Category - Inspiration

Macy’s Lookalike Fashion

While browsing this shopping season, we noticed that there were a lot of styles and textures similar to our sweater kits. We wanted to see how well we could match our sweaters to trending items from Macy’s department store. Nothing beats the satisfaction of someone asking where you bought your cute sweater and being able to say, “I...

#OneLessInNeed

This holiday season we wanted to use our crafting gift for good and truly encourage others to do the same. In the U.S. at any given time there are over 500,000 homeless individuals. As we come into our coldest months, we feel like it only makes sense to do what we can with what we have to help as many people as possible. We want to spread the word...

Wins/Losses Scarf

The baseball season has come to an end, and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. My team the Detroit Tigers did not make it to the play-offs but I was able to make this wonderful scarf to show off this seasons triumphs and defeats. If you missed it, here is the original post with the scarf pattern. We had such a great time doing this as a group...

Celebrity Lookalike Sweaters

Here is another edition of Celebrity Lookalike Sweaters! This time we looked for musicians who have worn sweaters we had similar patterns for and we found some with Adam Levine and Kanye West! Both Adam Levine and Kanye West , two very different artists who are both known for their unique styles, are both wearing sweaters with a vintage Mary...

Happy Halloween!

It is safe to say Halloween is one of our favorite holiday's here at Mary Maxim. We have a building full of creative people and it is always such a fun time seeing what everyone puts together for costumes. This year did NOT disappoint; we had unicorns , vampires, gypsies, Zoolander, a "chain gang" and so many more. We hope you enjoy this peek...

Breast Cancer Support

Did you know that Breast Cancer is the 2nd most common form of cancer in women? A staggering 1 in 8 women will end up with Breast Cancer at some point in their lives. October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as pink items pop up in every store with the purpose of not only raising money to help fight this disease, but also to get conversations...

Color Pooling

Color pooling is a trend that is on the rise. There is more to color pooling than meets the eye. It is a matter of trial and error to get the look that you wish to achieve. Not all yarns have the proper variegation to get the tartan design that is being flashed around the web. Red Heart is the most readily used for this pattern. We wanted to see...

Crafting Trends: Elephants !

Crafting trends are constantly changing, this can be easily seen by logging into your social media accounts. On social media pictures of projects and patterns are always being shared, liked, and appearing on everyone’s Timelines, many of which follow a theme. One trend that we have seen has been all about Elephants. I decided to gander at...