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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

Editor's Archive

On The Web : Not Really Roses ... But Still as Sweet!

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Today at The Martha Stewart Show, we begin our two-week countdown to Valentine’s Day and our annual search for fabulous and fun gifts to give to the loves of our lives! Roses are always a good choice … but why give live (and perishable) roses when any one of these brilliantly creative and everlasting roses …

Paper Medallions

Make It : Paper Medallions

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There is no question that I am a HUGE fan of the Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board (which I blogged about earlier this season). So . . . I figured, why not share another project idea—just in time for the holidays—that utilizes this easy-to-use, ingenious tool. For Martha’s Holiday Open House special on Hallmark Channel …

Borax Crystal Snowflakes

Make It : Borax Crystal Snowflakes

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In preparation for this Saturday’s Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale, I’ve been working on a new kit in the Professor Figgy’s Fabulous Science Kits line—this one helps you grow your very own Borax Crystal Snowflake! To make the snowflake yourself, check out the process below. It requires a few basic (and readily available) tools and …

The Martha Stewart Crafts

Tools & Materials : The Martha Stewart Crafts "Scoring Board"

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With the holidays fast approaching, original gift and packaging ideas are in high demand. With that in mind, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share with you one of my very favorite tools to use over at TV—the Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board! Perfect for making boxes, cards, envelopes (and much, much …

Felted Dog Wigs

Make It : Felted Dog Wigs

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In preparation for Halloween, I was given the task of developing costumes for Martha’s gorgeous Frenchies, Sharkey and Francesca. What better way to show off the girls’ fabulousness than with brand-new hairdos! Check out the gallery below for instructions on how you too can fashion wigs for your dogs using wool and a very simple …

Eastern States Exposition (The BIG E!)

Photo Galleries : Eastern States Exposition (The BIG E!)

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While folks in New York City were all about the Maker Faire this past weekend, I was in West Springfield, Massachusetts, with my family to check out “The Big E!” What is “The Big E!” you ask? Well, according to The Big E website, “it’s the largest fair in the northeast—a New England extravaganza—with top …

Summer Inspiration

Photo Galleries : Summer Inspiration

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Hello! My name is Jim Noonan and I’m the new crafter over at TV. I’ve been working on The Martha Stewart Show since Season 4, freelancing on various segments and projects, and I am so excited to be part of The Crafts Dept. team. As we head in to the final “official” days of summer, …