Sunday, February 10, 2013

the small craft @ pot & box

while normally the small craft hosts events at the trumbullplex in detroit, they've taken their act on the road this winter, and yesterday they hosted a meet-up at pot & box in ann arbor. it was such a lovely space for a kick-ass crafty gathering! amy and ethan cronkite of small craft provided coffee, tea and yummy vegan cookies, cellar door soap co. sold delicious soaps, while i lead a skillshare on how to turn old paperback books into pretty book sculptures! paperback trees and dangling diamonds were the most popular shapes made by guests. it's a fairly simple craft once you learn the tricks, and it's quite addicting, so hopefully i've created a few folding addicts. we had a great crowd with some of my favorite crafty faces in attendance, and i had boat-loads of fun. (get it? boat? small craft?)

thank you so much to those who came out, and to small craft for organizing these monthly gatherings, and for allowing me to share a skill this wintery month.

next up: the small craft will be at woodward avenue brewery in ferndale, where handleber will be leading a skillshare, and glass action will be the featured pop-up shop. i'm in!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

more book talk: belle isle to 8 mile

the linn siblings have written a wonderful guide to the city of detroit. whether you're just passing through or have lived in the area your whole life, there is something in this book for you. you may know emily and andy linn from their detroit shops city bird and nest and have seen them at local art and craft fairs. i feel like i met andy and emily way back in the beginning of dang argyle days, and i am so happy to have done so! their belle isle to 8 mile book is an inspiration to the creator and wanderer in all of us.