In today’s Handmade column, Paula Kelley of Clawson offers instructions for making an asymetrical vest fashioned with a range of colors.
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After 26 years of operation, String Beads in Grosse Pointe will be closing its doors as of January 10, 2012. “Everything in the store, starting tomorrow, will be 25 % off through Dec. 3. This is agreat time to find REAL deals on jewelry and beads for gift-giving or to fill in your own inventory … Continue Reading →
Looking for something for the travelers on your Christmas list? Just in time for the holidays comes Great Places of History: Civilization’s 100 Most Important Sites: An Illustrated TIME Books. This impressive coffee table book is an illustrated survey of the places Time has chosen as civilization’s most important landmarks. Beautiful photographs are accompanied by … Continue Reading →
Janna Bissett of Clawson uses her grandmother’s old buttons to adorn her crocheted scarflettes. She shares her pattern in last Friday’ Handmade column.
Even though much of Southeastern Michigan hasn’t had any frost yet, the National Weather Service has declared the > end of the 2011 growing season. There’s still a hundred and one things to do out in the garden. My first order of business is to drain and roll up all of my garden hoses before … Continue Reading →
It’s not all Wolverines and tailgating in Ann Arbor on fall weekends. Venture beyond the Big House and you’ll find plenty of shopping and cafes along the city’s inviting and pedestrian-friendly main streets ” Main, Washington, Liberty and State, to name a few. Border’s may be gone, but Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room on … Continue Reading →
There’s still time to catch the final days of the Society of American Travel Writers’ annual online travel auction, with travel packages valued at $65,000 up for grabs. Through Sunday (Nov. 20), you can bid on more than five dozen packages, from Arizona and Bermuda to Costa Rica and Dubai. Or, try for a dream … Continue Reading →
The next time you’re in Chicago, consider accommodations in one of the city’s great neighborhoods. My friends and I recently booked a weekend at Roscoe Village Guesthouse, an apartment suite along a side street in Roscoe Village, once an enclave for German and Swedish immigrants. The contemporary guesthouse, formerly a three-flat structure built in 1919 … Continue Reading →
I had someone ask me today about a tree in his neighborhood. It’s a beautiful fully-grown Black Walnut. He was concerned about the tree dropping its leaves so early in the season; the tree has almost no leaves left on it. I explained to him that there was nothing to worry about. Black Walnut trees … Continue Reading →
In today’s Handmade column, Sandy O’Brien of Birmingham gives instructions for making her carabiner coin purse.