Vancouver, WA, US

craft interests: embroidery, gifts, holidays, home decorating, quilting, sewing, beads, tin, wire, gourds, Xmas

Member Since: 02/28/2009

recent comments

Re: How to Recycle Fabric Scraps...into Restyled Shoes!

Beautiful! Brilliant! Love the idea! And I didn't know there was a fabric mod-podge. Can't wait to get my hands on some of it!

Re: Recycle Your Tin Cans into Mini-Planters!

I can see why you saved these cans with their labels in tact! Who could toss them away. Love the seedlings in them. I think I will try this for my kitchen window house plants.

I remember my Great Grandmother using tin cans (usually tomato juice cans) to protect tomato seedlings once they were moved to the garden.

Re: How to Weave an Easter Basket from Recycled Boxes

I just can't believe how cute these are! Out of boxes. Great idea, Diane.

Re: How to Make Recycled Cotton Art Yarn

I am very excited to put your fabulous ideas to use to make a weaving stash! Thank you!

Re: How to Make Singleton Buttons

These remind me so much of buttons my great grandmother (your great, great) made for many of the garments I remember her wearing. She taught me something similar except there was some kind of middle section the ring was placed over once both were covered with fabric. Very complicated - I never learned!

These are simply beautiful, and allow a seamstress to create buttons from the same fabric they are making a garment from. I so totally prefer this method over those button kits you can buy in the findings section.

Love this!

Re: How to Turn Blah Buttons into Bodacious Buttons

I would never, ever have thought to paint buttons! I love the way they look and that you can make them truly your very own. -No two alike!

Re: How to Make Button-Embellished Cards

You have done a fabulous job on these cards. Beautifully crafted. Beautiful visually.

Re: How to Embroider Your Own Buttons

Bravo! These are seriously cool buttons. Caught my eye immediately.

Re: Grandma and the Beautiful Button Hat

Your button collection touched my heart and got my attention! I am sure there are three that for sure were in my great grandmother's velvet bag of buttons saved from every dress she or any other family member ever owned. She would pull it out of her trunk and allow me to play with it, sorting, touching,re-sorting for hours on end. One of my greatest regrets has been that the button collection was not seen as being of any value when she passed and so it was not retained in the family.I was devastated when I found out it was gone. I would give almost anything to have been able to pass that on to Diane.

Re: Make Your Own Buttons from Polymer Clay

Linda,these are just beautiful! I admit to not being a button person...but I just have to make these. HAVE TO!

Re: How to Make Dorset Buttons

These are seriously gorgeous! And the potentials for use seem almost limitless. Beautiful photos. Can't wait to make one or two or three....

Re: How to Make Your Own Shrink-Art Buttons

Susan, this is a brilliant idea! And I love the results.

Congratulations on another beautiful book. Well done you!

Re: How to Make an Embossed Photo Frame for Your Pet

Brilliant application for pie plates and Mexican Tin Nichos! Your Mexican floral design is absolutely beautiful. A perfect way to remember a cherished pet. To echo Linda... BRAVO! Muy Bueno!