VictoriaNorthVictoria North, New Milford, CT, US
craft interests: jewelry making, paper crafts, felt
Member Since: 04/08/2008
Folding napkins into various shapes is only one way to decorate when you are short on time.
Check out this new book from one of our favorite author's paper artist Jeffery Rudell.
Are you exotic, romantic, edgy or all business? Share your garments inspired by the Bernette by BERNINA "My World" Styles in our contest gallery and you could win big!
Find out how you could win these great die sets from Spellbinders.
This week Threads magazine is partnering with BERNINA to give away two great prizes in our Facebook LIke It Contest.
You could win a Juki sewing machine worth over $2,000. Share your quilted projects in the Threads contest gallery!
This week we are partnering with BERNINA to give away two great prizes in our Facebook LIke It Contest.
This week Threads is partnering with BERNINA to give away two great prizes in our Facebook LIke It Contest.
Throughout the month of April Threads is partnering with BERNINA to give away great prizes in the BERNINA Like It Contest.
The final three all-star designers show their final collections.
Threads magazine has launched an all-new online membership. Check out some of the benefits by signing up for a free trial.
The final three designers are announced after they are schooled on the business of fashion.
When you aren't sure how to change a battery, how do you create a dress with a technological flare?
The final six designers draw inspiration from the flags of other countries at the United Nations headquarters.
Creating a costume for Broadway turns into a separates challenge for our designers.
Head-to-head competition brings drama to the workroom and runway this week.
Can the designers get New Yorkers to part with the clothes off of their backs?
The fastest challenge ever demands a garment worthy of Diane Von Furstenberg.
All-star designers create a look for a famous muppet.
Congratulations to our winner.
Our all-star designers must create a couture gown specifically for a visit to the opera.
Make your holiday decorations and gifts this year. We dare you! You could win a prize package worth over $200.
Your favorite designers return to the work room for their second chance at victory.
Learn how to make your own duct tape fitting assistant in this excerpt from our beginner sewing series.
Fine Cooking shares gifts you can make, and edible treats to serve at your next holiday party. Also, you could win a Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook bundle!
Vote for your favorite finalist in the latest ThreadsMagazine.com contest and you will be entered to win over $100 in prizes.
You can remodel your house to get the home you want with these tips from Staying Put author Duo Dickinson.
Learn how to apply elastic whether you are adding a waistband to a skirt, or simply creating a swimsuit edge in this excerpt from the Threads beginner sewing video series.
Share photos of your handmade party ensembles and you could win over $1,000 in prizes from BERNINA.
Download the free Menu Maker iPad app from Fine Cooking to plan the perfect menu this holiday season.
Create a wooden picture frame with this beginner woodworking project.
Find out who the judges picked at the winner this season. Share what did you thought of the final collections.
Head over to ThreadsMagazine.com and enter for your chance to win "Deploy That Fabric" by Jen Eskridge
This week, Tim visited the remaining designers at home, and the judges chose who will be hitting the runway at Fashion Week.
Share your handmade Halloween costumes in the Threads contest gallery and you could win prizes from Beacon Adhesives and SewingPatterns.com.
Learn how to embellish your garments with studs using two different methods in this video excerpt from this Threads beginning sewing video series.
This week's final challenge asked the designers to create three cohesive garments that demonstrate their range as a designer.
Was this challenge "for the birds" or did the designers really take flight with their inspiration?
Creative handmade costumes are the highlight of the Halloween season.
This week's challenge tackled menswear in a team challenge.
A group of guys might be the clients, but this challenge is anything but menswear.
Heidi challenges the designers to create looks for her knitwear line.
The designers were challenged to create a look for judge Nina Garcia.
The designers are partnered up for the first outdoor runway show ever.
This week, the designers were challenged to use unconventional materials found in a pet store to create a look.
The new season has begun. Find out which of the 20 designers are out and let us know who has made an impression on you already.
Vote for your favorite to win over $500 in prizes.
Don't miss your opportunity to enter your handmade prom dress in our contest gallery. Enter by June 15th and you could win over $500 in prizes.
With ASG just around the corner, share which conferences, shows, or classes are you looking forward to this year.
Share some difficulties or tips you have about sewing a party dress for a wedding or prom.
You could win a copy of the latest SewStylish magazine to get your Spring sewing off to a great start!
Share any gifts or garments you have created for Valentine's Day. This year or in the past.
Share your concerns and struggles on fitting sleeves.
Turn a fabric rectangle into a versatile garment in three-easy steps.
