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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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Inspiration Board : Museum of Arts and Design

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Last week, my coworkers and I paid a visit to the Museum of Arts and Design (formerly the American Craft Museum) to give our brains and hands a rest and to get some inspiration (one forgets how important this is!!). I was particularly taken with one of the current exhibits, “Slash: Paper Under The Knife,” …

Felt Catch-All Valentine Gift

Make It : Felt Catch-All Valentine Gift

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For once I’m getting started a little early! I was inspired to create this gift by the pile of receipts, business cards, ChapSticks and change that appears on my vanity when my husband gets home every night. He needs a soft place to drop pocket contents (that can be cleaned out now and then? I …

Make It : Nautical flag personalized wall hanging

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I made a rule for myself that I do NOT craft any gifts for Christmas and Hanukkah – this rule was the result of the annual meltdowns that were had while trying to complete numerous handmade gifts, wrap them, and still bake and cook and travel for my family’s holiday parties. Now members of my …

Taping a Show: The Audience Perspective (plus: gilding with mica powder is fab)

Behind the Scenes : Taping a Show: The Audience Perspective (plus: gilding with mica powder is fab)

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My little cousin Kate and her friend Bianca traveled all the way from Pittsburgh to visit New York City and to see Friday afternoon’s taping of our show. It was really neat to look through their pictures with them afterward and hear their perspective – having been behind the scenes for years, I forget how …

Our Sources : Quilters' Resources

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I’m working on a few baby quilts right now at home (lots of due dates in November and December) and I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite sources for quilt fabric and tools while my mind is all quilty. Online, my go-to source for quilt fabric and tools is always Hancock’s of …

TV Crafts : Personalized wedding gift

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Today’s TV Tuesday post by Kirsten Earl: My dear cousin married a wonderful woman in June, and I am a procrastinator, so they still do not have a wedding gift from me and my husband (I have to admit that this, unfortunately, is not the first time the one-year rule has saved me). I managed …

Make It : Anniversary Card

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Just wanted to share the card I made for my husband for our second anniversary (the “cotton” anniversary). We decided not to give each other gifts this year, and take a trip together instead. However, I CANNOT resist the challenge of a “theme” gift. So I decided to make a cotton card for my man. …

Inspiration Board : Attractions in St. Louis, MO

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Today’s TV Tuesday post by Kirsten Earl, TV Crafter and “Plus One:” This past weekend I traveled with my husband to his hometown of St. Louis, MO, for the wedding of one of his high school friends. I’ve been to St. Louis several times and toured the sights with my husband and his family, but …