Ribblr of the Week - Meet Madi ๐Ÿ…

Say hi to Madi (@MadiMadeCrafts) - our Ribblr of the week and the designer behind MadiMadeCrafts!


Hey Madi! Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi! My name is Madi, I am 13 and have an I.Q. of 149. I love doing crafts such as knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, macrame, and tunisian crocheting! I started my crochet business in late march this year and in June my business skyrocketed. My top seller was my crochet bears which everyone loved so much! I am so overjoyed to have found the crafting community as it has changed my life completely and given me opportunities I couldโ€™ve only dreamt of. :face_holding_back_tears:

Itโ€™s amazing how skilled you are at your age! When did you start crafting and how?
Aww thank you! I have been knitting for around a year and crocheting for around a year and a half. My mom taught me how to crochet, but I actually wanted to sew but my mom was worried I might hurt myself on the sharp needle so she taught me to crochet instead and I loved it! Ever since then I crochet almost every day. :bouquet:

And how did you start designing?
My parents always encourage me to think outside the box and give me the motivation to be so ambitious, itโ€™s part of my personality and I wanted to see if I was able to. I made my first pattern in the beginning of November last year after learning how to crochet within a few months. It just came so naturally to me. My strawberry jam jar was my very first pattern I ever created, and I was so proud and overjoyed! Since then I have made 4 patterns in total, and I have 1 pattern in progress! Iโ€™m able to just look at something, create the pattern design in my head and I just put it all together with a pen and paper.

Do you have a favorite craft type and if so - why?
I would say it is between crocheting and knitting, I love them both so much and I canโ€™t decide which I love better. I will say, being able to switch between the two styles helps keep me better engaged !:heartpulse:

What was the longest project you worked on?
The longest project I have made is the Zosia Wrap Cardigan I made in August! It took me 2 months to finish and was totally worth it! While I was part of this test knit, I was able to communicate my opinion and help the designer with test editing, sizing issues and time management.

And the shortest one? (excluding frogging!)
I would say my shortest project is the donut I made for donut day! It took me only an hour to finish. My mom came home and told me to make a donut because it was donut day, so I did.

What are you currently working on? Be honest - how many WIPs do you have right now?
I am working on the test knit Lakes Pullover by Ozetta in Noonchi Classic DK from @lavenderfiberco. At the moment I have 7 wips, but I am trying to finish them all before starting any newer ones, I like a challenge and I also adore keeping my mind stimulated. It challenges me and also teaches me to manage my time better. :sweat_smile:

Which of your makes/designs are you most proud of?
I would say the one I am the most proud of is my Duck Sweater vest pattern by @MadeintheMoment :duck: the colorwork was very difficult and tedious to do but I am really happy with how it turned out.

What is your usual process of designing?
I find inspiration to get the visuals in my mind. Then, I start with the base of the design and write everything down as I go, I then work on the smaller details, and attach it all together towards the end. Along the way I take photos and write all of the details rows, stick counts, and then I upload it all on to Ribblr!

What inspires you to create and design? :bulb:
I would definitely say looking at things that I would want for myself and thinking I could make that. I get inspired constantly. I see everything from an artistic point of view. Which is how I made many of my designs, others are just random ideas I run across. To me anything and everything can be looked at as art.

Any favorite song, book or movie you would like to recommend?
I would say, even though it isnโ€™t a movie, Avatar the Last Airbender is my favorite show, along with Legend of Korra. The shows were so exciting to watch and so heartwarming. I have watched ATLA almost 5 times now since I discovered it in June.

ATLA is great!
Care to share a funny or interesting story that happened to you recently?

Well recently I have been trying to save my money and not buy any yarn, but one day I was scrolling on the Sanrio website and found a bunch of cute stuff that I couldnโ€™t resist and I spent it all. But I guess I achieved my goal of not buying yarn :laughing:

What is your favorite feature on Ribblr?
My favorite feature is definitely ribbuild! It is so easy and simple to use especially since making a pattern can be very intimidating, but Ribblr makes it so easy and fun to do and I have made most of my patterns with ribbuild :heart_hands:

Thatโ€™s awesome!
Finally - pay it forward - your shoutout to a fellow Ribblr?

I would say @SmolbearyStudio :heartpulse: both sisters make such cute plushies and designs, I have been following their account for about a year now and it was so amazing to see their growth over time. Their patterns are also the cutest!

Thank you for sharing! :purple_heart:


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Oh my! 149 IQ at 13?! I am struggling in school so Iโ€™m literally so jealous lol. Youโ€™re literally so amazing! Love your designs!!!

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Congrats on the ROTW:D

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Congrats! Very well deserved, and some lovely patterns! Canโ€™t wait to see even more of your creations! <3

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congrats on getting ROTW @Madimadecrafts!

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Such a talented Ribblr of the week!

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Congrats on your journey so far! :ok_hand:

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Thank you so very much! :face_holding_back_tears::heartpulse:

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Thank you so much! :heartpulse:

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omg your so talented! congrats on being featured!

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Letโ€™s go Madiii!!! I follow u on ig and absolutely adore you :). Coming from a fellow young crocheter :)))

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Congrats on ROTW!!!

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Congrats on ROTW!!! :smile::tada:

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Congratulations @MadiMadeCrafts on ROTW
Congrats

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Congrats on ROTW @MadiMadeCrafts !! I loved learning about you, and itโ€™s so amazing that at such a young age youโ€™re excelling at this! :heartpulse:

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