Class and Event Updates

Class and Event Updates

Its time to get your creativity on! Check out Simply Creative Boutique’s class and event calendar  to see some of the classes we have coming up for you. We will be adding more classes so check back often. Learn to Crochet … Continue reading

Etsy Team

Simply Creative Boutique has just started a brand new team on Etsy!! The Simply Creative Etsy Team. This team is for Creative Designers who are looking for an active team to be a part of. Not just the “hey like my FB and i’ll like yours” kind of team.

The good news is you don’t even have to live in Michigan because we can video chat you in! How cool is that?

So as long as you are willing to commit to being an ACTIVE team mate then follow this link to read the rules and answer a few questions and wait for approval! Which is just me answering the email and saying YES!

Enchanted Makeovers Event

It is almost time for BIG event. If you are not able to make it because you do not live in the area, please consider donating some of the items below for our projects, it is GREATLY appreciated.

Enchanted Makeovers Event 
Enchanted makeovers and Simply Creative Boutique are joining up to makeover 23 rooms at the Detroit Mission House in Detroit (a women’s shelter)
On October 7th Simply Creative Boutique is looking for volunteer creative designers (crafters) to help assemble home decor projects that will be used in the makeover project.
We will start at 11 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. you may volunteer any time you are available and it is greatly appreciated!

We will be assembling stick picture frames for walls
knitting and crocheting lap blankets
sewing lap blankets from fabric pieces
sewing capes for the children

We are also looking for donations of yarn, fabric, and thread. If you have finished lap blankets you can donate that is appreciated as well!

Please contact Jennifer owner of Simply Creative Boutique with any questions or to r.s.v.p. a volunteer time. (please let us know if you can come so that we may coordinate projects and time) Thank you so much.
Please help us make a difference in the lives of these women and children.

Phone Number: 586-307-4816

You can mail donated items for this project to

Jennifer Kaczmarek
52132 Van Dyke
Shelby Township Mi. 48316 

This will be a first of many meet ups at Simply Creative Boutique

Enchanted Makeovers/ Pinterest Project 4

When I read about Enchanted Makeovers via Sarah Macklem from The Yellow Cape Cod I contacted her immediately thru email wanting to know how I could be a part of this mission. She put me in touch with Terry Grahl the founder and CEO of Enchanted Makeovers. Heres a little about Terry and her vision via her website…

Enchanted Makeovers, is embodied by the work and spirit of Terry Grahl, Chief Executive Officer and Visionary.  Terry aspires not so much todo something as to be something. It’s not a series of “decorating” projects; it is a movement to transform not only the lives of women, mother’s, teens and children who are rebuilding their lives in shelters but also to transform those who participate in the giving. This represents a profound shift in the traditional view of philanthropy and the communication of it is the essence of the Enchanted Makeovers brand.

  So after talking with Terry today for almost 2 hours I am very excited to be jumping on board with her mission.

What made me want to be a part of this? As a teenager I spent of lot of time in group homes. They are not welcoming, encouraging, nice, or friendly feeling in any way. As a young girl being unsure, scared, confused and discouraged by life to begin with, going into a group home that is stark, cold, uninviting, and definitely not encouraging didn’t help with my confidence and courage. It was down right depressing and didn’t make for a great start to my journey in these places.

  BUT….yes there’s a but to think about : )

What if you could a take that same unsure, scared, confused and discouraged girl and brought her into an environment of warmth, and comfortable surroundings that felt inviting and safe? I’ll give you a hint… confidence and reassurance… to feel safe to open up, to feel welcomed and cared for. If you go into a place that is old, broken, and falling apart then could you feel new, confident and fixed? Nope… You yourself would feel old, broken, and like your falling apart. Take this and apply it to battered women shelters. Strong couragous women, & mothers, who are already feeling broken, abandoned, and hopeless. What if they could come into a place that feels safe, secure, warm, inviting, inspiring, and hopeful? I’ll give you another hint : ) They would be one step closer to finding their strength, courage, voice, and confidence that had really already been there all along, but just just got a little lost. Helping to provide an environment like this is a part of what Enchanted Makeovers is all about and I am proud to be a part of this.

