About Me

Technically, I learned how to sew in my 4-H sewing class beginning at age 12. I sewed an emerald green velvet vest with plastic gold buttons, and matching green plaid, elastic-waisted,  knee shorts. That was probably my shining moment, but you will find all my subsequent endeavors here. My name is Miriam Tribe, but a lot of people call me Mim.

I am a sucker for self-expression, and don’t really care which vehicle:  sewing, drawing, jewelry-making, graphic design, furniture repurposing, writing, dancing, singing, mothering, yodeling, clogging, whatever.  They’re all fun, and they all give me that lovely little buzz, of which I’m self-admittedly addicted to.  I blog because I’m a prolific crafter who enjoys writing and editing photos, and not at all because I like to show off.  No seriously, close behind self-expression is my love of community, and blogging is like partying with your crafty pals without having to vacuum or arrange food (I’m rubbish at party-planning, but remember how I love writing and editing photos?)

My personal life is small yet full and crazy. I have (three) adorable and rather remarkable children whom I love thoroughly, and (one) cute and nerdy husband who I stay-up way too late with (oh, and I love him a lot too).  We live in Utah.  I speak Spanish. I hate cooking dinner. I love to read. I have a rubber face. I like folk music. I sleep in. I fantasize about busting MJ moves in front of a vast, adoring audience.

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  1. Posted February 17, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Love this about ‘moi’, you are wonderful, charming and talented!

  2. Posted May 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    I agree with all the great things Emily said and I love the humorous way you write MIm.

  3. sarah jayne
    Posted June 12, 2011 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    i have no idea how i found your blog… BUT i think you are amazing… i love your work and what you do. im hoping one day i can sew as easily as you seem to.

  4. Posted June 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Love your blog…I just discovered it while looking for a maxi dress tutorial.
    Can’t wait to read more!

  5. Cathy Kizerian
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on winning the Sewing Summit scholarship! I look forward to meeting you there!! PS – you said in your SS comments that you had trouble converting visitors into followers. I am a Blogspot/google blogger. How does one follow your blog?!?

    • Posted July 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

      If you just click on the subscribe icon near the top right of my page (the very first icon in the row) it should let you subscribe in whatever reader you use. Hope that helps, and look forward to meeting you too!

  6. carolyn
    Posted December 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    You have a fortunate family! Such imagination and action. I had a nice visit, thank you. carolyn

  7. Katherine Cantrell
    Posted June 9, 2014 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to subscribe please.

  8. Teresa Ayerra Ballesteros
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    I find your blog by accident, fortunately. I find your posts amazing. I want to follow you for ever. I hope you can send me notifications. I am very interested. Thanks a lot for taking the time to teach us so clearly and easily. I´m wiring you from Spain, hope you understand my English. You know to learn to sew is a constant learning job, as a learning of a foreign language is.

  9. Catherine Ardern
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    i have just found this post whilst looking into making a T Shirt with my new overlocker. I found it really informative and very easy to follow. I will definitely be signing up to follow your posts.

  10. Mimi
    Posted March 12, 2015 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    Great blog!

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