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Making Stuff: Yellow Again?

by This is Carrie on October 19, 2009

Another yellow dress refashion for Princess.Shortened sleeves, new (old) buttons and a resewn hem gave this great little thrift store find a nice update.BEFORE:

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Garage Sale Find: Vintage Schwinn

by This is Carrie on October 14, 2009

Pink frame and a polka-dot banana seat. What’s not to love?

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Making Stuff: 70’s Jumpsuit to Jumpdress

by This is Carrie on October 14, 2009

Princess said the awesome jumpsuit I found at the thrift store was “way too weird”, but once I turned it into a dress using a thrifted, era-coordinating, quilt strip, she loves it.It’s a little “summery” but in Southern CA, we can pull this kind of stuff off all year round.Before: “Way to weird, mom”

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Hammock Love

by This is Carrie on September 29, 2009

I’ve been pricing out “stand alone” hammocks ever since we moved into our house two years ago. That’s why when I saw this one for $40 at a garage sale, I knew it had to come home with us.

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Making Stuff: Quilts for a Cause

by This is Carrie on September 22, 2009

My church’s Humanitarian Services has an immediate need for full size quilts, so with the help of a “quilter friend” we set up a couple, all ready to tie in between Super Saturday crafts.Even though I had big plans for my thrifted floral sheets, this was a far better plan.

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A Last Note about UT

by This is Carrie on September 21, 2009

Have I mentioned before that Utah thrift stores have THE best old sheets?Oh yeah, I have.

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Making Stuff: Embellished Bib Tank

by This is Carrie on August 8, 2009

Had to make this for Pumpkin sp she had the perfect thing to ear for the journal website photoshoot. Then I changed the styling at the last minute and didn’t even use it.Made from a stained tank (can you guess where the stain is?), a piece of eyelet scrap, and vintage buttons & …

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Making Stuff: Reusable Gift Wrap

by This is Carrie on August 6, 2009

We’ve been phasing out the gift wrap in our house for a while now in exchange for fabric bags made out of the buckets of stash fabric piling up in the garage. Princess picked out this thrifted print particularly for it’s “grooviness”.

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Making Stuff: A Groovy Sweatshirt

by This is Carrie on August 5, 2009

Princess helped me come up with the idea for this appliqued sweatshirt for her little peace-loving friend using thrifted fabric: vintage quilt squares from the 60’s and an unfinished quilt piece made from crazy polyester fabrics. applique tutorial here

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Making Stuff: iPhone Case

by This is Carrie on July 23, 2009

All the iPhone cases just seem so “techy”.This one was made from scraps from a previous project and a pair of 10 cent thrift store, wide-wale corduroy pants (pouch lining).

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