Head over to BurdaStyle.com for your chance to win a Threads prize package today!
Double-sided fabrics can be a challenge to work with. Share any tricks you might have.
Find out if you were one of the lucky winners in our giveaway.
Enter to win a Teach Yourself to Sew magazine and DVD combo pack by commenting on this post.
Share your handmade Halloween costumes in the Threads costume gallery and you could win.
Find out which of the final three designers was picked as the winner of Season 8.
We picked five finalists, now you pick the winner.
Tell us about the greatest problems you find with fitting a garment.
In this video tutorial by member, John W. Golden learn how to create Halloween jewelry using DG3 Art Gel (as an alternative to resin for non-commercial projects)
Find out if you are one of the lucky winners of this great new book.
Enter for your chance to win a copy of this new quilting book by Kaffe Fassett.
The designers were challenged to create a high fashion garment and a ready-to-wear counterpart piece this week.
Will you be sewing or crafting a Halloween costume for yourself or someone else this year?
This week the designers looked to Jacqueline Kennedy as their muse to create All-American sportswear.
The challenge this week was to act both as designer and sample maker. How did the designers react to working in pairs?
This week on Project Runway, the designers were challenged to turn bridesmaid dresses into something that really could be worn again.
Find out which CraftStylish members will be receiving a copy of this new book.
Learn how to make a jacket from a pattern in part 1 of this 2 part final episode of the Theads' Teach Yourself to Sew series.
When twelve designers are broken into two teams, who will rise to the occasion and who will be sunk?
Comment on this post to enter for your chance to win one of five copies of this great new book.
Design a garment based on a creation by hat designer Phillip Treacy. Who was the winner and who was out?
Download a free project excerpt from this new book to create your own sock monkey.
Learn how to sew a skirt with this tutorial from the Threads beginner sewing series.
Learn how to sew on a button in the latest episode of this beginner sewing series.
Did the judges make the right choice in the season 8 premiere?
Learn how to add a zipper to your garments in this latest episode from the Threads beginner sewing series.
Discover the anatomy of the zipper in the latest episode the Threads beginner sewing series.
Check out these masks created by paper artist Joel Cooper.
The official rules for the 2010 SewStylish Summer Dress to Impress Contest.
Learn how to finish your garment with bias tape in the latest episode of this beginner sewing series from Threads magazine.
A custom necktie could be the perfect Father's Day gift this year.
Find out which amped up accessory took home the big prize.
Vote for your favorite accessory and help pick the winner in our contest.
Learn how hem with three different techniques.
Share your handmade accessories in our contest gallery by May 21st and you could win big!
Find inspiration to create your own accessories from regular household items.
Every sewer faces a similar problem. How do you use up your fabric stash?
Learn to finish and face edges in two new episodes of the Threads beginner sewing series, Teach Yourself to Sew.
Check out this fun shop to find some awesome embroidery ideas and fun gifts.
There are only a few days left to craft a creative gift to celebrate your Mom. Check out a few of these inspiring projects.
What are you making for Mom this year, or what are you hoping to receive for Mother's Day?
Learn how to mark and sew darts in two new episodes from the beginner sewing series Teach Yourself to Sew.
There were 3 designers and 30 garments in Bryant Park, but there can only be 1 winner. Who proved to be the top designer on Project Runway this season?
Tim faces off with everything from trampolines to the designers themselves, when he visits each of the final four designers at home before the finale.
Enter the Amp Up Your Accessories Contest and you could win $250 of City Girl Fabric.
Learn how to sew a basic seam in a new episode of the Threads beginner sewing series.
A trip to the circus inspires designer garments.
Find out if you were one of the three lucky winners in our book giveaway.
Learn how to sew a bias-strip scarf in this new episode of the Teach Yourself to Sew series.
The pressure is on with only six designers remaining.
Learn how to sew a felt jewelry bag in the latest episode of Teach Yourself to Sew.
Designers create their own textiles in this week's two-day challenge.
Learn a simple and traditional way to decorate your eggs this year.
Find out if you are one of three winners in our book giveaway.
Designers were paired up and given the inspiration of four neighborhoods in Manhattan.
Learn about the fabrics available to you and visit a fabric store in two new episodes of this new series from Threads magazine.
Designers were asked to create garments inspired by the four elements.
Learn how a lockstitch is made, how to thread a sewing machine, and how it works in this new episode from the Threads beginner sewing series.
When designers raid the hardware store interesting things can happen.
Check out our new video series for beginning sewers on ThreadsMagazine.com.
