Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hello is so sweet...and so are {free} patterns

I'm so glad your visiting me here today! I'm Marion the girl behind Madyson & Marie.
 Wife to an amazing, loving, hard working, handsome man and mom to three beautiful and
energetic babies. I am so blessed to be their mom and constantly try to
 soak up every single precious moment with them.
 I am a nurse by trade and work with some truly inspiring people.
 I have shared in their grief, hope, joy, and triumph, and my life has been
enriched just from having the honor of being a part of theirs.

I am so excited to finally be posting on my very own blog for the first time!
This has been on my heart for a long time
and I finally feel like I have reached a season in my life where this fits perfectly.
I have so many fun things to bring and so many patterns up my sleeve that I can't wait to share. Sharing is my thing...I {big puffy} heart sharing! xoxo

It's hard to believe but I am actually not exactly new to blogging.
My friends and I had an adorable little blog together, what seems like ages ago!
(ok maybe a little free spirited.. but adorable)
We used to blog about our lives and crafts
and pretty much anything that was on our hearts.
It's funny to go back and see how much fun we had together,
and also how much each of us has grown since then.
If your curious you can view a few of my posts
  here, here, here, and here.  

 Opening my little Etsy shop has been a dream come true for me!
 In my heart I just love making pretty things for little ones. Well, I basically love all things handmade!
When my second little girl was born I fell in love with the idea of a quiet book.
You could say she was my inspiration to make my very first one.
She was my quiet learner then and had some speech delays. However,
she loved activity based learning and tactile play. She wanted to touch
and feel everything around her.
 Well, you could say I fell in love with those little books.
 Watching her little hands work through her quiet book brought me so much joy.
I started making patterns of my own
 which is what sparked Madyson & Marie.
My little shop is named after my first two girls.
It just fit perfectly!
 Plus my little guy wasn't born yet.
I don't know where this little adventure will take me but
I have so many ideas and exciting things in the works!

Now for the super fun part!

I wanted to bring something extra special today to celebrate my very first blog post!
So... I am so excited to share these adorable little finger puppets!
Yup! You heard right!
They are free!
 From me to you!
I love being able to share things like this!
Crafting is only fun when we do it together anyway right!?
And what could be more fun that some adorable little forest friends for your little ones to play with. My girls have already claimed these guys as their own
and they are off having grand adventures together.

You will find the link below. How exciting is that!! Download the tutorial and pattern pieces from the  link below and enjoy! I would love it even more to see pictures of all the adorable puppets you guys make and tag me @madysonandmarie with hashtag #madysonandmariefingerpuppets. Seriously you guys I can't wait to see!

How fun right! 

From my {heart} to yours 

Linking to

The 36th Avenue


  1. I"m dropping by from Paula's No Rules Weekend link party. These little puppets are so cute and fun. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern for free!

    I have a link party that I am trying to grow. I invite you to share this idea (and a couple of others) at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link up at I think my readers would LOVE this idea, too.

    My linkup is open Wednesday through Friday at midnight Mountain Daylight Time. So there isn't much time to link up today. I hope to see you there! If you can't make it, maybe you could participate in my link up next week.

    I also have a giveaway where you can win 3 movies (Woman in Gold, Big Eyes, and The King's Speech) and a $25 gift certificate. I invite you to enter my giveaway. (There aren't too many entries so you have a great chance of winning!)

    All the best,

    1. Hi Nina,
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I just added to your link party! Thanks for the invite!

  2. These are so super adorable! They would be a great addition to my kids' car binders!

    1. Thank you so much! I love that idea, my kids are always looking for entertainment on long car rides! :)

  3. My girls will love to play with them thank you so much for sharing! Pinning it to make it later!

  4. These are adorable, Marion! I'll be sharing your link with my friends on FB. Thanks for linking up with Thankful Thursdays, I'll be tweeting your link also.

  5. So adorable! Thanks for the patterns!

  6. PepiSmartDog: Hi Marion - I'm thrilled you joined our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and honoured you joined us on your first blog post ! Woo Hoo!
    You have a beautiful family and I love your craft critters!
    Do you have dogs and cats amongst the craft critters? We know some people who might be interested in dogs, cats rhinos, tigers, lions, etc...
    Hope to see you in our blog hop again this week too. *waves paw* :=o)

    1. Aww Thanks so much! I haven't made a dog or kitty one yet..but what a super cute idea! Maybe a pet set and a wild animal set should be in the works! :) Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you for participating in my link party. I really appreciate it. You're a sweetie (and so is your family!). Hope you'll consider being a regular contributor.

  8. Hi Marion! Congratulation on your first blog post! These finger puppets are super cute! I really can't sew, but I've been trying to get better at it! Fun little projects like yours are perfect for me! Thanks so much for sharing! I can't wait to see what you share next!
    Gina Marie from Always Savory

  9. Hi Gina,
    Thanks so much for the sweet comment :)