Chico, CA, US

craft interests: fashion, gifts, holidays, home decorating, knitting, memory making, quilting, restyle, sewing

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Member Since: 04/23/2008

recent comments

Re: How to Make an Out-of-the-Ordinary T-Shirt Quilt: Part One

Fantastic way to make use of old T-shirts!

Re: Button Pillow yellow/navy

Enjoy seeing a variation of this pillow. Did you make the one for your daughter? Love to see it.

Re: How to Make a Beautiful Button Pillow

I still dream of making this pillow. All the supplies are at hand, I just haven't made the time. I love the red thread with the buttons.

Re: How To Make Resin Jewelry Video Tutorial Part 3

What wonderfully detailed instructions on making Resin Jewlery. I'm so happy I stumbled upon this tutorial before I started my hand at this craft. Instrutions I have found up to this point have been so vague. This video doesn't miss a thing. Thanks so much for posting!

Re: How to Make a Woven Button Coaster

What a unique idea. I can't wait to give this a try & use up some of my buttons & floss that I've been hording over the years. Thanks for the idea!

Re: Yo-Yos and Couching: Two Easy-to-Do Embellishment Techniques

MaryRay, thanks for the reply! I've purchased both the small one shown in the picture & a larger one. The Yo-Yo makers make Yo-Yo making a breeze! It's a wonderful thing to do in the evenings while watching TV with my family. I've also made a good size dent in my scrap pile! Thanks so much for posting the article! :-D

Re: Yo-Yos and Couching: Two Easy-to-Do Embellishment Techniques

What size of yo-yo's are used in the picture? I've always made yo-yo's by hand. Thanks for showing me the Yo-Yo Maker! It looks like it might help speed up the process.

Re: How to Make a Hand-Knit Scarf

Thanks for the idea & the clear instructions! I have lots of left over yarn just waiting to be used!

Re: Building a Fabric Stash

My stash is probably considered a small shop. Not only do I collect fabric, but I also like to salvage used clothing, curtains & bedspreads, with the thought of turning them into something new. I like the idea of creating a personal color palette; however, since I sew for myself, home, and others, my fabrics range in style & color.

As for organizing my yardage, I use fabric rolls for my larger pieces & for the smaller pieces, clear storage bins (with kitty litter sachets to absorb any moisture). The fabric is separated by type (e.g. home decor, linings, cottons, velvets, etc), then by color. In order to quickly remember what I have, I have created index cards with a swatch of the fabric & yardage amount. I also find this method helpful when it comes to shopping for coordinating fabrics, trims, thread, etc. I can just take the index card with me to the fabric store, instead of rummaging through my stash & cutting a swatch.