Store your jewelry in style with this chandelier accessory display.
Fitting can be difficult for even the most accomplished sewer. Share your biggest challenges.
How did the designers cope when faced with mini models?
Find out which project has been chosen as the winner in the Winter Color Contest.
One of the garments this week will make it to the cover of Marie Claire magazine. Which one made the cut?
Vote for your favorite in our Winter Color Contest.
Knit or crochet a scarf for one of the 650 participants in the 2010 Special Olympics Winter Games.
Which designer was sent packing at the end of this week's challenge?
Enter your projects before February 8th. You could win a great prize from OttLite.
Restyle an old sweatshirt to make your own monster hoodie in no time.
Designers are partnered up to create two garments each. Who survived and who has been sent home?
Designers are asked to transform a potato sack into a work of art.
Find out which crafty holiday project is the winner of an OttLite Bella Desk Lamp and CraftStylish prize package.
16 new designers show us what they've got in an all new season.
Don't miss the return of Project Runway tonight at 10pm on Lifetime .
Vote for your favorite finalist in the Fancy Fabric Challenge on ThreadsMagazine.com.
Learn some basic paper cutting techniques to make framed art pieces, place cards, or note cards.
There are only a few more days left to enter to win a lamp from OttLite in our Dare to Make it: Holiday Contest.
Share your projects created with a winter color palette of blue, white, or silver for your chance to win a great prize from OttLite.
Ring in the new year with DIY style. Noisemakers are a simple project to keep the kids busy as you count down to midnight.
Head on over to the BurdaStyle blog for a chance to win a prize package from the Threads and SewStylish editors.
With the new year fast approaching, share what have you resolved to do with your sewing.
Make simple paper ornaments with just a few supplies and dress up your home, office, or tree this year.
This easy felt project is a great idea to get the whole family in the spirit of the holiday season.
Share your holiday decorations made with recycled materials and you could win over $200 in great prizes.
The New Zealand Book Council has produced an amazing animated preview of the book "Going West" using paper cutouts from the book itself.
Enter your the Threads Fancy Fabric Challenge for your chance to win prizes from Ottlite and The Ribbon Store.
We have reached the "make it work moment." Which designer is the winner of this season of Project Runway?
Learn how to make this fun princess tiara from wire and beads in this video from ThreadBanger.
What did Tim find while visiting the final three designers? Boredom.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Make it Pink Challenge this year. Who is taking home the prize from Gütermann?
The final challenge of the season reveals to us our final 3 heading into the Bryant Park finale.
Find out if you were one of the lucky winners of Wenlan Chia's new book Twinkle Sews.
What are you going to be this year for Halloween?
Were the designs this week really the best of the best?
Learn how to make a Mad Hatter Costume based on the character from Tim Burton's new movie.
As we count down the days until Halloween, we continue to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our Make it Pink Challenge.
This week's challenge sent feathers and fur flying, as a top designer and musical performer judge some over the top showstoppers.
Take a look back at one of our favorite Halloween stories from Michaela Murphy, about how a costume can go terribly wrong.
Find inspiration for all of your DIY Halloween needs this year and share your projects in our spooky gallery.
The wedding challenge has finally arrived, but this time with a twist...Oktoberfest!?!
Look for sales, demonstrations, exhibits, a scavenger hunt, prizes and more as you take a self guided tour through 14 of New York City's yarn shops.
Upload your pink projects throughout the month of October to support Breast Cancer Research and you could win a Gutermann In-Home cabinet filled with thread.
Recycle your old magazines or maps to create this classic gift bow.
Find out if you were one of the lucky winners of Cal Patch's new book Design-It-Yourself Clothes.
The Purl Bee demonstrates how to create this easy customizable dog leash for your favorite pet.
Learn how to make this duffle bag from old umbrellas in this video from ThreadBanger.com.
Head over to ThreadsMagazine.com and you could win a Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine.
If you have an eye for detail, check out the Classic Cover Game over on ThreadsMagazine.com.
While the fashion world looks to the runways of NYC, the designers were challenged to make the most of a usual material.
Learn to make this easy paper star to brighten up your house this Fall.
This weekend independent crafters will unite in Chicago for the 7th Annual Renegade Craft Fair.
Enter to win a Simplicity Bias Tape Makers on ThreadsMagazine.com.
Create these easy felt place mats for your final summer celebration this Labor Day.
Find out if you were the lucky winner of Linda Permann's new book Crochet Adorned.
