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Behind the Scenes : August Living

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Our August issue of Martha Stewart Living is out on the news stands! It’s all about easy living ideas.  Hopefully you will get some inspiration and will have an easy, relaxing summer full of fun craft projects. The dipping and dyeing story I worked on for this issue was developed and shot last year during …

Tools & Materials : Moleskin Accordion File Folder

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Between work and home projects, I constantly have many fabric and paper swatches for color reference and inspiration all around me. Often when I’d be at a fabric store shopping for one story, I’d wished I had all my other swatches with me too. I’ve had this little moleskin folder to organize my receipts for …

Celebrate : end of school year

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How is it the last day of the school year already ?! Each year this day seems to come faster and faster. Normally I give an ice cream kit to the teachers as an end of year present, but this time we’ve already had this wonderful teacher once before and I didn’t want to give …

Habu Textiles

Our Sources : Habu Textiles

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This store is hardly just a yarn store, and certainly not the kind of yarn store you may be used to. Located on the 8th floor in a nondescript building in New York’s flower district, Habu Textiles is more like a work room and when you enter, you feel like you’ve entered the world of some very …

sharing the love of crafting (for each other)

Inspiration Board : sharing the love of crafting (for each other)

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It all started when I made a vest and sweater for my sons and our friend Julie was full of praise. It inspired me to make a grown up vest, which Julie and Nick ended up buying from me at the Craft fair. I was curious how they would share this one vest, and it …

Birthday Sewing Box

Celebrate : Birthday Sewing Box

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My dear friend Goli recently got a sewing machine, so I thought it would be an appropriate birthday gift to put together a special sewing box. I found a nice simple box at West Elm, the perfect little inserts and dividers at the Container Store and the goodies for the inside at Michaels and local sewing …

Meet : Wilhelm Wagenfeld

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My mother just gave me 2 more vases for my birthday to add to my collection. I’m so excited ! So I thought I’d write a little bit about Wilhelm Wagenfeld, the designer of the vases and many other things, for you. I started collecting the vases in the early 1990’s, shortly after his death. …

Make It : My Favorite Book Project

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There are so many projects in this book I want to try, make as gifts, for my house …. but my very favorite project, I have made often for friends’ as well as my own children, are these dolls. Since I hardly ever have time to sit still at a sewing machine, I love projects …