Michelle's Homemade Crafts

About Craftgal

Meet Craftgal (Michelle)

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I am a multi-talented crafter and quilter.

My Family

My husband, Russ Harvey, works with computers and builds websites at Russ Harvey Consulting.

My History

I grew up with kidney disease which meant that I was restricted in what I was able to do.

I found that I was good at sewing and other crafts. Crafts were an ideal outlet, providing me with something constructive to do that was not physically exhausting.

Knitting proved to be too difficult until recently largely because the strength in my left arm was hampered by the years on hemodialysis. Using modified techniques, I'm now able to knit, but crocheting is much easier for me.

My Current Interests


I enjoy quilting, but don't have the room to store the fabric or to work with larger items, so I mostly do smaller projects. I've worked with a number of techniques including reverse appliqué and cathedral windows.


I can take crocheting projects with me and keep my hands busy while engaged in some other activities.


Besides crafts, I am involved with my church, the Kidney Foundation and other organizations.

I began to work with other crafters (sewers, knitters and crocheters) in my church to produce knitted/crocheted items for those in need in our community and around the world. You can learn more on my Ministries page.

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Updated: July 27, 2020