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Laura Kaesshaefer

Laura Kaesshaefer

Name: Laura Kaesshaefer
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Date Started at company: October 2010
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Art, Art History and English Literature, Franklin and Marshall College
First Job: Arts & Crafts Camp Counselor
Astrological sign: Virgo
Personal crafting/artwork: Making stationery, drawing, and knitting. I especially love making art with kids.
First craft memory: Making homemade cards for my family on birthdays and holidays (in a simultaneous effort to outdo my brother and sister).
Things you collect: Contemporary art monographs and exhibition cards, vintage china plates from my mom.

FAVORITE . . .
Color (Pantone): Pantone 12-0313 (Seafoam Green)
Holiday: Christmas
Pizza topping: Fresh mozzarella and basil
Type of fabric: Suede
Dessert: Little Owl's Rhubarb Crisp
Source: 192 Books (New York), Tangled Web (Philadelphia)
Font: Cambria
Martha Stewart craft project: Patterns by Pixel from December 2007

Editor's Archive

Inspiration Board : Handmade Gift Week

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It’s Handmade Gift Week here on the blog! Over the next few days, we’ll be bringing you projects from some of our favorite bloggers and crafters. We hope they inspire you to make gifts for the some of the people on your list this year. Below are some of our favorite handmade gift ideas from …

On The Web : Cards & Holiday Gifts

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Although we are all about making your own holiday cards here in the Crafts Department, sometimes it’s just not possible in the midst of a busy holiday season. We have been fans of Pinhole Press ever since they launched. We love that they offer simple, affordable products at a quick turnaround. The best part is …

Inspiration Board : Countdown to Christmas!

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We’re excited to announce a new video series called “Martha Stewart’s Countdown to Christmas.” The series consists of 17 episodes that were shot in Martha’s home and feature how-to’s of different holiday craft and food projects. Click here to view them all. You can also find them on The Martha Stewart channel on YouTube or …

Make It : Keisuke Saka

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Have you seen the clip-art crafts story on page 116 of the December issue of Living? In it, we called on the skills of Tokyo paper artist Keisuke Saka. He’s the genius behind the Make City postcard kits (below) which allow you to build little 3D cities and monuments. Keisuke Saka made the holiday versions …

Around Town : Storefronts

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York. Shop owners in my neighborhood of the West Village of New York seem to be trying to outdo each other with whimsical, inspired store fronts. It makes for a very merry walk to work! I love this trio of tiny trees outside of restaurant …

Our Sources : Into the Woods

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Marcie’s Into the Woods story was made possible in part by some of our favorite vendors. Marcie used sheets of real wood to create the candle-holders which rested on the mantle. Our friends at Creative Imaginations worked with us to get just the right size and thickness of real sheets of cherry wood. You can …

On The Web : Benjamin Reynaert for One Kings Lane

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We are so excited to announce a sale happening at One Kings Lane. Our dear friend and crafter Benjamin Reynaert makes beautiful, handmade books and they are currently on sale through the online shop (hurry, the sale ends tomorrow at 11AM!). Available for purchase are blank, hand-bound books as well as beautifully drawn baby books. …

Celebrate : Hanukkah!

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Hanukkah begins at sundown on Saturday! You’ve still got a few days to prepare. We’ve got plenty of ideas to help make all eight nights special. See below for our favorite crafts, table settings, favors and decorations. Dress up a gift card by putting it in a dreidel-shaped envelope. Click here to learn how to …