Category Archives: Manz Made

New Year, New Prints

Need a little crafty inspiration to get you started on some new projects this year? I’m currently loving hand printed fabric. These books feature some great designs, used in a multitude of ways, whether you’re screen printing, block printing, or … Continue reading

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Design*Sponge at Home

There has been a lot of buzz over Grace Bonney’s much anticipated book over the past several months, so I’m not sure what I can say here that hasn’t already been said or read. Design*Sponge at Home comes out today!! … Continue reading

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Of Crafts & Robots

In the past few weeks I’ve attended two craft fairs where robots were quite the norm, and both were in South Eastern Michigan. Pretty fantastic, right? First up was the 2nd annual Robot Art Fair. It happens at 826Michigan on … Continue reading

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Bizarre Love Triangles For Crafters

Often while thrifting for fabrics I come across little bags full of pre-cut shapes, that a quilter once cut out but never used. Sometimes there are some really neat fabrics in those bags, but they are already cut into tiny … Continue reading

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Stories of a Creative Community

Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time, by Vickie Howell. As creators, it can be inspiring to read the stories and backgrounds of other creators. To see what they’re up to, how they got there, where … Continue reading

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A New Shopping Model

Last weekend I was at the grand opening of The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, MI, and I was blown away! The concept is a year-round weekend market, that features handmade and vintage items made by local creators. Housed in a … Continue reading

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The Art of a Craft Fair

Indie craft fairs happen year round at various venues across the country. Craft fairs such as these are now pretty abundant in SE Michigan and are worth a visit. As a maker and a seller these fairs are an amazing … Continue reading

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