About Lish

meI’m Lish Dorset, and I’m a swell gal. I’m a crafter, modern quilter, craft writer, and craft lover.

For nine years I was a part of the Handmade Detroit team and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, Michigan’s first indie craft fair. Hopefully you’ve checked it out in the past and look forward to it every year. Read my archived posts here.

I also wrote for Craft Magazine from 2010-2013. You can read those posts here and here.

Today I contribute to Metro Parent Magazine. If you have a young crafter in your house or love to craft for kids, you need to check out my monthly craft feature as well as weekly blog posts on Crafts for Kids. It’s always a lot of fun to think of new projects for crafters-in-training (and their families!) every week.

I’m also a proud member of DIY Network’s Made + Remade blogging team. I focus on sewing, quilting, decorating and home-love projects. I had the honor of designing and creating a quilt for the 2014 Blog Cabin.

lishmarthaIn 2012 I was the featured guest crafter on the Martha Stewart Show. It was fantastic.

Once upon a time I was a reporter and news designer and eventually made the jump to social media and digital public relations. During the day these days I’m the social media manager for The Henry Ford.

I’m a lifelong Michigander and a metro Detroit resident. I’m married to Nick Drinks and am a proud cat mom to Ronnie.

If you’d like to chat, drop me a line (lish.dorset@gmail.com) or leave me a comment. I love to review projects and am always on the hunt for new ideas and opportunities.

Connect: Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest.


  1. Lisa Mahan
    Sep 14, 2015 @ 22:11:04

    Thank you for writing the blog and posting a template for bow ties! I follow you on Instagram and always enjoy your posts. I look forward to reading your blog in the future.


    • Lish Dorset
      Sep 18, 2015 @ 15:46:27

      You’re so welcome, Lisa! Good luck!


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