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Behind the Scenes : February Valentine's Cover

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Take a look at this animated version of the cover for our February issue of Martha Stewart Living. Doesn’t it just look happy and fun and full of love ?! Just like the perfect Valentines Party, which you can read more about in the issue. What you don’t see, is Daniel, our art director (with …

Celebrate : Party in (make believe) Paris

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At this point you’ve seen several of our office parties on this blog, but the birthday party my friends put together for me last week, topped it all: I was lucky enough to go to Paris last Fall … the first trip I took just with my best friend, without family, since my kids were …

Inspiration Board : knitting in (for) January

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It is really cold in New York today, but nothing like it was last year when we were at Morehouse Farm, shooting our knitting story for the current January issue of Martha Stewart Living. There had been an ice storm the night before, the power was out, but it was incredibly beautiful with the trees looking …

Make It : gifts for (sports crazed) teachers

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When it came time to figure out what to give the teachers for the holidays, we realized it was a bit more difficult this year, as this is the second time around with these particular teachers and they had already received my go to Holiday teacher gift. My younger son didn’t see a problem with …

Make It : Tartan Stocking

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For our ‘Customs made’ story in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living, we interpreted the British Isles through Stockings. Felted sweaters and knit i cords sewn onto wool fabric became  stockings inspired by Aaran knit sweaters, and Tartan fabrics complete with fringe, tassel and pin represented Scottish Kilts. When looking for Tartan fabrics, I …

Party in a box

Celebrate : Party in a box

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One of my favorite projects I worked on recently is the ‘Customs made’ story in our current December issue of Martha Stewart Living. When developing the Russia inspired table, I right knew away that this was how I wanted to decorate the table for my mother’s 70th birthday party. I would shift it farther east to …

Make It : advent calendars

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I hope you  got inspired by my Advent Calendar story in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living, and have ordered striped bags for the kids, bought little gifts to fill them with and printed numbers for a loved adult’s photo calendar. I realized this weekend, that I hadn’t done any of the above …. sometimes when …

Around Town : Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

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  If you’re seeking inspiration for your Thanksgiving table (as well as a festive fall day trip north of New York), head to Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture this weekend for a workshop on projects from “The Vegetable Feast” story in the November issue of Living. We will show you  how to use …