If you work with tiny seed beads in the form of bead weaving or bead embroidery and would like a chance at winning a book on the subject, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a little about your beading. I only have three books, each is different. Please put the words “tiny beads” … Continue Reading →
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In her second book on knitting mochimochi, Anna Hrachovec has put together ideas and patterns for even more of the “super-cute and slightly strange character designs.” The book, titled “Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, More Than 40 Itty-Bitty Minis to Knit, Wear and Give” (Potter Craft/$19.99), includes patterns for a dinosaur, cupcakes, a gnome, bride and groom, reindeer … Continue Reading →
“The Downriver Council for the Arts is currently accepting entries for a Winter Mixed Media Fine Art Show at the Wyandotte Arts Center at 81 Chestnut Street. Work should be inspired by winter and activities that relate to the season. The deadline for entries is Nov. 21, 2011. “The exhibit will run from December 1 … Continue Reading →
The American Polish Cultural Center will host its 21st annual Fall Spectacular Arts and Craft Show Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Shop from more than 70 booths. Admission is $1.50. The American Polish Cultural Center is at 2975 East Maple at Dequindre. For more information, call (810) 658-8080.
Knitwear designer Sasha Kagan shares updated patterns for many of her creations from the past four decades in her recently published book, “Sasha Kagan’s Classic Collection” (The Taunton Press/$24.95). The book features a beautiful “collection” of women’s knitwear that includes jackets, sweaters, wraps, hats, fingerless gloves and more, all designed with the unique colorwork she’s … Continue Reading →
In last Friday’s Handmade column, Julia Whetstone of Clarkston put together a pattern for the crocheted beret she’s wearing in the photograph.
I like to save my potted geraniums from one year to the next. Many of them are the scented varieties. Normally I cut the tops back to about three or four inches and bring them into a cool, sunny spot to over-winter. This year we don’t have the room to keep all of those pots. … Continue Reading →
Few American towns have been the setting for a more haunting tale than Sleepy Hollow. So it’s no surprise that the New York village on the east bank of the Hudson River goes all out to celebrate Halloween and the Washington Irving classic short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The premier event is Horseman’s … Continue Reading →
The lines were long, the day was mostly overcast and windy, but Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends proved to be a ghoulishly good time. As you might expect, the expansive park was decked out with the usual spooky props: skeletons, cornstalks, pumpkins, and tombstones. One interesting graveyard in the Midway contains the tombstones of “deceased” rides and … Continue Reading →
I’m sure people living in Florida will disagree with me but I believe the best oranges are grown in Michigan. I base that opinion on the flavor of the fruit growing on my Valencia orange trees. These trees started their lives in Florida about 15 years ago. They came to Michigan about 12 years ago … Continue Reading →