My life

I am a happily married, not too long ago college graduate who is a confusing mix of feminist and Martha Stewart lover. I do marketing for a university and love it. In my free time, I enjoy many old fashioned creative endeavors, from quilting toΒ  gardening to crocheting to cooking from scratch. We have three dogs, two bunnies and a cute little house with a jampacked garden.

I am also an active volunteer with the Northwest Missouri chapter of the Dream Factory, so if you know of anyone who could use our services, please leave a comment and let me know!


17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eliza Cross  |  February 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you so much for your nice comment this morning and for listing Urban Homesteader on your sidebar! I’m so honored, and happy to learn about your blog — which I’m now going to list on my site so my readers can find you, too.



  • 2. mariescottstudios  |  February 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I love your choice of fabrics in your quilts you’ve shown!
    Marie Scott

  • 3. tellthejourney  |  February 13, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I love your projects!

  • 4. Becky  |  February 13, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Hi and thank you for your comment today on my blog re: my table runner. I just started cutting and putting it together so I’m really glad I like the way it’s turned out. πŸ˜€

  • 5. Alex  |  February 13, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks for your very kind comment about my quilt. It doesn’t go well with my house, so I’ll probably list it in my etsy shop when it’s finished. Maybe it’ll find a home with you! πŸ™‚

  • 6. aevarga  |  February 16, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Hi there! Thanks so much for listing my blog Our Peep Show on your blog roll. I just re-named my blog to Yard to Fork. Would you mind updating your listing? Thanks so much!

  • 7. openwindowstudio  |  February 16, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Thanks for your comment on my kite tote this morning. I was checking out your blog and love the little tomato pin cushions. Your garden is lovely as well!

  • 8. monishikha  |  February 17, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Hi Mallory,

    Thanks for the sweet comment.I liked your description of your life, it sounds a lot like mine, except that we dont have any pets right now.BTW, I think yours are really adorable. The tag quilt looks like a really easy and fun project, going to try it out one of these days.

  • 9. Jen  |  February 19, 2010 at 7:39 am

    I absolutely love your blog! I had a link to it from Sew-Whats-New. I am sooo glad that I took the time to look over your blog! Now I’m going to be reading your blog all the time! Keep up the good work, oh and some doggie toys might be a good idea too!

    • 10. mallorymurray  |  February 19, 2010 at 8:16 am

      Jen, thank you so much!! I love that idea – I should start making doggie toys! Hmmm … maybe a project for this weekend? πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by!

  • 11. elhic  |  February 26, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog. My Russian doll bead are so pretty I can’t think of a worthy use for them. The eternal problem with craft objects you fall in love with! Your blog is really sweet. I’m not a great sewer like you but I find myself getting more and more sucked in to this strange world

  • 12. Sophie  |  March 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I just found this blog and I love it! Thank you for sharing, keep up the great work!

  • 13. Kathy L  |  April 11, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Thanks for your recent visit to my blog and I enjoyed your kind comments about my emery strawberries. I hope to make another more detailed post about them in the next month or so. I’d be interested to see any that you make also.

  • 14. Evin  |  July 13, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Thank you! We were looking for exactly this info and ta-da, we’re now linking to it from our own blog. Since we love to know when people link to us, we thought we’d share the link with you so you know your page is presented in a positive light.

    And also linked to from this page:

    Our blog reaches a community of textile artists and volunteers working on a live auction event to raise funds for and awareness of Action Breast Cancer of the Irish Cancer Society. We still need more creative textile donations as well as getting the word of the event spread far and wide for optimum success.

    Again, we appreciate your post and hope you’re having a great day!

  • 15. Lori  |  September 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Hi! This is exactly what I was looking for! I am thinking of starting a blog for friends and family that will hopefully grow, with simple how to’s and basics of sewing and crafting and would love to link to you-I just wondered if I needed special permission to do so? Thanks so much and I will be reading frequently!

    • 16. mm  |  September 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm

      Sure, please feel free to link! Let me know when you get started, I’d love to read!

  • 17. chels  |  January 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I think you’ll be excited to learn that I’m off and running in the world of blogs…

    I’m only 14 days in, but I’m going strong. Fingers crossed that I keep it up. πŸ™‚


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