miriamtribe Be still my 'art. A guy at the provo farmer's market was selling his father's original art collection (including some of his father's work), and here are some of the pieces I came home with. #art #artcollector #originalart #arthaul @livefreemiranda I bought one for you! 2d

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miriamtribe Lately I've really had to drag my son kicking and screaming to do stuff. Today when I asked him to hike Y mountain with me he threw a big fit and I forced him to come. On the way down he said 'I'm actually really glad you dragged me here cause this has been like, the best day of my life!' It's so hard to know when to let your kids choose for themselves, and when to step in and make them. It's hard to do both, and I seriously don't know which is best. I guess I can only keep playing it by ear be happy when it works out 1w
  •   chelacatracha I hear that! My oldest is the same. He loves it once we get there but the commencing is the thing. Good on you--I was a child that needed to be forced into things until I came into my own and had the guts to follow through with my own crazy ideas. You're wonderful. 1w
  •   tiger_moustache Good job, mama! Parenting...hardest. job. ever. All you can do is follow your gut; it won't fail you. Beautiful view and great capture! 1w
  •   maleaschmitt Yes yes yes. 1w
  •   miriamtribe @chelacatracha @tiger_moustache thanks for the encouragement ladies 1w
  •   betsyclegg Oh man, I so feel you on this. I feel like I have to drag my kid (and quite often, the hubs, too) out of the house to do anything that's different from the norm. And it almost always ends up being worthwhile. So, how do you get them to remember that? It's befuddling. 1w
  •   miriamtribe @betsyclegg yes that's the challenge! He was so excited about our experience yesterday, but I know the very next time I want to do something he will not want to go and he'll forget that he always has a great time... If you figure it out let me know! 1w
  •   marthaware That's Noah every stinking time he has to walk anywhere. Without the part where he thanks me. 😐 1w

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miriamtribe I also try and let them pick fabrics and design the stencils I make (couldn't do it without my Silhouette machine!) It's super fun but can backfire. This morning Tito threw a full on tantrum because I didn't get a certain phrase just right (he wanted 'I am a cool kid' and I wrote 'I am one cool kid') #littlepunk #thenerve #sewing #sewingforkids #handmadewardrobe 1w
  •   kristintree @melissapher word!!! But mom, you can make anything. *sigh* 1w
  •   kristintree I bet it's still a totally rad shirt. I seriously need a silhouette. 1w
  •   nichellejensen I'm in love with these! My boy would die for that master builder one but my skills go as far as me just writing "master builder" with a sharpie on an old tee. 1w
  •   christenpoole You're amazing 1w
  •   miriamtribe @nichellejensen that's still awesome. Want the image pdf? If you know someone with a silhouette machine or just pull out your exacto knife and make a freezer paper stencil! Or sharpie an old tee, both awesome! 1w
  •   lisadyes You are the coolest! 1w
  •   miriamtribe @christenpoole more like totally nuts, but thank you! 1w
  •   nichellejensen I'd love it! I've been meaning to give you this extra Beverly Hills hotel palm leaf/Martinique upholstery fabric too so at least I can offer something! 1w

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miriamtribe Just had to share this one, I sort of killed myself with this logo. If you know Tiny you know she's constantly rocking back and forth--it's her signature move (it's also one of her autistic -like behaviors). She totally rocks! #autism #cdls #sewingforkids #tinytakestheworld @littlest_warrior I thought you'd like this 1w

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miriamtribe 5 of my favorite tips for sewing back to school wardrobes for your kids:

1) Find a good podcast. I've been loving #thelivelyshow.
2) Use just one basic pattern for each kid, and then use blocking, stenciling, stamping, fabric embellishments, and different hems and sleeve styles to switch it up. For Twinkle I used #theskippertee.
3) Cut all at once, sew all at once. For a batch this size I can usually cut in one evening and sew the next.
4) save yourself time by skipping the double needle and opt for a basic zip zag stitch for all hemming. It's fast and it looks fine.
5) keep it simple. This year I ditched time consuming details like plackets and gathering for faster ones like blocking.
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  •   miriamtribe @ariane__k @orbysea just finished it, what beautiful thoughts. I'm especially inspired by his thoughts on stillness. Thank you so much for sharing with me! 1w
  •   miriamtribe @ariane__k so yeah changing thread gets old 1w
  •   miriamtribe @ariane__k woops I wasn't done. I do the trick where I tie the ends to the new cones and then just run the pedal until it's rethreaded (Google it), but even then, I switched for my daughters stuff and then said screw it for my son's. I'd be more inclined to change it for leggings though since they stretch and you can often see the thread. But do t do it if it seems overwhelming! 1w
  •   miriamtribe *don't 1w
  •   ariane__k Isn't it a beautiful episode? ️ Yes! I do that with my serger, but stilllllll. I was actually thinking of the regular machine, I think I would go crazy! But you're right about leggings and the stretch factor... No winning if I want fast AND colour coordinated.😬 1w
  •   miriamtribe @ariane__k Oh yeah for my machine I always switch and it is a pain. But I don't want my zip zag hems to stick out! 1w
  •   ariane__k Lol good point! One has to pick their corner-cutting battles! 1w
  •   orbysea @miriamtribe @ariane__k So glad you enjoyed it! 1w

