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Sonoma County, CA
Crafty cookin' DIY mama!
Interests: gardening, cooking, sewing, decorating, crafting
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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 2 days ago 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
I posted a picture of this yummy quinoa salad on instagram a while back and I've been meaning to write the recipe ever since. (I'm still trying to figure out how to be a mom to a baby and preschooler and find time to blog, imagine that! You can read... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at small + friendly
Wow! Talk about everything happens for a reason! I'm so glad it all worked out. S sounds like a pretty cool dude. I hope your family can find a puppy that works for you.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on there are things. at lady cordelia
If only I could blog and nurse at the same time. These early months are such a mix of busyness and downtime. All hurry up and wait. I am doing my very best to enjoy that downtime and soak up every ounce of babiness, because this time around, I know... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at small + friendly
Alright so you've made your My Dad Is Super Rad t-shirt, now you need a card to give him. Or, maybe you don't have the time to create a Father's Day t-shirt but you probably need to give the guy a card right? I've got you covered with two free... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at small + friendly
I love the idea of kids proudly declaring their love for dear old dad. This shirt is of course ideal for Father's Day, but can easily be worn year round. What dad wouldn't love seeing their kiddo in a shirt that tells the world just how awesome they are? Cute... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at small + friendly
Thanks so much Sally. We were at Spring Lake on Santa Rosa, its a beautiful place to walk!
Toggle Commented May 30, 2014 on Family Portraits at small + friendly
I've mentioned before that I am beyond lucky to be best friends with an amazing photographer. I am mostly lucky to call Meg Messina my best friend because she is supremely sweet, funny, interesting, thoughtful... I could go on and on, my point is that her incredible talent is simply... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at small + friendly
I can't get enough of these little booties. I first wrote about them here. And I have since taken that inspirational pattern and changed it quite a bit. I made this pair as part of Ronan's going home outfit. You can find the original pattern here. I discovered that the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at small + friendly
I will be posting a full tutorial on that exact upsize this week! small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Toggle Commented May 18, 2014 on Knit: Bitty Baby Booties at small + friendly
When I was pregnant with Ronan I had all of the very common concerns about having a second child. I knew I could love another child, but would it be the same? How would Jude take it? I wanted to give him a sibling, but would he see it as... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at small + friendly
Those tea towels made me gasp! I wish I could have the whole lot. Thanks so much for bringing us with you!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2014 on Brimfield at SouleMama
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The oh so important going home outfit. Baby can't wear just anything to arrive home for the first time. And my baby couldn't come home without at least one handmade item. In the final weeks of pregnancy I realized that Ronan didn't have a special going home outfit and in... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at small + friendly
Chock full of foods that support healthy milk production and oh so delicious, these cookies are a must have for all new moms. That said, they are so tasty and easy to make I would encourage you to make them whether you are nursing or not. Oh, and they take... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at small + friendly
I'm pretty sure you all know the amazing Jennifer of Classic Play! I might be biased (I am a contributor afterall) but Classic Play is one of my favorite places on the internet. And since Jennifer is totally my parenting idol, I am thirlled that she shared this awesome idea... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at small + friendly
This new little person has brought so much love and joy to his family ... Wishing you and yours a beautiful weekend. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at small + friendly
Thanks so much! The chairs are from IKEA. - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Toggle Commented May 2, 2014 on Daybed Delight at small + friendly
First, I should say that Ronan's birth was one of the most amazing, exhilarating experiences I've ever had. Almost pain free and only 90 minutes start to finish, I will never win the labor horror story contest. I also can't take any credit for how easy it was, I was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at small + friendly
I am so excited to introduce Jane of Buzzmills, she just might be thee most creative mama I know! She sews amazing outfits, throws the coolest kid parties, and always has a cool craft (or fifty) going. Be sure to check out her site and don't miss your chance to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at small + friendly
Today I am thrilled to introduce Melissa Q. of a happy stitch to the baby fever series. She was generous enough to share some very helpful advice on introducing older children to their new siblings, I plan to follow it to the letter! If you don't know Melissa already you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at small + friendly