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Caitlin Channing, New Milford, CT, US
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I am an avid crafter who loves to dabble in everything from knitting to paper arts and beading. I find more satisfaction out of making my own accessories than buying from a manufacturer which is why I try to avoid shopping malls and head for independent boutiques. I am always picking up the latest books and magazines on crafting and earmarking the projects I want to do. I just wish there was enough time to do them all!!!

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

my etsy page:
http://www.shopmillie.etsy.com

Gender: Female

Member Since: 05/20/2008

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Block Printed Tees for Kids

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recent comments

Re: Marie Claire Has a Craft Magazine?

Great Erika! I didn't think you could find it over hear but seems that I was mislead...I'll have to be on the lookout at my local Barnes & Noble!

Re: Upgraded $5 Scarf

Great project! They most certainly are some highly sophisticated, fashionable scarves!

Re: Fabric Flower Hair Accessory

I love these! I'm going to make a bunch of them this weekend! Thanks for sharing!!!

Re: Project: Decorate Your Walls with Starched Decals

So sorry fisheye3...I thought I put the links in before but it looks like I didn't so they're up now and if you make this we'd love to see it posted in the gallery!

Re: A Beginner's Perspective on Fused Glass Jewelry

Wow! Looks like you had an awesome time with Below14th...you are an official crafter now Vicky!

Re: Carry All Knitting Tote

Gorgeous! I love every little detail, Great Work!!!

Re: Show Me Your Workspace

WOW Stacy...I am so jealous of how much space you have! I love love love your workspace! Thanks for sharing!!!

Re: A Little Primer on Japanese Craft Books

WOW! Thanks for all the great info. I have seen tons of Japanese craft books on Etsy and have always wanted to buy one but haven't because I was afraid of the language barrier and such. But you have given me the motivation so I'm jumping over to Etsy to hopefully find a treasure! Thanks!

Re: Never a Girl Scout

You GO Vicky!!! If you need any help, especially with jewelry making, you know where my desk is!!!

Re: Undiscovered

I do not know where Lucia629 has gone. I am trying to get in contact with her to see if she changed her Etsy shop. I will let you know if she has!

Re: WOW! We Have Reached Over 2,000!

Thank you for such kind words and you (our subscribers and crafters) are what keep us motivated to continue on!

Re: How to make a workbasket

These are super cute and are making their way to the top of my crafting to-do list!

Re: Cupcakes On A Stick...Who Knew?

Thanks for the compliments!!! They would be so fun to make with kids and if you go to the bakerella blog you can get inspired to make themed ones. She did some for the 4th of July and some for a pool party. The options are endless!!!

Re: Creations For Children

These bibs are so incredibly cute! I just love that you added a tie! Great Work!

Re: Plumage Sliver Earrings

Very pretty!

Re: How to Felt Sweaters

Thanks for the tips! I think I may make a stop at my local thrift store on my way home from work!

Re: Get Addicted to Designing Your Own Flowers

Glad you are all enjoying the site! Feel free to post some of your flowers in the gallery if you would like!

Re: The Elle Tie-On Slippers

These slipper are FABULOUS!!! I immediately added them to the list of things I want to make this month!

Re: Quick and Easy Bracelet Project

I love this bracelet and I just checked out your Etsy shop and love the jewelry that you make, especially that Carnival Bracelet! Perfect for summer!!!

Re: TAKE A LOOK

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bags. I think the most unique part is the belts you have added, they give the bags such personality! Don't be nervous for the show...you've got a unique item and i'm sure you'll have a great time!

Re: Recycled Necktie Card Holders

I absolutely am in love with these Sarah!!! Super cute!!!

Re: With S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop, the Cards Are Just the Beginning

I love this book and Diana also teaches classes at her studio on the lower east side in manhattan. The web address is www.makeworkshop.com.