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miriamtribe And it begins again! Gonna miss these two hooligans. #firstday #back2school #neatotito #twinklemystar 2w
  •   charlottetidwell When Amelia came home from her first day and listed off which of her friends was in her class I was so happy your guy was one of them. It's going to be a great year. 1w
  •   miriamtribe @charlottetidwell I was so glad too! We'll have to plan more playdates for them 1w

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miriamtribe Another #matchboxweaving! These bad boys are so fun i can hardly stand it. This is a little birthday gift for @crazyoldeirene, in her soul colors. #weaving #textileart #tinyart 3w

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miriamtribe This little nugget is the sunshiniest burst of happiness that ever there was. She is such a smiley, content, and vocal little baby. We're still struggling with nursing, but I think things are getting a little better. July for Tootsie has been sleeping 6 hours at night, lots of cooing, and blowing lots of spit bubbles.Love this little human like crazy. #letmeseethattootsieroll #july2015 #tribletportraits 4w

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miriamtribe Someone asked me recently if Tiny shows different emotions in her face, and after thinking I came up with 3: happy, sad, and mischievous. This girl has been busy! July for Tiny has been taking off her diaper (and she's about as NOT potty trained as one can be), up rooting my plants, and smashing her pb&j's in my carpet (bless her heart ). Unfortunately we've also started to deal with some head banging which has been stressful and frustrating. Even though that's been hard, I've also noticed her beginning to show some self-restraint which makes me very proud and encouraged that we'll figure it out. #tinytakestheworld #july2015 #tribletportraits 4w
  •   _megconley I just love you and your people. Thank you for sharing both the enduring light and the temporary shadows. 4w
  •   miriamtribe What a kind thing to say, it made my day 4w
  •   carmentmcdonald @miriamtribe, your photos are beautiful and I love the way you capture this little gem in particular. I have a child with cdls too. Not an easy path but he is my greatest teacher. 4w
  •   miriamtribe @carmentmcdonald Oh yes, I was going to comment! As soon as I saw your son's face my heart melted; nothing does that to me like a sweet cdls smile. You seem to have a sweet family, I'm sohappy to 'meet' you and your family 4w
  •   carmentmcdonald Thank you, @miriamtribe. They are completely sweet and wonderful. Except for when they're a pain in the butt. ;) You can also find me at @storymedicine. I support people who are experiencing grief and loss during difficult life transitions/experiences. (Which is all of us at one time or another, really.) Nice to meet you too. 4w
  •   miriamtribe How wonderful! Thank you for sharing! 3w

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miriamtribe July for Tito has been making a new friend, earning a new Playskool Transformer (a really big deal), and discovering his verbrato #neatotito #july2015 #tribletportraits 4w
  •   mitchellsariah Hey, he was wanting a new friend! He lucked out. :-) 4w

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miriamtribe Twinkle is at that stage where she HATES me taking any pictures of her, and instead of smiling she has to be super silly to defuse her insecurity. July for her has been watching, singing, playing Annie (the musical ), putting on plays with her friends, and starting her own bank account. #twinklemystar #july2015 #tribletportraits 4w
  •   miriamtribe @haleybethpierson man thank you for saying that, I get insecure about them because it's like this major blast of my kids on my feed, but I love seeing other people's kids so I need to forget about what 'some' people may think! 4w
  •   miriamtribe @melisorensen man for reals! After J I envisioned a passle of little brown babies, but she was apparently a fluke! 4w
  •   heidi_aiti I love your family portraits and look forward to them every month. Hope that doesn't sound too creepy, haha. I need to get my butt in gear and do something similar, though not on Instagram. I'm just not cool enough for that, lol. 4w
  •   itsmecourtneyb I know I liked all of these sweet little updates, and the like button can feel so trite, so I just wanted to tell ya how much I just love reading about your little ones and seeing the individual, deep love you have for them. 4w
  •   haleybethpierson Keep them coming. I never tire of seeing your kids in my feed! :) 4w
  •   miriamtribe @itsmecourtneyb Courtney what a lovely thing to say. 4w
  •   miriamtribe @itsmecourtneyb I wasn't done, thank you for that. Words cannot express how excited I am to meet your little one! 4w
  •   miriamtribe @heidi_aiti Thank you, seriously. So nice of you to say that. I have previously been really terrible at documenting my kids enough, so this has been a good challenge for me. Thanks for not minding all my kid spam! 4w

