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7 Ways to Find Creative Inspiration

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I began my creative journey writing and illustrating my own storybooks as a little girl, and continued on to overly dramatic poetry as a teenager. I loved making my own dollhouse furniture and accessories, and as I got older my bedroom was my biggest canvas, collaged from wall to wall with my favorite images torn […]

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15 Holiday Gifts for Girls

Yesterday I shared my list of 15 gifts for baby and toddlers, and today I’m showing you my top picks for girls. Inspired by the simple idea of giving one gift each for something your little girl wants, needs, can wear, or read, I’ve rounded up a handful of choices for each category. Perfect for Christmas, […]

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Last Week at the Maker Mama House

Last week at the Maker Mama house… I braved taking the kids on a day trip to visit family in Austin (hook ’em horns!). We got nice and fancy for Easter Sunday… …and I finished Eleanor’s knitted bolero the night before (to match Amelia’s baby blue bolero). We picked loquats at Grandma’s… …and continued our […]

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Baby Blue Bolero

After knitting my last bolero, I decided to stretch my knitting skills a little more and make some for the girls to wear at Easter. I found this pattern by Cotton and Cloud and fell in love! I can’t remember exactly how long it took me to finish (about a month?), but Amelia’s snowdrop bolero […]

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