Deana

Deana May, New Milford, CT, US
editor

I’ve been a Threads, and now CraftStylish, staffer for two years. I love all crafts! I learned how to sew, knit, crochet and embroider as a child but really stuck with sewing and knitting the most over the years. Right now I feel myself getting equally addicted to quilting, embroidery (again) and jewelry making as well. And, I just love paper. I love the visual and tactile quality of all of these crafts--the beautiful papers, lush yarns, the varied fabrics, and the sparkling beads and baubles. My proudest crafting moment was getting the job as editor of Craft Stylish Special Issues!!


craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, gifts, holidays, home decorating, jewelry making, knitting, memory making, paper crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 03/24/2008

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How to Make a Ribbon-Covered Lampshade

My favorite crafting projects are the simple ones that look like a million bucks. Check out these amazing lampshades—All you need is a straight-sided lampshade and some gorgeous ribbon to make a shade that would turn an interior designer's head.

How to Restore a Lamp Shade

Give new life to a beat-up lamp shade with a quick fabric re-cover.

How to Make a Coin Purse

Make adorable coin purses from broken umbrellas or fabric leftovers.

Christmas Goat Hats

Fleece hats made for my brother-in-law and his goats this past Christmas.

Transform Your Home for Holiday Entertaining

You can inexpensively add some stylish touches to your home for the holidays. Check out the great project ideas in CraftStylish Holiday Decorating Ideas.

Pressed for Time

Stressed about getting your holiday gifts completed? There are 10 projects that you can complete in under an hour (and even inexpensively) from CraftStylish Gifts to Make, Vol. 2!

Gifts for Everyone on Your List

CraftStylish Gifts to Make has the best how-to projects for everyone on your list (all in one place)!

The Latest CraftStylish Special Issue Shows Simplicity Pattern Some Love

We love patterns that are so well designed you can make them over and over and sew a uniquely different look each time. Check out this Simplicity/SewStylish pattern that inspired two projects in CraftStylish Quick Stuff to Sew, Vol. 2.

Hip Home Gifts

If you are looking for a few clever ideas for beautiful and unique items to give at a housewarming party or to a hostess, look inside CraftStylish Gifts to Make, Vol. 2.

Deanas Sewing Room

The Ultimate Sewing Room contest entry

How to Gold-Leaf a Charger

In this video, see the gold-leaf technique featured in CraftStylish Holiday Decorating Ideas.

How to Make a Fold-Out Flower Box

A basic gift box gets even better when it becomes the gift. Learn how to make a basic box from scrapbook and Canson papers, then decorate the inside with a floral accordion-style paper display that’s ready to hold your favorite photos or quotes.

How to Make a Watch-Piece Ring

Learn how to make a totally cool and utterly unique ring using found objects, such as this antique watch piece.

Crafty Happenings

Looking for something to do this weekend? If you're in the area, check out these craft events.

Crafty Happenings

A list of must-attend craft events happening this weekend.

Chic Batik How-To

Check out this awesome flour paste batik tutorial from Bridget Benton at The Matchbook Blog.

New Embroidery Designs

Check out the latest installment of oh-so-fabulous embroidery patterns from Sublime Stitching.

Crafty Happenings

Yearning for some creative inspiration this weekend? If so, head to one of these craft events.

Make and Share: Bright Bangles

Create beautifully textured bracelets by wrapping on a mix of trim, thread, or yarn.

Don't miss the book party!

If you're in N.Y. and you love the simple beauty of Lotta Jansdotter's printed designs, you won't want to miss this event.

Tell Us What You Think of Us

Check out our latest multi-crafting issue of CraftStylish magazine: "Quick Stuff to Make." Then, tell us what you loved (or didn’t love) about the issue.

Wrapped Bangles are Quick and Look Great.

I had been dreaming of these wrapped bangles for about a year before I actually sat down and made them. I loved the results and they came together pretty quickly. It's great that, simply by choosing...

My First Crochet Project - A Sparkly Scarf

I just re-learned how to crochet after a long hiatus and chose this scarf from Debbie Stoller's book, The Happy Hooker, as my first project. This "One Skein Scarf," as it is called actually took me two skeins of my chosen yarn to finish but...

How to Sew a Tray Cover

This is the kind of quick and easy project that makes me feel like I am living the dream: sweetly pampered and lavishly lux.

How to Make Painted Bangles

One look at these darling bangle bracelets and I knew I'd hit crafting paydirt: they are sooo simple and quick, and you can design your very own or recreate a favorite look.


recent comments

Re: The Winner of the the SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge is...

Congratulations, LittleRachel! And, thanks so much to everyone who submitted a garment.

Re: An Evening of Crafty Stories

What an amazing event! I laughed, I cried, and I was inspired. Thank you to everyone for sharing their stories.

Re: Spinning a Yarn: An Evening of Crafty Stories at The Lion Brand Studio, NYC

Can't wait to attend this exciting event and check out the Lion Brand Studio!

Re: How to Make a Valentine from an Onion

Jeffery, you continue to entertain and inspire. I love this post and I so want to make this. It's just beautiful. Who knew there was a crafty use for onion skins. You did! Bravo!

Re: Somebody Else's Periwinkle Blue Skinny Jeans, Made Mine

Thanks Tina! You are inspiring me to host a clothes swap with my gal pals. I have been wanting to do this for a while now. And, your post is giving me a warm fuzzy feeling just thinking about the potential great finds!

Re: How to Make Hand-Warming Gloves

Love it! Awesome idea...my hands are always cold.

Re: Make It: Potato Printed Giftwrap

So fun! Thanks Kayte. I have always wanted to try this!

Re: How to Make a Snowstorm

So beautiful.

Re: The Claw: How to Make an Unusual Halloween Mask

I agree with Jen W. So scary! But, so good!

Re: Unique Stash Buster: Dryer Balls

Oooh! These are really fabulous. I have to make some of these. Thanks Linda!

Re: How to Make Perfect Paper Daisies

Simply gorgeous! I'm sending this to a good friend who just loves daisies.

Re: Fused Glass Broken Heart

Keep at it Vicky! I think your pendant still looks really cool.

Re: Free Julie Cuff Pattern from Blueprint Crochet

Really cute!! You know I'm obsessed with bracelets, so I have to make some of these. Thanks Linda!