Seashell Choker Necklace

Seashell Choker Necklace - black and lilac cord necklaces with a pair of shell earrings

  Summer vacations at the beach provide a great opportunity to collect seashells.  Then, once back home, you can make beautiful crafts with them.  This year, we made seashell choker necklaces and earrings from the treasures we found while on vacation. We decided to use some small seashells with holes to make our shell jewelry.  […]

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Fun with Calligraphy

Fun with Calligraphy - calligraphy letters in black and red

  We had some fun experimenting with calligraphy the other day.  It is a refreshing way to appreciate the art of handwriting, which unfortunately, we do less and less nowadays. Writing with dip pens (a dip pen is basically a fountain pen that does not have a reservoir for the ink) was not easy, but it […]

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The New Arrival: The Huggable Doggy!

Huggable Doggy - 3 dogs in arms of a child

  Here is the newest member of the Muumade family: the Huggable Doggy! The Huggable Doggy’s sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from Muumade.esty.com. As shown in the photo, I designed three types of ears, as well as three options for the snout.  Also, instructions and patterns for making a super cute cowboy vest […]

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Needle Felted Food

needle felted food - hamburger

  Do your children enjoy make-believe picnics and dinner parties with their toy friends?  Needle felting is an easy way to fill such special occasions with lots of homemade (or rather, “handmade”) food. Needle felted food can be made into whatever shapes and sizes that match your child’s play friends. If you are not familiar […]

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Redecorating Hair Clips

Redecorated hair clips with felt and fabric

  Redecorating hair clips is a simple and fun sewing project for children and grownups alike.   If you have hair clips with chipped paint or broken decorations, this is a great way to renew them.  In addition, the fact that the finished barrettes are wearable is a big motivational factor for young crafters! As […]

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Needle Felted Flower Brooch

Needle Felted Flower Brooch and bouquet

  Needle felted flowers are pretty, and they are easy to make for children as well as for grown-ups.  By attaching a pin, the flowers can be made into a brooch, as I will describe below.  In fact, a flower brooch would be a wonderful handmade gift for Mother’s Day! For needle felting, you will […]

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Mother’s Day Sale!

Mother's Day sale 2016 at Muumade.etsy.com - 10% off

  To celebrate Mother’s Day, I am offering a 10% OFF sale at my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com, until the end of May. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but there is still time to make a very special handmade gift! And, if you would like to make a handmade card to accompany your gift, […]

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