The DIY Mommy is a crafty DIY & lifestyle blog about making things for mommy, for baby and for home. It features free sewing patterns and tutorials, family-friendly recipes, home decor ideas, knit and crochet patterns, DIY mommy business advice and so much more crafty goodness!
Hi there! My name is Christina Dennis and I created TheDIYMommy.com in June of 2009. I’m a mom of three girls living on an acreage west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
With my first daughter 6 months old, I was having a difficult time finding free resources online to make trendy & cute baby clothing and accessories. The DIY Mommy started as a place where I could share fun baby crafts and it slowly morphed into something more – a varied collection of crafts for not only babies, but for moms and homes too. Not only do I love to share my creative ideas on the blog, I also share little snippets of my life as a work-at-home mom along the way.
Before becoming a mom, I earned my diploma in music performance and then a certificate in graphic and web design. I’ve always been a lover of all things creative, and after my first baby girl was born in January 2009 I found new inspiration in this tiny and beautiful little being. Crafting special projects for little C was natural and fun and a welcome pastime when babe was asleep. From crafting to clothing design, I soon launched an indie baby clothing & accessories label called Golly Gee Baby. In 2011, another angelic little girl was born to me and my hubby – Baby A. In 2012, our family embarked on our biggest DIY ever: building a house from basement to dormer all by ourselves on our country acreage! During the week we moved into our house in 2013, we found out we were pregnant with baby #3 (who turned out to be another sweet little girl named Baby B)!
I’ve also been honoured to have written for such print publications as Urban Infant and Alive Magazine. I’ve also appeared on CTV Edmonton Morning Live as a DIY expert and featured in The Edmonton Journal, Woman’s World and Redbook Magazine. I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with great brands such as Lowe’s Canada, Nokia Canada, Modern Mama, Keurig Canada, Janome America and Windsor Plywood Edmonton.
I love sewing, decorating, sleeping, making cookies, singing, playing piano, playing with my girls and messing around on my computer. I hate sports, organizing, cleaning my house and driving in the big city.
Here’s a “hello” video if you want to learn more about me:
I hope The DIY Mommy a place that will inspire you to find your own creativity. If you’re interested in working with The DIY Mommy as a guest author, would like to submit a product for review, or have any general questions or comments, please use the contact page. I’d love to hear from you! Happy crafting, mommies!
Awards & Accolades:
- Named one of the “24 most awesome parents on social media” by Today’s Parent Magazine in April 2015
- “…Christina… certainly earns our stylish laundry room badge with this successful bare-to-better makeover.” – Good Housekeeping, April 2015
- Winner of the “Best in Family or Parenting” Yeggie (Edmonton New Media Awards) in April 2014
- “[Christina’s] determination is a nod to how the mother of three young girls doesn’t allow a tight schedule or a tight budget to interfere with her drive to create a beautiful and unique space for her family.” – Edmonton Journal, April 2014
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