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Jodi Levine

Jodi Levine


Name: Jodi Levine
Job Title: Kids Editorial Director and Designer for Martha Stewart Crafts
Date started at company: October 1994
First story you worked on: Good Things, a handmade paper clip idea (which I made as bribes for my job interview here!)
Hometown: Queens, NY
School and Degree: Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Painting
First Job: Teacher’s assistant at a cooking and crafts class for toddlers while I was in high school. I was in charge of potty trips!
Astrological sign: Libra
Personal crafting/artwork: making jewelry, crafting with food, making cards, invites, and little drawings and collages, and crafting and cooking with my kids, my etsy shop: jlevine.etsy.com
First craft memory: Making doll clothes with my mom out of my outgrown clothes (my favorite was a tiny sundress made from my old corduroy pants, using the elastic waistband as the "smocked" bodice and a handmade greeting card business with my brother (our parents were our best/only customers!)

FAVORITE . . .
Color (Pantone #): pink, 1777
Holiday: I like them all...but if I have to choose I guess it would be Valentines Day for the pinks and reds and candy and cards.
Pizza topping: spinach
Kind of Fabric: felt
Dessert: chocolate chip cookies
Things you collect: paper bags, vintage wrapping paper and other paper odds and ends: chop holders, toothpick frills., paper plates, candy (specifically cut rock candy that looks like glass),
Source: Metalliferrous, Tinsel Trading, Kinokuniya for books
Martha Stewart Craft: Cookie Cottages Cookie Cottage

Editor's Archive

Have You Seen This? : Pom-Poms!

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Pom-poms are popping up everywhere in party decor, accessories, and they might be the perfect addition for the holidays. Pom-Poms! (Quirk Books) by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright features 25 projects that uses a variety of methods and materials like tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, cupcake wrappers, and of course, yarn. A little background …

Have You Seen This? : Yellow Owl's New Book, Little Prints

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We are big fans of Christine Schmidt and her product line, Yellow Owl Workshop, which includes gifts, paper goods and stamp sets. Her first book, Print Workshop, was beautiful and inspiring and we were thrilled to find out that her second book, Little Prints, is now out! Little Prints is full of easy ideas for personalized toys, …

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 …

Inspiration Board : Craft Book Week

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Next week on the blog we will be sharing some of our favorite new craft books, perfect for holiday-time! They’d make great presents for crafty friends (but are full of handmade gift inspiration if you want to keep them for yourself). Have a wonderful weekend!…

Celebrate : Hanukkah Crafts!

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Hanukkah begins tomorrow, November 27th, at sundown. In Good Things in our December issue we have an easy Hanukkah gift wrapping idea, an envelope full of of small numbered envelopes. I used tape to make a menorah on a top-open envelope. (The candles are made from striped washi tape and the flames from yellow masking tape.) …

Make It : Thanksgiving Crafts

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Thanksgiving, while late this year, snuck up on me nonetheless! I If you are feeling the same way, check Good Things in our November issue where we have a few crafts for your holiday table that can easily be made before next week. The Mayflower-sail straws and Pilgrim hat cups pictured above will liven up …

Make It : Birthday Balloon Craft!

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Today’s post is from our Editor-at-Large, Rory Evans. She came up with a super clever use for our decoupaged balloon technique!! From Rory: If you’re planning a preschooler’s birthday party, there’s perhaps no better place to work than Martha Stewart Living. I was reminded of this in August, when my daughter was turning 4 just …

Make It : Halloween Balloon Crafts

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On page 100 of our October issue, we show an easy technique for decoupaging balloons to create big bright Halloween decorations. Using decoupage finish and thin black construction paper, along with a few party store staples such as crepe paper steamers and tissue paper garlands, you can turn balloons into jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, moons, bats and …