Author Archives: Carli

Once Upon a Crafty Pumpkin

Make a pumpkin from a book with this fun fall project. | #upcycled #pumpkin #rustic #shabbychic

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far far away…. Okay, it was really northern Utah and the leaves on my trees are rustling the tale of summer’s end. Crisp air is blowing and it won’t be long until those leaves start falling. Having grown up in southern Arizona, I never really experienced a true fall season until moving here. It’s a wondrous sight! Recycling …read more

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Noodlehead Sewing Pattern Review & Giveaway

Noodleheads Road Trip |

If you are a seamstress, chances are you’ve heard of, seen, or sewn a Noodlehead pattern. If you haven’t, I’m pleased to be the one who enlightened you! Anna is an incredibly talented pattern designer. Her designs are not only cute and trendy, the patterns themselves make sense and are easy to follow. She offers loads of free tutorials and her …read more

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Free Online Mini Craft Classes with Craftsy!

Free Craftsy Mini Classes!

Have you seen all of the great free online mini craft classes Craftsy is offering right now? Our long time readers know that mom and I love Craftsy. We’ve blogged about them and have given away free classes to our readers in the past. If you’ve visted before, you know that Craftsy offers free classes on a variety of creative subjects. Their expert …read more

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Featured: Designer – DrFrankKnits

fighter jets

I had to do two double-takes when I first spied DrFrankKnits creations. Are those knitted? Why yes – yes they are! These little 3D gizmo’s are phenomenal! I was both tickled and inspired when I happened upon the creative inventions found on her blog – From the Needles of DrFrankKnits.  The Free Pattern Friday feature will keep me coming back for …read more

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DIY Insulin Pump Band

DIY Pump Band |

As many of our long time readers know, my 12 year old, Jaci has type 1 diabetes. She started using an insulin pump about 5 months ago. An insulin pump is fantastic because instead of giving herself 6 injections a day, she only has to get one injection every 3 days. Because she doesn’t make her own insulin, this pump gives her a constant drip of insulin. …read more

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Inspiralize Me!

Spiralized Greek Salad Appetizer |

  Have you ever heard of a vegetable spiralizer?  Me either, until today when Mom introduced us. I’m normally not a huge fan of kitchen gadgets. They pile up so easily, falling into disuse and crowding my cabinets. But the Spirooli, (the brand I got to play with today), has now made my list of must have’s. This tool slices effortlessly …read more

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Distressed Chevron Wooden Growth Chart

DIY Wooden Chevron Growth Chart Tutorial |

  The weather is getting so nice here in Northern Utah, it only makes sense for Emily and I to put away the sewing machines and play out in the garage for a bit. Emily was inspired by the recent cute growth charts she’d spotted on pinterest, and came up with a modern twist on them to go with her decor. I admired her finished chevron wooden …read more

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Reusable Snack Bags Sewing Pattern Tutorial

DIY Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial |

  It never fails – 9:00 pm and my kids tell me they have run out of ziplock bags for tomorrow’s lunch. Same at your house? Enough is enough – I decided to try my hand at making reusable snack bags. Today is the day I free myself from throwaway plastic bags and join the reusable snack bag revolution! <grin> Materials you need for …read more

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Protecting Mom’s Stash

Make a Floral Lavender Sachet Tutorial |

  Mother’s Day is a fun time of year around here. I always have a great time coming up with gift ideas for my Mom. I never have to think too hard – she’s just so easy! She loves little pretty things. Useful or not – if it’s pretty, she loves it. If it’s pretty and handmade, she’s over the moon! This Mother’s Day – and yes, I’m revealing …read more

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Quickie Graham Cracker Treats

Easy Graham Cracker Treats for the Busy Mom |

  Okay, busy Mom’s – I’m going to let you in on a very clever, amazingly easy, last minute rescue treat recipe that has saved my bacon more than once! You know those times when your darling little one remembers to tell you at bedtime that you’ve been assigned to provide treats for 30 kids the following day? Well, here’s your salvation. Keep …read more

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