I love, love, love today’s guest – Miriam of MadMim.
Miriam is a designer I had the honor of getting to meet at Sewing Summit, and I am so thankful I did. She is one of the sweetest, most talented bloggers, and I am simply in awe of her. Her quirky sense of fun is right up my alley, and I love stopping by her spot in the blogosphere for a little pick-me-up. She just makes me smile.
But its more than that, this rocking Momma of 3 can seriously sew. And I mean Sew with a capital S. Did you see the Stretch Yourself Series she co-hosted recently for sewing with Knits. Yeah, I was pretty much blown away.
Needless to say, I was really excited to see what Miriam and her 3 kiddos would come up with for K.I.D.S.
Hey friends, I’m Mim from Mad Mim, and I’m tickled fuchsia to join the amazing cast of characters that Jessica has rounded up for this amazing series. I sew a lot (a lot a lot a lot) for my kids, and have always consulted them frequently in the design phase because a) it’s fun, and 2) I want them to actually wear what I make. I have found that kid’s will almost always wear and love what they feel ownership for. But this project still challenged me/us, as I don’t usually give my kids full design rights. It was such a great experience and something I’m really excited to encourage her to do more of.
As you can see, Twinkle’s sketch was a bit nondescript. I kept pushing her to be more detailed and even color it, but she just wasn’t having it. I think she didn’t quite know where to start, so I enjoyed playing 20 questions with her as we fleshed out her idea a bit. One thing that we knew would be a part of her design from the beginning were these unicorn and rainbow stamps that she drew and designed/I made using this technique. She’s pretty excited about how her fabric design turned out, and feels especially proud of the fact that the print is her artwork. On my blog today I’ve described in more detail how I carved the reversible stamp so I could print a two-directional pattern.
Girly Girl Tribe adores her dress, and is just as proud of it as I am of her. Thanks so much Jessica for letting Twinkle and I join the ranks of awesome K.I.D.S designers!
Miriam – this dress is INCREDIBLE!!! I love how you both worked together to come up with something fantastic that both you and your daughter love. And that handmade stamp? I am so impressed!!! Love it!!! Not to mention the sparkly shoes :). Seriously – I am in love with what you and your extremely talented daughter created. What a great idea to play 20 questions with her drawing, that way you knew exactly what she wanted. Seriously – amazing! Thank you so much for being here and being a part of K.I.D.S.
Be sure to hop on over to Miriam’s blog to see all that she is up to and follow along!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…