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Behind the Scenes : May Good Things

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Have you seen this month's Living yet?  Here's a sneak peek into the photo shoot from May Good Things (a lot of hard work goes into these shoots, but we still manage to have fun :)

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Stephen is an art director, but he's not afraid to get his hands dirty. Here he creates an artificial breeze on our Cinco De Mayo party fringe.

1 Stephen is an art director, but he's not afraid to get his hands dirty. Here he creates an artificial breeze on our Cinco De Mayo party fringe.

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Our food editor Charlotte styles the chips

3 Our food editor Charlotte styles the chips

Those spiced fruit cups were amazing!!  The instructions can be found in the magazine, but I think it's just a bit of chili powder and lime.

4 Those spiced fruit cups were amazing!! The instructions can be found in the magazine, but I think it's just a bit of chili powder and lime.

I trimmed the fringe in between shots- I love how it's created a festive confetti on the ground

5 I trimmed the fringe in between shots- I love how it's created a festive confetti on the ground

Our first go at the dyed doilies- we often like to take several variations.

6 Our first go at the dyed doilies- we often like to take several variations.

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Dyeing these doilies was so fun.  I just started out with a bit of food coloring in the bath, then gradually added the rest of the bottle.  This made for a nice range from subtle to saturated.

8 Dyeing these doilies was so fun. I just started out with a bit of food coloring in the bath, then gradually added the rest of the bottle. This made for a nice range from subtle to saturated.

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Liz worked her styling magic on our set.

10 Liz worked her styling magic on our set.

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Here I am, adjusting doilies.

14 Here I am, adjusting doilies.

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Our Art Director Alex works with Liz on the set.  Those macarons were pretty delicious!  There's always a lot of snacking that goes on during shoots.

17 Our Art Director Alex works with Liz on the set. Those macarons were pretty delicious! There's always a lot of snacking that goes on during shoots.

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Our favorite tissue paper!  We list our source in this month's Great Finds.

25 Our favorite tissue paper! We list our source in this month's Great Finds.

Comments (8)

  • Okay, my finger aches from scrolling up and down (and up and down!) in my reader just taking in all of this fabulosity! I think my heart broke just a lil bit with the dyed doilies... SO lovely! And the color palette is swoon-worthy to say the least. What a lovely way to start a Friday! Thanks for sharing!

  • I am from Australia I really enjoy your show would love to see your products in stores here

  • Beautiful idea and project love it! cant wait for May issue.

  • The doilies would make perfect wedding favor packages! Just beautiful!

  • The dyed are to die for!

  • I know it's work, but it looks like a lot of fun too! And the doily colors are gorgeous! It's great to see what goes on behind the scenes to produce the lovely pages of the magazine.

  • I love that fringe. I must have a cinco de mayo party!

  • Anyone in the Art Dept. interested in a great idea for a project that uses fabric, embroidery hoops, color and much more. It is easy to make and can be used by every age group.

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