So I briefly mentioned a couple posts ago that the lovely ladies of  MADE have found a new home. We are so excited to welcome MADE…at  The Foundrie. In case you are unfamiliar with the magic that is MADE allow me to introduce you.

MADE was created by members of the STL Craft Mafia as a crafty sub-group whos purpose is to inspire  new and seasoned crafters through classes and events. They have taken the past few months to apply and work towards becoming a not-for-profit group while searching for a new home.  Now that they have a new place to call home they are already planning their class and event schedule. The tab at the top of the page called MADE will link you to their schedule and I will post upcoming classes here as often as possible.

The first class on the schedule is being taught by the adorable and ambitious April Tate who sews tons of darling plushies for her Etsy shop called Riley Construction. She is going to teach you to make your very own Sleepy Hedgehog!! And the best part: beginners are welcome. All the info is below and you must RSVP through their FB page to secure your spot! Only 5 spaces left so don’t delay.

WHEN: Saturday April 16th 1pm to 2:30pm

WHERE: The Foundrie at Chesterfield Mall

A plush/softies class for beginners and those with intermediate skills. We will make stuffed sleepy hedgehogs, as seen in my Etsy shop –; you will be provided with your very own Riley Construction pattern that you can keep for personal use as well as all materials, supplies, and equipment (which is covered in the class cost).

The skills we will use in this class are:
Basic embroidery: chain …or back-stitching
Basic sewing: basic straight stitching (hand sewing or machine sewing)

You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you want to practice on it. And guess what! You don’t need to know how to do anything. If you are a true beginner, I will teach you the necessary basics as we go.

Taught by April Tate, plush designer, STL Craft Mafia organizer, and MADE president. Check out my current plush designs at

Class limit – 6 people. Cost – $20 per person. Class is 1 1/2 hours long.

You MUST RSVP here on our Facebook Event Page; you must prepay via PayPal to secure your spot. (

There is a 25% cancellation fee and non-refundable supply fee if you give us less than 1 week notice.

Please e-mail me at or if you have any questions!