioned from men’s slacks & using the existing button, zipper & back pockets (all the icky parts of making “real” slacks), these slim slacks are a fun alternative for your hip little boy’s dressy wardrobe. Click here for the step-by-step instructions (for personal use only) Looking for more handmade boy stuff? Check out my archived […]

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Tutorial: Hydrangea Headband

by This is Carrie on December 10, 2009

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Simple instructions to create your own floral hair accessories for the Holidays.  Make a headband, a clip or a ponytail holder. Click HERE for full tutorial. Tutorial also on Whrrl.

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Tutorial: Easy, Peasy, Whrrly, Twirly Skirt

by This is Carrie on November 20, 2009

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Make one using a vintage floral sheet or turn it into a dress-up skirt using something sparkly. This skirt is so easy, you should probably make both. Find the full tutorial HERE. Tutorial also on Whrrl.

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Tutorial: Silk Scarf Butterfly Wings

by This is Carrie on November 19, 2009

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Inspired by silk wings I saw in a catalog, these butterfly wings are a favorite item in the dress-up box. These specific wings will fit most kids ages 2-8.  Here’s how to make them: Gather your materials: 44″ square silk scarf (Dharma Trading Co), 36″ piece of elastic for straps, two 5 1/2″ pieces of elastic […]

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Tutorial: This Mama’s Fab Travel Chair

by This is Carrie on November 18, 2009

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This fabric “high chair” is perfect for away from home dining. It’s no 5-point harness, but it helps secure them in the chair. This one was made from an old thrifted, quilted ottoman cover Click HERE for the full tutorial. For personal use only & not for commercial use.

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Tutorial: Kid’s Art Christmas Ornaments

by This is Carrie on November 17, 2009

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These homemade ornaments are a favorite holiday tradition in our house. Powered by Whrrl Picture Tutorial on Whrrl

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