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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 : Last-Minute Valentine's

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Are you sending Valentines this year? If you’re still deciding, the projects below require few materials in addition to a printer. They’re quick and easy and great to make as multiples. Over the years, we’ve made some pretty cute Valentine’s with┬áplay on words. Silke’s totally mastered these here, here and here. …

Inspiration Board : Fashion Week Invites

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New York Fashion Week is here! As you may remember (here, here and here) I pay close attention to the invitations (almost as much as I do the clothes). This season, fashion houses spared no expense in printed matter. See below for a round-up of my favorites! Moncler used a mirror on their invite. So …

Make It : Valentine Florals from Kelsey Garrity Riley

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Today’s guest post comes from Kelsey Garrity Riley. Kelsey is an illustrator Europe who now lives and works out of Savannah, Georgia. She loves working on all kinds of creative projects (especially when flowers are involved!) and is currently working on her first illustrated children’s book that is set to come out in 2014. You …

On The Web : Valentine's Day Picks

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There are so many lovely Valentine’s Day cards, products and knick-knacks on the web right now. It’s really making me look forward to the 14th, so I thought a round-up was in order! Some hail from our favorite etsy shops and vendors and others are great new finds on the web. I’ve used etsy shop …

Around Town : Valentine's Day Inspiration

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February 1st is tomorrow! That said, Valentine’s Day is in the air. I walked by fancy New York flower shop Ovando and was struck by the fun, over-sized acetate hearts hanging in the windows. I love how they backed the pink acetate with a light bulb, I bet it looks so beautiful at night! It …

Inspiration Board : Framing Projects on the Today Show

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Did you catch Martha on the Today show yesterday? You can watch the full segment here. During her segment, she showed viewers several ways to frame favorite family photos using some of our most beloved projects from past issues of Living. The first project was an accordion frame from the January 2008 issue of Living. …

Inspiration Board : "My Neighbor Totoro" Felt Creatures

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Today’s guest post comes from Rory Evans, freelance writer (and extraordinary crafter!) for Martha Stewart Living: For Christmas, my husband got our 3-year-old daughter the DVD of “My Neighbor Totoro” the 1988 anime film by Miyazaki, the animator who’s often likened to “Japan’s Walt Disney.” (And, sure enough, in the U.S. Disney distributes Miyazaki’s Studio …

Inspiration Board : Get Well Kit

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Flu season is upon us! Without sounding too macabre, the flu is a bigger problem than ever this year. I thought this “Neighborly Get Well Kit” was very appropriate considering how many people are catching colds in these chilly, winter months. I love how Ez of blog Creature Comforts put all of her favorite feel-good …