Brit Kit Collabs: Meet Molly Madfis of Almost Makes Perfect
In the midst of holiday craziness, nothing beats sitting down to share a holiday meal with friends and family. As part of our Brit Kit Collabs, we’ve teamed up with designer Molly Madfis of Almost Makes Perfect to create two hand-stamped textile kits!
What are Brit Kit Collabs? Glad you asked! We teamed up with eight of our favorite makers, bloggers and designers to create a brand new set of nine exclusive Brit Kits, just in time for the holidays. Head to the shop to check ’em all out, and read on to learn all about Molly Madfis of Almost Makes Perfect.
You can get the Hand-Stamped Scarf Kit and the Hand-Stamped Napkins Kit right here in the shop for just $25 each! Oh, and don’t forget to check out our hand-stamped textiles tutorial for more creative inspiration. We also sat down with Molly to get the scoop on all things DIY — read on!
First things first, tell us a little bit about yourself and your company’s mission?
I live in Los Angeles and am basically obsessed with pretty things! Whether it’s a pretty product, or a pretty home, or pretty packaging on a can of pasta – I’m in. However, most pretty things require a lot of money, so my goal is to be able to make beautiful things by hand and feel way better about it.
Why did you decide to start Almost Makes Perfect?
Almost Makes Perfect was created not only to improve my own crafting skills, but to hopefully inspire others that you don’t have to be that technically skilled in order to make beautiful things.
When did you first realize you love to make? When did you realize you could do this full-time?
I’ve been doing art and crafting since I was little. I remember taking an art class where we would make clay necklaces, paper mache and paint furniture and trinket boxes. I then went to an arts high school and art college where I majored in digital media. I’ve always been into design and making things and I don’t think i’ll ever stop.
What’s one piece of advice you’d share with other makers?
Don’t take yourself too seriously! Creating things is fun. Forgive and laugh at yourself when you mess up, and it will stay fun.
What other creative hobbies do you have?
When I’m not blogging, I work freelance as a graphic designer and a TV editor. I also love interior design and baking.
The holidays are… rad. I love being with my family all together, and kind of focusing more on our relationships than we do the rest of the year.
My favorite holiday tradition is… making a huge breakfast and wearing our pajamas all day on Christmas, until we drag ourselves out of the house to see a movie.
No holiday meal is complete without… my husbands chestnut and sausage stuffing. It’s something I literally look forward to all year.
My favorite thing to make during the holidays is… beautiful wrapped gifts because my family loves it. I also try a new maple or pumpkin dessert recipe every holiday.
My favorite holiday memory is… getting engaged last Christmas! Getting to announce it to my parents was the best gift I’ve ever given them.
My favorite holiday movie is… Love Actually and Scrooged. I have watched both a zillion times!
All I want for the holidays is… my family and maybe some jewelry and pretty coffee table books.
The best gift I’ve ever given is… I gave my husband front row tickets to Penn & Teller in Vegas and I’ve never seen him more excited. Money well spent.