Vancouver, WA, US

craft interests: crochet, jewelry making, knitting, restyle, sewing, refashioning

Birthday: 05/10/1968

Member Since: 08/29/2008

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Pony Bead Flower Ring

This ring was inspired by all of the cool things I saw others doing with pony beads. I liked it so much I decided to create a tutorial so that everyone can have one of thier own. I think it has a...

Mommaviv's sewing room

The Ultimate Sewing Room contest entry

recent comments

Re: Project Runway: You Can Totally Wear That Again

Once again I am really confused. Mondo's dress was so much cuter than Michael C's that I didn't believe when he was announced as the winner. I was even more surprised that Peach went home instead of Valerie. Also while the judges thought Michael Drummond made the dress worse than it was....I felt exactly the opposite. Plus, his client looked like she felt great in the dress. Maybe I just don't know what fashion is.

Re: Project Runway - And Sew it Begins

I think the judges made a mistake. Casanova's "dress" was horrible. I am not a designer but I am fairly confident that in 5 hours I could have done better than he did. It looked to me like he took the fabric from the blouse and a couple of other rectangles of fabric and randomly tacked them together. I just didn't get it. Additionally while I agree that McKell's handbag choice was a bit off at least her dress looked like clothes.

Re: Project Runway - Hey, That's My Fabric

Well I also think Mila's dress was horrible. The fabric reminded me of some cushions on the rattan furniture my parents had back in the 70's. But I have to say although I loved Anthony for his amazing personality and love of making women look sexy and beautiful I do think they made the right choice of who to send home. That being said I really think Seth Aaron's creation totally trumped Emilio's.

Re: How to Make a Faux Zebra Rug

This is too cool! Now where can I put one? Wall hanging! Yeah!

Re: welcome to Nancysgem !

Wow! These are just beautiful, I will totally be visiting your shop.

Re: How to Make a Floral Fascinator

This is beautiful. My daughter is getting married in July and this will be perfect for her maid of honor.

Re: Roundup: Swiffer Cover

This is the thing that has made me seriously think about buying a new "swiffer". I gave mine away because I hated paying for all of the replacement sheets, not to mention all of that packaging to deal with.

Re: Roundup: Swiffer Cover

This is the thing that has made me seriously think about buying a new "swiffer". I gave mine away because I hated paying for all of the replacement sheets, not to mention all of that packaging to deal with.

Re: Make a Revamped Sparkle Necklace and Earrings Set

I like this a lot. Now I'm anxious to raid my rarely opened jewelery box.

Re: How to Make a One-Piece Reversible Sun Hat

I think I can do this! Can't wait to try.

Re: How to Make a Beaded Crochet Pendant

Beautiful. I will most definitely try this.

Re: Crafting with VHS Tapes

Now I know what to do with those workout tapes from the 80's

Re: How to Make Twirly Butterfly Cards for Spring

So cute. I can't wait to use those scraps of scrapbooking paper to make a flock of butterflies for these cards.

Re: How to Make Your Own Undies

How fun... I can see this as a great girls night out activity. Some snacks, some drinks and some old t-shirts. woo-hoo!

Re: Print Your Own Knit Book

What a great gift ! I can see putting one together as a welcome to the family for my future daughter in law (fingers crossed that she is a knitter)

Re: How to Crochet a Hanging Terrarium Planter

love love love it. I can't wait to cluster a bunch at different heights. What a decorating punch.

Re: How to Make a Valentine's Day Felt-Fortune Cookie and Ring

I Love it! These are so cute I can't wait to make a bunch....what great gifts they will make.

Re: Make a Vase Out of a Plastic Bottle

These would be great for my daughters upcoming wedding. Then when its all over they can still get recycled. Tres cheap and tres chic!

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

I love it! what a great way to use a treasured t-shirt that may have gotten a small stain or tiny rip in it too.

Re: Tamdoll's Pink Crafts

I think I am lucky, I work with kids everyday. I thnk it keeps me young. And I thnk your bracelet is awesome! Just the kind of thing to spice up my work clothes.

Re: Finding Crafty Treasures at Flea Markets, Estate Sales, and Thrift Stores

My girls and I get a lot of our crafting supplies at our local thrift stores. I've been able to get complete embroidery kits, for around $3, frame included. At this time of year when I am making handmade ornements as gifts I can get big bags of yarn, embroidery floss or fabric scraps for about $2 as well. This makes it easy to remember everyone on my growing gift giving list.

Re: How to Make an All-Recycled Sketchbook

I like this idea alot! I have loads of old books (mostly outdated books from schools) full of interesting pictures. I think I can comine the pages into one really cool sketch book. I think this is a much better use of them than letting them gather dust on a shelf never to be looked at.

Re: How to Make a Doily Bowl

I have seen similar bowls but adding ribbon is brilliant. Think I'm going to add bead or sequins too. Nice tutorial. and I enjoyed your color combo in the finished bowl.