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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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Celebrate : National Sewing Month!

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This month we celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Sewing Month!  On September 21, 1982 President Ronald Reagan declared September to be National Sewing Month “in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” I am the proud new owner of my very first Singer sewing machine.  My mind is racing with project ideas! …

Make It : DIY Stained Glass

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Last week we hosted the Alt Design Summit at the Martha Stewart offices here in NYC- it made for a very lively and colorful day!  The day was full of design discussions, craft activities, and delicious food and drink.  The office was really transformed by our amazing events team.  Anduin got big results with her faux …

Inspiration Board : Pretty Notebooks

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Our amazing intern Dani left us to return to RISD, but she left these lovely thank you gifts in her place- It looks like she used painters tape to mask off shapes and paint bright accents on these Moleskine notebooks.  She tucked our favorite Muji pens into a rubber band on the notebook.  The best …

On The Web : DIY Trompe L'oeil Fashion

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Have you tried any of the Trompe L’oeil projects from the September issue of Living yet?  These projects are so quick, you’ll be able to whip something up in time for the first day of school (yikes, is summer over already??)  Try our tees, which would be equally sweet on kids or adults (I’m imagining …

Make It : Watercolor postcards

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I LOVE postcards.  I love sending them, receiving them, and just collecting them.  I love postcards from vacations, museums, restaurants, and especially postcards that are handmade.  These postcards were inspired by vintage hand-colored photographs- I used an inkjet printer to print photos from trips onto watercolor postcards.  Then I painted them delicately with watercolors- just highlighting …

Our Sources : Art Boards

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If you have the September issue of Living, you may have seen this project in our Good Things section- We made a big statement with a cluster of fabric covered Art Boards- affordable art!  Use a staple gun to attach fabric to the boards- after time you can switch out your patterns for a quick …

Make It : Studded Accessories

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I’ve been seriously coveting some of the studded fashion that is out in the world these days.  It seems like every article of clothing and accessory can be embellished- and from runway to DIY, everyone’s doing it. Check out our web-exclusive story on making studded accessories- easy, low-commitment projects that will compliment any outfit and …

Make It : A Lazy Summer Day postcard by Kelsey Garrity Riley

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We first fell in love with Kelsey Garrity Riley’s work when Marcie found her Lady Mary (of Downton Abbey fame) portrait.  Kelsey’s delicate lines and sophisticated color sensibility give her characters real personality and life.  This piece makes me long for a beach trip- All illustrations by Kelsey Garrity Riley Kelsey grew up in Germany and …