Category: Crafts


Carolyn’s art for crewel embroidery

Carolyn Gavin’s artwork is now on crewel embroidery kits for Dimensions Crafts. I took a stab at doing her “Blooms” kit, it was so much fun (and so relaxing!. Below, a picture of my pillow and then a picture of how the professionals do it. – Julia


Lilla teaching a craft class on Thursday, Nov. 17th in Arlington, MA

Exciting news! After years of pursuing my passion for craft and jewelry-making, I’ve launched my own line called Ruby Violet, a collection of craft jewelry, rubberstamps, papers, necklace kits, cuffs, and embellishments in partnership with Prima Marketing, the wonderful craft manufacturer.

Ruby Violet is now shipping internationally.

Order Ruby Violet here at Simon Says Stamp! Wholesale, order here.

Soon also available at tons of stores and more online shops.

Above: One of the necklaces made from a Ruby Violet craft necklace kit

I’m thrilled to join Barbara Popolow, owner of the beloved shop Derby Farm, for a class in jewelry-making with Ruby Violet products.

Join us for a craft evening!

I’ll be teaching you how to make a gorgeous necklace in an evening workshop at Derby Farm in Arlington Center, MA

all levels | easy | learn lots of techniques | have fun

Thursday, November 17th at 6:30 – 8PM
Derby Farm, 454 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
Cost: $25
To register, call Derby Farm at
781 643 0842

Hurry! Space is limited.
No refunds after 11/16

Above: Cuffs made using Ruby Violet products

Above: Some of the kooky fun Ruby Violet embellishments


Lisa DeJohn’s Animal Alphabet Quilt

Lisa writes:

“Hi Lilla,
I was visiting my family in Bend, Oregon this summer and my mom and I came across a quilt show at Quilt Works. They happened to have made a quilt from my Animal Alphabet collection with Red Rooster! There were also some very beautiful and unusual intricate quilts done with hand painting, you can see this in the detail of pebbles in a stream from the wonderful bear quilt. It was a fun show and really cool to see an interpretation using my fabric collection. The entire Alphabet Animal collection from Red Rooster can be viewed here.


Jenn Ski’s scrapbooking items are “Deal of the Day!”

Today only there are some great deals on beautiful Jenn Ski Actopus to Zelephant scrapbooking items at A Cherry on Top.


Ruby Violet by Lilla Rogers

I am sooooo excited to announce the debut of my new line, Ruby Violet! I am a crazed crafter and am thrilled to have partnered with the lovely Prima group.

I’m about to fly to Chicago to go to CHA to launch the product line of embellishments, cuffs, necklace kits, rubberstamps, scrapbooking papers, and tons more!

A special shout out to Suzy Ultman for her help and wisdom and to Hsinping Pan for her art on some of the buttons.

Hope you like it!

— Lilla


Great craft project with Jenn Ski’s scrapbooking papers

Ashley found this blog entry on Star Graf Design showcasing this amazing Alphabet Block project, using Jenn Ski’s 12×12 Actopus to Zelephant scrapbooking paper.


Doll hat inspired by Silvia Dekker’s stationery

Silvia writes:

“Hi Lilla,

I received an email from Adrianne Pouw, who makes beautiful crochet accessories for children and dolls. She told me she is inspired by my work and she sent me a picture of a wonderful Blythe doll hat inspired by stationery I designed for Dutch department store HEMA. I think it’s great when someone is inspired by my work! She has an Etsy store where she sells her accessories.”

A preview of Lisa Congdon’s A Collection a Day book


Suzy Ultman – Felt Creations

Suzy writes:

Meet Tulip & Mr. Sherwood. These playful felt creations are trouble-makin’ neighbors from the wonderful land of Suzyville. You can catch these mischievous friends at Rivet Gallery’s “STUFF THIS” show. They are hand-crafted with care, including vintage fabric and antique keys. Enjoy! xo suzy*u”

Friday: Helen Dardik’s new patterns


Lilla’s Mosaic

Here’s the first mosaic I did, a few years ago. It’s a house number. The orange tiles are from a broken tea cup and the blue background tiles are stained glass.



Trina’s illustration on diabetes during pregnancy


Quiz: Is it a Lilla necklace or a Tiffany’s necklace?

A little necklace I made recently of briolette stones. One of these shots is my friend’s necklace she got from her daughter from Tiffany’s. Can you guess which one? It’s kinda obvious because the Tiffany briolettes are cut perfectly. My stones are from ebay and etsy on the cheap. My friend says she likes mine better. But that just shows you what a lovely person she is because I know she is just saying that.





Susy Pilgrim Waters’s Summer Soiree