This week we are giving away a copy of "Crochet Adorned" a new book written by CraftStylish contributor Linda Permann. Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win.
Save money with this easy to sew sleeve for your laptop, camera, or phone. Protect your gadgets without spending a fortune.
Learn an eco-friendly fabric gift wrapping technique in this video by Wrapagami author Jennifer Playford.
National Watermelon Day is the perfect day to celebrate summer by carving up a creation for yourself.
Leave your comment here to win a copy of "Kanzashi In Bloom" by Diane Gilleland.
In this video from ThreadBanger.com learn how to create these cute plushies with their Christmas in July series.
There have been some great additions to our video collection from the community in the past week. Check out these great how-to videos.
Over the long weekend many in the CraftStylish community found the time to upload some great projects and videos using our new community features.
We are giving you the power to post blog entries, videos, and project tutorials with ease. The first 50 members to post into our new community section will receive two free CraftStylish magazines.
We all love Jeffery Rudell's masterpieces, but not all of us are quite at that level yet. Here is a quick beginners lesson on papercutting.
Repurpose your torn nylon pantyhose to create a simple flower to accessorize any celebration.
The Purl Bee has a great tutorial for creating a sun hat for your little one this Fourth of July.
Here are some quick and crafty Father's Day projects for "kids" of any age.
Diane Gilleland demonstrates how to make this fun and crafty project.
Lee Meredith shows us how to make a simple T-shirt tote on her blog.
Michaela and Jeffery were only two of the talented crafters performing at The Lion Brand Studio last Thursday night.
Michaela will perform one of her fantastic Crafte's Inferno stories at The Lion Brand Studio tonight in New York City.
Check out gallery posts based on the original T-Shirt Skirt pattern created by contributor Lee Meredith.
Check out the awesome Swiffer covers in the CraftStylish gallery based on Linda Permann's how-to project.
Find out who won a copy of Jennifer Worick's book, Backcountry Betty Crafting with Style.
Find out who won a copy of Jennifer Worick's book, Backcountry Betty: Roughing It in Style, and enter to win this week's book giveaway.
Leave your comment here to win a copy of "Backcountry Betty: Roughing It in Style" by Jennifer Worick.
The Crafty by Nature Contest is now closed. Check back on Thursday, April 30th to see the winners.
Find out who won a copy of Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott's new book, Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase, and enter to win this week's book giveaway.
Leave your comment here to win a copy of "Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase" by Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott.
CraftStylish has been named an Official Honoree at the 13th Annual Webby Awards.
Find out who won a copy of Susan Wasinger's new book, Eco Craft: Recycle Recraft Restyle, and enter to win this week's book giveaway.
Leave your comment here to win a copy of "Eco Craft: Recycle Recraft Restyle" by Susan Wasinger.
Learn how to dye eggs with natural resources this year. VegetableGardener.com explains how, with a recipe for creating onion skin dye and much more.
Find out who won a copy of Christine Haynes' new book, Chic & Simple Sewing, and enter to win this week's book giveaway.
Find out who won a copy of Betz White's new book, Sewing Green, and enter to win this week's book giveaway.
Find out who won a copy of Kathy Cano-Murillo's new book and enter to win week three of our March Book Giveaway.
Leave a comment on this post by March 17th and enter to win a copy of Kathy Cano-Murillo's new book, Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing!
Share your pet photos in our I Heart Pets photo gallery and play our match game.
My cat is not a fan of clothes.
Find out which sewing room took home the ultimate prize, as we announce the winners of the Ultimate Sewing Room Contest and voting sweepstakes.
Vote for your favorite sewing room and enter for a chance to win a $500 shopping card from Fabric.com!
If you are in the Boston area this afternoon, check out the Boston Bazaar Bizarre. Make sure you stop in to say hello at our booth.
Learn how to make a fresh holiday wreath for less in this video from Fine Gardening magazine.
Our sister sewing site gets a whole new look and its own project gallery, the reader's closet.
Design your own sewing room and you could win over $7,000 in prizes!!! Let your imagination and crafty style turn you into a winner.
The Ultimate Sewing Room contest entry
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This year my costume was not exactly DIY, but the skirt has been restyled from an old pair of jeans.
I managed to earn my jewelry making merit badge, while making earrings for my Halloween costume.
They say we should all "Keep Austin Weird." I think my experience at Maker Faire qualifies.
Come visit us at our booth at Maker Faire Austin October 17th and 18th.
For every pink prayer shawl uploaded to the Make It Pink gallery in October, Taunton Books will donate $10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure!
