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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!

FAVORITE . . .
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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Macy's Great American Elf Adventure

On The Web : Macy's Great American Elf Adventure

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In celebration of the 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s has put together a fabulous campaign called “Macy’s Great American Elf Adventure.” From August 9 to August 24, Macy’s shoppers were asked to participate in a scavenger hunt of sorts—little white elves were hidden throughout Macy’s store all over the country and customers were …

A Simple, Recycled Textbook Cover!

Make It : A Simple, Recycled Textbook Cover!

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It’s back-to-school time and in celebration of this yearly event, I thought I would share a simple and eco-conscious way to cover all those textbooks. When I was a high-schooler, it was always one of my least favorite things to do (I actually got detention once for failing to cover my geometry textbook by the …

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

Inspiration Board : Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

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The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) has quickly become one of my favorite places to go. Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains in North Adams, Massachusetts, the museum occupies 13 acres of grounds and encompasses a vast complex of 26 buildings (many of them converted 19th-century factory buildings) that house a plethora of fabulous …

Nature's Own Summer Craft Supplies!

Tools & Materials : Nature's Own Summer Craft Supplies!

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This past week I was lucky enough to spend some time out on the beaches of Fire Island (a long, thin barrier island off the southern coast of Long Island, NY). And besides being blown away by their beauty, I was amazed at the variety of items I was able to find on and around …

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Around Town : Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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This weekend, my boyfriend, Joshua, and I made an evening visit to the Upper East Side to check out the Alexander McQueen exhibit presented by the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On Fridays and Saturdays, the museum is open until 9 p.m., so I figured if we got there at 7 p.m., …

On The Web : Science & Crafting

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Long before I ever imagined that I would be a crafter for The Martha Stewart Show, I dreamed of one day becoming a scientist. From a young age I drew inspiration from the likes of Mr. Wizard’s World and Bill Nye the Science Guy, and in college I was fascinated by the tireless work and …

Tara Donovan

Around Town : Tara Donovan

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This year for my birthday, my fabulous boyfriend (who just so happens to have an encyclopedic knowledge of all things contemporary art) took me on a tour of his favorite galleries in Chelsea. After what has felt like the longest, coldest, darkest, and snowiest winter on record, he knew I was in much need of …

Punched Paper Chain Garland

Make It : Punched Paper Chain Garland

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Over at TV, we’re gearing up to celebrate a number of exciting arrivals—the arrival of spring (finally!), the arrival of a bouncing baby boy (courtesy of TV crafter Kirsten Earl) and the arrival of our Craft Hour on The Martha Stewart Show on Wednesday, March 2, at 10 a.m. Exciting arrivals require exciting celebrations, and …