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Inspiration Board : The October issue of Living

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Our October issue of Martha Stewart Living is full of ideas for the Fall season, but as crafters we of course are biased to the many Halloween ideas. The cover is only a sneak peak of Marcie’s beautiful pumpkin story, which takes ‘carving’ to a new and unexpected level.   Speaking of unexpected – take …

Make It : simple lamp(shade)s

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Ever since producing this story about making your own lampshades for our September issue of Martha Stewart Living, I’ve been wanting to make one for my own house. I just can’t decide which one ….. Do I make this quickest one of them all, which is simply glueing 2 Ikea lampshades - one up, one down – …

Contests & Prizes : Knit Kit

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Anne Catherine and I have known each other for 14 years. We met when she first started freelancing with us for Martha by Mail. We’d develop all sorts of craft kits together, but we loved it most when yarn was involved.  Sadly there is no more Martha by Mail, and just as sadly, Anne Catherine moved …

Inspiration Board : Nora's pom-pom day at the office

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This post comes from one of my favorite crafters ever – Nora, the 10 year old daughter of Ellen Morrissey, our Editorial Director of Books and Special Projects. Most recently we worked with Ellen on our latest Craft book Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids,  for  which Nora was a huge inspiration and help (you might also remember …

Celebrate : 'art party'

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Our sweet friend and colleague Laura left MSL to pursue her career in the art world, where she worked before she joined us. As you know we don’t let an opportunity go by to celebrate, so we decided to have a going away party for her.  I had just been to Barneys and seen their …

Make It : fabric laminated trays

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Have you seen these laminated trays in the July/August issue of Martha Stewart Living !? They’re my new favorite project. I  chose red, white and blue patterns for this 4th July story , but they’ll look great all summer, or year for that matter. I’ve since made several as gifts for my dearest friends,  who …

Make It : 4th July t-shirts

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Do you have figured out what you’ll wear for 4th of July (or the whole summer, for that matter)?! Take a look at these simple striped t-shirts from our July/August issue of Martha Stewart Living. All you need is a plain t-shirt, fabric paint, painters tape and a brush. Create the stripes by sticking down …

Inspiration Board : personalized wedding gifts

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Two very special friends got married last month. Super Crafter Blake, and Stylist Extraordinaire Liz. Both a week apart from each other, both to Australian men, here in New York, and I was lucky enough to be part of both celebrations. Obviously I wanted to give something special, something personal, but then again they have …