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Sister Diane

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Diane Gilleland (aka Sister Diane)
Portland, Oregon, USA
Crafty Media-Maker

What are your hobbies?

Comics, video-making, cooking inordinately complicated foods

What are your favorite crafts and what's your craft space like?

Ack! Another "choosing a favorite limb" question! At the moment, I'm deep into podcast-making, kanzashi, crochet and plastic canvas. No, seriously!

What do you craft along to?

Hmmmm... can I put in a plug for my own crafty podcast here? :-) Sometimes I do go back and listen to older shows while crafting, because after all the hours I spend editing them, it's rather nice just to enjoy the interviews as a listener.

What was the first project you ever made?

I took a cardboard box at about age 4. I drew little tires and bottles of milk, and cut them out and glued them to the box. Then I christened it a "Milk Truck Paper Box" for my kindergarten homework. No idea what in the world inspired me to do that.

What are your favorite items to make?

I love to make everything, but I do end up making a lot of flower-shaped things for some reason.

Which other craft blogs do you love to read?

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I think making is one of the most fundamental and important things we do as humans. And I believe we ALL need to make something, whether that's a hand-knitted scarf or a pot of soup or a crystal radio or a container garden. Making helps us enjoy life and grow skills and know oursleves better.

Diane Gilleland (aka Sister Diane)
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I make crafty podcasts!

What's your favorite...

TV Show
Mmmmm... Don Draper....
Indigo Girls
My city of Portland!
Ack! Can I do a top three? Singin' in the Rain, Rushmore, Bill Cunningham's New York (Note to Cat: that last one's a bit obscure - here's a link, if you like: )
I'm a sucker for anything by Jane Austen. Persuasion being my very favorite.
That's like asking me to choose a favorite limb. Impossible.
Good-quality bread. And extremely dark chocolate. And strong black tea with honey.
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