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Kirsten Earl

Kirsten Earl

Name: Kirsten Earl
Job Title: Crafter
Date started at company: July, 2005
First TV segment you worked on: Catnip rats
Hometown: Medford, NJ
Education: Dartmouth College; B.S. in Physics
First Job: Software developer
Astrological sign: Sagittarius
Personal crafting/artwork: Quilling and quilting are my favorites.
Things you collect: Turtle figurines, coins, quilt fabric, pets

Color: Tie between orange and leaf green: PANTONE 1375C and 390C
Holiday: Halloween
Kind of Fabric: High-quality, beautifully printed quilting cotton
Dessert: Berries and cream
Source: Ikea – I am convinced I can make something awesome out of anything from Ikea.

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A Peek Inside Our Drawers

Behind the Scenes : A Peek Inside Our Drawers

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[We mean our TV set drawers!] Our rule since the beginning has been that everything on the set WORKS. Nothing is simply a prop. You’ve seen the beautifully styled craft room, and probably noticed the gorgeous ribbon, fabric, and tools that our talented stylist Chip Glynn sets out to coordinate with every season. But did …


Inspiration Board : UFOs

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Crafters often have a collection of “UFOs”—UnFinished Objects. Some, like me, amass about as many of these as they do completed projects. Maybe more. Sometimes I give up on a project that’s too complicated or time-consuming; other times I get sick of the technique/material. But most of the time I just find something more fun …

Make It : "Drawers" for Bookshelves

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The name of the game in my son’s nursery is “storage solutions.” Our biggest organization problem right now is his sweet little baby wardrobe. We have little room for a dresser, and the space under the changing table is taken up with diapers, burp cloths, and linens. What we DO have is a very large …

iPhone Apps for the Organized Crafter

Photo Galleries : iPhone Apps for the Organized Crafter

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The recent update of the Everyday Food app for iPhone has had me feverishly marking favorite recipes and creating shopping lists for my in-laws’ visit this coming week. I’m again reminded of how dependent I’ve become on what I call my “gadget”—my always-on-me iPhone. And how addicted I am to those sweet little apps— Martha …

Inspiration Board : Anchors Aweigh!

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I am a huge fan of all things nautical—as I mentioned once before, my dad is a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy and I’m super-proud of that. I spent most of my early life on or near the water with him, so all things boating/fishing/Naval/sea-related bring that sense of comfort that only memories of …

Baby (or Child) Footprints for Mother's Day

Make It : Baby (or Child) Footprints for Mother's Day

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I took a break from crafting for a bit while I welcomed this guy to the world … ..and yesterday I decided it was time to pull out my supplies and make something. Jack is now 8 weeks old, and like most new moms, I have been meaning to capture those TINY FEET since the …

Babies and Cookies

Celebrate : Babies and Cookies

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According to my calendar, I’m due to have a baby boy in a matter of days, so this past weekend my mom and I decided to distract ourselves with an afternoon of cookie decorating. My good friend Dani Boglivi-Fiori hosted a V-day cookie workshop at The Art Studio in Flemington, NJ, a charming little converted …

Tools & Materials : Recycled Wool - Felting Tips & Techniques

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In winter, it seems that wool and felt are to crafting as mashed potatoes and soup are to cooking—if you’re a crafter, the desire to use soft and fuzzy materials is as strong as the yearning for comfort foods. On cue, we’ve been picking up wool felting in many different forms recently—one of my personal …