About Us

madbird is Alecia and Rob Miller.  We met in art school in the mid 90's, and graduated with BFAs in 1999.

After graduating, Alecia became a public school art teacher, but soon left teaching to be home with our first son. In 2009, a couple years after our fourth son was born, Alecia opened shop as madbird on Etsy.  She is the product designer and creator for everything offered in the shop.

During his off hours as a consultant, Rob takes care of all madbird photography, media design and product shipping.

Alecia likes scary movies, gardening, keeping the birds in our yard well fed, cooking, taking our kids to the beach, knitting, and of course - sewing!

Rob likes reading, good music, and Alecia.

We happily live near Boston, Massachusetts with our four big boys & one little girl (we welcomed our first daughter in 2012!)


madbird has been featured in:

Jan/Feb 2010 Crochet Today! Magazine

Nov/Dec 2010 Cast On Magazine - The Knitting Guild Association

June 2011 EntreKnits - Interweave Press (online)

Fall 2011 Love of Knitting Magazine

November 2011  Knitcircus - Gifts Issue (online)

November 2011  The Knitter Magazine (UK)

Fall 2012  Knitty (online)

Deep Fall 2012  Knitty (online)

Winter 2012  Knitty (online)

Spring 2013 Interweave Knits Magazine

March/April 2013 Crochet Today! Magazine


During our time on Etsy, madbird had over 2,800 sales and received 100% positive feedback.  Here is of what some of our customers have said about our products:

Apr 29, 2011
I received this so quickly; communication with seller was impeccable; and the product -- AMAZING!  Packaged so well, wrapped so beautifully, and even personalized with a thank you card!  Wow!  Thank you!

Mar 2, 2011
MADBIRD ROCKS!!!!  I have ordered several items from this seller, and I know I will order many more!  Prompt shipping, BEAUTIFUL products (love them!!!!) and very reasonable prices.  What's not to love?!?!?!  THANK YOU!!!!!

Feb 26, 2011
Fantastic design--so much nicer for interchangeables than the stiff plastic containers they are sold with.  Fun fabrics and excellent workwomanship.  Great quick service, too.

Feb 7, 2011
This organizer is exceptional in every way and arrived beautifully packaged.  A sheer pleasure to use and look at!  Thank you, Madbird!

Dec 6, 2010
I absolutely love my knitting needle organizer!  It's well made, the fabric is unique and I get compliments every time I use it  :)

Nov 30, 2010
The order came fast and it's even prettier in person than in the photos - It's a pleasure to grab and go wherever and I always get comments on how cute it is!  Madbird is very professional and her packaging is nicely done with personal notes and extra care taken.  Thanks!

Sep 15, 2010
Super cute bag, quick shipping, great communication, beautiful and very pretty wrapping and shipping - with biodegradable bag!  Perfect everything - would definitely recommend to others and buy from this seller again.  Thank you!

Jan 3, 2010
What a lovely experience!  Prompt shipping, beautiful packaging, and an absolutely fantastic product.  I highly recommend this seller.

Sep 29, 2009
LOVE LOVE LOVE my organizers!  I am impressed with the quality and how fast I received them.  I LOVE the handwritten note that came with them, too.  THANK YOU!

July 20, 2009
Arrived fast and beautifully packaged!  It is so well made, my crochet hooks were in it within minutes!  Thank you for your wonderful communication.  I will be back!

Thank you so much to all of our fantastic Etsy customers!  If you'd like to see more feedback, check out our Etsy feedback page.

All design, content & images Copyright © 2011 madbird - madbird, the madbird logo and "keeping fiber lovers organized" are Trademarks of madbird