Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Evolution of Big Cats!

                                              OPENING DAY 2013

Thanks to my good friend and artist "extraordinaire" John Rios(, my Big Cat Glasses have a fresh new look!  One the Free Press, Channel 8 in Grand Rapids (  and most important, Tiger fans noticed in a BIG way! 

First introduced three years ago, Big Cats were orange clown glasses with black stripes.  The second year, laminated lenses with tigers - but you could not see thru them.  The third year, computer generated decals and painted-on player names and slogans.   Although the design constantly evolved, the slogan - "Rock the Big Cats" - resonated and still remains.

This year an oversized sunglasses mirror hangs nearby for fans to check themselves out wearing or "rocking" the new Big Cats!  A fun and creative souvenir!

Select your favorite!

Monday, December 31, 2012

One of my memorable highlights from 2012 was Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers...

Friday, December 28, 2012

A Calendar you can play!

I like to bring in products I think are inventive for  the  entrepreneur class I teach three days a week.  My most recent find was this calendar you can actually play!  It includes a backboard, hoop and net.  My students loved it!  The calendar does not come with an actual basketball therefore no chance of any real damage being done.  The intent is to use balled up sheets of paper with perhaps a wastebasket underneath.  It makes for a fun and useful gift for any basketball enthusiast.  I intend to share more creative products in the upcoming new year so...stay tuned!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cardboard Oven Kit is New and Improved!

Remember this?  It's me with Martha Stewart demonstrating my cardboard oven craft kit back in '09!  I can't believe it's been almost four years?!? The kit now comes standard in white with a pre-cut window, pre-punched holes, an attached handle and slots for both racks and range! It's still cute as ever but oh so easy to put together!  Plain old fashioned fun in a box! An ideal project for adult and child interaction and a wonderful toy for you and your child to build together and play with.

The kit still comes with a coloring pad and light that turns the oven on and off with a flap (technology at it's simplest!)

But best of all, you can order it below !:-)

Crafty Buffet Oven

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Timely Craft For The Upcoming Holidays

Would you believe this turkey was made from lunch bags and scrapbook paper?  Me neither.  I got the idea from a magazine, however after seeing theirs I immediately HAD to make my own version with added wings (what's a turkey without wings?!?) and greenery. I plan to add more colorful condiments too but just HAD to share! It fits perfectly in my Crafty Buffet Oven and makes a fantastic craft for kids of all ages!  I hope to get the local media to invite me on to share this very cute and timely craft for the upcoming  holiday season.  Keep your fingers crossed! :-)   



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Got Championship Pets?


With our Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series Championship it's only fitting we celebrate with balloons.  But not just any balloon will do. These helium filled pet balloons come with an attached leash and weighted "paws."  Cute and refillable, you can bring one home for $10 or two for $15 at the corner of Woodward & Fischer Freeway at Tiger home games. 

Pet Balloons come in a variety of pets and are available for birthday parties and other events.  For additonal information contact Cheryl Robinson of Kids Crafts at (313) 282-6407 or via email at



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

If you can't CATCH one...MAKE one!

As a stationary vendor at Comerica Park I often witness thousands of youngsters carrying gloves in hopes of catching a ball hit in their direction. Unfortunately most return empty handed with their gloves and no ball.  For the past three years I've been invited to provide an activity (craft) at the annual Hometown Baseball Event sponsored for youth by The Detroit Tigers.  I came up with an original idea which turned into a HUGE success with both players and parents! I hope to someday get my idea INSIDE the ball park.  Allowing all those little hands to "make & take" their very own baseball home when they aren't lucky enough to catch one!  Stay tuned...!