Newtown, CT, US

craft interests: fashion, gifts, jewelry making, knitting

Member Since: 04/11/2008

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How to Create a Mosaic Mirror

Restyle a boring mirror into an exciting wall hanging with this mosaic technique.

Yudu Party!

Check out the results from my Yudu screen printing party!

Twilight-Inspired Crafts

Are you obsessed with Edward and Bella? Check out some cool Twilight-inspired crafts just in time for the movie release this weekend!

How to Avoid Shopping Crowds This Weekend

Avoid hordes of shoppers and get a head start on making your gifts this weekend!

A Crafty Girl's Bachelorette Party

What would a bachelorette party be without pizza, cupcakes & crafting?

JAs Room

The Ultimate Sewing Room contest entry

Pink Bouquet

I made this bouquet for my sister-in-laws wedding rehersal. It was a big hit!

Paper Dasies

Here's my attempt at making Jeffery's pretty paper daisies!

Tote Tutorial

Simple tote bag instructions from Sew, Mama, Sew!

Dress Your Pet in Style!

Simplicity has an entire line of pet patterns - now you can dress and carry your dog or kitty around in style!

Quilled Note Cards

It was love at first sight when I saw these precious quilled note cards on Etsy!

Summer Sewing is Heating Up!

July is Summer Sewing month at Sew, Mama, Sew!

New SewStylish Pattern from Simplicity Now Available!

Check out the latest and greatest SewStylish pattern #2862 on

A message to all our friends in San Fran needs your help at the Renegade Craft Fair!

My Fav Finds from the Renegade Craft Fair

The Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn featured more than 200 vendors selling unique handmade goods. Thousands came, saw and shopped!

DIY Contest Alert

Pacific Weddings magazine is calling for all brides to submit their DIY wedding ideas!

CraftStylish Summer Sweepstakes

Enter today to win your choice of our hottest crafting books!

Happy B-Day Stitch Lounge!

The Stitch Lounge turns 4 this week!

Crafters Catch Bangle Bracelet Fever at the Indie Craft Experience

Yarn wrapped bangles were all the rage at the 2008 Indie Craft Experience fair in Atlanta. Special discount on bangle bracelets for readers!

Visit the CraftStylish Team at the Indie Craft Experience

The team from will be heading down to Atlanta, GA to participate in the Indie Craft Experience!

My Craft Room

My own crafting retreat.

Bangle Fever

I'm obsessed with this easy to make project featured in CraftStylish Quick Stuff to Make!

Knitted Baby Booties

My very first knitting project.

Beads, Beads, Beads

I love beads!

recent comments

Re: How to Turn an Item for Recycling into a Beautiful Vase

Love this erika!

Re: Fringe Benefits Official Rules

If you click on each prize, there is an ENTER TO WIN link at the bottom of each post.

Re: Wall to Wall Paper

Thanks for your kind words Jeffery! It was amazing to see this all come together. I'd like to give an extra shout out to Caitlin Channing and Lily Cambell our interns who spent 2 days folding magazines to help us get ready...we could not have done it without you guys :)

Re: Reflections on Crafts and Crafters

Jen! It was so wonderful to meet you. I'm so glad we got to hang out at the show :) I'm still working on my granny squares...i'm obsessed! I can't wait to show everyone in the office my new awesome jeinner worick original! THANK YOU!!!

Re: So CraftStylish at CHA

It was so great to meet you Erika!!! Thank you so much for all your help at the show :)

Re: How to Make Button Cards . . . with Removable Buttons!

what a great idea!

Re: How to Make Felt Napkin Rings for Your Holiday Table

Thanks for the tip Kayte!

Re: How to Make Felt Napkin Rings for Your Holiday Table

where can you buy wool felt? I haven't been able to find it at the craft chain stores.

Re: Caitlins Super Sewing Room

Hi Catilin! Glad to see you are still playing around here :) Like our new game??

Re: Rocktober Sale at Michelle Brusegaard

what's the link to her site?

Re: The Make It Pink Challenge

The "picture frame icon" has been added to the post!

Re: How to Add Crochet Trim to Any Fabric Edge

Hi Cal, is it hard to pierce the fabric with your crochet hook?

Re: Tuscany Market Tote

So cute! makes we want to learn how to crochet!

Re: Impression Prints

OMG...this is awesome!

Re: How to Make a Beautiful Paper Lantern

Jeffrey - I don't think that I'd trust myself with a scalpel just yet (I still value all by fingers:). I'll have to search around for the packs of 100 X-acto blades. Thanks for your advice!

Re: Sun-Printed Wedding Invitations

WOW! I am super impressed. How many did you have to make?

Re: A recent sewing endeavor!

Go girl! I made a similar tote recently and have gotten tons of compliments.

Re: Tips for Selling at a Craft Fair

This site has a listing of lots of shows across the country.

Re: How to Make a Beautiful Paper Lantern

Hi Jeffrey,
Is there a specific brand or type of knife/blade that you prefer to cut with? I've gotten some cheap xacto knives at craft stores but they aren't to sharp and don't cut very well. What do you recommend?

Re: PuRsE GaL Hand Stenciled Totes

Love! This could also be a really fun project to do with kids :)

Re: How to Embroider a Greeting Card

Diane, your directions are the bomb! I've really wanted to try this out and you've just given me the confidence to give it a go!

Re: Falling leaves bag

This bag is awesome! I just learned to knit this year and now I've got the crochet bug. Can you share how you "felted" the bag?

Re: Myers-Briggs Is to Blame

Those rings your have pictured above are so neat! How do you make those?

p.s. in high school I took one of those aptitude test and it suggested that I become a florist! Of course, I went into marketing but I always wonder.....

Re: Pretty Ribbon Bookmark...

These are adorable and a great little gift idea. I'm deep in bridal shower season and these would make such cute little favors!

Re: Be Among the First to Get our Latest Issue: Quick Stuff to Make

You can order the magazine from the Taunton Press Store...just click on "Add to Cart" above. You can also pick it up at most Borders, Barnes & Noble or JoAnn. The magazine does not officially hit newsstands until June 10th!

Re: Beaders Adore Toho Shoji

Thanks for the tip Susan! Are there any others in NYC that you recommend?

Re: Untangle that Mess and Organize Your Handmade Jewelry

Thanks Susan! I have been looking for something like this for SO LONG to organize all my jewels. What a great find. I also saw some cute stands an Pier 1 recently.

Re: Add Fabric for Pretty Paper Projects

I too struggle with sewing but love beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the inspiration!

Re: How Often Should You Change Your Needle?

Hi,I learned last week from a co-worker that old sewing needles make great picture hangers!

Re: Bust Magazine's Craftacular was Anything but a Bust!

Great video Laurel!!!

Re: Tips for Buying Beads and Jewelry Supplies Secondhand

Thanks for the great tips Susan! is also a great source for vintage finds.

Re: Luxury Large Button Wrap

Thanks for the great project and yarn resources. I'm putting this project on my "to do" list!