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Behind the Scenes : Pumpkin Shopping

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It is that time of year again in the craft department.  Every fall we end up searching high and low for great pumpkins to inspire us.   Earlier this week  Nick and I went to some of my favorite farm stands in Pennsylvania.  It hasn’t been a good year for pumpkins around here but we …

Contests & Prizes : Maple Leaf Punch Around the Page Giveaway (contest expired)

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Halloween is nearly here and Thanksgiving’s fast upon us.  We are deep into Autumn, so it’s a great time to start using out Maple Leaf Punch Around the Page set.  They’re available at Michaels, or win one here.  Leave a comment describing how you’ll use your new punches in 50 words or less, along with …

Inspiration Board : Public option

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We’re in our final stages of Halloween programming here at TV. Our big “Spook-tacular” is live this Friday. I just was asked yesterday to be in that show, so you’re getting a double dose of me this week (Wednesday’s show will air the octopus costume). The look of the set Friday will be very handmade …

Around Town : Book Signing at NYC Michaels Today

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To celebrate the grand opening of the first Michaels store in Manhattan (808 Columbus Ave. at W. 100th Street) Martha will sign copies of Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts and Dinner at Home on Monday, October 26 at 5pm.  Hannah Milman will also be at the store to demonstrate a number of Martha Stewart Crafts …

Around Town : "Before and After” Craft Show at Gallery Hanahou

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Last week I stopped by Gallery Hanahou for the opening of “Before and After,” a show by Ossu! Shugeibu, the “macho” Japanese crafting club. The gallery was packed, and the evening was a lot of fun.  There was even an impromptu group crafting project! All of the work is created from ordinary objects transformed into …

On The Web : Pumpkin Carving

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Tired of the same old jack-o’-lanterns?  Or maybe you’re attending a carving party and want to shake things up?  Make sure to check out the web- we’ve got tons of ideas!  But how to decide what’s right for you?  Take our Pumpkin Personality quiz!  But for now, a few images to get you in the …

Make It : Halloween Costumes: Quick & Easy

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Halloween is around the corner and every season friends ask me for costume crafting help.  My “go to” solution for this Halloween is a hoodie. An inexpensive solid color hoodie can be turned into almost anything. With just a few embellishments, a brown hoodie can easily become a wolf, a green hoodie a frog, a …

Behind the Scenes : Glitter Painting

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If you are finding yourself dazzled and awestruck by the image above  - it’s probably because it was painted in glitter! For the November issue of Living, we developed a new technique called glitter painting, based on the idea of paint-by-numbers, but using various colors of superfine glitter instead of paint. It was a new craft …