books and magazines to which I've contributed to

  • Knot Thread Stitch, by Lisa Solomon

    My contribution (with directions) was stitching a free-motion portrait that Delia, my middle daughter, drew of her Dad.
  • Stitch Magazine, 2011 Fall

    I was flattered and excited to be featured in the Sew Inspired column, which appears on the last page.
  • The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder through the Seasons, by Amanda and Steve Soule

    There's a calmness to this book that feels really nice. It's not a craft book exactly, but not all essays either. It strikes a wonderful balance of both. I have a few herbal projects in here.
  • BUST Magazine, June/July 2010

    I show you how to make undies and a cami from an old t-shirt. In this case, I used a concert T-shirt I had from about 1998. Maybe earlier. I never wear these t-shirts, but can't throw them out—so why not make something from them? I teach a class on making these this over at creativebug.
  • BUST Magazine October/November 2008

    I have a little "make your own deodorant" bit in this October/November 2008 issue of BUST magazine.
  • The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line, by Kari Chapin

    I am flattered to be quoted in this great book. It's so helpful in answering all the questions that arise about this huge topic, without having to learn it by yourself the hard way. What's not to like about that? Nothin'!
  • The Bust DIY Guide to Life: Making your way through every day, by Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel.

    I am proud to have a couple projects in this book. It's a big book. There's cooking, gardening, fashion, hair/make-up—you name it.
  • Button It Up: 80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects for Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, Housewares & More, by Susan Beal

    This book is full of great projects and ideas on how to use your buttons creatively while helping you rationalize why you need to collect more.
  • Stitch Magazine, 2009 Spring

    I have a free-motion stitching pillow project in the Spring 2009 issue of Stitch magazine.
  • Handmade Hellos, by Eunice and Sabrina Moyle

    I have a sweet Holiday Card project featured in this book and am totally in awe of the other contributors.
  • BUST Magazine, October/November 2006

    In the October/November 2006 issue of BUST magazine, I have 2 apron projects. Illustrations and directions are included.
  • The Crafters Culture Handbook

    The Crafters Culture Handbook, by Amy Spencer. This very cool book is has crafty-how to projects from a rock star roster of crofters and artists. I am honored to have my smock project included. Available at Amazon here, and Powell's, here.
  • Photojojo, Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas, by Amit Gupta and Kelly Jensen

    I am super happy to announce the new book by the masterminds at Photojojo, Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas. This book is jam packed with really creative ideas. I was flattered to be asked to contribute a project to this book (and I did.)
  • Mothering Magazine, March-April 2009

    I am interviewed by Jean Van't Hul in the newest issue of Mothering Magazine and was so happy to be included with the fine company of the mothers she talked to.
  • Blogging for Bliss: Crafting Your Own Online Journal: A Guide for Crafters, Artists & Creatives of all Kinds by Tara Frey

    This book is full of great tips for those who want to start blogging, have been blogging a long time, and everyone one in-between.
  • Hallmark Magazine, Feb/March 2009

    Hallmark Magazine asked to use an idea I had for making mini-valentines using Shrinky Dinks. The feature a great version in this February/March 2009, complete with how-tos.
  • The Crafters Companion, Tips, Tales and Patterns from a Community of Creative Minds, Edited by Anna Torborg

    I contributed a modern quilt project to this fine book full of wonderful designs.
  • Simple Contemporary Quilts: Bold New Designs for the First-Time Quilter, By Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader

    This modern quilt book has tips and techniques that everyone would dig. I have a modern abstract quilt project in here.
  • Pretty Little Pincushions, by Lark Books

    There are many squeal worthy projects in here. I have a few no-sew pincushions using found vintage containers. Seriously wonderful hand sewing work is shown in this great book—perfect for small, quick projects.