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Sonoma County, CA
Crafty cookin' DIY mama!
Interests: gardening, cooking, sewing, decorating, crafting
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Sandy, Sock sorting is brilliant and helpful! Thanks for sharing! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Thank so much Cindy! I know, why do babies have to grow so quick?!?
Sarah, Oh yes! The spray bottle and paintbrush is a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Dawn, Kudos to you and your little one! It so wonderful to be diaper free! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Thanks so much Jane!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on DIY Baby Announcement at small + friendly
Abby, Playing the piano is a wonderful toddler pastime! Thanks so much for sharing! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Cynthia, That is so wonderful! I love hearing success stories like these, great job mama! And you should be so very proud of your little man! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Thank you so much Helen! And I think when you have twins you get double the time!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on DIY Baby Announcement at small + friendly
I love seeing photos of your beautiful family! Thanks so much for the tips!
Alright so he might be four months old, but better late than never right? I was determined to get out an announcement for Ronan since I'm trying hard to avoid the whole second-baby-doesn't-get-the-same-hoopla effect! After seeing these two super cute DIY baby announcements (1,2) on Pinterest I knew just what... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at small + friendly
Another amazing year of Shorts on the Line has come to a close, and once again I am wowed by all of the fabulous things that everyone has made! Make sure you check out all of the 250+ pairs of shorts linked up on Kollabora... it is just a shorts... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at small + friendly
I couldn't possibly let shorts on the line pass without adding my own post! Even if it is at the very last minute! I sewed up these super cute and very simple little knit shorts for our family's newest member. I've decided to call them Micro Shorts and I'm more... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at small + friendly
Well I think we have successfully flooded the interweb with amazing handmade shorts! Our fabulous guest bloggers from week two really out did themselves! Just look at all these spectacular shorts!! Be sure to click on everyone's links to get the full details and tell them how cute their shorts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at small + friendly
So this year we are doing the shorts on the line a little differently by using the wonderful maker site, Kollabora. I know you all want to win those fabulous prizes so I thought I'd be sure it was super clear how to enter. Below you will find a few... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at small + friendly
For the Shorts on the Line 2014 judging, we have put together a team of super-star bloggers, designers, and industry professionals! So many great pair of shorts have been entered so far, and I don't envy these judges having to pick their favorites!! Megan Frock of Downtown Housewife · Kristin... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at small + friendly
Good for you!!! I'm so glad you can take a little break and housecleaning help is ALWAYS worth it! I might just have to follow your lead on that one ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2014 on on monday. at lady cordelia
I love these outfits and the pictures so much! You did an amazing job! Thanks so much for sewing with us!
What an awesome first week of shorts sewing! The talent of our guest bloggers always blows me away! Pattern reviews, remixes, tutorials, round-ups - last week covered it all and then some! Be sure to click the links below and get all the details from each look. I promise you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at small + friendly
It's Friday (yay!) and I'm happy to be sharing the amazing prize packages for this year's Shorts on the Line!! First Place: Prize Package (retail value $50) from Soak Wash Prize Package (retail value $50) from Pellon® Indelible Thread Collection (retail value $130) from Aurifil $50 gift certificate to Wanderlust... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at small + friendly
It's shorts time!!! We've got an awesome line-up of amazing sewists guest posting all sorts of rad short sewing inspiration. Here's the schedule: 7/28 - Inder Loves Folk Art & Fake It While You Make It 7/29 - Made & Sew Chibi 7/30 - Delia Creates & Casa Crafty &... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at small + friendly
Really your tomatoes don't dig the clay? I moved mine out of the boxes and into amended clay and they've never done better. I've got cherry tomato vines taller than me! The clay holds water and nutrients so much better. It sure is a bitch to dig though!
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2014 on more self. at lady cordelia
Alright, it's been WAY too long since I've participated in kids clothes week! I'm so thrilled to be joining in this time around. You see, I don't really have time but then again, I NEVER have time - so I'm making time which is what the challenge is all about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at small + friendly
My comment posted to the wrong post. Sending love and wishing you a beautiful restorative time off.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on un-do. at lady cordelia
Oh mama, please enjoy your break, you so deserve it! Dive under a wave for me! XO
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on tiny getaway. at lady cordelia
I'm so happy to announce that it is nearly time for the 2014 Shorts on the Line sewalong!! Rachael and I have an amazing line up of featured bloggers, sponsors, and prizes once again! NEW this year, we will be hosting the event on Kollabora!! Kollabora rules ... it's easy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at small + friendly