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Jim Noonan

Jim Noonan

Name: Jim "Figgy" Noonan
Job Title: Junior Crafter, TV
Date started at company: October 2008, as a freelancer
First TV segment you worked on: Paper Wigs
Hometown: Westerly, RI
Education: Dartmouth College, BA - Drama; Yale School of Drama, MFA - Acting
First Job: Shelving books at the Westerly Public Library
Astrological sign: Pisces
Personal crafting/artwork: Educational Toys for Kids (Professor Figgy's Fabulous Science Kits)
First craft memory: In third grade, I crafted in a turkey contest. My mom and I didn’t have time to get felt for the project (because I waited until the last minute, as usual), so we cut up an old, multi-colored, striped towel instead. I won most original!

Color: Green
Holiday: Christmas
Pizza topping: Mushrooms
Kind of fabric: Black velvet
Candy: Chewy Spree
Font: Times New Roman
Source: The Home Depot. I used to live by the one in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The possibilities of what you can do are endless!
Martha Stewart craft: Bird Mask Bird Mask

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Meet : Danny Seo

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Danny’s website: Danny’s shop: Danny Seo is author of the Upcycling book series including “Upcycling” and the upcoming “Upcycling Celebrations.” The book series celebrates the idea of taking something you would normally discard and elevating it to a new level by making it more beautiful and functional in three steps or less. I’m …

Meet : Walter Kent of Peg and Awl

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Walter’s shop: Walter’s website: We are husband and wife with a boy called Søren and a boy called Silas. We live and work in Philadelphia, Penna. Our work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled …

Meet : Joel Henriques

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Joel’s website: Joel’s book: Joel Henriques is an artist who lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon. He is author of the blog Made by Joel, where he shares his toys and craft ideas, and strives to show the importance and fun of handmade arts and crafts. He has recently …

Meet : Stephen Loidolt of Something's Hiding in Here

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Stephen’s website: Stephen’s shop: hello, i’m stephen and i like to make things. after graduating with my BFA and MFA in sculpture, i started to collaborate with my wife, shauna, by making small gifts for friends. we began making product under the name something’s hiding in here and unexpectedly found ourselves running a business …

Man-Crafter Week Kick-Off!

Celebrate : Man-Crafter Week Kick-Off!

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As the resident “man-crafter” over at TV, I am so happy to be kicking off an entire week of “man-crafting” here on TheCraftsDept blog! In the Fall of 2009, I came to The Martha Stewart Show as a freelancer and never dreamed that four years later I would be finishing up my second season as …

Party Monsters!

Around Town : Party Monsters!

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This past Sunday, I got together all of my Professor Figgy gear and teamed up with The Martha Stewart Show’s resident cookie expert, Dani Fiori of SweetDaniB, to help throw a monster-themed birthday party in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Dani delivered spectacularly as usual with an adorable cookie, as well as two fun and …

The Etsy Show!

TV Crafts : The Etsy Show!

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Last week’s Etsy show was a great success! We had an audience full of Etsy sellers and guests from all walks of life within the Etsy world. For those of you who may not know, is a wonderful e-commerce website that features over 15 million users (800,000 of whom are sellers) and is the …

Rhinestone Eggs

Make It : Rhinestone Eggs

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Today’s post comes from one of my very favorite guest crafters we’ve had on The Martha Stewart Show – the fabulous Kari Tarr!  You may remember her as a finalist during last season’s “Remarthable” Contest when she shared her techniques to create gorgeous glitter wall art or from this past holiday season when she made …