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Carla
Sonoma County, CA
Crafty cookin' DIY mama!
Interests: gardening, cooking, sewing, decorating, crafting
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Those of you who have read Small + Friendly for a while now know that I'm not the best housekeeper. To say that I struggle to keep my home tidy would be an understatement. I'm a messy cook and a whirlwind of a maker. Add to that a non-neat-nick husband... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at small + friendly
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Photo by Julio Duffoo Photography This Father's Day I wanted to tell you about my awesome dad. I love my dad with all my heart. He really and truly is my hero. We don't share DNA, but we do share so much very much more. My biological father was not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at small + friendly
Hi Sarah! You will likely need to make them much longer but only slightly wider (kids grow up more than out) I would try using a pair of leggings that fit as your guide. I hope that helps! Happy Sewing!
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I love making homemade baby food. And creating delicious, wholesome, affordable baby food is much easier than you think. It doesn't require hours of prep or fancy gadgets. I'll show you how I make all of my baby's food with just three simple kitchen tools. Homemade baby food isn't just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at small + friendly
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For Ronan's first birthday we threw a bubbles and brunch party that was super fun and easy to put together. My goal was a nice, low key first birthday bash that everyone could enjoy. It worked out really well. Bubbles are super fun for babies and kids of all ages.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at small + friendly
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This post is sponsored by Olly Vitamins. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. In a perfect world I would be a bright and shining example of good health. In reality I try my best, but often let my own wellbeing play second fiddle to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at small + friendly
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In an effort to reclaim my maker mojo I am trying to simply create on a whim (i.e. not "researching" on Pinterest for hours or thinking "that would be neat" and never getting around to it). This hurry-up-and-make attitude has always yielded my best results, but as my family has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at small + friendly
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When Celina and Jessica asked me to do a DIY for the world's coolest online magazine STYLO, I literally jumped up and down. Seriously, I still can't believe I was included in this amazing group of makers, each spread is more stunning than the last. For my contribution, I decided... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at small + friendly
Im so glad you like it! The seam allowances are included. Happy sewing!
So happy to see you here again! And you know, this post made me realize why I've been so burnt out on my blog: I'm totally over thinking it! I keep thinking I need a beautiful editorial style article, but really I can just pop in with a mini-farm update! I think I'll try to do that this week! I am loving your music the world is very lucky you decided to start creating it again!!!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2015 on creating balance at lady cordelia
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I've got a confession to make: my all-or-nothing, perfectionist streak that has got me stuck in my tracks. I want to lose the baby weight, purge my home, make all of our food from scratch, sew a wardrobe for myself and two boys, undertake a number of home improvement projects,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at small + friendly
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This post is brought to you by maids.com. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. Although I consider myself a modern homemaker, I’m not much of a housekeeper. In fact, cleaning the house, especially scrubbing toilets, makes me very grumpy. Coming home to a clean house... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at small + friendly
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Hi friends! I have so much I'd like to share with you and seemingly never enough time in which to do it! The boys and I have been battling some pretty epic spring colds but I'm hoping all is on the mend and I can get back to my regularly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at small + friendly
Yes! That would work great! Thanks and happy sewing!
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This post was brought to you by Kandoo. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. The other day at the farm stand Jude exclaimed, “Mom! Kale! Can we get some?” The woman next to us was shocked, and I was beaming with pride. Jude is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at small + friendly
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I've been wanting to share this tutorial for a leather chevron necklace and triangle bracelet for some time now. I originally created these for the Handmade Winter eBook. Super simple and equally chic, these statement pieces make the perfect gift. Hip sisters, cool friends, and rad moms can be hard... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at small + friendly
Hi Lindsey, Yes I did. The base was just a box that I glued strips of fringed tissue to. It was simple although a little time consuming. If I were to do it again I would cut a few holes in the box and tape newspaper over the holes before adding tissue because it was too sturdy! An adult had to end up breaking it, but that did mean lots of turns for each kid! Good luck and thanks for reading! - Carla
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2015 on Firefighter Birthday Party at small + friendly
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Dear Ronan Sky, How is it possible that you are already one year old? Wasn't it just yesterday that you shot into this world like the sparkling star you are? Perhaps the time has passed so swiftly because you are so darn fun: all smiles and pure charm. Then again,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at small + friendly
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I am well aware of the fact that Easter is almost here, making this craft extremely late in blogger terms. But, I like to keep it real (I usually blog my life not the other way around) and I am a chronically last minute crafter. Late or not, this little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at small + friendly
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I've been meaning to share the boy's shared room for ages! How has it already been almost a year?!? With the help of my sponsor Munchkin, I finally got it together! With a home that is less than 1000 square feet and just two bedrooms, we always knew our kids... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at small + friendly
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I have some big feelings to share today but first, three super fun projects! Jude and I made this super cool stamped dish towels with everyday kitchen objects. Can you guess what they are? Head over to This Heart of Mine for the answer and full tutorial. Spring is here!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at small + friendly
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This post was sponsored by Levana and they are offering you a wonderful giveaway at the end of this post! Thanks so much for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. Happy First Day of Spring! I have been spending as much time as possible readying the garden for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at small + friendly
What an awesome group of treats! I can't get over that stencil, you're so clever!
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2015 on Simple Baby Gifts to Make and Give... at Buzzmills
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This Baby of Mine is a virtual shower for our dear friend Amy of This Heart of Mine. We wanted to shower her with love and congratulations on her newest addition even though we live all over the country. Our posts are full of great ideas for sending love and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at small + friendly
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I love me a good kid craft and this simple lucky wind sock is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. With little more than paint, paper, and string; you can make one too. Who knows, it might even bring you a pot of gold! The other day Jude and I were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at small + friendly