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Behind the Scenes : At Home Crafting for the Martha Craft Fair

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The holidays are upon us!

With everyone around here keeping up with their daily job, we are also getting ready for the Martha Stewart Craft Fair this weekend. Since the Craft Fair will be open to the public this year, many of us are still working when we get home. It is truly a busy time throughout the whole company. So today I am sharing a few photos of what is going on at home for a few of us.

We look forward to seeing people on Saturday!

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Aaron's bowties all pre cut and ready to be sewn.

1 Aaron's bowties all pre cut and ready to be sewn.

After a long day of crafting, Kristin's desk is a pile of loose ends and crafting tools.

2 After a long day of crafting, Kristin's desk is a pile of loose ends and crafting tools.

Kristin organizes her studs in egg cartons while she is working.

3 Kristin organizes her studs in egg cartons while she is working.

Kirsten keeps her quilling organized by working in a tray that she can keep on her lap while watching TV late into the night.

4 Kirsten keeps her quilling organized by working in a tray that she can keep on her lap while watching TV late into the night.

Hosanna's jewelry bench is a mini production studio, with pendants in various stages in the bottom drawer.

5 Hosanna's jewelry bench is a mini production studio, with pendants in various stages in the bottom drawer.

Comments (22)

  • Holy Moley! Not only am I envious of everyone who gets to attend this weekend's Craft Fair Extravaganza, but of those work tables and benches. I have but a lowly Kitchen Table that's part Dining Facility, part Craft Space, part Office Space. You just never know what you're going to sit down to -- or next to!

  • That jewelry bench is AMAZING! I am so jealous!
    I am so excited about going to the craft fair on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful items made by your creative group!

  • Just saw Hosanna's beautiful acorn jewelry on today's show. Is there a link or website we can purchase her jewelry from if we don't live close to NYC and can't make it to the craft fair this weekend? I hope so, it's beautiful.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Sara,
    first, thank you! I do not currently have a website set up to sell. Hopefully during my holiday break I will finally get a shop set up so that I can sell to a larger audience. I'll update when it happens.
    cheers!
    hosanna

  • WOW!!!so neat and organize, good luck in the craft fair! I wish I am in New York to attend it, can't wait to see the photos posted. Good luck to all and best wishes
    Rowaida

  • When you say the template is on line, why can I never find it? It seems you have everything from 12/3 show but bid necklace. I expect templates in templace section. I dislike spending an hour to search for something that's not there. Just say when it will be posted please

  • I am sooo excited!! I cant wait!

  • I fell in love the the silver acorn jewelry made by Hosanna. Unfortunately, today is Dec. 6th and I just found out about the craft fair. Is there a how-to on how to make the silver acorn jewelry. It is just stunning! Also, will there be another craft fair?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Greta,
    sorry you are having a hard time locating the page with the Bid necklace. hopefully this link will be of help to you.
    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/sparkling-bib-necklaces
    thanks!
    hosanna

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Frances,
    The acorns are solid sterling silver, and were a special collection I made for the craft fair. Since they require all sorts of equipment for jewelry making, I did not provide a how to.
    A simple solution would be to find a special, small acorn and paint it with a metallic paint (something like Rub'n Buff, found at Micheal's). Carefully drill a small hole through the top, and thread with a cord or chain. This variation will not have the weight of the silver ones, but I am sure it will still look pretty.
    good luck!
    hosanna

  • Hosanna Houser,
    I saw your acorn necklace on Martha Stewart Dec. 3rd show and would like to know how I can order a necklace for Christmaqs???

  • I would like to get the name of the woman who did the victorian style spun cotton animals. I just loved them. Is that possible? thank you, Terry

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Terry,
    her name is Crystal Hanehan and you can find her work at : http://www.vintagebycrystal.com/index.html

  • I want to buy Aaron's bowties! Are they available anywhere? I would make my own if I could find those fantastic fabrics.

  • I would like to learn more about Aaron's bow ties. Where are they available and where oh where does he get such wonderful fabrics.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Heather,
    Aaron is currently not selling the ties, but here is the link to instruction from when he did the segment on the show.
    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/bowties
    He got the selection of fabrics from several stores located here in NYC.
    Purl Fabric : http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/fabric
    B&J : http://www.bandjfabrics.com/servlet/StoreFront
    The City Quilter : http://www.cityquilter.com/
    hope this helps!
    hosanna

  • Martha,
    On your show yesterday, December 1, 2010 you announced that there will be a Craft Fair in New York, @ 46th Street,on Saturday, December 4, 2010. I failed to write the information down. Could you please provide the with the information. Thank you,

    Maria
    Boothwyn, Pa

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Maria,

    The Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale details are in the link below- we hope to see you there!

    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/holiday-craft-sale-2009

  • Hosanna,
    What are the clips called that hold the mushrooms and where can I find them?

  • Will there by a Martha Stewart Craft Fair this holiday season?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Julie,

    Thank you for your interest in the Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold the sale this year due to a scheduling conflict. Please stay tuned for info on other Holiday craft events in the area.

  • Loved the leather beaded bracelet. Where do we find leather to construct these bracelets?

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