Discover unique and practical ways to create fun accessories and more with “The Duct Tape Book, 25 Projects to Make with Duct Tape” (A Firefly Book/$14.95) by Jolie Dobson. The very clever use of Duct tape includes easy-to-follow instructions for making things like a leopard hat, a hand puppet, a skirt, chaps, a vest, a Christmas tree angel … Continue Reading →
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Be sure to mark your calendar for the Downriver Arts & Crafts Holiday Sale set for Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wayne County Community College. The show is being presented by members of the Downriver Artists and Crafters Guild. Watch as fellow crafters and artisans conduct demonstrations throughout the day, and shop for unique handmade goods. … Continue Reading →
The weather people are predicting a string of nice days through the weekend and into next week. Many of us will be looking for things to do out in the yard and garden. Since November is the ideal time to apply lime, this weekend would be a good time to check the pH of your garden soil. pH … Continue Reading →
Linda of Royal Oak has a black (vintage) Singer Featherweight sewing machine for sale. She’s asking $350 (or best offer). If interested, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The good news is that I’ve been to half of Lonely Planet’s newly-released list of Top 10 Cities for 2013. The bad news is I haven’t been to the other five — and I need to get moving.
Back in July I planted rutabaga seeds in anticipation of a fall crop. Well, fall has been here for a while and the rutabaga are ready to harvest. Even though we’ve had overnight temperatures in the low twenties the past couple of weeks. The rutabaga are still happily growing out in the garden. The leaves … Continue Reading →
This Sunday, members of The Pomegranate Guild of Southeastern Michigan, “a group that studies and creates Judaic needlework,” will hold a meeting, beginning at 1 p.m., in the community room of the Prentis Apartments. Anne Greenstein will conduct knitting and crocheting sessions for making hats to be sent to soldiers. Copies of the patterns will be … Continue Reading →
Internationally recognized knitwear designer Nicky Epstein takes you round and round with her latest book, “Knitting in Circles, 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Hats, Afghans, and More” ( Potter Craft/$29.95). The designs in the book are absolutely stunning. Advanced knitters can select from a unique collection of patterns to create garments and accessories that are all … Continue Reading →
Looking for a place to sell your handmade goods this holiday season? If so, there’s still time to sign-up to be a vendor for the Downriver Arts & Crafts Holiday Sale, set for Sat., Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus, Heinz C. Prechter Community Arts & Learning Center … Continue Reading →
Looking for some fun and easy craft projects to share with your small children? If so, you won’t want to miss a day of crafting with ideas found in “Craft-A-Day, 365 Simple Handmade Projects” (Quirk Books/$24.95) by Sarah Goldschadt. Featured projects include magnets, a gadget sleeve, flower garland, felt animals, cards, gift tags, a party hat card, … Continue Reading →