Philadelphia hat designer Ella Isaac will be in town Saturday and Sunday with a collection of her unique L.I.P.S. (Living in Perfect Style) hats for sale at Detroit Fiber Works. Originally from England, Isaac began her hat making career in London, working under Gabriela Ligenza, prior to making her mark on the industry while living … Continue Reading →
Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finer things in life
Hmmm…I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the charity knitting, crocheting and sewing that so many people are eagerly taking part in to help less fortunate individuals. Are you, or someone you know, a member of a charity knitting, crocheting or sewing group? If so, and you’d like to see the group and the work … Continue Reading →
Why not plan a day of fun and excitement by attending the 18th annual Michigan International Women’s Show at Suburban Collection Showplace May 2-5? Meet Sean Lowe from ABC’s romance reality series “The Bachelor,” and then spend hours shopping, seeing a variety of demonstrations from new makeup trends for Spring 2013 to cooking with fresh ingredients. Look … 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 →
Here’s an idea… If you’re a local crafter who would like a chance at being featured in one of my weekly Handmade columns, just email me at email@example.com with the following information about yourself: Name, City, Phone, Craft. How long have you been doing this particular craft? Do you teach this craft? If so, when … Continue Reading →
In last Friday’s Handmade column, Kentwood resident Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood talks about how she fell in love with weaving and turned the craft into a successful business venture. Learn how easy it is to make a hand-woven mini purse using a simple wooden potholder loom, available from Ackerman-Haywood at Craftsanity.etsy.com.