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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

Make It : Christmas Crackers

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Have you seen the Christmas Cracker story in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living? In the story Blake took the traditional English table favors to a whole new level. For the traditional cracker pictured below, Blake covered a recycled paper roll with fun paper made from a template. Fill the tube with goodies, fortunes …

Inspiration Board : Our Holiday Gift Guide

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We had a lot of fun dreaming up gift ideas for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide (beginning with our fun gift wrap on page 35 of Living). With Hanukkah swiftly approaching and Christmas just a few weeks away, we hope our gift guide helps you check off a few of the crafty people on your …

Around Town : Noteworthy Holiday Pop-Up Shops

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There are several exciting Holiday Craft Fair pop-ups happening around town! If you’re in the areas below this month, be sure to check them out… Our beloved Steph Hung will be selling her goods at this pop-up shop at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. The sale runs from 11AM – 4PM Saturday and Sunday of …

Inspiration Board : Holiday Gift Wrap

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Now that you’ve gotten your Black Friday shopping out of the way, it’s time to think about the gift wrap! Have you picked up a copy of the December issue of┬áLiving and poured over our very own Gift Guide (beginning on page 35)? If so, we hope you caught the opener featuring some of our …

Make It : Two Holiday Patterns from Cynthia Treen

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Today’s guest post comes from the very talented Cynthia Treen: Well, it is that time again. The days are getting shorter, the air is crisp and fresh and I am looking forward to the holidays ahead! I have been puttering away in my studio making patterns and chipping away at my elfish list to of …

Tools & Materials : Black Friday Sale! Knit & Weave Loom Kit

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Attention Black Friday shoppers! Our Knit & Weave Loom Kit is going on super sale this weekend! The kit will be on sale for $19.97 (down from $45!) at Walmart starting at 8PM tonight and ending at 11PM tomorrow night. If you’re a knitter (beginner or more advanced), this product is really great for traveling …

Inspiration Board : Thanksgiving

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We’re just one day away from Thanksgiving! How are you spending the holiday this year? We hope it’s filled with delicious food, wonderful company, and some element (large or small!) of craft. Whether you need help entertaining the kids or coming up with a last-minute, no-frills table decoration, we’ve got you covered: This Turkey Trivia …

Inspiration Board : Your Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving week is upon is! There are only a few days left before the big event, and for most of you those are consumed with planning, prepping and purchasing food. For all of us here in the Crafts Department, your Thanksgiving table decorations are just as important. Take a look below at the quick and …