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Have You Seen This? : Lena Corwin's new book "Made by Hand"

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We have been fans of designer/illustrator/author Lena Corwin for a long time so when we received her newest book Made by Hand, we were thrilled. It is a collection of beautiful projects based on classes that she held at her studio. If you haven’t seen her other books Printing by Hand and Maps, and the artist …

Make It : Holiday Craft with the new Deluxe Scoring Board

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The Martha Stewart Crafts team has been developing some really great new tools and they will be available just in time for holiday crafting.    Next Thursday, November 14th, I will appear on HSN to debut some of these great new Martha Stewart Crafts products! One of the tools that I am most excited about …

Meet : Kid Crafter Katie!

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Katie N. has been sewing since she was 8 years old. Her love of hand sewing started with a pillow kit that she tried with the help of her mom, Karla. For fun she started sewing dragons (dragons have been another of her passions…check out her cut-paper animation here). Friends and family saw her creations …

Behind the Scenes : For the Makers

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We’re excited to give you a behind the scenes look at the For the Makers workspace. With so many moving parts and materials to keep track of, we were incredibly curious how they made sense of it all. Take a look below at organizing tips and methods from For the Makers founders Katie and Janet. …

Around Town : Shane's Confectionery

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Seeing as I am a Philadelphia native, I tend to swell with hometown pride when we feature a company or shop from “my” city. Shane Confectionery is located at 110 Market Street in downtown Philadelphia, where they’ve been making candy and other sweet treats since 1863. Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously run candy shop …

Inspiration Board : Red Easter

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Who says that Easter means pastels colors and bunnies … not that there is anything wrong with either, but for this April issue of Martha Stewart Living, we thought we’d try something different – bright, bold and happy red, in a sophisticated, minimal environment … I honestly haven’t decorated my house for Easter in a while, …

Make It : basket weavers guild

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How sweet is this lovely heart ornament …. woven with ash strips, it is a great introduction to basket weaving. Judy Flanders and Marty Parker from the Westchester Area Basketmakers Guild (WABG) were kind enough to share the instructions below. Make one as a gift (or for yourself !) as this is really quite simple …

Our Sources : Into the Woods

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Marcie’s Into the Woods story was made possible in part by some of our favorite vendors. Marcie used sheets of real wood to create the candle-holders which rested on the mantle. Our friends at Creative Imaginations worked with us to get just the right size and thickness of real sheets of cherry wood. You can …