Thursday, November 10, 2011

Time flys.  I can't believe that I haven't updated this blog since June.  I have been working on all types of projects.  I can't wait to share some photos of my busy summer and my projects.  See you soon!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Summertime in the D - Detroit Stories

This past weekend, I spent part of my Saturday in Midtown Detroit aka as Cass Corridor back in the day. It was the anniversary party of Avalon Bakery and a celebration for all the stores that are on the Willis at Cass. Lessons can be learned from this group of business owners.

• They works as a family

• They support each other

• They are adventurers

• They believe that they could make it happen years ago when the only people in Cass Corridor were students, bums and people driving thru with their windows up.

Now it is a great place to pick up a cup of coffee and an organic pastry; pick up some organic fruits; get some fresh gear; buy something unique; pick up a book; see some art and get a natural fashionista hairstyle. I love going down there. You will see new faces and meet up with old friends. When someone moves out of Michigan and comes back to visit, they visit Mom and Dad first and then Willis and Cass. I love Detroit. What I hear on the news is a Detroit that I don’t live. I live in the Detroit, where there is dancing in the street, laughter and beautiful people.

Ms Nefertiti

A goddess and her man

Cute as she can be

Dancing in the street

Young Fashionistas

Sharp as a Tack

Smile because you live Detroit


Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Friends are wonderful. Enough said! Here are few friends in my hats.


Friday, May 20, 2011


I have so many ideas, color combination but not enough time.  Sometimes I just want to get a room somewhere with all my things, a comfy chair and some chick flicks and go creatively wild. During my self- imposed sequester, I will not be accepting invites, talking on the phone, texting, face booking, working, dancing or dealing with family.  Just me, myself and I.  I will come out with all the things that's been whipping around in my head.  I would have boxes of hats, some refurbished furniture, some tiled works of art, some paintings, some bags, a few garments and a feeling of accomplishment.  But a well rounded life won't let me.  Understand, I love my life; it’s been a wonderful life.  So I will settle for a weekend here or there where I won't go out but enjoy the comfort of my home.  If you want to find me, I will be in the back yard working with the sunning beating down on my head.  You can come by but don’t stay long because I might get testy. 

I made these for a friend to tie dye.  Can't wait to see how they turn out.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NYC in the Spring Time

It was fun and fast.  Some photos of my New York trip.

A lil fashion.
 African style - You all look FABULOUS

A lil architecture
The same but difference that's NYC trying to maintain its individuality

A lil dance
and lots of friends.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Sorry it has been so long but I couldn't find my usb cord for my camera.  I swear that I will keep it in the camera case.  I am so glad that spring is here but with it has come tumultuous weather.  I am praying for all those who lost family members, homes and businesses.  These are some pictures that I took around the house. 

This is a giraffe from Dakar, Senegal that is hiding from all the children who have tried to ride it

Found two of these chairs on the curb in front of my neighbor house and redid them
Tulips dying but they will reemerge next spring, a giraffe that is loosing it's straw because it wasn't met to be rode and a chair that was pea green and stained. All of these items remind me of SPRING. 
Some tulips on the their last leg but still beautiful

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Surprise Revealed

Sorry for the delay but my new hat is here........
The Pull Tab Hat...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Snow Day

Sunday it snowed like crazy so yesterday was a snow day.  I lazed around all day.  Hawlaane and I stayed in the bed watching movies and TV while I crocheted.  OMG!  I can't wait to post what I have been up to lately but it's a secret.  Guess what, I did finally find the hat that I was working on under the bed.  Here's is my granddaughter Hawlaane hamming it up for the camera.  Yes indeed a glamour shot.  I did go out for my bowling league and sucked.  Should have stayed in the bed where it was cozy and warm.  Plus my car started making a new noise which means more money for the mechanic.  SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN BED. The next blog will be THE SECRET.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One down and many to go....

Finished! I think that the golden yellow was a nice accent for the blue and green. I started the hat three times because I didn't like the pointy top. I went with it though and think that is adds something oriental. When I added the third color, my tension increased so that the yarns were being carried underneath won't show. My fingers were really tired from the tension. And I also burned my thumb from a delicious piece of cinnamon toast. Every time, I eat cinnamon toast, it takes me back to my childhood. Yummy! The tension, the burn and eating cinnamon toast really slowed me down. I really like how it turned. Let me know if you like it!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Throwback Thursday
Mom (circa 1950)
Rosia Lee Baldwin (1932 - 1975)
My mom was a beautiful and very creative woman.  She cooked, sewed, upholstered furniture, made hats, tanned leather and gardened.  It might just be that she was a woman of her time, when women learned to sew, knit, crochet, cook and do everything else that a man didn't do.  Now, as women, we fry up the bacon and bring it home too.  So many of us are so tired at the end of day, we just don't have the time or energy to be creative.  For all you ladies that do make time, God bless you.  As my mom passed it on to me, we must take up the mantle and teach a young woman a craft, something to feed her spirit and keep her sane.  Mom, I miss you.  You didn't get enough time to teach me all that you knew but your creative spirit flows through me. !  When I was little I sat at your feet as you did the must amazing things and I honor you today.  Remembering you still give me a sense that I can do anything.  Thank you, mom.  I still miss you.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Winter blahs

Two hats that I am working on.  There's a third one but it under the bed hiding.  The one on the TOP is a little hat that I am working on for a friend.  (SHOUTOUT to Carla Jean.)  The top is just plain and the design starts on the side.  It is in the waiting stage until I can make sure that it fits.  I'll post the finished product at a later date.  The one on the BOTTOM has a fancy top.  I want to incorporate some other color.  Any suggestions??  Trying to crochet a lot to get rid of the winter blahs.  I am a summer girl.  That's my season.  Sun, beaches and water makes my day.  Oh well that's months away.  Can you beleive this winter?  It's crazy.  It snowed in 49 states in January.  CRAZY WEATHER promotes CRAZY LADY CROCHETING. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Throwback Tuesdays - Going Back To Summertime

                                   Urban farming in our neighborhood
                                       Big lake, lil lake - Dune Park

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

I will not be afraid to blog.... in 2011.


Take a breath, relax and smell the roses in your life. I saw these colors in a pillow on Rachel Ray's couch. Let see what I can came up with. I love color and don’t believe in color rules. I have always been a militant. I guess, I am a color militant.


Another year, time flies when you are way too busy. This year, I want to devote more time to breathe and relax. I am learning to meditate. Let’s see what happens.

happy new year.