R2-D2 Nerd Shelf


My 11-year-old son Alexander asked for a “nerd shelf” back in the summer. A nerd shelf is, apparently, a shelf (or shelves) for storing all your nerdy collectibles and treasures. So I gave him an old and very small bookshelf of mine. It worked for a while, but he quickly grew out of it. So […]

Sweater Coat Class in January at WCC

Have you ever wanted your very own, custom-made sweater coat? You can design and make one! I’m teaching a sweater coat class at Washtenaw Community College in January (register here – deadline is Jan. 16). The class spans two sessions (January 16 and 23) at four hours each, with “homework” in between. Here’s the course […]

Dreaming of a Sweater Coat for Autumn


You know those kinda crazy, upcycled sweater coats that have been all the rage lately on Etsy? I’ve been eyeing them for a year now, but never seriously — they are expensive! But last week it turned chilly at just about the same time I decided I needed a new project to keep me from […]