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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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Postcards from the Edge

Around Town : Postcards from the Edge

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Although December is one of our busiest months around the TV studio, at the suggestion of set stylist Chip Glynn, a group of us took some time after work to create mini pieces of art. These postcard-size pieces were specifically made for donation to Postcards From the Edge: A Benefit for Visual AIDS. Postcards From …

Spun-Cotton Mushrooms

Make It : Spun-Cotton Mushrooms

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For the Holiday Craft Fair, one of the things I made and sold were these spun-cotton mushrooms. I personally wanted more mushrooms for my tree and kept losing bids on eBay for glass ones. So to create the vintage feel I was looking for, I used another old-world technique to create these. They can be …

Pinecone Turkey V3.0

Make It : Pinecone Turkey V3.0

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Pinecones really lend themselves to being turned into turkeys for festive décor ideas for the holiday season, like these fun guys. And after a quick search on Martha Stewart, two more ideas show up: Feathered Pinecone Turkey Cone Husk Pinecone Turkey I couldn’t help myself from adding to the collection with this new version done …

Googly Eye Fun!

Make It : Googly Eye Fun!

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Sometimes it’s the simplest projects that bring me great joy. And really, who doesn’t love a good googly eye project? So when I made these bangles for a fun Halloween idea for Martha to do on the show, I couldn’t stop smiling, and thinking of other accessories that could be covered with a bunch of …

Halloween Special 2010

Behind the Scenes : Halloween Special 2010

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Hopefully everyone was able to check out the Halloween Special that aired on Hallmark last night. If you didn’t, check your local listings to find out when it re-airs. Today I am sharing photos I took while taping the segments with Brendan Fraser. An amazing set was built in one of Martha’s buildings on her …

MARTHA on Hallmark

TV Crafts : MARTHA on Hallmark

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Hopefully by now everyone knows that The Martha Stewart Show is moving to the Hallmark Channel. We will be back live on the air starting next Monday, September 13, at our new home on Hallmark. Recently our promo for the new season on Hallmark started to air. But in case you have missed it, here …

Build It Green!NYC

Around Town : Build It Green!NYC

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Recently a few of us from TV went on an excursion to Build It Green (aka BIG), located in a massive warehouse in Queens. What is BIG? Well, it is “New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials.” Which is rather amazing when you think about how much building/deconstructing happens …

Stenciling Basics

Make It : Stenciling Basics

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I have been doing a lot of stenciling recently, and after hearing the question, “What did you use to make your stencil” oh, about a hundred times, I thought I’d share my go to materials and some tips to make sure your stenciled image turns out the best it can. All three of these materials …