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My first sewing project: a squirrel plushie

The title could suggest a great post about a kids activity. However, it is about me and my first sewing project (although you could sometimes still consider me a kid). Last Saturday I hand sewed my first plushie. It took me a few hours but I did it!  Continue reading My first sewing project: a squirrel plushie

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Making your own fabric labels or loop tags DIY

 
One of our stuffed giraffes now with a loop tag!

Are you one of those crafters who goes “oh, I want those too!!” whenever you see a pretty label on a handmade item? I know I am, especially cute for our stuffed animals. But ordering them must be expensive, right? Continue reading Making your own fabric labels or loop tags DIY

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Origin of Mippoos

Sewing, stitching, crocheting, quilting, knitting.. I’m just trying to remember all the things my mom has done or is still doing! The first time I fell in love with something my mom made, was when I was only about 18 months old and she sewed me a soft and cute hippo plush, including a ballet tutu, dress and pajamas. I named her Nelleke (a very Dutch name), but often pronounced it more like Mel-lik, which is actually where the M from Mippoos originates.

Mip·po [Mip-oh]
noun, plural Mip·poos. Informal.
A cute species of plush hippo,
first discovered in the Netherlands in 1989. Continue reading Origin of Mippoos