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February 2007 posts

The Three Amigos...

Two tales to tell today. The first is the story of this necklace: You may remember that I went to my friend Anne's house and helped her make a necklace. She had several of these "ribbon" necklaces in her collection and wanted to make one of her own. So, I figured out how they were made, bought the supplies, and gave her a lesson. Well, I was so inspired by how well hers turned out, that I decided to try my hand at making my own. Bianca, my Mother, and I had a late night beading party. Photos below: Well,... Read more →

Craft Critique

Craft Critique is a fun new blog, which bills itself as unsolicited opinions on the subject of craft. Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Moore, has invited me to be a reporter/reviewer for Craft Critique. You can see my bio and some comments from Sarah about my work on the blog. On Monday (February 26), you will be able to read my first review (of paper trimmers) along with at least six other reviews on the same subject. Every paper crafter I know has built up a collection of them during the inevitable search for "the one." Let us help you narrow down the... Read more →

Happy Valentine's Day!

I thought I'd share my crafty Valentine's Day gifts. This is a book I bought for $1 (who says you can't get anything for a buck anymore?!) I turned it into a photo frame. Check it out: I made a total of four. You can see them all here. Each is completely unique. One of the things that I think is fun about them is that you can still read most of the book (I only glued and cut up the first five or so pages). Not that I think anybody is going to read them, but it does give... Read more →

TAAB Quilt Critique

I had a wonderful meeting last night with three very talented fiber artists: Barbara Triton, Madi Appell, and Lenni Abel. We have formed a quilt critique group (TAAB) and I am very excited about the whole endeavour! Their work is beautiful and each of these accomplished and decorated women has come to quilting from a different perspective. Why a quilt critique group? So many reasons! Mostly though, I want to move my work to the next level. Everything I do (from scrapbooking to quilting to jewelry) is best viewed up close. I want to push myself to get more graphic... Read more →

Playing With Beads...

One of the best things about learning a skill, is being able to share that skill with someone else. Yesterday, I visited my friend Anne and showed her the basics of putting together a couple of different beading projects. One of the projects she requested was a necklace made from ribbons. I had never done anything like that, but went ahead and bought the supplies. I just LOVED the way it turned out! I didn't take any photos (sadly), but I plan to make a few of my own. I'll share photos when I do. In the meantime, you can... Read more →

Why Do I Scrapbook?

I have to admit that I'm a closet scrapper. Despite the fact that I'm very proud of the work I do and I love being part of the scrapbooking community, most of the people I know laugh at me when I tell them I scrapbook. I'm sure it's because they have antiquated ideas about what that means, and I'm too shy to foist my work upon them and prove them wrong. There's peer pressure around this Big Apple to have a cool hobby like knitting or making duct tape purses. Alas, that's not my fort√©. Recently, Two Peas In A... Read more →