joliet, IL, US

craft interests: knitting, paper crafts, quilting, sewing

Birthday: 12/18/1974

Member Since: 11/15/2008

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tea towel apron

Apron made from a tea towel and fabric.

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: "Never Been Stitched"

Oh I can imagine making some fun projects with my daughter!

Re: Book Giveaway: The Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook

What a wonderful giveaway! My MIL knitted me one when I was pregnant with our last child who was diagnosed with a terminal NTD.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook"

I love burdastyle!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew What You Love"

I love books like these! I love to find a project that is quick and especially easy. I usually give the completed projects to friends.

Re: Book Giveaway: Stripped Down Patchwork

I have never heard of Seminole patchwork. It looks pretty cool!

Re: Make Valentine's Day Gift Tags and Treat Bags

I saw on someone's blog to make the wax paper bags into heart shapes. Cut 2 hearts, sew leaving a slot to insert goodies (like candy, redhots, red m&ms) and sew closed. Then you can just rip the heart open to get to the goodies. :)

Re: Giveaway: Teach Yourself to Sew magazine and DVD

Awesome! I desperately need to learn to sew BETTER! And be confident and then I could teach my daughter who is always asking to learn.

Re: How to Turn a Soda Can into a Spring Flower Brooch

I recently discovered using pop cans for crafts and I've stamped on the silver part and I've used different shape punches like butterflies and scallops. The punches get sharpened every time.

Re: Book Giveaway: Backcountry Betty Crafting with Style

My kids are always being in little "treasures" from outside. It would be neat to get some ideas with what to do with them!

Re: Make It: Crafty Mini-Wreaths

These have such a holly hobby feel to them. I love projects that use things I already have!

Re: How to Make a Garland with Punch

You are so gifted at making ordinary white paper look stunning!

Re: Make It Pnk Prayer Shawl

That's beautiful, it looks so soft. Congrats on 21 years!!

Re: How to Make Paperless Origami

I haven't been able to get these stars out of my mind. A few years back friends hung large stars from their vaulted ceiling. I don't remember where they got them, but they had a Pier 1 feel. The stars were creased like those barn stars, but they weren't one-sided like barn stars. They were completely 3D and not 5 pointed either. 6 and more points. Stunning. I don't know how one would go about making something from paper so large. But I'm happy you've done an article about fusible interfacing as an option for 3D home decor. Thank you!