Month: October 2012

Tiny Art Ditching by Laura and John // Tiny Art Week

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I audibly squealed and clapped my hands with delight when I read Laura’s post.  Laura is my cousin, and her blog Topsy and Havoc is one of my all-time faves. You have to check it out–it’s the dessert of my blogroll. It’s always funny and charming and pretty and clever and hilarious and just a… Read more »

Small and Meaningful by Eirene // Tiny Art Week

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If you know me personally, then you’ll know that I am not, by far, the most creative or creatively industrious of the Mitchell girls. I have 4 lovely sisters, each of which are fairly bursting with lovely virtues and talents of their own. My sister Eirene is one of those people who just blows you away… Read more »

Matchbox Frame DIY // Tiny Art Week

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A lot of what I deem tiny art is really just tiny junk, but with sentimental strings attached. It typically is banished to sock drawers or coin jars, never to be admired or talked about. We must, as tiny art supporters, put an end to all that under-appreciation!   All that precious junk needs is… Read more »

Caitlin’s Tiny Art Tip // Tiny Art Week

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You all know about Hue and Hum, right? If you’re looking for a great read, look no further! Caitlin is talented and funny and not just a little dazzling, and really–one of the most genuine and nice people I’ve ever met.  I remember the first time I bumped into her at the Bijou Market and… Read more »

Tiny Art Week // My Ecclectic Gallery Wall

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On a number of occasions I’ve mentioned that I have a special affinity for tiny art, and I’ve even posted a few tiny art projects. I think I may just secretly be one of those people who squeal with delight at a miniature anything (I certainly was mothered by such a person), because tiny art really just… Read more »

Sewing Summit Recap

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There’s nothing like sewing, laughing, and eating too much sugar ’til 3 am, I always say. Get a group of passionate sewists and some great food and pre-Halloween candy together, and you’ve got my Sewing Summit weekend in a nutshell. It was so fun! Melissa, Miranda and Leanne, I  love these girls! My classes were so… Read more »

Bizness Card

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So I’ve been crazy busy getting things done before and getting ready for Sewing Summit! I think I’m just about ready to go, but I feel a little silly packing so much fabric!! You better believe I’m gonna get my sew-on–there’s no time like kid-free-sewing-time, I always say. So I put together these business cards,… Read more »

Sneaking back to anonymity

When I started mad mim almost three years ago my plan was to keep my kids completely anonymous here, because I didn’t like the idea of their names and faces being out there for anyone to know. By degrees I started mentioning them more and more as I realized that my craft life and family life are… Read more »

G-Tube Skin Barrier Pad Tutorial + special needs spotlight

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Yes, you just read that right–I’m posting a G-tube skin pad tutorial. Most of you–maybe ALL of you will be wondering what in the WHAT that is, but I’m not writing to you today. I’m writing to that one person who is searching for answers, maybe a little confused, overwhelmed, trying to figure out how… Read more »

The Good Save Lace Tee

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I LITRALLY made this shirt three times before this final design. It was last week when I got this crazy notion to sew something FOR EVERY MEMBER OF MY FAMILY for our family pictures. To be honest, it was just out of necessity; after looking at our finances, we decided we had a budget of… Read more »

The Trouser Refashion Swap : the Polka Dot Pencil (on me!)

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Part two of the Trouser Refashion Swap! Last week you saw all our refashions + DIY’s (thanks for all the nice comments!) and today you get to see us model what was made for us! Check us all out sporting our custom looks! Suzannah of Adventures in Dressmaking Miranda of One Little Minute Melissa of I Still Love… Read more »