Please help me find the top of my desk!

Hmmm…, just wondering if I can get a bit of help clearing some of these craft books off my desk? If interested, just email me at, and let me know what crafts you’re interested in, like spinning, sewing small items, beading, quilting, weaving, knotting, pom poms, metal jewelry making, sewing for the home or dressmaking. I … Continue Reading →

Learn more about 'modern quilting' Nov. 21

Members of the Cameo Quilt Guild will offer a presentation by Debbie Grifka, vice-president of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild, who’ll discuss the main characteristics of modern quilts in her lecture titled, “What Do They Mean By Modern Quilting?” The lecture will be held Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Clawson United Methodist Church, 205 … Continue Reading →

Craft Show at Fraser High School Saturday

The Fraser High School Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual fall craft show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 (free for those 5 and younger). No strollers are allowed. Fraser High School is at 34270 Garfield Rd, between 14 and 15 Mile Roads. For more information, call (586) 565-2768.

Buttons available from collector's stash!

Carol of Northville, who’s been cleaning out her drawers, says she has “an old tin of many, many buttons” and is looking for someone who can use them. If you happen to be that person, please email me at and I’ll forward your email address to her. Please put the word “BUTTONS” in the subject … Continue Reading →

More books to giveaway!

Hmmm…I just found several more books here on my desk for giveaway. If you’re interested in cardmaking, sewing for infants, decorative painting, crafting ideas for a wedding, tie-dyeing, upholstering furniture, knitting toys or embroidering items for your home, just drop me an email at and tell me which book(s) you’re interested in possibly receiving. Please put the word “giveaways” in … Continue Reading →

Great find last weekend at Barnes & Noble

In the midst of running errands last Saturday, I decided to stop in at Barnes & Noble bookstore for a quick look at what was available in the craft magazine and book section. After thumbing through a few magazines, I wandered back to the book area where I found the book that must have been written with me in … Continue Reading →

Enter giveaway for copy of 'Sweet Booties!'

Love to sew for infants and toddlers? If so, “Sweet Booties! and Blankets, Bonnets, Bibs & More” (Lark/$14.95) offers unique ideas for creating one-of-a-kind fashion forward items for that special little one in your life. Even if you’re not a knitter, there are instructions for creating an adorable knitted hat simply by recycling an old … Continue Reading →

Make 'Flip Dolls & Other Toys'

There’s lots of fun to be had with all the wonderful ideas and patterns found in “Flip Dolls & Other Toys That Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab & Go” (Lark/$19.95) by designer Laura Wilson. What better way to use your scrap fabric than to make something exciting for a small child? Wilson takes you on an … Continue Reading →

Enter giveaway for copy of 'Stitching for the Kitchen' book

Could your kitchen use a few decorative items to show off your personality? Do you have a need for such items as aprons, casserole covers, teapot and mug cozies, potholders, hotpads, kitchen organizers, tablecloths, napkins and runners? Well, if you answered yes to either question, then you’re sure to find the pattern(s) that suits both … Continue Reading →