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New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010

Inspiration Board : New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010

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This month The New York Times released it’s “10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2010” review. The review has been released annually for more than 50 years, and as a lover of illustration, it’s one of my favorite things to read. I am amazed by the ability illustrators have to translate a story line into …

The December Living Cover

Behind the Scenes : The December Living Cover

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The December issue of Living hit the stands this week! It’s full of tons of great holiday ideas—so many, in fact, that we couldn’t choose just one cover. There are THREE covers on each magazine! Here’s a behind the scenes peek at the photo shoot. Look out for more “Behind the Scenes” from the December …

Our Felt Sources

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Our Felt Sources

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Theresa says: “The only felt I can find in my area is thin and stiff. Are there any online sources for high-quality felt?” You’ve come to the right place, Theresa—we love felt! In fact, we have an entire section of the website devoted to felt projects. As for our sources, we have several that sell …

Behind the Scenes : Made for a Cause

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Here is a peek at what I have been working on for this year’s Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Fair. There are three pieces in the collection, each with a different meaning, and with proceeds from each going to benefit a different organization I feel passionate about. . . The Chimp I was lucky to have …

Around Town : Upcoming Holiday Sale

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As many of you know, we are preparing for our third annual Holiday Craft Sale here in our offices, which will be open to the public and held Saturday, December 4. More details can be found here. (You can also view a gallery of last year’s sale.) As in previous years, many of our staff …

Contests & Prizes : Congratulations Holiday Craft Sale Winners!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest, including all applicants, finalists, and voters. It’s been so exciting to watch the polls this week! And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for…the winners are: Laurie Cinotto (lalalaurie) (17%, 2,143 Votes) Amy Turn Sharp (Little Alouette) (14%, 1,789 Votes) Kristine Domingo (Sweet & Sour Goodies) (14%, 1,767 …

Behind the Scenes : Our First Digital Issue: Sculpey Jewelry

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For the first digital issue of Martha Stewart Living, titled “Boundless Beauty,” we wanted to include a handmade-jewelry story. I brought up Sculpey polymer clay, with a vision to make it modern and give a nod to the Bakelite jewelry that was popular during the first half of the 20th century. I have a secret obsession …

Radio City Music Hall

Around Town : Radio City Music Hall

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The Radio City Rockettes “kicked” off (sorry—can’t resist!) the holiday season at opening night in the Music Hall last night. What a show! The spectacular venue was made even more dazzling with the help of the Martha Stewart Crafts Merchandise team, who had been working hard for more than a month on some incredible displays, including …