a happy stitch


I'm mostly the mother of two wild, nature-loving boys but I'm also a sewing teacher and maker extraordinaire. Weekly art adventures and everyday boy-led creativity are all part of how I bring my do-it-yourself sensibility into the daily life of...

Where do you discover new kid-friendly crafts?

What's one creative product you would recommend to all moms?

How do you encourage your child to explore their creativity?

Quilts made from outgrown onesies, benches from cribs, spice jars from baby food containers... how have you re-purposed your old baby and kid items? Please share a photo if you have one.

melissa q.

I make wonderful memory quilts out of children's outgrown baby clothes. I've done a few for friends and even a handful for strangers. It's a wonderful way to remember those very special things!
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What are the best art museums in the country to take kids to and why? If you've visited one with your kids that they loved and you have a picture we can use, please also share a link to the photo.

melissa q.

One of the absolute best art museums in the country to visit with kids is called Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. It's a huge swath of land with free-roaming peacocks and it is filled with art sculptures...some you can even interact with and touch. They have permanent artwork out but also revolving exhibits, it's incredible! We love it!
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