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Carla
Sonoma County, CA
Crafty cookin' DIY mama!
Interests: gardening, cooking, sewing, decorating, crafting
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Need the perfect way to wrap that Mother's Day gift? Have your kids create these simple, yet stunning tote bags. We came up with two different styles, a scribble art tote that even the youngest artist can create and a batik inspired bleach pen tote that will let older children... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at small + friendly
Yay!!! I'm so glad you are back and I'm inspired already, no surprise there! I can't wait to chat reality with you! Three cheers for self love!
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2016 on a reintroduction at Sew Liberated
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Yay!! Thank you so much for your support! Were going to have fun! XO, Carla
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2016 on I finally figured out my purpose at small + friendly
Melissa, Im not sure I would have figured this out without getting to chat with you! Thank you!! XOXO, Carla
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2016 on I finally figured out my purpose at small + friendly
Thank you so much MJ! Its funny that I shied away from having a kid focus for so long, I am super excited to have a stronger direction! xo Carla
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2016 on I finally figured out my purpose at small + friendly
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It is the six year anniversary of this little blog of mine and it is finally clear to me why I do it. I always thought I was someone with too many interests to have one true passion. But then I went to Craftcation and I met an amazing group... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at small + friendly
Laurinda, I am so glad you like it!! I baked a couple loaves today too! Thanks so much for reading! - Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2016 on One Hour Sandwich Bread at small + friendly
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Finally! The post many have been waiting for! I'm here to teach you how to add not one, but two, different types of waistbands to my free sewing baby legging sewing pattern! And don't forget that pattern also comes with a shorts option so it's perfect for summer! I will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at small + friendly
Cait, Yes, its a lot of yeast but thats how it works so quickly! Happy baking and thanks for reading! - Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2016 on One Hour Sandwich Bread at small + friendly
I would try just making the sides a little wider (maybe 1/4) and adding maybe 1/2 to the rise. I hope that helps! Happy Sewing! small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2016 on Micro Shorts - DIY Baby Shorts at small + friendly
​There is a different recipe that uses a cast iron pot you can find my version of that one here​: http://www.smallfriendly.com/small-friendly/2013/03/super-simple-homemade-bread.html For these loafs you can just form two loaf shapes and set them on a baking sheet or pizza stone (I would but down parchment first). They wont be as sandwich loaf shaped but they will still work! Happy Baking!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2016 on One Hour Sandwich Bread at small + friendly
Thanks so much Sally! Your girls are super cute too! I love seeing all their cool adventures! small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2016 on Around Here Lately at small + friendly
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Hi Friends!! It's been way too long since I shared snippets of this little family with the world. And with family living far away that will just never do. Plus, I am officially the worst scrapbooker EVER so if I don't get it down here, it doesn't happen. Some of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at small + friendly
Hi Inder! This loaf had more like 20 minutes to rise and it does get a second rise in the oven as it heats, but this recipe is pretty nuts! Ive made it loads of times and the longer first rise is nice but you still great a very serviceable loaf in the short amount of time! Its not the very best loaf EVER but its tasty and so convenient! - Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2016 on One Hour Sandwich Bread at small + friendly
Oh Ros!! Ive been having so much fun following along on your China adventure. I do hope this recipe helps!!
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2016 on One Hour Sandwich Bread at small + friendly
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I love fresh baked bread and this super simple bread recipe is my go-to for dinner time, but I've struggled for ages to find a quick and easy sandwich bread. The search is over! In just ONE HOUR start to finish (give or take) you can make this awesome, soft,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at small + friendly
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That should work fine!! If they turn out super tiny just go up a needle size! Good luck and thanks for reading! - Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2016 on Knit: Bitty Baby Booties at small + friendly
Im so glad you agree!! Thanks so much for reading, Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Jennifer, California sure has its great qualities and the weather is one of them for sure! Do you live where it snows? Id imagine that would make it harder to get a walk in! Thanks for reading, Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
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I've asked nicely four times and shouted twice for Jude to get on his shoes. No matter how early we get up and how organized I try to be, it seems we are always rushing to get out the door. I pour my lukewarm coffee into a to-go mug, make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at small + friendly
You might want to try the thrift store! I admit that once I used one of my hubbys not yet worn out sweatshirts, oops, ha! Thanks so much for reading!! small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2016 on KCWC Day Three at small + friendly
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Jude has recently shown an interest in learning how to sew! We came up with this fun little project which just happens to make a fabulous valentine gift. I must admit, crafting with a creative and head strong kid can be a serious lesson in collaboration and patience. I'm so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at small + friendly
Hi Ashley! I use traditional oats and think they come out great! I say go for it! If you dont love the texture you can switch for the next batch. For heaven sakes dont go for an errand!! - Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
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This easy craft makes a great last minute gift! With just a few affordable supplies and very little time (seriously like ten minutes!) you can create these rad wire and stone rings and pendants. This project would make the perfect Galentine's Day gift! Or if there are any crafty dudes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at small + friendly
Hi Helen! Im so happy your bread is cooperating! I have never tried freezing, but Id say its worth a shot! Happy Baking! - Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2016 on Super Simple Homemade Bread at small + friendly