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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 : Quick New Year's Eve Projects

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New Year’s Eve is officially upon us. If you are hosting a party tonight or helping a friend decorate, see below for a few quick and simple ways to add a bit of sparkle to your evening. The party hats above require 1 piece of 12 x 12 paper for each. Simply make cuts where …

Celebrate : New Year's Eve!

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New Year’s Eve is Monday night! This means you still have the weekend to prepare for ringing in 2013. If you’re hosting or joining a few friends for a party, the New Year’s hats above are a fun and easy project for a group. The blank hats can be purchased in bulk and embellished with …

Inspiration Board : Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

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In keeping with what Christmas is really about, we’d like to share with you a way you can help the community of Sandy Hook. When the children of Sandy Hook Elementary go back to school in a new building this January, the National Parent Teacher Association wants them to be greeted by a winter wonderland. …

Inspiration Board : What to do with all that Wrapping Paper

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I recently saw this gallery from our friends over at Whole Living and thought it was very appropriate for the day after Christmas! If your family is anything like mine, we are left with bags and bags of wrapping paper. Some of it has been mangled by little cousins itching to rip open their gifts …

Celebrate : Merry Christmas!

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A very Merry Christmas to you from the Crafts Department!…

Celebrate : Chritsmas Eve

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It’s Christmas Eve day! You probably have a to-do list a mile long, but if you’re in need of quick decor or packaging ideas, see below for a bit of last-minute inspiration. Don’t have a wreath on your door yet? Below are a few easy options – click here for a full gallery of wreath …

Make It : A Cross-Stitch Ornament from Chez Sucre Chez

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Kimberly Scola of Chez Sucre Chez.¬†Kimberly is an artist specializing in modern cross-stitch and embroidery. See more of her work here or visit her shop to find completed stitched work, as well as DIY kits and projects.¬† Growing up, my sister and I were always given two gifts …

Make It : Needle- Felted Ornaments

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Marcie made beautiful needle-felted ornaments which graced the tree in the “Into the Woods” story in the December issue of Living. Wouldn’t these make for a beautiful gift? If you have access to or can purchase the supplies listed below, you can make multiple ornaments to give as gifts. They really added nice texture to …