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Marcie McGoldrick

Marcie McGoldrick


Name: Marcie McGoldrick
Job Title: Editorial Director, Crafts and Holiday
Date started at company: May, 1999
First story: Paper Bag Luminarias, Weddings, Fall 2002
Hometown: Oreland, Pa
Education: Pratt Institute (MID) Masters Industrial Design
First Job: Babysitter
Astrological sign: Virgo
Personal crafting/artwork: Ceramics, marciemcgoldrick.com
First craft memory: Not positive but I think it included pasta as beads
Things you collect: Eva Zeisel Dishes, Blown Glass

FAVORITE . . .
Color (Pantone): Pantone #185
Holiday: Halloween
Pizza topping: Mushrooms
Kind of Fabric: Linen
Dessert: Chocolate
Source: Ceramic Supply of New York and New Jersey
Craft Disaster: mold making mishap ended up having latex oozing out everywhere Candy Shop Gifts

Editor's Archive

Around Town : Maniac Pumpkins

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 We can certainly be a little pumpkin crazy at Martha Stewart Living but we have met our match in terms of pumpkin enthusiasts.  Maniac Pumpkin Carvers,  the Brooklyn based duo of Marc Evan and Chris Soria, have a passion for pumpkins that is quite remarkable.    They are trained artists who have a seasonal medium that …

Around Town : Our First Annual American Made Awards

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We are very excited about our First Annual American Made Awards and we would love for you to join us in the festivities.  The event is taking place in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall on October 17th and 18th.  There are several workshops and panel discussions being led by American Made honorees and Martha Stewart Living editors. …

Inspiration Board : Collecting Jenaer Glass

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In the September issue of Living I worked on a story about Jenaer Glass.  I have been collecting both vintage and new Jenaer for a number of years.  I love that the glass is functional and durable but its design is delicate and elegant.  It is not the type of glass that gets left on …

Make It : Wheaton Arts Center

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  Last week while on vacation I came across a brochure for the Wheaton Arts Center.  The center is in Millville New Jersey and conveniently was only 30 minutes away from where we were staying.  I was extremely excited to see that they offered classes in glass blowing.  I collect quite a lot of glassware …

Inspiration Board : Summer Christmas Trees

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No Christmas in July would be complete without a tree.  This glittered shell tree is a great way to bring summer back during the holidays.   Perhaps you can pick up some shells on your vacation to make these.  Summer  vacation can be a great time to head start on some of your Christmas crafting. …

Celebrate : Mom's Retirement Party

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Two weeks ago we had a retirement celebration for my Mother.  I know first hand how great a teacher she was because I continue to learn from her today.  The celebration was at a restaurant and the space was a bit tight but I wanted to do a little something to make it special – …

Around Town : Renegade Craft Fair

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  Good news for New Yorkers this weekend- the thermometer will no longer read 90+ degrees!  More good news for New Yorkers this weekend- the 8th annual Renegade Craft Fair will be held on June 23rd and 24th from 11am – 7pm at the East River State Park!  Here are a couple shots from past …

Make It : Block Printing

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  Summer is the perfect time to think about moving your crafting outdoors.  In our July issue we did just that in a basics of block printing story.  Instead of using stamps, or classic wood blocks we looked for things that we thought would make interesting prints and patterns.  Buttons, house numbers, rope, berry baskets, …