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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

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Make It : Styrofoam Cup Lanterns!

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One evening at my sister and brother-in-law’s house, I spotted a glowing skull lantern sitting on a windowsill. From afar, it looked like it was made out of porcelain but it turned out to be something that my teenage nephew, Jacob, made out of a Styrofoam cup! I wasn’t surprised. Jacob is a lifelong artist/crafter/tinkerer. He …

Around Town : World Maker Faire 2013!

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This past weekend, my family and I attended our third Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science.  ”Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these …

Around Town : Maker Faire 2013!

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If you are going to be in the New York City area this weekend his weekend, you won’t want to miss World Maker Faire held at the New York Hall of Science.  Maker Faire is, according to their website, ”the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of …

Have You Seen This? : Paper to Petal!

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Paper to Petal, a new craft book by husband and wife team Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell, comes out…TODAY! As beautiful as it is, it is also full of detailed user-friendly instructions, clear how-to photographs, and a forward by Martha! I am so excited about this gorgeous book and thrilled to share this interview with …

Meet : Kid Crafter Katie!

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Katie N. has been sewing since she was 8 years old. Her love of hand sewing started with a pillow kit that she tried with the help of her mom, Karla. For fun she started sewing dragons (dragons have been another of her passions…check out her cut-paper animation here). Friends and family saw her creations …

Make It : Homemade Storybook for Dad!

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Last year on Mother’s Day, my kids gave me what is perhaps my all-time favorite gift. With the help of my husband, they made a little storybook called “Superhero Mommy”. Knowing that this would make an equally fantastic Father’s Day gift, I copied him and had our boys make a “Superhero Daddy” version for their dad for …

Inspiration Board : Handmade Gifts for Father's Day

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Father’s Day is on Sunday June 16th.  There’s still time to make a handmade gift or card for dad! Print this fill-in-the-blanks Father’s Day card onto nice card stock or heavyweight paper (using our free clip art) and give to your kid to fill out. Their description of dad’s traits will make him laugh!   …

Make It : Bubble Printing

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Bubble printing is a fun kid-friendly technique using materials that you most likely already have in the house. In Good Things this month I bubble-printed paper to make tags, cards and wrapping paper. I love activities that entertain the kids while producing something useful. I think this year my kid’s grandmas will be receiving their …