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Blake Ramsey

Blake Ramsey


Name: Blake Ramsey
Job Title: Assistant Editor
Date started at company: June 2006, as an Intern for the Holiday Department
First story: I assisted Marcie on ‘Tis the Season, December 2006
Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
School & Degree: BFA, Guilford College
First Job: Interning in Children’s Publishing at Reader’s Digest. I mocked up board books and Barbie products a few days a week after school
Astrological Sign: Libra
Personal Crafting/Artwork: Corinne and I have been crafting flowery fascinators together. We have a website- www.handlespout.com. I also really enjoy making little collaged postcards to send to my friends. It’s a nice surprise to receive mini-art in the mail- complete with a personal note and pretty stamp
First Craft Memory: The most basic kind of Printmaking: When I was 4 or 5, I loved to make stacks of black and white photocopies of my drawings or the pages of my books
Things I Collect: When I was young I collected pigs- dozens of them. Now I collect craft supplies- mostly scraps and strange found objects that I hope to one day have a brilliant use for

FAVORITE . . .
Color (pantone #): Pantone # 331C
Holiday: Halloween
Pizza Topping: Broccoli
Kind of Fabric: Sequined
Dessert: Key Lime Pie
Source: Tinsel Trading
Font: Andale Mono
Martha Stewart Craft Project: “Bottle Beauty” May 2006 Enamel Painted Bottles Silk Flowers

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Around Town : Liberty of London Art Fabrics

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I recently went to one of our favorite NYC shops, Pins & Needles, to pick up some supplies and get advice for this baby blanket I’ve since finished-   I got some extra-soft batting and a little help with the construction from Rachel, the shop’s owner.  I chose two plaid cottons (a nod to Tartan- …

Our Sources : Pumpkin Teeth

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 I was so excited to get some Pumpkin Teeth in the mail recently- a variety of sizes for pumpkins small to large- The beauty of these guys is that each tooth is attached individually, creating a variety of different looks.  You can go minimalist- Here I’ve used 2 different sized fangs- Or use square teeth, for …

Make It : Pumpkin Faces

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Have you seen these funny face pumpkins in our October Issue?  This year we took cues from children’s face flip books in order to create templates for pumpkins.  You can follow the faces we have made or mix and match the different features to make a creature all your own.   Below are some images …

Make It : Dip-Dyed Scarves

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I love this time of year- warm sun shining with the cool hint of Fall in the air.  Perfect weather for a lightweight scarf!  Follow our simple instructions from the October issue of Living to make yourself some dip-dyed scarves (and don’t forget your family and friends!) We used a variety of fabrics- they all …

Around Town : City Bird, Detroit

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The final stop on our shops tour is Detroit, Michigan.  Emily Linn of City Bird is the author of our guest post today.  Emily and her brother Andy, lifelong, seventh generation Detroiters, founded City Bird in 2005.   We hope you enjoyed this peek at just a few of our favorite stores- please leave a …

Around Town : Kiosk, NYC

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While we have dozens of go-to shops and sources in NYC, Kiosk stands out as a unique example.  The store is hidden away on a busy SoHo street- a little treasure that you’ll find when you follow this neon sign through a door and up a dim staircase. Inside, the store is bright and colorful- …

Our Sources : General Bead

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Years ago, on a trip to San Francisco, I stumbled upon General Bead, a treasure trove of beads, bits, and baubles.  I recently went back- it was just as great as I remembered. In addition to a very thorough assortment of new beads, General Bead has a great vintage selection, including these sample cards that …

Around Town : Textile Arts Center

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The October issue of Living will be on newsstands this week!  In addition to lots of fresh craft, food, home keeping, and decorating ideas (not to mention Halloween!) you’ll find a Small Business profile on the Textile Arts Center. Photos by Jennifer Causey The arts space, located in Brooklyn, was opened in 2010 by Owyn …