Crafters + Snacks = Awesome.

We had the most fantastic time last night at our first ever SE Michigan Crafters Meetup.  I was overwhelmed by the response with only a week’s notice — over 25 people showed up and I don’t know that we could have handled many more as our room was chock full of energetic crafters. The space

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Guest Tutorial: Underwear from Bonnie of Fishsticks and Fries

Phew! I am a little late on the posting this morning. Last night we had another awesome Crafters Meetup, so I’m a little slow this morning. Need. more. COFFEE. (and even if I didn’t get my posts finished last night, I did get a little more work done on my Negroni shirt for Mr Rae,

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Celebrate the BOY: an online collaboration with Dana of MADE where we do only boy-themed blog posts for an entire month, including tutorials, roundups, and giveaways from a number of guest contributors. Go to the Celebrate the BOY archives to see all of our boy-related posts! Spring Top Week: a fantastic online contest for readers here on on Made

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More crafting. More snacks.

We had so much fun at this month’s SE Michigan Crafters Meetup that we decided to do it again! Although, we might not need quite so many snacks this time…hee. Our next meetup will be held Thursday December 9 from 7-10 PM in Livonia Michigan. This is a child-free evening of sewing, knitting, and crafting

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End of summer

The end of the summer has been really busy for us. My birthday was last friday…34 now, YIKES.  The kids are both in preschool three days a week starting today. We had a vacation week last week; part of it was spent as a family with my inlaws on the other side of the state which

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Guest Tutorial: Sarai of Colette Patterns

Have you heard of Colette Patterns yet? Recently Colette has burst onto the sewing scene with lovely, retro-inspired sewing patterns for women. Their pattern collection features dresses, blouses, a coat, and even lingerie. They recently released a new pattern that really piqued my interest: their Negroni shirt for MEN! I had to have it. I ordered

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Merry Christmas Garland

Here is a no-sew craft that I made a couple years ago that gets pulled out year after year at our house: It’s made of paper, but with careful storage it’s been up for Christmas four years in a row now. I made this garland with some origami paper (that’s where all the fun prints

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