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Member Since: 3/24/08

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Four is wonderful age to get comfortable with a needle and thread. Embroidery is a great way to start. I wrote about it right here: http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2009/12/embroidering-with-children.html


Sewing Kit Ideas for a Beginner
Good Questions

11/30/11 01:53 PM

Thank you so much for including maya*made! I'm so grateful for the amazing support AT has given my blog!


10 Crafty Blogs We Love | Apartment Therapy Chicago
2/4/10 09:41 AM

Thanks for the nice feedback! I haven't tried ironing it, but the fold marks loosen up within a day or two and disappear. I photographed these the instant they went up...

Cat? Yes, I do. He's not interested, luckily!


Homespun Elegance: DIY Cheesecloth Curtains | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/28/10 12:24 AM

I use salvaged coffee sacks from my local coffee roaster. They are often only a dollar or two... sometimes even free! I shared directions in the pattern for how to deconstruct the sacks. Have fun!


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Now Available! Burlap Basket Patterns at Maya*Made
7/6/09 12:56 PM

Thanks, all! My mother's home was technically a barn before it was converted into living space and studio. It still looks like one on the outside!
Art: the frame was bought at an auction and we had it fitted with a mirror at a glass shop. Simple and fairly reasonable price-wise. They even installed sturdy hardware for hanging.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Inspiration: Maya's Barnyard Bathroom
4/22/09 03:05 PM

Great post! I enjoyed the writing style, as well as the clear tutorial. Nice links too!


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | How To: Make Fabric Wall Silhouettes
6/5/08 03:41 PM

Before motherhood I was a toddler teacher (among many things). We used a similar changing table in our classrooms. The steps/ladder were phenomenal way to invite cooperation and create autonomy around an activity (diaper changing) that young children have no control over and usually struggle with.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Changing Table by Worthington Direct
5/15/08 07:22 AM

Funny timing...I just returned from my three year old's first dentist appointment. Our dentist recommends parents "helping" their child brush until they are 8 years old! I have a nine year old, as well, and we didn't assist that long (he would never have stood for it!), but we did supervise for a long time and still use a timer. No cavities, so far!


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Survey: Teeth Brushing
5/7/08 11:21 AM

Thanks for the great feedback! Noemi really loves spending time in her room. For more info and pictures, please visit my blog: http://mayamade.blogspot.com/
We were very fortunate to inherit her wonderful toddler bed from a our friend, a great DIYer. It's a simple, but very satisfying design. A crib mattress graduates into the frame with a perfect fit. She can't roll out because the walls of the frame rise several inches above the mattress, but the base is only a few inches off the floor...so she can climb right in!


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | #28- Bucket Brigade
4/10/08 03:51 PM

I like the idea of utilizing space under the bed, but it seems like it might be challenging for a young child to pull out the trundle/storage indpendently.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | #13 - No Closet? No Problem!
4/8/08 07:32 AM

So glad you enjoyed my set...my daughter is quite happy with it , too! If you'd like instructions to make it yourself, I just posted them on my new blog: mayamade.blogspot.com


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | DIY Table and Chairs Set
3/24/08 11:45 AM