The House of Stuart – Part 3, The Family Room

A Warm and Open Area When I was about three and a half years old, I was adopted from Athens, Greece.  I went from an orphan to having parents, siblings and a large extended family.  I have no memory of my time in Greece, so for me, it is as if I have always been a part of the good ol’ Red, White, & Blue.  But every once in a ... More

My Creative Heritage, Part I

I come from a creative family. The creativity spans multiple generations on both sides. While some of that creativity was harnessed to produce utilitarian pieces, the artistry of other pieces transcends their “functional” purpose. It is that creativity which has echoed across the generations in my family, surfacing in different forms. ... More

Athina Morehouse standing on porch with snow shovel.

The House of Stuart – Part 2, New Kid on the Block

When I signed for Stuart, one of the first items that needed to be upgraded were the water lines. As I have learned from HGTV’s Property Brothers, galvanized pipes are frowned upon because of their deteriorating nature (the iron pipes rust, clog the lines). Most contractors and plumbers will say that “it is not a matter of if, but when” they need to be replaced... More

White house with front walk

The House of Stuart – Part 1, The Introduction

When the OnPoint team came up with the idea of writing about our favorite crafts, hobbies and other artistic creativities, I wasn’t sure what niche I was going to cover. I’m not a painter, quilter, or jewelry maker by love or trait. But right around the time we were discussing this idea, I was signing on the dotted line to become a first time homeowner. And... More

I’m not in Greece anymore.

Growing up in a creative family, arts, crafts & projects were a part of my everyday life. But my love of the arts didn’t come from paint brush or fabrics, but through the lens of a camera. I never had the creative bug for drawing or painting. But from an early age, I did with the video camera. When watching a movie or TV ... More

Love for color and type can take you places.

I have been a crafter and an artist since I was very young. Starting with knitting and crochet I moved onto drawing, painting and even miniature dollhouse furnishings. Name a craft and I've probably tried it. As an adult my favorite artistic endeavors are quilting, jewelry making, (specifically chainmaille pieces) and watercolor ... More

It’s me! Gina!

I have been crafting since I was a little kid. I get a tremendous pleasure playing with the colors and textures each different product category and technique produce. I can’t draw a stick figure but crafting allows me to make things that are pretty. I have knitted for so long I don’t remember who taught me. As far as quilting, ... More

The guy we call “Boss”

I got my start in television production at WGVU (Public Broadcasting) while earning a degree in Film/Video Production at Grand Valley State University. As a production assistant, I learned all aspects of production: operating cameras, audio, directing and producing. I like to be challenged creatively. Working on this series I've ... More

Hi, my name is Nancy.

I started sewing at a very young age, making cloths for my dolls and later for myself. I come from a large family of 10 kids, so the only way to get a new outfit was to make it yourself. Technically, I made my first quilt when I was about 11 years old. We had just moved to a farm in Gregory, Michigan from the Detroit area. My Mother ... More