Indie Chat with The Mitten State

 Indie Chat: The Mitten State“We love Michigan. We live here. We’ve moved from here. We’ve returned here. No matter where we end up, Michigan is our home. It’s a state of mind. It’s a feeling. It’s where our heart will always lie. You see a Mitten Stater out of state and you can tell before whipping out your hand map that there’s a special kin- ship. An aura. A sense of belonging.”...more

Slouchy beanie obsession

Lately, I've been making a lot of beanies. I mean a LOT. Slouchy beanies have been hip for some time now, but finding a versatile and interesting pattern isn't all that easy....more

I Make Cat Toys

Handmade Chat with SCULTUREinDESIGN

When I was a little girl, my mother and I took pottery classes at the famous Detroit landmark, Pewabic Pottery. My mom is very creative and tried to encourage an interest in the arts in both her children. Because I attended pottery classes, I have always appreciated the art of ceramics and know the amount of time it takes to produce a unique piece. Sometimes, you have a piece of clay exactly as you wish it to look and it is ruined in the firing process. Patience and tenacity are essential qualities for a successful sculptor, not just an artistic eye....more

Giving the best gift ever!

Gifts, we have all the different occasions to celebrate and buy gifts for people we care. All the more, it gets more challenging as we celebrate birthdays after birthdays, travel souvenirs, holiday festivities and what not.So how to give the most perfect present for your loved ones?...more

Handmade Tree Stump Side Table

I’ve had this stump for a while now, and it actually started as a rustic side table with modern legs. It was beautiful, but I was ready for a change. And I have to admit, I was pretty curious what the wood looked like under all that bark. If you salvage yourself a tree stump and you own all your own tools, you can actually complete this project and create a stunning piece of furniture for under $30. It’s a pretty incredible transformation, considering the fact that side tables like this sell in stores for over $200!...more
Now that is some country charm! Love it!more

Friday Faves: Brit Chic

I love connecting with jewelry designers because each piece of jewelry is so different from the other....more

Friday Faves: Whirly Wraps

Friday Faves: Whirly Wraps By now, if you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I really like jewelry. I also like handmade items and anything local. Well, these Whirly Wrap bracelets fit all of those categories....more

Friday Faves: Jill Massey Couture Jewelry

It's not every day that you find a piece of jewelry that you literally want to wear every day. Well friends, I have found that piece and after posting many pictures of it, I think you know which one I mean. I found Jill Massey on Etsy and became obsessed with her necklaces. I've always wanted something to wear around my neck with E's name on it. Jill was super easy to work with and sooo sweet! And I believe I found the perfect necklace. The best part was that I got it on the weekend of my birthday, so I got to wear it a lot! ...more

Thanksgiving Blessings Greeting Card & Place Cards

 Last year I sent this pretty pumpkin Thanksgiving Blessings Greeting Card to my friends and family for the holiday. Then I used these cute little place cards and some wooden pumpkins to decorate the dinner table....more