Posts tagged as:


Making Stuff: Splatter Paint Jean Shorts {no sew}

by This is Carrie on July 27, 2011

All it took was a pair of scissors and some fabric paint to give these too-short jeans with ripped knees a brand new life.



Tutorial: Bow Tie For Your Little Guy

by This is Carrie on May 5, 2011

When I decided to make the boys bow ties for Easter I scoured the web for a pattern & tutorial.  And wow, there are tons. But none were quite what I was looking for.  I wanted these ties to be the real deal. Ones that you have to actually tie *gasp*. I wanted to spend […]



Making Stuff: Bow Ties

by This is Carrie on May 3, 2011

This year I made the boys bow ties for Easter.  I couldn’t think of a better companion for their gingham shirts.  And after making my first practice tie, I realized how fun and easy they are. Surprisingly, Todd decided he wanted one too.  I guess no one likes to be left out of the fun. […]



Making Stuff: “He’s All Boy” Baby Cap & Blanket

by This is Carrie on March 3, 2011

If you are stopping by via MADE “Celebrate the Boy“, welcome!  I am thrilled to share my “He’s All Boy” Baby Cap and Blanket patterns and tutorials with you. If you’re interested, you can find more “Boy” posts & projects here. The cap and blanket, made from super-soft, thrifted, men’s flannel shirts make a unique […]



Making Stuff: Old Girls Bike into New Boys Bike

by This is Carrie on February 17, 2011

When I told Todd about my big dreams of “refashioning” Princess’s vintage  Schwinn into a beautiful two-toned aqua bike with a Heather Bailey floral oil cloth covered banana seat, his first thought was that we needed to practice on the old, pink, kitty bike first, turning it into the perfect bike for our 2 year […]



Making Stuff: Another Crocheted Baby Hat

by This is Carrie on February 14, 2011

I made this little earflap hat the night before the Supercross race so the baby would have something to keep his earplugs in and give him one more layer of noise protection. Pattern: Speed Hook Earflap Hat. Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA in Santa Fe Tweed Hook: L (8.00mm) Changes: I started with a chain […]



Making Stuff: The Cutest Crocheted Baby Cap

by This is Carrie on January 26, 2011

Even with the warmer than average winter weather we’ve been having, The Baby has gotten a lot of wear out of the first crochet hat I made him, so I decided to make him another cute little hat.  Like most of my crochet projects lately, it took a few tries to get it just right. […]



The Birth of a Family Heirloom: Crocheted Baby Blanket

by This is Carrie on January 18, 2011

My mom crochets a blanket for every new baby in the family.  It’s a crazy undertaking given the size of our family, but I’m sure glad every one of my children has a piece of her handiwork for their very own.. The Baby got his for Christmas and it perfectly coordinated with his blessing day […]



Making Stuff: New Slim Slacks for the Boy

by This is Carrie on December 6, 2010

A friend dropped off this old pair of men’s pants a while back and I knew they were destined to become a pair of Slim Slacks for Brother. I loved the existing flap pockets on the original pant that I had to figure out a way to incorporate at least one flap on the new […]



Making Stuff: Rockin’ Baby Gown-Bob Dylan Edition

by This is Carrie on December 1, 2010

The third (and last) baby gown I was able to pump out before the baby was born was made from a Bob Dylan concert tee I picked up at a garage sale ages ago. It’s so nice to finally have a baby to put in all these gowns. Find the Rockin’ Baby Gown Tutorial HERE. […]