Come Spring 2016, there will be a new set of Carhartt Women’s Work Boots in town! I cannot wait! Until then, here’s a sneak peak: As Meg Schrader of Wake Robin Farm says, “All farmers put their boots on the same way.”
Cold-pressed juice masters, the James sisters of DROUGHT, are one Carhartt’s favorite families. The Crafted in Carhartt darlings know what it means to put your heart and soul into work and reap some major results. Three to five pounds of fresh organic produce go into every bottle. Nothing but the best fruits and veggies comprise their unique recipes— that means no added sugar or water, just straight up real food. Last week, Jenny, Jessie, Julie, and Caitlin got to take […]
This one goes out to all of the dads out there. You were the first guy to teach us to teach us to enjoy the little things– like a ray of sunshine or being tossed into the air. We’re who we are because of you, and that much better because of it. Want to get something cool for Dad? Or take a look at kid’s goodies?
I got to catch up with my favorite Detroit sisters this week as they test drove the Carhartt Women’s Spring 2016 line. Caitlin, Julie, Jessie and Jenny James are leading the way in women run businesses in the Michigan area. They started small, but have grown their cold pressed raw juice company, DROUGHT, into something big and full of potential. Read more about this amazing family venture on Detroit Free Press.
To see the world through the eyes of a child. It’s what we all hope for and get nostalgic over. Have you ever wondered why? The world is so big and beautiful as a kid. Those mountains seem taller and the sky even bluer. The bird’s song is merrier and finding a worm in the dirt is a grand prize. As we grow up, I think most of us miss the days when playing in mud and jumping in puddles […]
Jessica Sheeran, creator of Cool Critters, is going to walk us through the steps of creating a monster of your very own. Step #1: You’ll need two pieces of square felt. Cut two slits for eyes in the front facing panel that will be your monster’s face. Attach the eyes to the back panel (that will be hidden on your monster) and allow the eyes to peek through the slits on the front facing panel. Step #2: Stitch the two […]
Detroit artist, Jessica Sheeran, began her craft show career with crocheted and knitted goodies. Just for fun, she put a shark face on a pillow and it sold the second someone spotted it. By the time the next craft fair rolled around, Jessica had made sharks and monsters galore— sales boomed and now the frighteningly adorable stuffed animals are her primary commodity. She goes into her creation process with a blank slate. The design of each critter is dictated by […]
Amy Peterson and Diana Russel founded Rebel Nell with the desire to dig into their community. They work directly with local shelters and employ disadvantaged women in Detroit. While working at Rebel Nell, the women are strengthened with new skills and knowledge to help as they transition to an independent life. The crew gets together and gathers chips of graffiti that have fallen off walls around the city. After taking the discarded bits through their top secret process, layers and […]
This week I got the keys to a brand new artist studio. My first additions to the space were a pair of bibs and my favorite tool bag. I like to think of my overalls as an apron. Crafting days always have a mind of their own. You never know where your work will wind up taking you. With a pair of these guys on hand, you’re always covered. I’ll keep you updated in the weeks to come with the […]
Detroit artist, Tiff Massey, is a powerhouse creator. Her ability to hop from one medium to next and absolutely kill it had a profound affect on me as I walked around her studio. Tiff’s work is bold, vibrant, and demands your full attention. She’s taken her training as a metal worker and expanded her reach into wearable works of art, larger than life wall hangings, and striking sculptures unlike any you’ve ever seen. Tiff’s latest venture is turning half of […]