About

I am a mother of three with two grandchildren. I have been legally blind for about seven years, and as a result, cannot do some of the crafts that I used to do; beading mostly, and that saddens me. I live in Arkansas in the country with people to drive me to the store, etc. I am married, have three big dogs, and many cows. I raise gourds hoping to learn more about crafting them. I have made a gourd giraffe, a gourd elephant and a gourd "prehistoric" turtle. I have more items started, but get bored easily, and have lots of things "in progress". I still have my beads, LOADS of them; I make dreamcatchers; play with polymer clay, paper mache, and have recently learned to hand weave rag rugs on frame looms. I lave WAY too much crafting supplies, but am satisfied knowing that if a thought or idea comes my way, I probably already have the supplies to make it.
I still love to read, although I'm not as fast as I once was. I collect vintage table lighters, blown glass items, and vintage costume jewelry. I watch TV, play alot of games online, and try in vain to get myself organized, but with my husbands humor about my crafting, it is easy to get lost in it all and forego the organizing and just create.
I hope to put some how-to's on here, and love to see what others are creating. I am not an artist in the way that my mind sees one (a painter, for example), but I have been told that I am an artist. I just like to try new things to make, and have fun doing it.

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RITA B.
RITA B.
Good Evening, I too am a newby to knitting, so I am a very, very slow knitter. I LOVE your poncho and I was wondering what yarn did you use for the poncho in the picture(that you are wearing). I do not understand your +8 round. It is in the green and I cannot read it. Thank you very much. Hope you do respond and help me knit my poncho.
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
Thank you so much for faving my Anthro Inspired Clutch (^_^)
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Julie W.
Julie W.
Hi Janie! I made the poncho shown above (the little girl's version) and I absolutely love it. The pattern is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing it. Now ........ : ) Do you have a pattern for a boy's vest, knitted top down? I have some "fair isle" yarn I'd like to use to make my 5-yr old grandson a vest. The yarn is like a sport weight, recommends a size 6 knitting needle. And I hate doing seams; so I've been looking for a top-down pattern. If you could help me with this I would greatly appreciate it : )

Julie
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Vandana J.
Vandana J. · Bengaluru, Karnataka, IN · 19 projects
thanks janie
really i love to make rugs from old cloths...
i love colourfull rugs too.....
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bindiibabe
bindiibabe · Dundee, Scotland, GB · 20 projects
Thanks for the fave on my wand pencils <3
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xNatje
xNatje · Lede, Flanders, BE · 32 projects
Thank you for the fav!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi Janie, thank you very much of your fave on my kettle wind chime project.
much crafting fun of the making of yours and... have a nice crafting day as well;-D
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Raven W.
Raven W. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 70 projects
Thanks for favouriting my carving Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi Janie, thank you very much of your fave on my branch beads and buttons project.
wish you much crafting fun with the making of and a great nice creative week as well;-D
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Saritha Z.
Saritha Z. · Soest, Utrecht, NL · 12 projects
thank you for the fav on my bracelet Happy
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Teri
Teri · Albrechtičky, Moravian-Silesian Region, CZ · 34 projects
Hi Janie! Thank you for the fav my Star Trek Sign/Communicator =)
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Janie R.
Janie R. · Eastern, Kentucky, US · 25 projects
Thanks, now I want to see YOURS, lol.
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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
I love the gourds , just wonderful..Thank you so much for
showing them.I want to try some ...you did a great job..smile.
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Janie R.
Janie R. · Eastern, Kentucky, US · 25 projects
I put up a few pictures. My Mom has the giraffe, so I'll take some pictures of it. I had taken pictures while I was making the elephant, but can't seem to find them. I changed computers, so I hope that I saved them somewhere! Thanks for your interest. Fairy houses are cute made with gourds, too. I've had one in the works for a few years now. LOL
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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
p.s
I was hoping to see some pic of your gourds, I have always wanted to do those..smile..
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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
I read where they recommended that you use the clear spray for sealing or clear nail polish.
thanks for the fave..smile..I still have to seal mine.
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
Hi Janie! Thank you for the fav and the nice comment!
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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
I just read your profile, I would love to see your gourd's.I always wanted to do that.
I dont get bored easily I can do the same thing like quilting for months.I to get overwhelmed
by crafting supplies and am not good at organizing them.Its a challenge to make things look decent. I hope you have a wonderful day..smle..
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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
Thank you for the nice comment on my doll
smile.
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elisa m.
elisa m. · 15 projects
Hi,thanks for faving my zipper necklaceHappy
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CO + K User

