The most amazing, hard cover pocket-size book arrived last week here on my desk. It’s called “500 Crochet, Fun Designs & Projects for Blocks, Triangles, Circles & Hearts,” and it’s filled with unique little projects made with a range of crocheted stitches that will have you wanting to incorporate them in as many garments, accessories and home accents as … Continue Reading →
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The Downriver Arts & Crafts Guild, which has promoted art in the community for nearly 60 years, is currently accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Art Scholarship of $500. The scholarship, set to be awared in June, is open to any Downriver high school senior who plans a career in visual art. Applications must be postmarked by … Continue Reading →
Don’t miss the largest Downriver Art Exhibition & Non-Juried Miniature Show and Sale, “Art Ambience,” at Woodhaven Community Center, noon-5 p.m. May 4-5. The opening reception is 6-9 p.m. May 3. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres with entertainment featuring “a sampling of musical hits from the Wyandotte Community Theatre show, “Respect.” The Woodhaven Community Center is at 23101 … Continue Reading →
…Hmmm Are you, or someone you know, a local crafter who would like to possibly be featured in The Handmade Column? If so, just email me at email@example.com with information about your crafting skills, along with photos of recent works. Remember, it’s a how-to column, so we would need to publish your step-by-step instructions. Please put the … Continue Reading →
Looking for unique and realistic designs to create colorful flowers made with paper? If so, you may want to run out to your nearest book store and pick up a copy of “Paper Blooms, 25 Extraordinary Flowers to Make for Weddings, Celebrations & More” (Lark Crafts/$17.95). The book’s author, Jeffery Rudell, is a well-known paper artist … Continue Reading →
Members of the Cameo Quilt Guild will host a quilt show and sale May 10 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and May 11 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the UFCW Hall, 876 Horace Brown Dr. in Madison Heights. Numerous quilted items will be sold throughout the show, and there will also be a silent auction of donated quilts, ranging in size from 12 … Continue Reading →
Michigan Art Craft Jewelry will host its Saturday Super Show April 6 at Laurel Park Place from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Local crafters are invited to purchase a table to sell their handmade items. Laurel Park Place is located at 37700 Six Mile Road, Livonia. For more information, call (248) 812-9751, email SaturdaySuperShow@gmail.com or visit www.SaturdaySuperShow.com.
“Loom Knitting for Babies and Toddlers, More Than 30 Easy No-Needle Designs,” (St. Martin’s Press/$24.99) may just be the book of exciting knitted projects you’ll want to add to your collection. Isela Phelps, an authority on loom-knitting, offers readers a wide range of patterns to choose from for the loom knitter who’s looking for something with lots of style … Continue Reading →
I’d like to send out a BIG Thank YOU to everyone who helped me clean off my desk!!! I hope to put the books in the mail this week. Happy Crafting!
If you happen to be an expecting mom or grandmom who’s looking for precious little items to hand-stitch and embroider for that bundle of joy that’s soon to arrive, then ‘Embroidery pour le Bebe, 100 French Designs For Babies and the Nursery’ (Harper Design/$12.99) is filled with lots of unique craft ideas that you’ll find hard to … Continue Reading →