We grew up without realizing that some people actually bought curtains and pillows, instead of making them themselves. Almost every lady in our family is or has been an artist or seamstress of some kind! When we were very little girls, we sold our handmade creations to the neighbors (who still have some of our popular potholders). So marie-madeline studio – named after our grandmother and great-grandmother – was launched in December of 2007, with a vision for encouraging and inspiring others into making beautiful things. Our exclusive line of sewing patterns debuted that same year, and our online fabric store opened soon after. The custom items we offer are all handcrafted, by the five of us, in our happy home studio. We’re forever grateful to God for blessing us with the ability to stay at home, doing what we love while being together!
We share the joy with our dad, two
younger brothers, and three furry collies named Bo, Blayde, and
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who we are… and what we love
I love…. Jesus Christ, my husband!, my children, family & friends, being a mommanee, flea markets, old tablecloths, vintage linens, Mexican food, quilts, pink & red, giving & living, laughter, enamel flower pins, fabric, his/her pillowcases, old cotton sheets, sewing, cherry coke, freedom, flannel, cookie dough, a warm fire, polka dots, pizza, pearl buttons, turtlenecks, paper & pens, dimples, old dishes, bright colors, ric rac, cigar boxes, fresh flowers, hot baths, the smell of babies, white Christmas lights, the smell of burning leaves, smooth oak furniture, my home.
I love…. my Savior Jesus Christ, my family, my friends, good books, music, polka dots, clear fall days, vanilla cokes, chandeliers, long walks, fabric & sewing, baby feet pitter-pattering across the floor, ballet flats & moccasins, old movies, plushy chairs, Nan’s roses, Mexican food, wind in my hair, ribbons, beads & buttons, smiles, laughter, hugs, the smell of hay in the barn, swimming, designing, history, cookie dough, vintage sewing patterns, striped t-shirts, big sunglasses, cardigan sweaters, being my father’s daughter, Texas, giving & loving, foggy mornings, family pictures, dimples, talking to my best friend till after 3 am, cheeseburgers & french fries, chambray, fresh flowers, singing, dancing, vintage inspiration, melamine dishes, pink, cotton skirts, pretty papers, milkglass, porch swings.
I love…. The Lord, my family, dear friends, flowers in my hair, pie birds, paper lanterns, Mexican food, vintage fashions, dancing, singing, sewing, fabric, weddings, purple, teal, color, maxi dresses, swimming, costumes, the beach, wind, Italy, Greece, great old movies, pretty paper, planning parties, vintage soda pop crates, walks in the evenings, staying up late, shortcake, laughing, history, marshmallow cokes, reading, a good bargain, old family pictures, movie-date nights with Dad, rhinestone jewelry, lady’s head vases, sour gummies, colorful cigar boxes, CatchPhrase with friends, pizza, WANTED Dead or Alive TV shows, granny squares, trench coats, neat old cars, voile clothes, hugs, pretty writing, cold sheets, babies, swings, giving, quilts.
I love…. Jesus, my family, my friends, sewing, bright rugs, dolls that remind me of my Nan or Mom, finger paints, singing with my sisters, getting dirty in our friend’s creek, going swimming, big sunglasses, eclectic-me clothes, smiling, flip-flops, fabric, my cowgirl boots Dad bought me, going barefoot, watching old movies, horseback riding, laughing, loving, bags, cooking, cookie dough, giving, cutting hair, running, writing letters to my grandparents, talking on the phone, talking, babies, WANTED: Dead or Alive TV shows, bright typewriters, hugging, sneakers, inspiration from who knows where, rambling while I’m in bed, going out for Mexican food with a large crowd, pizza, my aunt’s toenails, wearing orange, taking walks, rushing, fun & bright colors, praying, bright sheets, soft pretzels & cokes, country music, talking to my friend Anna, dancing, getting my hands dirty, staying up late, weddings.
I love…. Jesus, my family, good friends, sewing, being in the water, shopping, writing letters, being creative, singing, light peachy pink, riding horses, swinging, gel pens, pretty paper, ladybugs, dolman sleeves, reading, Venice, flowers, taking pictures, awesome old movies, cute shoes, watermelon, vintage jewelry, Mexican food, purses, pizza, marshmallow cokes, going to the park, parties, fancy dresses, weddings, squeezes, going barefoot in green grass, voile fabric, white queso, curly hair, music, WANTED: Dead or Alive TV shows, hushpuppies, swimsuits, strawberries and shortcake, Rome, Greece, neutral colors mixed up, soda pop, cookie dough, getting inspiration, jelly shoes, lip balm, neat sunglasses, maxi length voile skirts, laughing with my family and friends, Bodenusa, staying up late, sharing my Dad’s midnight snacks.
“Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage forever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.” Psalm 119:111