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Hosanna Houser

Hosanna Houser


Name: Hosanna Houser
Job Title: Lead Crafter, TV
Date started at company: Freelance December 1999
First story you worked on: Ribbon poinsettias for the Christmas Book Volume 4
Hometown: San Francisco
Education: Sarah Lawrence College, BA photography
First Job: Restoring antique photos pre-Photoshop
Astrological sign: Aquarius
Personal crafting/artwork: Jewelry design
Things you collect: Scissors, color swatch cards, rocks and stones, vintage craft items, the letter “h”

FAVORITE . . .
Color: Pantone 3165
Holiday: Christmas
Kind of Fabric: Wool felts
Source: Thrift stores and flea markets, my grandmother’s house

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Jude's Arctic Tapestry

Inspiration Board : Jude's Arctic Tapestry

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  In the upcoming September issue of Living a project I worked on closely with Martha is featured, a special mural/tapestry that Martha conceived and I executed for her first grandchild, Jude.  Martha has written about the tapestry, and we even did a small version on the TV show, but this is the first time …

Sepp Leaf Products

Around Town : Sepp Leaf Products

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Getting out of the office to see things in person is always a good thing for getting inspired, collecting ideas or learning about something new. Getting out of the office for a little refresher on something you may already know is also useful, which is what a few of us did recently with a trip …

Mother's Day Robin Card with Rosa Clifford

Make It : Mother's Day Robin Card with Rosa Clifford

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Today the clever and meticulous card creator Rosa Clifford is sharing a darling card for Mother’s Day. Having worked with Rosa on several occasions when she appeared on the TV show, I have a deep appreciation for the time, care and total consideration she gives to all her designs and her how-to photos do not …

Celebrate : Ladybug Love

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Today’s sweet post is from an all around amazing talent and dear friend of mine, Dani Fiori from Sweet Dani B. Her ideas for all types of celebratory moments are thoughtful, playful and always executed with style. Today she shares one she recently did for her parents…. Years ago, my Mom told me that her …

Inspiration Board : Velvet Burnout with Kevin O'Brien Studio

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Last week on the Martha Stewart Show, guest Kevin O’Brien showed Martha one of the processes that he uses to create his amazing textiles as seen above and below. The process is called velvet burnout and so much fun to learn about and not as difficult as I thought it might be! Some things to …

Make It : Spring Forward with Cynthia Treen

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Today I’m excited to have Cynthia Treen back sharing another adorable project with us. Cynthia’s Hungarian Reindeer was a hit and I think this new project will be too. Enjoy! “With warm weather this winter in Providence, And a shiny new snow blower at rest in the shed, I have decided to let go of …

More Valentine's Day Cards!

Make It : More Valentine's Day Cards!

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WARNING! If you are my sweetheart, please stop reading now. A couple of years ago I started a tradition of mailing a Valentine to my honey starting February 1st, till the actual day of Valentine. Yup, 14…sent by real mail. In the past it’s been a collection of great cards I have found by talented …

Around Town : Postcards from the Edge

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  December was crazy as always at TV, but as we did last year, a group of us from the TV Art Department took an evening in early December to create mini pieces of art to donate to Postcards From the Edge: A Benefit for Visual AIDS. It supports a great cause and since we …