Mother Magazine Cabin Tour & Interview May 16 2017

Mother Magazine + Misha & Puff

Talking motherhood and home life with Mother Magazine! Scroll through the full photo diary for Q&A.


Growing with MP May 04 2017

#GrowingwithMP 

 There is really nothing better than seeing pictures of your children year after year in Misha & Puff, and especially the same styles! 

I love hearing your stories, and seeing how the pieces grow and wear. My nephew wore his snowy day leggings in size 12-18 until he was 3. A sweet customer in Australia bought the sledding scarf for her daughter when she was a baby and a photo just popped up on IG of her as what looks like a 4 year old! 

This is really what it's all about for me. I joke with my husband, that I will have felt successful in this business, if (and hopefully when) in 30 years I spy some baby out in the world wearing 30-year-old Misha & Puff  - handed down from their own parents who wore it as a baby. 

That’s the goal.

We would love to hear your stories on instagram. Tag @misha_and_puff in a photo and use the hashtag #growingwithMP to be entered to win an MP gift card for $150! We will choose a winner at random and announce on instagram on May 11.

Photo credit: @thegemmers


Washing and Storing Your Wool April 27 2017

How to Wash and Store Your Woolens

As the weather gets warmer and we start shedding layers, it's important to not neglect your woolens! It's easy so easy to forget about your hats and mittens, sweaters and scarves at the back of the wardrobe or at the bottom of your mitten bin, but don't! Wash and store as soon as possible. Trust me. I have been lazy in the past, only to pull out the knits again in September to find they had been destroyed. My heart sinks when I see the signs of moths. It's devastating. And here's a little secret, moths LOVE dirty wool. It's the first thing they eat. So you must clean before your store.


 


Knit Care

A few years ago I was asked by Kirsten Rickert to talk about laundering wool. It's not complicated, but yet so many of us have a fear of altering our beautiful woolens by incorrect laundering. Most of the Misha & Puff collection is machine wash, and yet I do love a hand wash as an end of season check-in before storing away. You can nicely reshape, see if anything needs repairs, as well as check what has been outgrown and needs to be passed on. The steps are simple: Find a nice breezy spring day, and wash everything all at once. Recommendations for wash are Eucalin or the Laundress Wool & Cashmere.  I also like their cedar spray for woolens. Once they are completely dry, store in an airtight container. Add some lavender or cedar. The airtight container is key. The other thing moths love is cool dark places, like the back of your drawers. Spend the little extra time caring for your woolen treasures and they will truly become heirlooms. 

Steps for Washing and Storing

1. Fill a sink with lukewarm water (too hot or too cold shocks the fibers). Wash like colors together.

2. Use very little soap – best to use a wool detergent because it produces less suds, but in a bind I have used any non-scented detergent. But really, less than a thimble full.

3. Agitate slightly, soak for a bit and then rinse with clean lukewarm water.

4. Squish out excess water – DON’T TWIST OR WRING OUT! When the knits are wet, they are very susceptible to stretching (in that case if you ever want to stretch a piece to be bigger or have longer sleeves, etc. do it while it is wet)

5. Lay flat on a towel and reshape. Roll up in the towel and squeeze out extra water. Reshape again and leave to dry flat on a fresh towel. If you can, place outside but not in direct sunlight.

6. Fold or lay knits flat. Never hang knits, this will stretch them. We have a cedar chest where we keep our knits in the off season. Cedar blocks or a lavender sachet are nice too and will help keep away months.  Always wash knits before putting away for the season.


XOXO,

MP


Liz Libré on Cup of Jo April 21 2017

Liz Libré on Cup of Jo

Illustrator and designer Liz Libré  (and baby James!) in her adult popcorn sweater from FW16.

“With a new baby, I wear tops that he’ll feel good nuzzling into and that can withstand a little drool. James is such a sweet, chill guy; I’m obsessed with his breath. This popcorn sweater is actually from the children’s label Misha & Puff. My daughter Louise was given one years ago, and I always wished it were mine. So, when I saw an adult version on sale, I couldn’t resist. I’ve worn it every third day since! It’s the most comfortable thing I own.”

Read the rest and check out her other weekend outfits here.

Photos by: Christine Han for Cup of Jo