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Making Stuff: Embroidered Converse Shoes

by This is Carrie on March 29, 2010

During a recent online search that had nothing to do with embroidered Chucks, I wandered through cyberspace, chasing links, bouncing between blogs and happened upon these inspirational photos.  I immediately knew what I had to make for my girlfriend’s newly adopted daughter. Tips for those that might embark on a shoe embroidery project: Use a […]

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Making Stuff: It’s a Blanket with Sleeves

by This is Carrie on March 24, 2010

Ever since the explosion of the Snuggie at Christmas, my girls have been coveting their own blanket with sleeves.  Having felt the quality of the fabric of the manufactured blankets and finding this tutorial for an adult “Snuglet”, I told them I’d make them their own and it’d be better and softer and cuter. While […]

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Gifts for the Sewing Enthusiast: The Sewing Bible

by This is Carrie on March 19, 2010

Even though it wasn’t gifted to me (unless I count it as a gift to myself), I must add this last item to my list of great gifts for the sewing enthusiast. Ruth Singer’s Sewing Bible is a wonderful resource full of pictorial sewing techniques for the beginner and “masterclass” tutorials for the pro.  It’s […]

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Tutorial: Floral Hankie Baby Bonnet

by This is Carrie on March 5, 2010

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Making Stuff: OC Applique Dish Towels

by This is Carrie on February 1, 2010

A little goodbye gift for some friends who are moving from Orange County. You can find the applique technique tutorial here.

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Making Stuff: Teacher Gift

by This is Carrie on January 12, 2010

I pulled out my trusty reusable bag pattern once again.  The polka dot fabric from “the stash” in the school colors paired with a monogram drawn by Princess made it a great personalized and useful Christmas gift for her second grade teacher.

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Making Stuff: Diner Waitress Gift

by This is Carrie on January 11, 2010

As a gift for one of the Utah cousins, I made a diner waitress imaginative play kit complete with handmade apron, notebook and pen (for taking order), some dishes, felt breakfast food from etsy, and personalized, laminated diner menus. Pumpkin kept saying “She’s gonna love it mom, because I love it.”

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Making Stuff: Crochet Hook Roll From a Placemat

by This is Carrie on January 8, 2010

A quick, little Christmas gift for my mother – the woman who passed on her love of crocheting to me. tutorial HERE. Next time I might use this tutorial instead-more work but I like the extra pockets.

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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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