Joannie_N


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I've been sewing, knitting, and crocheting a long time. I love having a hobby that is simple, goes anywhere, and produces something lovely and useful.

Being crafty is way more fun than being a couch potato.

craft interests: crochet, knitting, restyle, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 05/02/2008

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Origami purse

This bag is so much fun to make. And it's easy to make from whatever scraps you have lying around. This is a good use of leftover pieces that are too big to throw away but are not very useful for...

Baby blanket bag

This was my baby blanket. I turned it into a tote bag so I could use it once again. The blanket was a doll applique on pink gingham with a blue border and back. It had yellow squares on the corners...


recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Design-It-Yourself Clothes

This book looks fantastic.

Re: Book Giveaway: Kanzashi In Bloom

Looks like an interesting technique. I hope I win!

Re: Book Giveaway: Backcountry Betty Crafting with Style

This book looks like fun!

Re: Book Giveaway - Backcountry Betty: Roughing It in Style

This looks like a lot of fun. Now that the kids are big enough, we'd like to start camping with them. Excellent timing for a book like this!

Re: Book Giveaway - Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase

Looks like a fun book. Love the cover!

Re: Beautiful Disasters

This cracked me up! I have had more disasters than I care to count. Nearly everything I make seems to turn out ugly or useless, at least to me. But that doesn't stop me from trying. I guess it's a good thing I'm more process than product about crafting.

Re: How to Crochet a Tawashi

This article came at the perfect time. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and I was able to make two of them -- one full size as the pattern indicated for my husband (the dishwasher in this house) and one smaller one for my mother to use at her house. Very quick and easy!

Re: How to Make Recycled Cotton Art Yarn

This is so neat. My FIL brings me thrift store finds all the time. This is definitely worth a try. Love the beads and buttons!

Re: Book Giveaway: Chic & Simple Sewing by Christine Haynes

Thanks, CraftStylish, for the opportunity to win. I'm loving the book giveaways -- even if I haven't won yet. I'd like to see her pattern for a wrap dress. I'm dying to make one.

Re: Make Your Own Buttons from Polymer Clay

These are so cute! I've made beads from clay but for some reason it never occurred to me to make buttons. I'd like to try this and make the button choker from a previous post.

Re: Book Giveaway: Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing!

I love the Chop Top. Hope I win!

Re: Book Giveaway: The Bold and the Beautiful: Button It Up

I followed the links above and saw the button embellished curtain. So cute! For a crafter, I'm remarkably uncreative. I can't wait to see the book to get some guidance about the buttons I've inherited and bought.

Re: How to Restyle a T-Shirt into a Gathered-Yoke Top

I love this project! It's a fantastic idea and so simple. I'll definitely make one (at least) soon. Thanks for the easy directions.

Re: A Gorgeous Collection of Free Crochet Stitches Online

The link won't work for me. Am I the only one?

Re: Unique Stash Buster: Dryer Balls

Forgive me sounding stupid but I have no idea what dryer sheets are for but I put one in the dryer with every load. Would this replace the dryer sheet? I wish I weren't such an idiot.

Re: Waste not, want not

I love the planned chaos of the doilies. I have no eye for that sort of thing and envy it in others. Good job. :)

Re: Baby blanket bag

That is a fantastic idea. The only change I would make is that while sewing the side and bottom seams, I should have sewn on some bias tape to cover the raw edges on the inside.

Re: Katie's Art Bag

I love your bag. I agree that you can never have too many pockets. I have several pairs of jeans I'm hoping to make into purses. Your ideas were way better than mine. Your daughter is very lucky!

Re: Tote-ally crafty bag challenge

Gorgeous. I want to learn broomstick lace one day. I learned hairpin lace from StitchDiva.com and she's got some broomstick tutorials too. Your bag looks wonderful.