Month: December 2012

Helping the Boy DIY // Wooden Spool Bead Dolls

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Sometimes it can be such a pain finding things for your kids to make for each other. Do you know what I mean? They see me DIYing my face off, and naturally want to get in on the action, but I’m like uh, no. You can’t dye your own fabric and hand print something.  I… Read more »

Deck the Halls // DIY Felt Animal Ornaments

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It’s impossible to know what to say or do after an unthinkable tragedy happens, and like so many of you, I have felt grief, fear and pain as I watched the whole nightmare unfold.   My heart has been absolutely breaking for all the families involved, and if it matters in some way to someone, I want to… Read more »

Jcrew Coat Refashion // Sewing for the Boy

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Little man Tribe was in a bad way for coats several weeks ago, and I decided to refashion this old Jcrew coat that I had from my college days of yore. With it’s wool lining, this bad boy is WARM, and it kept me snug in even the butt-cold  days of my first two years… Read more »

Deck the Halls // Tiny’s Handmade Christmas Stocking

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Being the marathon crafter I am, there are only a  few things that I relish taking my time making, and our family’s Christmas stockings has been one of them. Remember my handmade Christmas stockings from a couple of years ago?  Each of them was detailed, time consuming, and a real treat to make.  I think… Read more »

Budget Sewing // Thrifted and Gifted

So I’d like to take a minute and talk to you about something that comes up frequently when I talk to people about sewing, and something I’ve long wanted to bring up here on mad mimmy. How do I afford to sew?  Many people say you know everybody used to sew back in the day because… Read more »