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Contests & Prizes : Congratulations Oliver + S Fabric Kit Winners!

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Congratulations to the winners of our giveaway, courtesy of the lovely Liesl from Oliver + S: Linda S Allison Jennifer (more specifically, the Jennifer who is a Star Wars fan) mjb Please send your mailing addresses to so we can send out your fabric and you can start sewing. Thanks to everyone who commented!…

Make It : Beeswax Sheets

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Today on the show, Martha demonstrated rolling your own taper candles from beeswax sheets—an easy craft for those of you who love the idea of candle making, but may be intimidated by melting and pouring wax. And once you get the hang of the process for tapers (explained here), you can make candles of any …

River Garden Flowers

Inspiration Board : River Garden Flowers

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Did you see the beautiful story on River Garden, a 50-acre farm in upstate New York, in the August issue of Living? Photo by Ingalls Photography I loved this story, so I was especially excited to see these beautiful blooms in dried form at the Farmers Market last week. Here is an assortment of their …

Vote for the Winners in the Holiday Craft Sale!

Contests & Prizes : Vote for the Winners in the Holiday Craft Sale!

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Thank you for all your submissions! They were all so great that we have actually chosen 8 finalists (instead of the original 5), and will be giving away 5 spots (instead of the original 3) in the Holiday Craft Sale. #1.  Rachel Rheingold – Maptote #2.  Katherine Grandey – kg + ab porcelain #3.  Lisa …

Tote Bag Tutorial and Giveaway!

Make It : Tote Bag Tutorial and Giveaway!

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We all have something—that one thing we can’t get enough of, no matter how many we already have. Around here I might say it’s tote bags. How could you not love a tote?  It’s function and beauty in a neat little package, like this one created by Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S: (Click here …

Behind the Scenes : Thanksgiving Story in November Issue of Martha Stewart Living

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People ask me all the time  how we come up with new ideas for stories month after month. Well, often one project inspires the next. I had tried to dye pom-poms for my dipping story in our August issue. The pom-poms didn’t take the dye in an even way, which didn’t quite work with the …

Fall Crafts on Etsy

On The Web : Fall Crafts on Etsy

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The leaves are changing, the air is crisp—no doubt it’s fall! Here are a couple of seasonal crafts from Etsy. We’d love to hear about your favorite online craft shops, too!  Also, if you’re a crafter, don’t forget to enter for a chance to sell your wares at the Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale. Beautiful …

The Martha Stewart Crafts

Tools & Materials : The Martha Stewart Crafts "Scoring Board"

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With the holidays fast approaching, original gift and packaging ideas are in high demand. With that in mind, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share with you one of my very favorite tools to use over at TV—the Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board! Perfect for making boxes, cards, envelopes (and much, much …