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Not Making: Valentines

by This is Carrie on February 10, 2010

Sometimes we make our own valentines and sometimes we let Disney and Sanrio make them for us. And everyone seems just as happy.

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Making Stuff: Little Boy’s Christmas Tie

by This is Carrie on December 23, 2009

When I happened upon this little boy’s tie tutorial, I knew I had to give it a try with the extra Christmas tablecloth fabricI had the most fun picking out what fun contrast lining to use.

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Making Stuff: Christmas Dress #2

by This is Carrie on December 23, 2009

The second Christmas dress made from my thrift store tablecloth finds was a little more involved, but I still cut the ruffles on the bias and saved a lot of time hemming.Both dresses are long enough to be worn next year too.

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Making Stuff: Christmas Dress #1

by This is Carrie on December 23, 2009

Wasn’t sure what direction I was going with this year’s Christmas dresses until I came across two old Christmas tablecloths and a green crocheted poncho at my favorite local thrift store last week (and all were 50% off). I pulled out an old crocheted top from my box of maternity clothes and I had …

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Making Stuff: Christmas Wrapping

by This is Carrie on December 16, 2009

I’ve been making stuff, but it’s top secret until after the holidays. I’ve also been making reusable fabric bags to wrap my gifts. Thanks to my own foresight–buying fabric after last Christmas at 90% off–it’s been just about as cheap and just the same amount of work as traditional wrapping paper.

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Making Stuff: Modern Christmas Stockings

by This is Carrie on December 8, 2009

Made these for a friend. Love her fabric choice.

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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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A Veteran’s Day Activity

by This is Carrie on November 10, 2009

I’m loving my new calling at church: planning bi-monthly activities for girls ages 8-11. Our first activity together? Writing letters to soldiers and veterans and boxing up all the candy for Operation Gratitude.

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Halloween 09: Bye Bye Candy

by This is Carrie on November 4, 2009

Once again, we boxed up our Halloween candy along with bags and bags of candy left at our front door by friends who heard we were sending it off to a better place.

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Making Stuff: “Patriotic” Skirt

by This is Carrie on September 28, 2009

Spirit Day at school this month had a “Patriot’s Day” theme (not much of a stretch for a school who’s uniforms are red and navy).Princess happily ditched her plain navy bottoms for this paperbag waisted skirt made from a piece from the ever-giving “estate sale jackpot” even though she reminded me it was really “primary […]

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