Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Crochet Class on June 28!

Learn the fundamentals of crocheting granny squares! This session will also allow you to see how different shapes (other than squares) are created. Class fee is $20.00---go to to register! We will meet at SmittenDust Studio in beautiful downtown Dimondale, Michigan--next to the ice cream store.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fantastic Fiber Fun!

I am having fun this week with East Lansing's "Creative Art Camp" ( with eight enthusiastic students! Yesterday we explored knitting without needles on circular looms. Today we delved into weaving--the students created weavings on a cardboard base. Lots of experimentation with color and texture--WOW! We are also learning about crochet and hand stitching this week!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The 4 P's

I love this thought for artists and creative people! I did not invent it--I saw it last year and didn't record the author. Remember the Four P'S; Passion Patience Perseverance Practice

Monday, June 17, 2013

Prayer Flags Class at SmittenDust Studio

On June 15th I enjoyed a wonderful class in Dimondale with Shirley Bentsen who taught us how to make prayer flags. She inspired us with creativity, color, texture and FUN! I thoroughly enjoyed using repurposed materials in a thoughtful, mindful way. I like sending out happy and healthy thoughts into the world. Thanks Shirley!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

FUN Bracelet Idea!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

All Things Green Exhibition

Exhibition at the Lundington Area Center for the Arts June 4 - August 1, 2013 All Things Green - The summer exhibit features works that interpret of the idea "Green". I am one of the exhibiting artists with three pieces!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Word for Today

"If the Earth’s surface was smooth we’d all be under 4kms of water. Thank goodness for tectonic plate action and those mountains...How could you reframe a barrier as a source of creativity today?" Michael Stanier

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Learn to Knit a Bag with Old Videocassette Tape!

Drawstring VHS Knit Bag Saturday, June 29th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm Fee: $55.00 Join me to create a bag knitted from old videotapes in this class! This session is the premier of my new patterns using repurposed materials! Recycle and reuse videotape along with "magic ball" yarn created from scraps and leftovers. Topics covered include: how to knit with magic ball yarn & VHS tape and how to make an I-cord handle strap. You will receive one kit, color of your choice, with pattern, magic ball yarn and VHS tape. All skill levels are welcome... you just have to know how to knit. Supplies: Please bring US#11 bamboo circular needle, 24" and US#11 bamboo double pointed needles. Meet at THE YARN GARDEN, 111 West Lawrence Avenue, Charlotte, Michigan. (on courthouse square, downtown)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Basic Granny Squares!

Learn the fundamentals of crocheting granny squares! This session will also allow you to see how different shapes (other than squares) are created. Bring a “G” hook and worsted weight yarn.
Friday, June 28, 10AM-noon OR 1-3PM. Meet at SmittenDust Studio 257 South Bridge Street in Dimondale, Michigan Corner of Jefferson & Bridge Streets $20.00 class fee, payable cash or check Contact me to register or ask questions;