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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
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

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: Amble Through Bramble Bananas Foster

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Leather Impact

Our Sources : Leather Impact

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New York is home to a vast array of specialty stores.  I had heard about Leather Impact’s tremendous leather selection, but only stopped by for the first time last week.  I don’t typically work with leather, so I had no idea what to expect.  They offer a HUGE range of cords and straps, along with …

Contests & Prizes : Congratulations Shannon!

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Shannon for won last week’s craft supply giveaway.  Please e-mail your address to us at so you can get started making cards!…

Inspiration Board : Congratulations Marlene Schmitt!!

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Congratulations Marlene!  You won Tuesday’s Rowenta Pro Master Iron giveaway!  Please e-mail your address to and we’ll send it out to you…

Rowenta Pro Master Iron (contest expired)

Contests & Prizes : Rowenta Pro Master Iron (contest expired)

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Were you able to catch Martha personalizing tea towels with Joan Rivers on today’s show?  The project was adapted from an iron-on tote bag story in this May’s issue of Living.  You can download the monogram & cherry blossom clip art here, print it onto transfer paper, and make your own bag or tea towel. …

Maria Eife

Meet : Maria Eife

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Last month’s Stitch Fest was a blast, and one of the highlights was meeting so many of our talented readers.  Demonstrating iron-on applique, I met crafter/designer Maria Eife.  She was wearing some incredible felt jewelry she designs based on binary code, so you can be covertly nerdy.  I love how precise and clean it is, …

Inspiration Board : Celebrate Purl's Customer Appreciation Day Tomorrow

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Just a quick reminder to stop by Purl tomorrow (Saturday) between 12 and 6 to check out their new location at 459 Broome Street, NYC.  They’re hosting a Customer Appreciation Party including raffles, goodie bags, demonstrations, and refreshments.  Click here for more details, and to sign up for free demos and workshops. Learn more about …

Make It : Bags for Earth Day

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Today is the 40th Anniversary of Earth day!  Here in the Crafts Dept, we love bringing new life to old scraps and forgotten objects. Here are two of my favorite recycled projects. Make these two bags using old t-shirts or pillowcases.  Bring your new/recycled bag  with you while you run errands and avoid wasting disposable …

The New Purl Soho

Our Sources : The New Purl Soho

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The Crafts Dept has always loved Purl & Purl Patchwork.   Who would have thought they could get any better?  They just did!  They’ve moved into a much bigger space and united into one amazing quilting & needle craft store at 459 Broome St.  Having everything in one location is certainly an exciting change.  This …