In this video, authors Janet Bristow and Victoria Cole-Galo explain the Prayer Shawl movement and introduce their new book, The Prayer Shawl Companion. Share any stories or photos from your own prayer shawl projects in the gallery.
Learn how to make a photo pillow in our new issue of "CraftStylish Gifts to Make" and show off your pillow projects in the gallery.
This week has marked three big milestones for CraftStylish. Our now 5,000 members have shared more than 700 of their projects in the gallery and enjoyed more than 1,000 blog entries posted by our contributors.
If you have a passion for junking and flea markets, check out JunkMarket Style, featuring Junk Beautiful author Sue Whitney.
My first attempt at fused glass jewelry goes awry. I guess I will just have to try it again.
My first lesson in jewelry making may not earn me a merit badge, but it has certainly made me even more excited about my quest to complete projects in every CraftStylish category by the end of the year.
Here is my first paper project in my quest to collect a merit badge from each category on CraftStylish.
Even while on vacation I can't seem to escape. I will be at the Handcraft Unlimited Christmas in July Craft Show in Wildwood, NJ tomorrow.
Decorate your neighborhood or maybe just your office by knitting graffiti. Incogknito Graffiti has started a campaign to brighten up the world with a knit version of the popular art form.
Here is some great inspiration for the tote bag challenge with green grocery bag ideas from Fine Cooking editor Rebecca Freedman.
I may have never been a Girl Scout growing up, but I am determined to succeed in my challenge to collect a merit badge in every category on CraftStylish. I promise you that by this time next year I will know how to craft.
Show us your CraftStylish pride with our new badges! As a bonus, our new search tool will help you easily find great projects from our expert bloggers.
If you are in the San Francisco area this weekend, don't forget to stop by the Renegade Craft Fair and say hello.
If you need some ideas for your entry into our Tote-ally Crafty Bag Challenge this week, check out this video tutorial for an easy crochet messenger bag.
This video, from Fine Gardening Magazine, will show you how to create beautiful pierced tin candle holders.
Turn a well-worn sweatshirt into a laptop cover and give it a second life.
Camera cases so good they are sold out...but fear not, there are more on the way!
These quilted post cards by Pink Chalk Studio commemorate a road trip across five states last July 4th.
These miniature knits are a creative way to test patterns and designs without the money and materials of working in full size.
If you are looking for patterns involving animal prints, check out Hot Diggity Dog to search by breed.
The Houndmade Etsy store is only one of the many places to find handmade leashes, collars, paintings, and all things pet related on the Web.
Here is a step-by-step project from Design*Sponge that turns a simple cardboard bottle holder into an embellished picnic caddy.
Nuts about Needlepoint has started a monthly challenge. Create a 2-inch needlepoint, or "twinchy," inspired by a new theme every month.
If you ever find yourself in need of a crochet Nosferatu this is the book for you. "Creepy Cute Crochet" has simple patterns to create great characters.
Joan Hawley incorporates Diane Gilleland's Reverse-Appliqué Tote Bag project into her tote patterns.
Love Anna James blends modern influences like graffiti, shape, and color with period furniture pieces.
We expect a card company like Hallmark to use paper to their advantage, but it is less often that we see a company like Symantec/Norton using paper crafts to teach.
Throughout my three-hour visit to the DMV this morning, I pondered what items I might find on Etsy to accessorize my new hobby.
Learn how to weave with a step-by-step guide, podcast, and interesting project ideas.
You should not have to wrap your beautiful handmade gifts in regular store-bought wrapping. Here are some DIY gift-wrapping ideas.
These embroidery hoop bulletin boards are a great way to organize notes, schedules, or even fabric swatches.
This collection of locally produced goods occupies a former gallery in Atlanta and allows local designers to shine.
This cool scarf is one of three designs from Little Factory.
Check out this great store if you are in the Boston area.
The Arts and Ideas Festival in New Haven, CT, includes music, art, and many other scheduled events. This year it also includes craft vendors.
Here are some of the cool crafts found at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn over the weekend.
The challenge is a year long collaboration between two craft bloggers, each embroidering a 4-inch linen square inspired by a new word every two weeks.
After stumbling across a crochet cover for my usb memory stick, I contemplated what other crafts would be out there for a technology geek like me.
Smoky Topaz, a new jewelry boutique in Sandy Hook, CT is opening today just around the corner from our CraftStylish headquarters.
What a wonderful time to be had at this gem of a show--the Jewelry Spectacular in Connecticut.