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miriamtribe Also here's another piece I just finished and dyed. I'm working on a gallery wall that features a few token #textileart pieces, hence all the weavings and macrame up in this hood. Have you ever tried macrame? It's really fun. I checked out a book from the library, learned some basic knots and went nuts for this #wallhanging. #diyfordays #macrame 1mon
  •   rachel_maybenavy would love to know what book you checked out @miriamtribe ! This piece is beautiful! 1mon
  •   miriamtribe @rachel_maybenavy it was called Macrame: 20 great projects to knot by Jim gentry. But this project isn't in there, I just learned the knots and then made up the design. It's so easy to do! 1mon
  •   crazyoldeirene And it's so portable! You can take it anywhere you take a huge rectangle of insulation foam. 1mon
  •   crazyoldeirene P.s. you deft, dexterious boy scout. 1mon
  •   crazyoldeirene Give the textiles a rest! I can't keep coming up with weaving based Knope-esque compliments forever! 1mon
  •   joleneahale Oh, for crying out loud. Didn't you just start this thing? It turned out beautifully. 1mon
  •   marthaware She did? Huh. @miriamtribe 1mon
  •   mitchellsariah Mim you finished it! It is beautiful. 3w

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miriamtribe I guess I'll share my new [to me] rug, and talk about my feelings. Today has been rough. My two babies are both sick and I'm tired and worried. Trying to calm my anxiety and focus on taking care of their needs #andmaybethelaundry #motherhood 1mon
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  •   kristinahbradley Dang it! Worrying is the worst part of parenthood. 1mon
  •   charlottetidwell Forget the laundry. Unless kids are naked, there are few lower priorities than laundry when sick kids and stressed moms are involved. 1mon
  •   the_stitcher_and_gatherer Much love honey. I have sick kids too..It breaks your heart...hope nothing to serious. Be good to yourself, treat yourself, breathe..bugger the laundry 1mon
  •   crazyoldeirene Mao, you old so and so! 1mon
  •   kristintree Ugh, anxiety. Such a massive pain. Yes, please, come make me feel like not only am i failing at life, but drowning in an onslaught of emotions at the same time. So sorry your babies are sick and pray they feel better quickly. That rug is heavenly!! 1mon
  •   miriamtribe @kristintree thanks kristin, it nice to know other moms know what I am talking about 1mon
  •   uberchiccheap I really love the rug. I hope things are going ok for your kids & for you! Let me know if you need anything! 4w

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miriamtribe Craft. Asm. I haven't been this giddy about something I made since baby girl Tootsie Pop. When I slapped these babies on my wall I like shudder-squealed with delight and my husband was like, Hey! What's going on in there?! #matchboxweaving #weaving #textileart #smileandweave #tinyart @ccerruti I was inspired by you and the amazing #strikeawayshow! 1mon

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  •   momishness I think you should do a painting of all these beautiful colors and layers of the desert! Looks like it would fit right in your home. 1mon
  •   miriamtribe @momishness I love all the layers! It's totally speaking to me, maybe I will try to paint it! 1mon

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miriamtribe Catching up on IG for posterity's sake #chatbooks. Vegas treated us right last weekend. It was swimming, good food, good conversation, and period dramas. Can life get any better? I submit that it cannot. #pool #summer #vacation #poldark #latergram 1mon

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miriamtribe Tiny has a real gift for teaching me that things are just things and to not become too attached. #whereyourtreasureisyourheartisalso #shakeitoff #accident? #notanaccident 1mon
  •   livefreemiranda Ugh. But those succulent leaves will all become babies, and that's still a pretty piece of pottery. Maybe you could use it in a mosaic for a new something? You're the best. 1mon
  •   miriamtribe @livefreemiranda I didn't know you could do that! You have a blog post about that don't you? Now I need to go read it! 1mon
  •   orbysea Everything in the picture is so pretty, it actually took me a minute to figure out it was broken. I was going to guess that painted piece was a decorative accent to some new baby succulents. Totally resurrection all around. And yes, important life lessons too. 1mon
  •   miriamtribe @orbysea hah! I hadn't thought to do anything but throw the power 1mon
  •   miriamtribe .....throw the *spoon rest away, but now I'm thinking it could have a second life! 1mon
  •   maleaschmitt Way to see that lesson. I would've just been grumpy. 1mon
  •   miriamtribe @maleaschmitt the lesson followed grumpiness 1mon
  •   crazyoldeirene Oh no!!! Oh Harpsywoman, you mischievous, moony eyed A bomb. 1mon

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miriamtribe Man, unpacking from a vacation is the worst. #amiright We spent a lovely weekend in sunny Las Vegas and today is laundry and cleaning and gloomy weather. But Yay! I got my very first #chatbook in the mail and it did wonders to cheer me up. #happymail #chatbooks #memorykeeping 1mon

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miriamtribe [tie]dying. #feelinggroovy #tiedye #summer @momishness @crazyoldeirene all our stuff turned out awesome! What about you guys? 2mon
  •   miriamtribe No tutorial,but here's the key to tie dye success: there is no key. Do whatever you want and it will all look awesome. I had no idea what I was doing and was convinced it was ll gonna look 2mon
  •   miriamtribe ....terrible and when I untied it I was pleasantly surprised 2mon
  •   swhit42 We did these last year, they are SO fun. Yours look great 2mon
  •   miriamtribe @swhit42 they were really fun, too bad it's such a huge mess or I'd do it more often! 2mon
  •   thandoben @miriamtribe Eirene and our kiddos' all turned out awesome! 2mon
  •   mitchellsariah Love it! 2mon
  •   momishness Ours came out great! Fia looks like a hippie whirlwind with the shirt and leggings 🏼 2mon

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