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Snowflake Cards

Make It : Snowflake Cards

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We got some beautiful snow on Thursday!  It made me want to send some snowflakes off to my friends in warmer climates.  Below you’ll find a “snow globe in an envelope”.  To make it you’ll need a few paper doilies, card stock, glue pen or stick, and a plastic sleeve (the kind that a packaged …

odds and ends box

Inspiration Board : odds and ends box

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Below is a really simple idea… Like many of us, I have a really hard time letting go of / getting rid of things, out of some vague sense that somewhere down the line I’ll make excellent use of them… or really because I just like the way they look (which is apparently ok with …

Black Dinah Chocolatiers Shoot

Behind the Scenes : Black Dinah Chocolatiers Shoot

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Last summer photographer Jason Fulford and I spent a sweet weekend in Maine, one of my favorite places, working on the chocolate story featured in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living.  My time was spent on two islands; Stonington, home to a Stonington Farmer’s market every Friday, and Isle Au Haut, home to Black …

Felt Catch-All Valentine Gift

Make It : Felt Catch-All Valentine Gift

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For once I’m getting started a little early! I was inspired to create this gift by the pile of receipts, business cards, ChapSticks and change that appears on my vanity when my husband gets home every night. He needs a soft place to drop pocket contents (that can be cleaned out now and then? I …

Bias Tape Makers

Photo Galleries : Bias Tape Makers

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One of my favorite sewing tools is the bias tape maker. With the heat of an iron, this tool folds strips of fabric into perfect bias trim. It is commonly used to finish seams on the inside of garments and often used to complete the outside edge of a quilt. It’s usually not the focus …

January's Bergdorf Windows

Around Town : January's Bergdorf Windows

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Though January’s windows at Bergdorf Goodman can never compare to December’s, these are pretty great.  There is a clean look for the new year, but the large neon light sculptures are certainly eye catching.  A crafty interpretation of the classic neon sign!…

Make It : My Yummy Valentine

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Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love pinks and reds, candy and sweets–and oh, expressing love for family and friends, of course! I have been collecting candy for quite a while–everything from fancy cut rock candy to drugstore lollipops. I love the colors and patterns and the packaging. For Valentines Day I always …


Inspiration Board : maps

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Somehow recently I see maps all sorts of places, used in very new and inspiring ways.. (must be my desire to travel, though most of them incorporate NYC, my favorite City ever). Look how incredible these are.               via papertastebuds. Karen O’Leary literally cuts out the lines of actual maps …