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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

Editor's Archive

Contests & Prizes : Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine! (Contest Expired)

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If you’ve been following, you’ve read about our new Fabric Crafts Encyclopedia which launches this Thursday.  You may even be attending Stitchfest, or following our live Twitter feed.   It’s all so exciting, we’re giving away the Singer Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine!! This is a serious machine, for a serious crafter. We don’t even …

On The Web : Follow Our Live Twitter Feed for Stitch Fest on April 1!

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Can’t make it to NYC for Stitch Fest? You can still join in the fun by following our live Twitter feed direct from the event on Thursday, April 1! MSLO Crafts director Hannah Milman and other attendees will be live-tweeting and posting photos throughout the event from @CraftsDept. We’ll provide exclusive updates from behind the …

Contests & Prizes : Fading and Overdyeing Fabrics

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Our big Stitch Fest and book launch is just a few days away!  I’ve been flipping through our new Encyclopedia of Fabric and Sewing Crafts, and wanted to share one of my favorite techniques from it. Last November, getting ready for the Holiday Craft Sale season, I completely fell for fading and overdyeing fabrics.  The …

Passover Crafts

Make It : Passover Crafts

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Passover starts tonight at sundown!  I host Seder for at least 20 guests each year, so I’m always looking for new ways to add some special touches.  Here are a couple of my favorite Passover crafts.  Click here for more information about these crafts, and other great Passover ideas and recipes.  Do you have any …

Contests & Prizes : Congratulations to Tuesday's winners!

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Congratulations Torey, and Kat of!  You won last week’s giveaway of Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts. Please e-mail  your address to, so we can send your new books on their way. Don’t forget to comment on Stephanie’s post below for more chances to win!…

Make It : Birthday Balloon Garland

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Inspired by Blake’s “Easy Valentines” post last month, and in a rush to decorate for a friend’s birthday party, I came up with another use for those Bistro Chalk Markers. I used mini clothes pins, monofilament, and a bunch of balloons to make this colorful birthday garland.  The bistro markers wrote on the balloon beautifully, …

Tools & Materials : Bogus Paper

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We typically tell you about tools we use for vey specific tasks.  Bogus paper, on the other hand, is a favorite material around our craft room because it is so versatile.   It’s 100% recycled, and the perfect shade of grey.   We’ve used it as table runners, place mats, gift wrap, and for card making.  It’s …

Celebrate : Packaging Treats for Purim

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The Jewish holiday Purim starts Saturday night. The celebration includes costumes, noise makers, wine, triangular cookies called hamantaschen, and best of all, mandatory gifts of well packaged treats. Purim treats, also called mishloach manot, must include at least two kinds of food that are ready to eat, and should be exchanged on Purim day. Here …