A New Chapter

Hello there! Just a note to let you know the Summer 2018 issue of MeetMinnie Magazine is now online! After this edition, we will be taking a break from publishing the magazine so that we can focus on our growing book publishing business and Elke + Blue product design. We’re excited about this change and hope you’ll join us on our continuing journey. Read more about it here.

  Introducing the Elke + Blue website, dedicated to MeetMinnie's character design and book publishing.

Introducing the Elke + Blue website, dedicated to MeetMinnie's character design and book publishing.

In the meantime, instead of a new issue, we've made the Summer 2018 edition a collection of MeetMinnie favorites to celebrate the past five wonderful years.

Thank you for reading, and be sure to keep up with us on Instagram. Happy summer! XO, MM.


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Meet Our New Book!

We're thrilled to introduce Nearly. (A Book for Best Friends),
our new children's picture book featuring our favorite MeetMinnie characters.

Just a sneak peek inside...

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Esme and Bette are best friends. So how will Esme keep Bette's surprise birthday party a secret? In Nearly. (A Book for Best Friends), one resourceful bunny shows her love for her best bunny friend by planning her a surprise birthday party. But shhh...don't tell! It's a story about and for best friends, told through playfully minimalist pictures and adverbs. Mostly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:
Michelle Musson is the founder and editor of MeetMinnie magazine, an online style publication, as well as designer of goods for MeetMinnie SurfShop and MeetMinnie's Elke + Blue line.

Available now on Lulu.com.

We hope you enjoy it!

Thank you for your support!
XO, MM.


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For Our Furry Friends

As you well know, the cold winter months can be especially hard on animals. One of our favorite things this holiday season was this sweet White Coffee Cat (of Instagram fame!) ornament from West Elm, supporting the ASPCA and their tireless efforts to protect our animal friends.

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A beautiful gift all year long.

Find out more about supporting the ASPCA here.

Find White Coffee Cat on Instagram right here.


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DIY Wire + Star Holiday Ornaments

TOOLS & MATERIALS
large star beads (ours are vintage lucite)
black paperclips (we used square clips) or wire
wire cutters (if necessary)

INSTRUCTIONS
We’ve been looking for a place to use these vintage lucite star beads
for a while, and given our recent obsession with stars (hello, star crowns!)
we thought this holiday project would be the perfect opportunity.

We began with square paperclips, which made this shape easy.
We simply bent up one side of the paper clip, making an “S” shape,
and slipped on the bead. You can experiment with different shapes
by simply using black wire. Our beads fit snugly on the wire, but if
you’d like extra security and have the space, add a bead cap
to the top of the star to hold it in place.
The. Cutest.

For more fun DIY projects, check out the Winter 2017/18 issue of MeetMinnie!


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DIY Cork + Pin Holiday Tree

TOOLS & MATERIALS
cork trivet
black round pushpins
hook or nail for hanging on wall
temporary picture-hanging strip (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
An easy DIY project that you can do for the holidays and
undo on December 26. Simply line up pushpins on cork trivet
to form a tree shape, stick pins in place and hang on wall!
We were lucky to have a loop attached to our cork trivet
(perfect for wall hanging), but if yours does not have one,
a simple temporary picture-hanging strip
on the back would do the trick.
O, tannenbaum!

For more fun DIY projects, check out the Winter 2017/18 issue of MeetMinnie!


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DIY Stitched Star Placemats

TOOLS & MATERIALS
open-weave placemats
cord or yarn (we used nylon cord from the hardware store)
scissors
needle (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
Not much planning necessary when it comes to this project. in fact,
this project has an unplanned + imperfect look to it that we adore.
To make, simply snip a long piece of cord or yarn, double knot
the end and begin stitching a star just as you would draw it.
When finished, knot off end and move to another star.
Repeat as desired. Spot clean.

For more fun DIY projects, check out the Winter 2017/18 issue of MeetMinnie!


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