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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

Celebrate : Easter!

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Easter weekend is upon us! You still have a few days to craft before Easter Sunday, so today we’re bringing you a round-up of some of our favorite last-minute Easter ideas. One of my favorites is Jodi’s paper bag Easter basket project from the April issue of Living. Just embellish a lunch bag (they come …

Inspiration Board : Craft Studio's "Bundle of Joy"

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We are excited to announce a new baby-themed bundle on the CraftStudio app for iPad, called “Bundle of Joy.” It’s great for making cards and invitations for baby showers, birth announcements, etc. It comes with a ton of sweet sticker, wallpaper and photo border options for both baby boy and girl. If you already have …

Inspiration Board : Egg Dyeing 101 App

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  Easter is around the corner! Are you planning on dyeing eggs this weekend? If so, you must consult our Egg Dyeing 101 App. It is packed with 101 different eggs broken down by technique – embossed! glittered! embellished! marbleized! It also includes a series of how-to videos and an overview of egg-dyeing basics… …and …

Our Sources : Eggs!

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Easter is Sunday, March 31st. This gives you plenty of time to get the supplies you need to craft for the Holiday. Here in the Crafts Department, we love using unique eggs from different animals and have found wonderful sources over the years. Typically we dye with grocery store eggs, but sometimes a project comes …

Celebrate : St. Patrick's Day!

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St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday! How will you celebrate? I’ve always loved Steph’s Shamrock Straw Toppers – all you need is a bit of green paper, scissors and straws. If you have a heart-shaped stamp laying around, I like the idea of using it to create shamrock party decor. Click here for the full …

Make It : A Plush Chick from Sarah Goldschadt

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Today’s guest post is from crafter and author Sarah Goldschadt. Her book Craft a Day is packed with 365 simple, seasonal projects broken down by week. Today she’s sharing a sweet how-to that’s timely for Easter…! How cute would this little guy be nestled in your Easter basket? Here’s how to make the chick: Supplies: …

Around Town : Loopy Mango

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I recently stumbled upon part knit – part curiosity shop Loopy Mango on Greene Street in SoHo, New York. They carry an eclectic and beautiful selection of handmade (local!) wares, along with beautiful knit blankets and rugs. I was amazed at the scale of their skeins of yarn, which are hand spun by a local …

Inspiration Board : Brooklyn Craft Camp

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Have you heard of Brooklyn Craft Camp? It looks like so much fun! Brooklyn Craft Camp is a one day event in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Saturday, March 16th. Some of our favorite craft bloggers will be there as teachers. You can take four 90-minute craft classes (knitting! crochet! terrarium making!). They provide all the materials …