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Carla
Sonoma County, CA
Crafty cookin' DIY mama!
Interests: gardening, cooking, sewing, decorating, crafting
Recent Activity
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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 yesterday 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
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