Doodling Patterns inside Chinese Characters

Doodling Patterns into Chinese Characters- Muumade.com

Doodling patterns inside Chinese characters is a great way to familiarize yourself with their beautiful shapes while at the same time having fun by making beautiful patterns. But what exactly is doodling? According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word doodle is defined as an “aimless or casual scribble, design or sketch.” Now that does […]

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Making a Waist Pouch from a Pocket

Making a waist pouch from a pocket - upcycling DIY project

This is a tutorial on how to make a waist pouch from a pocket. The finished waist pouch is a practical and fun accessory.  You can use it to carry around small essentials, such as keys, coins and cell phones. This project is also a great way to upcycle an old pair of pants. They […]

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How to Make Pom-Pom Ducklings

Felt Mallard Duck with pom-pom ducklings

In this free tutorial, you will learn how to make pom-pom ducklings. These ducklings are very easy to make and are irresistibly cute. Also, despite being tiny, they can stand on their own legs! (Note: The Mallard daddy duck talking to the pom-pom ducklings in the photo above is a Little Felt Duck, made from […]

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New Arrival: A Little Felt Duck

Little Felt Duck sewing pattern tutorial

The Little Felt Duck just joined the Muumade clan!  Its sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com. Also, please visit my blog page for more details regarding the Little Felt Duck.  Included there are some adorable photos of two different kinds of ducks that you can make with the pattern […]

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How to Make a Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card

How to make a Pop-up Christmas Tree Card

Winter greetings!  I know the weeks before Christmas are a very hectic time of the year.  So here is how to make an easy but elegant DIY Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card for this year’s winter greetings. The materials and tools that you will need are: 1 sheet of white paper (it can be either US […]

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How to Cut Out Detailed Designs from Felt

Cutting out detailed designs from felt - Grease Pink Ladies

  Cutting out detailed designs from felt is not easy.  But with a few simple tricks, this daunting task becomes quite doable. I made the Grease-inspired Pink Ladies applique shown above by cutting out the black letters from felt. These instructions describe the process I used, and the same tricks can be used to cut […]

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New Arrival: The Simply Simple Sheep

Simply Simple Sheep Sewing Pattern

  A family of fluffy sheep has just joined the Muumade clan! The Simply Simple Sheep sewing pattern & tutorial is now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com. For more images of these woolly creatures (including a stop motion video of the Simply Simple Mother Sheep being philosophical), please visit my blog page. Muu

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Writing and Drawing on Felt

Writing and Drawing on Felt

  Writing and drawing on felt might seem a bit tricky because of its fuzzy surface.  But, it is actually not hard at all when you use permanent markers or fabric markers!  I used the former (Sharpies) for this post, but I’ve read that fabric markers also work well, and they seem to be better […]

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