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Inspiration Board : embellished 'Saturday' napkins

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Our dear friends at Kate Spade ‘Saturday’ design many great things. I especially like their home collection. When I saw these napkins, I right away thought of my mom’s house. Perfect, as her birthday was coming up.   I personalized them using a simple running stitch and let the graphic pattern inspire me (as I had done …

Inspiration Board : Designs and Patterns from Muhu Island

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Just the cover of this book is reason enough to want to own it (my photo doesn’t really do it justice). But inside you’ll find more wild, bright color combinations; amazingly intricate knit, embroidered and crochet textiles; and a very interesting introduction into the folk art and traditions of the small island of Muhu. It …

Celebrate : (photo) advent calendar (book)

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As I mentioned before, every year I collect photos to put into an advent calendar for my mom. But even though I think about it all year,  I always feel in a rush to get it out on time, as the season creeps up too quickly. And I have to be able to send it …

Make It : recycled magazine postcards

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  Throwing away pieces of yarn, fabric, wrapping paper and magazines is always difficult for me. You never know where you might use them, no ?! However, after months of magazines piled up, I figured I’d have to do something. I started by tearing out the beautiful pages, which already made the pile smaller. And, after …

Celebrate : French 'revolutionary' kids costumes

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  Given that the last 2 years we had storms and therefore Halloween was cancelled, I haven’t had a chance to make costumes in a while. So, when given the assignment to create kids costumes with a French feel for our Halloween Special issue, I was thrilled. I was determined to make them really simple, …

Inspiration Board : Halloween Special Issue

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  Though we give you plenty of inspiring Halloween projects in our October issue of Martha Stewart Living, you should take a look at our new Halloween Special Issue. You will meet ‘Fairy Grand Martha’, and  learn how to magically create many more Costumes. A low-sew chic gown for Little Red Riding Hood, and not much more …

Inspiration Board : American Made 2013

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  We are really excited about our Second Annual American Made Event on October 16th and 17th. Makers, doers and creative entrepreneurs from across the country will gather for the American Made Market in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall all day.  This free event invites everyone to join Martha Stewart Living and our handpicked purveyors and crafters for live demonstrations, hands-on crafting, …

Have You Seen This? : hand knit bat

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Not all Halloween decor has to be scary … how about sweet and cuddly instead ?! I really love Anne Catherine’s knit bat. We introduced you to her amazing knitting patterns before, but this bat seems perfect for this time of year, no ?! (and so does knitting) Don’t be scared to knit, give and cuddle (way beyond Halloween that is)…