If you are a fan of Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood’s crafty podcast Craft Sanity, then take a visit to her new blog, Running with Needles. This new blog is a part of her job at the newspaper where she works, The Grand Rapids Press. Now she can incorporate her love of crafts into her day job, and teach us all so much more in the process!
It’s taken me a very long time to convince my editors that adding a craft column and blog is a good idea, so I’d really appreciate your support. Please visit my newspaper blog and help me stir up a little traffic so I can prove to my editors that there really is a demand for craft-related content. Leave a comment and make my day.
Monday you’ll be able to download the instructions I wrote for five simple children’s Halloween costumes including a bat, mummy, butterfly, flower and lady bug. The instructions were written as part of a holiday feature about homemade costumes. My column is expected to launch Sunday. Every week I plan to feature a West Michigan artist or crafter and give readers a free project related to what that person does to try at home. Every now and then I do plan to profile artists from outside our circulation area because I want to introduce local readers to some of the great people I’ve “met” through my podcast.