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Carla
Sonoma County, CA
Crafty cookin' DIY mama!
Interests: gardening, cooking, sewing, decorating, crafting
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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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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
Thank you so much for letting me know! Its fixed now!
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I had the pleasure of creating these 5 Canvas Drop Cloth Tutorials for the DIY Network. It was so much fun and I ended up with five really cool finished products that we use and enjoy. If you're looking for cool affordable DIY's you've got to check these out. Handmade... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at small + friendly
Thank you so much for the awesome pattern Jess!
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2015 on DIY Leather Baby Shoes at small + friendly
I havent tried it but I dont see why it wouldnt work. I say its worth a shot. Good luck!
Im so happy you like them! I often use half coconut oil and I really like them that way! Happy no-baking and nursing!!!
Thanks so much Monica! I really need to get my butt to the sewing machine more often!
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2015 on DIY Leather Baby Shoes at small + friendly
Hi Melissa! Ive been really happy with that machine so far. My leather was quite soft and fairly thin (not sure how it would do with meatier stuff) but with a leather needle it just chugged along no problem, even with the vinyl! The machine comes with a bunch of extra stuff, including a walking foot so thats the one I used. I hope this helps, happy sewing! - Carla
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2015 on DIY Leather Baby Shoes at small + friendly
Thank you so much! Im so glad you stopped by, what a great shop and blog you have! - Carla
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2015 on DIY Leather Baby Shoes at small + friendly
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I'm so excited! I figured out how to make leather baby shoes! I adore soft leather baby shoes: they are easy to put on, stay put, don't require socks, and are the next best thing to barefoot for new walkers. Ronan has several pairs of Robeez *, but with my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at small + friendly
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How have I let so many months go by without another brotherly love post? I don't have a great answer, but I am thrilled to report that the love train is still in service. It's true that they are very difficult to photograph together these days; they're basically a big... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at small + friendly
Lynn, You just made my year! Wonderful people like you are the reason I blog! Thank you! - Carla
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I didn't have much time to commit to Kids Clothes Week Challenge this winter but the theme was upcycling so I just had to join in. With limited time and zero trips to the fabric store I was able to make Jude a cool new pair of pants; plus pants,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at small + friendly
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I've got an awesome candy-free valentine idea for you! Better yet, I've created free printables! Alright, if you're a non-procrastinator (AKA nothing like me) you will likely have to pin these for next year, but for the rest of us, there's still plenty of time to print these before Valentine's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at small + friendly
You knit2, purl2 for the first 2 inches, this will create the ribbed band and then you straight knit in the round which will create the stockinette stitch. I hope this helps, good luck! - Carla
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2015 on DIY: Simple Knit Hat at small + friendly
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I love me a bit of seasonal decor, especially with an eager five year old helper. For Valentines Day this year we made these simple heart suncatchers. Easy + Fun + Pretty = My Favorite Kind of Craft! Oil on construction paper creates a gorgeous batik effect when held in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at small + friendly
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I am so excited to tell you about my latest writing gig. The funny thing is I have never thought of myself as a "writer". Sure I wrote countless college papers and random musings here on my own blog, but I've always thought I was more of a maker than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at small + friendly
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I am so excited to tell you about this super rad book! Happy Handmade was put together by my friend Michelle of MollyMoo and it's full of fun and easy projects by 18 cool craft moms (including me)! I contributed these beautiful DIY lacing cards complete with printables. And you've... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at small + friendly
I so feel you on all counts! Especially the wish for less mess, the shoe string budget, and the baby who doesn't sleep! I am hoping to create more rhythm in our days and weeks. I feel like I waste so much energy just trying to figure out what needs to be done (and in what order) each day. Wishing you luck and please don't feel guilty for being here less, I totally understand, sometimes life gets i the way of blogging. I just posted Christmas pictures if that makes you feel any better.
Wendy, I am so sorry you have been through so much. I am so very glad you are alive! If you can handle coco butter I would try using any oil you can tolerate with it (olive oil maybe?). It wont be as thick and solid but it will moisturize. Also, if you know it doesnt bother you, beeswax can be added to improve the consistency. Good luck and well wishes, Carla
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