  Please take a few moments and check out the Enchanted Makeovers site. Go ahead click over then hurry back for the next part! : )

What did you think? I know it made me want to do something to! So as you seen they are always in need of donations. Please if you consider donating something for the makeovers make sure it is new. Just because the women and girls are in these places doesn’t mean they deserve less or ruined items. If you are willing to donate some of your handmade items, such as blankets, rugs, headbands, stuffed animals and such it would be an honor to accept them and very appreciated by those who will receive them.

Now : ) teehee Simply Creative Boutique is looking for ideas on makeover projects such as frames, mirrors, paintings, or any decor projects that you can think of for ideas to use in these Shelters. The theme for the current project going on at the Detroit Mission House is a shabby chic, cottage, vintage treasure kind of feel with some whimsy thrown in. What decorating ideas do you have? What sort of projects can be done for decor in this makeover? There are 21 rooms to be completed, and a sewing room. They will not all match but have the same feel. Do you have some handmade items you can donate?

Simply Creative Boutique will be hosting an Enchanted Makeover event in October (date soon to follow) We will be making decor items for use at the Detroit Mission House makeover. We are in need of volunteers to come help assemble chosen projects. Please contact Jennifer at or 586-307-4816 with any questions or to find out how you can help transform lives.


P.S. I am also making this Pinterest project 4 from my Pay It Forward Pin : ) I know it’s a bit of cheating

30 days of Pinterest

So I know I spend tons of time pinning my favorite things on Pinterest, like craft projects that I swear I’m going to get around to…. And of course never do. So I decided that in the month of September I am going to pick 30 projects I have pinned on my boards and do one each day! That’s 30 projects in 30 days!
For me this is a challenge but I know I can do it! I’m excited to get started and share my craft success or craft fails. Yes I will even post my projects that have gone horribly wrong! : ) So get ready for 30 days of inspiration or my total humiliation lol.




Craft Show Busy

So I have been busy as a bee preparing for the Arts and Authors Festival this Sunday! I thought I would share a few projects I have been working on.

I love this fabric

This flower is movable so you can use it anywhere

This is movable as well…. Try it on a purse or pillow…

Wire wrapped earrings

Cats eye blue bracelet with a magnetic closure…

This is a ring and bracelet set! I love them… Wait till you see what I did with the rest of the stretchy embellishment cording!

I also finished a decorative booth display piece (well almost finished) lol
I bought this very old vintage trifold at a garage sale. I didn’t want to scrap it or paint it but use it as it was and add some usability to it….. Here’s the almost finished display….

I just added the fabric panels, rope, ribbon & hooks.

What do you think?

So that is just a small part of what I have been working on for the show. I will share more when I get more photos taken.

Surprise Pay It Forward!

Surprise Pay It Forward!.

I just received this from  which is a blog I follow. I thought this sounded fun and intriguing  and decided to participate in the pay it forward game.

Want to receive free gifts in the mail?

This is how it works:

I will send a surprise gift to the first 3 people to comment on this post.  This gift will be made by me and I will send it sometime within the next year.  Exactly when you will receive it will be a surprise.

And here are the rules:

1.  You must have a blog.

2. To sign up to receive a gift from me you must play along too.  Share the giving love on your blog by promising to send a handmade goody to the first three people who comment on your blog post.

3.  After commenting on my post, you have to post this (or similar) on your blog to spread the love.  If you haven’t posted in 48 hours then the next commenter will be chosen.

If you want to join in just comment below leaving your email address and if you’re one of the first three I will be contacting you for your info and I’ll be sending you something before the end of August next year!

Have fun and pay it forward!

August Classes & Pictures

Here is the August line up for our Creative Classes with pictures.  Calendar

 Vintage Inspired Pillow

August 3rd 5-7 p.m.


