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Author Archive

Nature’s Playhouse in Clawson looking to trade

Handmade Detroit heard about a clever advertising opportunity for local artists and crafters that we had to share!
Lisa Ball and Michelle McEvoy are passionate about child development and Mommy’s well-being, […]

Handmade Detroit’s Decoration Station at Rust Belt Market!

Shocking but true, we’re exactly one month away from the 8th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair!
HD has partnered with our friends at Ferndale’s Rust Belt Artist Market once […]

A Quick Q&A with Ham & Butter

Annette Walowicz’s Ham & Butter is the illustration and graphics business behind the visual branding of Ferndale’s DIY Street Fair. Her work may even be tucked in your own kitchen […]

Full circle recycling, when your treasure finds you?

Yesterday was just another day, nothing flashy or exciting. It was pretty clear my kid was too wound up to take a nap. She read her picture books in her […]

Indie Detroit Wedding Ring debuts with Friday showcase

Way back, when the indie makers in and around the metro Detroit area first began to rise up, it was exciting to be greeted by an eager and curious audience. […]

Rainy day fun. A no-sew baby doll outfit!

I did a little thrifting this week and bought a cute, long sleeved and comfy top for myself. Fresh out of the morning laundry I pulled it on and the […]

The Welch’s “Fruit Snack” Easter challenge

Hi guys! The folks at Welch’s heard how much Lucy loves their fruit snacks and a few weeks later some yummy samples arrived on our porch! With the package came […]

Our fourth and final FAVORITE Craft Tool(s) entry!

Hey there! Carey here. I drew the short straw and have the honor of closing out our little series of the HD gals favorite craft tools!
When I started working […]

Groovy tunes, thanks to (Awesome) DJ Dave Lawson!

We couldn’t have been more pleased to have DJ Dave Lawson return and play hand-selected vinyl for us all weekend at DUCF.
Dave has been booked for weddings pretty much on […]

Scotty Hagen and his sweet treats

Every year we hope to surprise our vendors with a little thank-you treat. Something just for them, for being so awesome and working so hard to help DUCF be an […]

Carey Gustafson

Carey Gustafson

Carey Gustafson has spent a majority of her adult life as a stained glass fabricator and designer. Glass Action! is her home studio and line of weird pop culture stained glass creations. In addition to being a proud co-founder of Handmade Detroit, she at one time performed music, trailed the pack as vice president of Defying The Law Bicycle Club, and threw the yearly creepfest Zombie Dance Party and was the founding the music director for the D.I.Y Street Fair in Ferndale.

Those things were all fun, but now her number one role is Mommy.