Holiday Crafting

Halloween Is “Sew” Scary


It’s almost Halloween! What have you been making this month?

During my visit to the AQS Quilt Week in Grand Rapids this summer I saw a panel from Janet Wecker Frisch’s “Sew Scary” collection for Quilting Treasures that caught my eye. It was a bit Victorian, a bit whimsical. My friend Shelli really liked it, but we were tight on time and couldn’t stop to buy the panel from the vendor we were looking at. As it often goes, a few weeks later I found myself searching for the piece back at home in Detroit. Luckily I found that, and a few other pieces from Janet, at Mabelena Quilting Supplies in Ortonville. (more…)

A Maker’s Halloween



From grocery stores to your local department store, retailers have been knocking it out of the shopping park when it comes to Halloween decor and supplies this year. If you adore Halloween, your options are endless! Over on Metro Parent I highlighted one of the offerings that really caught my eye, Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts’ “Maker’s Halloween.” Check out the post to get an idea of what you’ll find at your local Jo-Ann to hopefully inspire your Halloween crafting this year.

Tote of the Month: December 2014


Better late than never, right?! I made my tote of the month JUST in time for Christmas this week. With all the handmade gifts I’ve been making and fun parties to attend, this holiday season feels like it’s finally flying by!


This bag features Michael Miller Fabrics’ “Yule Critters” (which I also used for a new stocking this year) paired with some red Moda fabric I’ve had in my stash for a while. It’s a wonderfully bright take on Christmas that I love to show off.

Now… time to think about January’s tote!