Nelson, BC, CA

craft interests: crochet, gifts, holidays, knitting, paper crafts, sewing

Member Since: 09/17/2008

recent comments

Re: How to Print Flowers with Flowers

Jeffery, my apologies for spelling your name incorrectly!! Adrien

Re: How to Print Flowers with Flowers

Jerrery! I have a book called Nature Printing by the Ogden Nature Centre and they show this technique. They used pansies. In their materials list they mention a "tote bag, T-shirt, or other fabric item such as a visor, hat or shorts". You can also use the flower more than once if it stays in tact. My book also suggests a mix of 1/2 cup of salt to two gallons of water and the item to be soaked for about 10 minuts. And then dry it in the 'outdoors' or in a dryer. You can also do this on heavy cardstock for gift cards. Would you like any other info of the book? If you have any other questions, you can contact them at [email protected] their website is chapelleltd.com and the phone is 801 621 2777. Good luck! Cheers, Adrien PS it's a terrific book!!

Re: How to "Waste" Paper

Jen W!! You took the words right out of my mouth!! Every last one of them. Jeffery, you never fail to amaze me! I've been down in South Africa for three weeks and have missed out.....so a lot of catching up to do with this divine website, very exciting! Cheers Adrien

Re: How to Make a Contemporary Creche

Oh JEFFERY!!!! To have your talent!! This is truely divine!!! And so special that you can send it to people. Thank you so very much......yes, MaryCorbet, the 'sendability' is very exciting!! Merry Christmas everyone, from a sweltering Zambia!! :) lvoe Adrien

Re: How to Make the Perfect Hostess Gift

Hi there Jeffery, this is really lovely. I can purchase this lovely leaf from a terrific Indian shop, by the bag full, but as you said there are a lot of broken ones....how about if we make a cardboard base instead of the styrofoam one.....I will attempt and then post......I'm waiting for Tuesday for the nativity scene...creche...sp.....cresh....sorry!!! :)

Re: Happy Thanksgiving from my Little Turkeys to Yours!

Hi there Jennifer, I laughed my socks off at you 'sewing room'! Mine is EXACTLY the same. We have a dining room table that seats 10......but not right now!! :)! It is COVERED in fabric, and a lot of my sewing creations, and our three girls creations!! I love your turkeys!! We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Zambia. But I can see that we are going to have to have a go at those turkeys! Have a terrific Thanksgiving weekend. And to everyone else over there in the U S of A! And I look forward to your next creation on this site!! What a lovely way to start the day!! Cheers, Adrien. PS when I've leant how to 'post' I will post my stuff. Maybe one of our girls can show me!!

Re: How to Make a Recycled Necktie Scarf

Those are very funky ties!! How do I funk up geeky ties? Food for thought. Thank you so much!

Re: A Blooming Tutorial (from a Winner of the Tote Bag Challenge!)

Erin, I've 'made' this!! But!! I have no machine so I kinda changed it because I was so desperate to make it. I cut a length of scrap I had, and folded it over and sewed it up and gathered it.....then I revisited your picture....eesh!! I'm going to try again. I don't know how to 'post', when I get help from the man in my life or a child in my life, I will POST it!! My FIRST POST!! Watch this spot!! :)!!

Re: How to Make Paperless Origami

Hi there Jeffery, thanks for that. Unfortunatley we don't have a library here. But we can order books from one of our two book stores in Lusaka. You've given me an idea and if it works out I will indeed post it...she says boldly!! Many thanks Jeffery. Cheers Adrien

Re: YOU Be the Client: An Open Call for Paper Projects

What about a nativity scene? I made one years ago out of porcelin...sp? So it came out beautifully white. It was a bit abstract....small cones with balls on the point and then capes over the head down to the floor, they were the figures, it was lovely. Here in Zambia I can't find one. Over the years we've always made our own out of playdough and then painted them. Trouble is, here it is the rainy season and that doesn't help with drying the dough. I love the Opera House Idea, what about the one in Sydney Australia, those stunning shells!! Love your stuff Jeffery! Cheers, Adrien

Re: How to Make Paperless Origami

Jeffrey you are quite BRILLIANT!! I just love this 'deer'. But pardon my question. How do I find the pattern? I went onto that website to check it out and couldn't find the 'deer'.....maybe I should buy the book, is that what I'm supposed to do? My three girls are REALLY going to like this one!! Many many thanks, I ALWAYS look for your stuff every day when I check out craftstylish!! I too am a paper fanatic, but I cannot compare to you! Not going to try. Just going to love your stuff!! Cheers, Adrien

Re: Japanese Inspiration for the Flower Power Challenge

I have this book and have done a few of the creations in it. It is quite stunning and great for pressies that you have left to the last minute. I have to confess though, I use a sewing machine!! :)!

Re: How to: Zippers (Part 3)

Thank you so much Shannon, next time I am in a city I will definatly go and see if I can find an invisible foot.

Re: Avoid Knitting Disappointment—Choose the Right Yarn

Thanks for this Tina!! A friend has asked my advice on knitting a jumper for her boyfriend for Christmas. She has never knitted a project like this before. The pattern calls for chunky knit yarn. She has double knit yarn. So I did a test square and came extremely close to what was required. The jumper is done completely in stocking stitch. Do you think this will work? The pattern also give quantities in yardage, not weight. Her Rustica yarn is in weight. How on earth do I convert that!! Many thanks for any help you can give me. Very interesting article. Thanks so much. Cheers, Ad

Re: pink cosmos studio buttons

Hi there spinsterknits,

This is quite STUNNING!!! And so very exciting that it is from stuff you have aquired. Growing up, my grandmother always made stuff with us. And to us this was 'home made'. We lived it and loved it. We then emmigrated to Canada and I was so confused when I walked into a craft shop. I couldn't understand why you bought stuff to make home made stuff!! Didn't make sence at all!! What you are doing is just fantastic. I just love it, well done. So many times I've had a birthday sprung on me, by our three girls being asked to birthday parties, and have had to jump around and go through all my stuff and make a plan. We live in the bush and not near shops, I can't just run into town. I've even had to make our own birthday cards with my home made paper!! Lots of fun!! I think I'm going to attempt one of your beautiful buttons. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheers, Ad

Re: How to Transform a Natty Cashmere Sweater into a New Designer Original

Hi there Jennifer,

This is truely spooky, I have a top just like this one! I've had it here in my cupboard for going on 20 years and it is full of moth holes! But here in Zambia it is just too hot, even in winter to wear this, so I am going to redesign it for one of my sisters or mother in Canada. Very very exciting!! Maybe I now have an excuse to purchase a surger/overlocker!! Not sure what you call it over there! Well done, I love your stuff!! Cheers Ad

Re: How to: Zippers (Part 3)

I have a VERY old Elna SELECTOR. Do you think I can find an invisible zipper foot for it? I'm loving this tutorial on Zips!! They scare the daylights out of me and this invisible zip is stunning.

Re: Flower Power Raspberry Crochet on Velvet Cuff

Absolutely georgous!!! So wild and funky!

Re: This Week On CraftStylish

A real funky little flower....love it!!