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Tools & Materials : best wrapping bargain

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yes, I just showed you how I used this twine for my advent calendar. But, I also used the same spool for the last 3 years of advent calendars, plus birthday gifts, cookie bags, teacher gifts,  … pretty much every gift I ever have to wrap. It looks great with colored paper, kraft paper, doubled …

Make It : another advent calendar

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Times are quite busy between work, the craft sale and the Holidays. But there is no way I could bypass making an advent calendar. My kids would rather not have Christmas gifts than give up their advent calendar. It is a looooong tradition in my family. When I was little, my mom tied 24 small …

Around Town : MS Craft Sale Prep

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We’re getting ready for the Craft Sale on Saturday!  Hope to see you there!  …

At Home Crafting for the Martha Craft Fair

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 …

Inspiration Board : my home office wall

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Since moving to the Starrett Lehigh building in the Spring, we gained a lot of light and some space, but I had to give up 2 large bulletin boards I had in my office. One was always for the story I was working on currently, and the other never really changed, just ‘evolved’. For current …

Around Town : Holiday Craft Sale!

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It’s a VERY busy week for us because we’re getting ready for a big event this weekend, our first Holiday Craft Sale. It’s being held at our offices here in Chelsea, and is open to the public this Saturday from 12 – 6. Many employees here at Martha (including just about every contributor to this …

On The Web : Last Minute Thanksgiving Crafts

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So, you’ve done all the shopping and pinned down your menu, but you still need to spruce up the table, and you don’t have much time!  Take a look at some easy Thanksgiving decorating ideas right here.  I’ve posted some favorites below. Find intructions for these projects and more right here!…

Tinsel Trading Company

Our Sources : Tinsel Trading Company

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The first time I ever entered Tinsel Trading Company, it was a random day when I walked by the window. Then, on a block full of ribbon stores, it was the only window that drew me in. I am not sure what year that was, but it was before I started working for Martha. When …