ShiningStar


member

I also like craft painting, polymer clay, writing, reading, cooking/baking, and computer games. I did wood working in middle school. I would like to do it again someday.

craft interests: crochet, jewelry making, knitting, soap/toiletry making

Member Since: 04/29/2008


recent comments

Re: Enter for a Chance to Win Four Craft Project Booklets

These books look like a lot of fun.

Re: Origami Book Giveaway

These look like fun books.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Great Cake Decorating"

I want to learn cake decorating.

Re: Book Giveaway: Fabric Blooms

I love the cover of this book.

Re: Book Giveaway: Mini Quilts

Looks like a good book.

Re: Book Giveaway: Quilting With a Modern Slant

This looks like a great book.

Re: Book Giveaway: 100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet

Granny squares can look very different by using different color combos.

Re: Book Giveaway: Crocheted Wild Animals

Sounds like a fun book.

Re: Book Giveaway: Granny Squares

I like to crochet. It's fast and the results are pretty.

Re: Book Giveaway: Great Little Gifts to Knit

Sounds like a good book.

Re: Book Giveaway Extravaganza: Magpie Series

This looks like a great series.

Re: Book Giveaway: Paper Blooms

This looks like fun. I want to add flowers to my art journals.

Re: Book Giveaway: Sweater Girls

I love vintage/retro style.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook"

Burda Style has a very fun website.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew What You Love"

The bag on the cover is cute. I can't wait to see what's inside the book.

Re: And the Winner of Seasons 1 & 2 of Teach Yourself to Sew is...

These are good dvd's!

Re: Win Seasons 1 & 2 of Teach Yourself to Sew on DVD

I would really like this set.

Re: Win Seasons 1 & 2 of Teach Yourself to Sew on DVD

I need this. I really want to learn how to sew.

Re: Win a Summer Dress/Romper Pattern by Melissa Watson

This is a very pretty pattern. I love the retro feel.

Re: Book Giveaway: Stripped Down Patchwork

This looks like a really good book.

Re: Book Giveaway: Threads Sewing Guide

This looks like a great book to have.

Re: Book Giveaway: Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin Quilting

This sounds like a good book with a new twist to an old classic.

Re: Giveaway: Teach Yourself to Sew magazine and DVD

This seems like a great resource to get started with.

Re: Book Giveaway: Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cure

This sounds like a great book.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Felted Bag Book

i really want to try felting.

Re: Book Giveaway: Twinkle Sews by Wenlan Chia

I saw this book at Borders. It looks great.

Re: Book Giveaway: Design-It-Yourself Clothes

I couls really use this book. It looks great.

Re: Book Giveaway: Crochet Adorned

This book has some great projects in it. I want it.

Re: Book Giveaway: Kanzashi In Bloom

I would wanted to make these for a while now. I could use them on bags.

Re: Restyling CraftStylish.com

I'm sorry you have to downsize. But I wondered how long you guys could keep it up considering the current economy. I know CS will still be great so I'm not worried. I disagree with the poster will mentioned making this a subscription site. I like it as a complement to the print magazine. I love Craft Stylish and Sew Stylish. It's always a special treat to buy the print version.

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

I've seen this book at the book store. It looks interesting. It would be a great addition to any craft library.

Re: Book Giveaway: Eco Craft: Recycle Recraft Restyle

I would be very intersted in seeing what ideas this book has.

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

The cover looks very pretty. I would really like to learn how to sew.

Re: Book Giveaway: Betz White's "Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials"

I would love to add this to my rather small collection of craft books. I admire Ms. Betz's work.

Re: Book Giveaway: Jenny Ryan's Sew Darn Cute!

I would love to have this book. The projects on the cover really do look cute.

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

The projects look great. I love that something so simple and functional can be beautiful and decorative.

Re: Happy New Year from CraftStylish

Happy New Year! This year I want to learn embroidery. I also want to lose some weight.

Re: Crafting Is Thriving...Is It the Economy or Is It Because of the Fringe Benefits?

