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Have You Seen This? : Orly Genger installation 'Red, Yellow, Blue'

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If you’re in New York, go take a look at the installations by sculptor Orly Genger in Madison Square Park (as part of the Mad. Sq. Art program). It is so inspiring in it’s minimal, yet monumental ways. In using the traditional technique of knitting in a so not traditional way (Ms. Genger uses lobster …

Make It : dresses for little girls

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I don’t have many chances to make things for little girls, so when Martha came with her vintage dish towel collection and asked us to make dresses for her granddaughter with them, I was excited with the opportunity of cuteness (and if this photo doesn’t do it for you, watch this video !) Martha specifically …

Our Library : 'Embellished'

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I really love my newest book . It is  British textile designer Karen Nicol’s  very unique collection of objects, swatches, trimmings that – directly or indirectly – inspire her beautiful textile designs. They are personal, and unusual and show various techniques such as ‘tufts’ ‘fagotting’ ‘pleats’ and more. And though this book isn’t a ‘how to’ book, it …

Make It : easy shirt and / or dress

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The weather report says it’ll be warmer next week. As much as I’ve been moaning about not being able to wait until nicer weather arrives, I’m not prepared – I have nothing to wear. Thank god we just did this quick pattern in our May issue of Martha Stewart Living, that won’t take long to make. I …

Inspiration Board : April showers

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I really don’t like the month of April. After a long (and I mean l o n g this year ) winter, you always think it’ll finally be Spring, and sure enough it still is grey, rainy and chilly. So this year, I’m ignoring the rain with these fun things I found. This already makes …

Make It : easter baskets

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For the Red Easter story in the April issue of Martha Stewart Living, I had also made these baskets. They didn’t make it into the magazine, but I still wanted to share them with you, as they are so easy to make, and are so sweet.   The frame is made by the very clever people …

Inspiration Board : Red Easter

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Who says that Easter means pastels colors and bunnies … not that there is anything wrong with either, but for this April issue of Martha Stewart Living, we thought we’d try something different – bright, bold and happy red, in a sophisticated, minimal environment … I honestly haven’t decorated my house for Easter in a while, …

Have You Seen This? : thank you 'gift'

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Every time I order from this great place Brookfarm General Store in Brooklyn (it’s where I get the Postalco notebooks I love so much), I’m so happy to open the package and find their little ‘thank you’ included. So when I just received another order (psst, it’s for Blake), I just had to share this with everyone. …