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Around Town : Spider Textile

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Though it’s one day late, this post is in the spirit of Halloween, mostly because I’m beyond terrified of spiders and can barely look at the image above…but I’m sharing it here because it relates to an amazing craft. On a recent visit to the American Museum of Natural History I viewed the textile below, …

Contests & Prizes : A Call to Crafty Arms

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If you are an independent artist or crafter, we want to hear from you! We are planning our annual holiday craft sale, which is held here in the company’s creative headquarters in New York City. Many of us on the Crafts team love to offer our handmade gifts to holiday shoppers. We are happy to …

Halloween BONE jewelry

Behind the Scenes : Halloween BONE jewelry

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When I heard we were having a bone show for Halloween, I wondered what Martha could wear to go with the theme. She already had her spellbinding sorceress costume, so instead of transforming her, I thought maybe she could wear a few bold pieces of jewelry. Originally I was caught up with making a real …

Quick Halloween Party Crafts

Celebrate : Quick Halloween Party Crafts

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Halloween is RIGHT around the corner. If you’re having a party but are short on time (like I am) because (gulp) you haven’t finished your kid’s costumes yet, here are a few punched paper party details that take no time at all. I used some of my favorite Martha Stewart Craft punches (all available at …

Felted Dog Wigs

Make It : Felted Dog Wigs

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In preparation for Halloween, I was given the task of developing costumes for Martha’s gorgeous Frenchies, Sharkey and Francesca. What better way to show off the girls’ fabulousness than with brand-new hairdos! Check out the gallery below for instructions on how you too can fashion wigs for your dogs using wool and a very simple …

Halloween Decorations

Around Town : Halloween Decorations

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Some Halloween inspiration I passed on my walk to work this morning—all the decorations really get me in the spirit! And you wouldn’t believe how many Halloween decorating ideas we’ve got!…

Inspiration Board : My Home Office Wall, Part 2

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Since hanging the home office wall I shared with you a while ago, I’ve gathered many more things I love to look at. Strangely, they’re all dark. Must be the time of year?! Halloween all around me?! Not that any of it is spooky—again it’s a collection of presents from friends from their travels (Shane from …

Contests & Prizes : Congratulations Halloween Silhouette and Label Winners!

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Congratulations Andrea and Catherine M., you’re our giveaway winners!  Please send your mailing addresses to us at so we can send out your prizes in time for the festivities. Thanks to everyone who commented!  There were so many great suggestions it was tough to decide, but here is your Halloween 2010 playlist: Thriller (Michael Jackson) Monster …