 Introduction to Sewing on a Machine

August 8th 6-8 p.m.



 Loom Beaded Bracelet

August 9th 6-8 p.m.


 Jewelry Displays

August 11th 2-3:30 p.m.



 Vintage Inspired Jewelry

August 17th 6-7:30 p.m.


 Scavenger Hunt

August 21st 5-7 p.m.



 Introduction to Jewelry Making

August 22 6-7 p.m.


  Introduction to wire wrapping

August 23rd 6-7 p.m.



 3-D Felting Bunny

August 25th 1-4 p.m.



 3-D Felting Blue Bird

August 28th 3-6 p.m.


Zipper Bracelet

August 29th 6:30-8p.m.


 Open Craft Nights (FREE)

August 11th, 18th, & 25th

6-9 p.m. (they usually last longer)

New classes coming

This is just a quick update…

Simply Creative Boutique will be adding some pretty exciting classes to the calendar! I am just ironing out dates and times with some of our new Creative Instructors. Here’s a sample of what’s to be added.

3-D felting
Scrap booking
Die cast car model making
Halloween costume making
Basket weaving

I will post pictures with the classes on the different type of creating we will be doing in these classes. I am so excited to offer these classes!

More Classes & Pictures

Since I am not able to add example pictures of our projects to the google calendar of classes and events I am going to post updates and pictures when new classes are added. Which will be often. I will post an url in the clandar to bring you to the correct posting update on each class.  (note we will not always create exactly what is pictured)

 Loom Beaded Bracelete 

In this class we will learn the basics of beading on a loom. You will design and create a bracelete on a loom to perfectly match your unique style!

 Jewelry Display 

       Every girl needs to display her every growing treasures of Jewelry. Why not display it in style, your style! You will create a Jewelry display with wood, paint, hooks, knobs and anything else that speaks to your creative style. You will leave with a completed Jewelry display for all your treasures. You might even want to sign up for our Jewelry making classes and create some new treasures!

Intro to Jewelry Making 

Just getting started in Jewelry making? Learn the basic techniques for beginning and ending necklaces, bracelets, & earrings. No experience is necessary. Just bring your creativity and willingness to learn!

Intro to Wire Wrapping

In this class you will learn the basics of working with wire:  wire, tools, basic techniques, & working with findings. By the end of class you will have created your first piece of wire wrapped jewelry.

Vintage Embellished Pillow

Do you love the cozy and nostalgic feel of vintage inspired items? In this class we be embellishing a throw pillow to give them a vintage look and feel. By the end of class you will have your very own vintage inspired throw pillow to add to your decor!

Learn to Knit on a Loom

Ever try to learn how to knit but ended up frustrated with counting stitches, or a very lopsided project? Then this class is for you! You will learn the basics of how to knit with a loom so you can make anything from hats, scarves, gloves or blankets. Super fun and easy. This class is even kid friendly.

Vintage Inspired Jewelry

If vintage is your style then don’t miss this Vintage Inspired Jewelry class. You will choose findings that speak to your creative soul and construct a beautiful one of a kind necklace that is sure to be the envy of all who see you wearing it.

Intro to Crocheting

In this class you will learn about different yarns, and needles, as well as a basic crochet stitch to get you started on a project of your choice.

Open Craft Nights! We have an Open Door Policy!

Don’t forget about our Open Crafting Nights here at the Boutique. They are every Saturday starting at 6 p.m. (wine is optional and definatley recommended : ) you must bring your own) These fun filled ladies nights are FREE for everyone. Just bring your projects and humor and we will supply the Inspiration! Hope to see you there.

Elevate The Arts

Elevate the Arts is now accepting applications for Artists for their upcoming show. We are very excited to be a part of this show to help support the creative world.

What is the world without creativity anyway, no matter what form it comes in.

Visit them at to see how to become a part of this amazing event.

You can also contact or call 248.589.0056.