Thanks for the comment! I adore felt food...and I've only just recently started using felt. Try looking up felt food on www.etsy.com that's where I got the patterns to make the juice box and hoagie. The prices are relatively cheap too.

I know your grandkids will LOVE this Christmas!
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Sara
Sara · 2 projects
Thanks for the fave! (:
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katcar~
katcar~ · 27 projects
thanks for faving my akela necklace! <3
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Fashion Diva Crochet
Fashion Diva Crochet · 30 projects
Thanks for the FAV of my crocheted Minion Hat!!
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katcar~
katcar~ · 27 projects
thanks for faving my bracelet! <3
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PinkWeeds
PinkWeeds · Omaha, Nebraska, US · 207 projects
Thanks for favoring my scarf vest Happy
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G U R E S U
G U R E S U · 3 projects
Thanks for faving my gloomy bear ring! Happy
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PinkWeeds
PinkWeeds · Omaha, Nebraska, US · 207 projects
Thanks for favoring my ribbon headband how-to Happy
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Leo R.
Leo R. · Thurso, Scotland, GB · 14 projects
Thank you for the fav Happy x
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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
Thanks for faving my rope daisy chain!
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violetta
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
Hi! I just posted a how to on the loom and on weaving!
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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
Thanks for faving my miracle chain necklace!
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Maladignia
Maladignia · Amersfoort, Utrecht, NL · 87 projects
Thanks for faving my kitty couch. Happy
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[dancing*in*the*rain*]
[dancing*in*the*rain*] · Seattle, Washington, US · 28 projects
thanks for faving my how to!
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Ali
Ali · 14 projects
Thanks for making my Kat Hats a favorite! I'm excited to see any versions that may pop up! Happy crafting!
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Scarlet
Scarlet · Stafford, Virginia, US · 46 projects
Thanks for the fave!

I'll get working on a how-to this weekend =]
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maria s.
maria s. · Greece, New York, US · 42 projects
thanks for favoriting my project
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Jeanette
Jeanette · Leonard, Michigan, US · 21 projects
Thank you for your kind words, I glad you like my version of the button fairies.
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violetta
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
Thanks for faving my mascs and nice comment!Im glad you liked them,Ill try to make the how-to soon!
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Phoenixe10
Phoenixe10 · 16 projects
Thanks for favoriting my project!
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Kitty
Kitty · Okotoks, Alberta, CA · 18 projects
Thanks for your comment on my christmas gift mug Happy I love thrift stores too!!
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Ria S.
Ria S. · Hinckley, England, GB · 10 projects
Thank you for adding my felt pouch :o)
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KageG
KageG · Bristol, England, GB · 20 projects
Hey Janie, thanx for adding my Fimo Heart Jewellery project as a fave. x
And your project as a awsome!
x
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ale_corason
ale_corason · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 49 projects
Thanks for the tip and the comment! Happy
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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
Thanks for faving my blue moon necklace!
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Essex Debs
Essex Debs · Bellevue, Washington, US · 32 projects
Thanks for adding Little Women to your favorites.They are pins and I wear them to match my mood of the day.I glad you enjoyed them
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Kate G.
Kate G. · Waikanae, Wellington, NZ · 3 projects
Hiya Janie! Thanks for the fave on the Barrel Monkey Necklace. Haha yeah brings back the best childhood memories, I love them too! Happy
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JuggaletteSweetness17
JuggaletteSweetness17 · Bundaberg, Queensland, AU · 21 projects
thanx for the fav on my alice earrings
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