I think it's a lot of different factors happening at one time. The economy is part of it. I remember local bead shop owner said she does better business when the economy is bad. That was before all this happened. But crafting was on the rise a few years before the current ecomony melt down. Then everything has cycle. Crafting declined in the late 70's and 80's and came back in the late 90's and 00's. I agree that crafting is a type of therapy and people need that right now. These just a few of the factors I can think of right now.

My local Michaels has cut inventory. Ben Franklin and Hancock Fabrics have cut hours. I haven't been to Joann and the locally owned shops yet. I really can't tell how well they are doing in my area.

Re: How to Crochet a Flower (Part 1)

I have finally learn to crochet. I finished my first project a couple of weeks ago. Now I'm working on a basic flower. I can't wait to try this one.

Re: How to Take Your Daytime Look to the Night!

Very pretty. I love that website.

Re: Calling All Crafters...

You finish your crafty to-do list only to realize that you haven't baked yet. Revise current recipes or select new recipes that have at least one ready made ingredent such as puff pastry or prepackaged crust.

Re: Flutter Sleeve Cardigan

Your Flutter Sleeve Cardigan came out great. This pattern has been on my list since I first saw the preview.

Re: Confessions of a Polygamist Crafter

I love being able to do more than one craft. It's so much fun. I'm always learning which is a passion of mine. Everything in your pictures look good. Have you tried journaling. It's related to scapebooking but it can be as wild or as tame as you want it to be.

Re: It's A Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Super-Quilt from the Past

What a sweet story. The quilt is adorable. It's so funny how Jill had a great idea but didn't realize it.

Re: Celebrate Juneteenth All Across America

My area did have events but we couldn't go. Maybe next year.
There's talk of making it a national holiday.

Re: Celebrate Juneteenth All Across America

Thanks for posting about this. Definetly something everyone should know about.

Re: Why I Love to Sew

You did a great job. I like the color combo and embellishments.

Re: Get Addicted to Designing Your Own Flowers

That was fun. Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of the make your own snowflake website(s).

Re: How to Reverse Applique a Tote Bag

I really like this. I seen the technique before but this has given me new motivation. I must learn to sew!

Re: Use these Tricks for Embroidering with Metallic Threads

Thanks for the walk away rule. I'll remember that for my next troublesome project. I don't sew yet. I'm intrested in how you restyled a pair of jeans into a skirt. I can't wait to see the whole skirt the embroidery is gorgeous.

Re: Soothe Your Tired Hands

This is very helpful. Acouple of years ago a LYS had a Yoga for Knitter's Class. At that time I didn't knit or crochet so I didn't get to go to the class. I wish I did.

Re: Get into Bookmaking

Thanks for this list. I really want to try book binding.

Re: Rubber Stamping 101: Meet Your New Obsession

It would be good to include a list of Angel Company Listings. I want to stamp in my journals. Thanks for the 101.

Re: Crochet Blog to Watch: Crochet By Faye

Crochet By Faye website is full of inspiration. The designs I've seen from Blueprint Crochet look great. My only concern is will the size range of the pattrns work for me.

Re: How to Create a Peasant Top from a Funky Thrift Store Muumuu

This is very pretty. Most restyling/reconstruction projects I've seen are geared toward the very slim or very young. This project works for anyone. It would be good to see more of this. It's refreshing to see more restyling projects that work for all body types and ages.

Re: Welcome to the CraftStylish Quilting Blog

Quilting seems dauting to me. You make it sound like this fun adventure. I can't wait to get started.

Re: Welcome to CraftStylish.com, the Crochet Edition!

I just taught myself the chain stitch. I'm looking forward to the your crochet posts and the learning process.

Re: Hi! Welcome to my Sewing Blog on CraftStylish!

I don't know how to sew but it's on my list of things to learn. I've found that learning is a life long process. That skirt is so cute. Maybe one day I could make something similar.

Re: The Paper Crafter’s Toolkit: The Essentials

I would like to see more on how to begin paper crafts. There are so many tools and materials that it seems overwhealming. I'm most intrested in journal making/ book binding.