Salem, OR, US

craft interests: crochet, jewelry making, quilting, restyle, sewing

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Autumn Wreath using found materials

I gathered some fallen oak sprigs and used clippings from our bushes (I have been trimming them - they are way overgrown!) to make some fall decorations for outside. One of my main objectives was to...

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway - Dorm Decor: Remake Your Space with More Than 35 Projects

I definitely want to get my hands on this book!

Re: How to Make an Argyle Fleece Throw

I love me some argyle! So in step 3, you are saying to cut out the diamonds, effectively creating a reverse applique?

Re: Restyling

I'll miss your roster of bloggers!

Re: How to Make a Two-Color A-Line Tee Skirt

Fun project! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Behind the Design Curtain: How Did I Design That Market Bag?

My house is that color, too! Viva la 50s stucco!

Re: Recycle Baby Food Jars into Terrariums and Tea Kits!

Cute & simple! And the small scale makes it seem really do-able!

Re: How to Make a Magazine Reed Box

I saw this and said "Diane does it again!!"

Re: We're a Webby Award Honoree

Congrats, CraftStylish!!

Re: Book Giveaway - Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase

Cool! I just made a monk's bag out of a pillowcase!

Re: Beautiful Disasters

I, like Joannie, tend to have more disasters than I like to admit. I usually try to make it work, though! Since starting Craft Fail, I've come to terms with the fact that I have many more fails than I admit. However, I don't think the point of crafting is to make perfect Martha-esque specimens every time, so I'm not as stringent on myself as others might be!

Re: Crafty Inspiration Redux: Plastic Bottle Lampshades

Wow, so cool! Good find!

Re: Book Giveaway: Eco Craft: Recycle Recraft Restyle

Sounds like a great book! One of these days, I'll win one of these giveaways. :)

Re: How to Sew Your Own Produce Bags

Easy, great idea, and cute!!

Re: Recycle Your Tin Cans into Mini-Planters!

These look so cute in front of your house! I used those BIG (5 lb?) cans to pot geraniums. I just had to freeze part of the contents of the cans because we couldn't use it all in one day! :)

Re: How to Make an Apple-Print Tote Bag

Best use of apple prints ever! Love the addition of the applique leaves. Genius!

Re: 3 Free Projects: Updated Fringed Scarves with Buttons

Great ideas, Lee!

Re: Crafting with VHS Tapes

Great projects, Diane! You are so crafty brilliant. Love the applications for the stretched tape. It looks like leather(ish). So many attractive projects to choose from! Love the woven book cover and the bracelet looks better in video tape than it does in hemp! :) Also, love the bookend idea!

Re: How to Make an Eco-Friendly Corsage

So pretty! The costume jewelry really makes it!

Re: How to Make Recycled Cotton Art Yarn

LEEEEE, you're my hero. I love all your work, and this is no exception. Also, I love the CD spindle tip!

Re: Check Out This Butterfly!

Wow! That's amazing!

Re: How to Make a Recycled Twine Welcome Mat

Nice! Great idea for using what you have!

Re: How to Make Pipe Cleaner Button Displays

How fun! Looks like a nice kind of therapeutic project... like you said, to bring out your inner-child-crafter. Maybe it would be a great antidote for if you had a creative block!

Re: Book Giveaway: Betz White's "Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials"

I can't wait to see this book! I love Betz!

Re: Book Giveaway: Jenny Ryan's Sew Darn Cute!

I definitely want to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Re: Is The Craft Industry an Industry Divided?

I was just checking the CHA website out today to research applying for membership. The problem? I couldn't figure out where I fit in their membership scheme. I don't really sell my crafts, but I do write a craft blog and produce projects specifically for my blog. I do have a craft zine that sells... so I guess that puts me more in the journalist/press area? I feel like I am a member of the Crafting and Hobbyist industry, but I don't fit into their traditional channels.

Re: How to Make a Pet Food Tray, Embellished with Duct Tape

Wow, great trick for cutting out exact shapes with duct tape, Diane!! Exciting!

Re: How to Make a Pet Bed from Recycled Sweaters

Cool idea! I have been crocheting rag rugs lately, and LOVING it. I don't have any pets, but I have friends and family who do - this would be a great gift!

Re: How to Make a Collapsible Travel Dish for Your Pet

Genius! This is a great project!

Re: How to Make a Super-Simple Recycled Quilt

The safety pin tip is brilliant!

Re: Upcycle Ugly Buttons into Pretty Coasters

What a cool idea! Very nice!

Re: Somebody Else's Periwinkle Blue Skinny Jeans, Made Mine

Sweet! It really does sound like you got a whole new wardrobe, too!

Re: How to Crochet a Rug out of T-Shirts

cal patch, you're always good for an awesome project! :)

Re: How to Turn '80s Sweaters into Fashionable Floor Cushions

Awesome. I love Cosby sweaters. This is a hit!

Re: DIY: A Manifesto (of Sorts) in Four Parts

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

Re: It's a Book, It's a Film! My Handmade Nation Labor of Love

Thanks for the background info and update! Can't wait to see it in Portland! The opening credits are amazing!

Besides CraftStylish, I visit http://www.oneprettything for a great daily round up of good DIY projects and other cool stuff.

Re: If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Stitched a Cake: How to Make Felt Food

Ooh, fun! I bet it would be great if you put strong magnets inside the cake instead of snaps, too...

Re: Experimental Recycled Sleeve Dyeing with Food Dyes

This is a really fabulous tutorial of a great technique. Good idea doing it as a sleeve! Love it!

Re: Amazing Ornament How-To Round-up at Threadbanger

Yay, thanks for posting a picture of my trees! I'm glad someone else likes them as much as I do!

Lee's roundup is amazing!

Re: Get on the LOVE BUS...FLOWER POWER pin

Bright & pretty!

Re: How to Embellish with Crochet Inserts

This is great! I actually need to fill in some t-shirts that are too low cut, so maybe this technique would be the way to go!

Re: How to Make Perfect-Fitting Pajama Bottoms

Love your fabric choices!!

Re: How to Patch a Hole with Crochet

Love it! Super easy & cute!

Re: How to Make a Yo-Yo Handbag

This is a great tutorial and the final result is smashing!!

Re: Crafte's Inferno: Scary Crafty Excesses or How to Terrify the Opposite Sex

Wow, this is a great coming-of-age horribly awkward middle school story. Well written, Michaela!

Re: How to Make an Embellished Blanket with Recycled Sweaters

Nice! I love blankies!

Re: How to Use Piping (Part 1)

Thanks for the encouragement about learning how to use your tools properly!! Tools can make all the difference!