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Morgan Levine

Morgan Levine


Name: Morgan Levine
Job Title: Editorial Assistant Crafts and Holiday
Date started at company: I started freelancing 3/07 and joined Editorial Crafts full time 6/08
First story you worked on: “Glow and Behold” Blueprint , Nov/Dec 2007
Hometown: Bethesda, Md
Education: Pratt Institute, Industrial Design BA
First Job: Sorted clothes in a warehouse for my friend’s father’s thrift store
Astrological sign: Capricorn
Personal crafting/artwork: I used to focus on ceramics, but these days I’m bonkers for crepe paper . My work can be found at amblethroughbramble.com.
Things you collect: Snack sets…they’re the plates that have an indentation to the side for a matching cup and little handle. They’re perfect to keep a hand free at a party, or to carry your breakfast outside

FAVORITE . . .
Color: Pantone # 377
Holiday: Passover. I host it every year for family and friends. Mom does most of the cooking, and we fill my apartment to capacity with nears and dears
Pizza topping: artichoke hearts
Kind of Fabric: Anything cable knit
Dessert: bananas foster
Source: Metalliferous.com Amble Through Bramble Bananas Foster

Editor's Archive

Make It : Patriotic Votives

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I came across this patriotic clip-art from Martha Stewart Living’s July 2006 issue.  It’s designed to be wrapped around can and used as a vase or serving vessel… …but I made these festive votive holders.  I printed the clip-art onto vellum, trimmed it down to fit my clear cylindrical votive holder, and attached the vellum …

Behind the Scenes : Introducing our summer interns!

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Hi, we’re Renée and Tracy, the newest crafts interns here at Martha Stewart Living! We’ll be contributing to thecraftsdept.com throughout the summer, so we thought an introduction was in order.  Renée is a rising senior studying Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design, and Tracy is a recent graduate from Northwestern University with a …

Behind the Scenes : Favorite Patriotic Header

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Did you notice we changed our blog header in preparation for July 4th?  Since we launched thecraftsdept.com, we’ve crafted each blog header using a specific technique, or relating to a seasonally relevant theme. Blake came up with our most recent header.  She used red strips of paper to create the striped letters.  Once she’d cut …

Inspiration Board : Father's Day Clip Art

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Just one final reminder that Father’s Day is this Sunday.  If you haven’t prepared a gift yet, consider using our Retro Father’s Day Clip-Art Labels to package up his favorite treats. I used the same clip-art to make this card.  It’s so versatile!  If you’re still in need of a card or a gift, this …

Contests & Prizes : Congratulations Mary Kay Hansen!

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Congratulations Mary Kay! You won last week’s craft supply giveaway. Please e-mail your address to us at thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com so you can get started with your summer paper crafting!…

Contests & Prizes : Summer Punch Around the Page Set

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Summer is finally here!!  If you’re planning any trips, you’ll probably accumulate plenty of photos and mementos.   Wondering how to store or display your new collection?  Take a look at some of our vacation memory keeping ideas. If you like paper crafting, these beachy punches are perfect tools for summertime card making and scrapbooking. To …

My Needlework Collection

Inspiration Board : My Needlework Collection

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I rarely do needle crafts, but I was looking around my apartment and surprised to realize how many examples of different types of needlework decorate my home.  My collection ranges in style and technique, but they’re all warm additions to my space.  I love living with objects, knowing whoever made each piece invested a lot …

Tools & Materials : Seersucker

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Seersucker, the typically striped, light, puckered cotton, is a perfect summer textile.  If you wear seersucker, its slack-tension weave creates pockets of air between you and your garment that keep you cool.  Its rough texture feels casual and needn’t be ironed. What better way to dress your table this summer?  We made these seersucker napkins …