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Around Town : On the Radio with Etsy

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For the Sirius satellite radio subscribers out there, we’ll be on the air with two of our friends from Etsy today- please tune in! Do you share Etsy seller Madama Robe’s sentiment? Emily Bidwell, Etsy’s Style Expert, is one of the company’s earliest employees.  She will speak about the history of the site, and give …

Sepp Leaf Products

Around Town : Sepp Leaf Products

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Getting out of the office to see things in person is always a good thing for getting inspired, collecting ideas or learning about something new. Getting out of the office for a little refresher on something you may already know is also useful, which is what a few of us did recently with a trip …

Around Town : Finding Inspiration at Capitol Fishing Tackle Co.

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find craft supplies in the most surprising places.  On a recent trip to the garment district, I stumbled upon Capitol Fishing Tackle Company (their great vintage-looking neon sign caught my eye.) As it turns out, Capitol Fishing Tackle has been in NYC for over 100 years, and is …

Around Town : Exploring the Sanibel Shell Fair: 75th Anniversary!

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All year I receive the same question from avid crafters and collectors; what can I do or make with all of the shells I have collected on my vacation? To answer your question, I would like to share with you some of the photos I took at the 75th year of the Sanibel Shell Fair …

Around Town : Renegade Craft Fair

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  Good news for New Yorkers this weekend- the thermometer will no longer read 90+ degrees!  More good news for New Yorkers this weekend- the 8th annual Renegade Craft Fair will be held on June 23rd and 24th from 11am – 7pm at the East River State Park!  Here are a couple shots from past …

Art. Write. Now.

Around Town : Art. Write. Now.

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I wanted to share with you a very special exhibit I saw over the weekend entitled Art. Write. Now. The show is packed with over five hundred works of art made by children in grades 7-12, all of whom have been recognized by the noteworthy non-profit The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Each year …

Party Monsters!

Around Town : Party Monsters!

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This past Sunday, I got together all of my Professor Figgy gear and teamed up with The Martha Stewart Show’s resident cookie expert, Dani Fiori of SweetDaniB, to help throw a monster-themed birthday party in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Dani delivered spectacularly as usual with an adorable cookie, as well as two fun and …

Around Town : Arrows

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Trend alert!  After spotting this eye-catching window display at a Louis Vuitton store, I realized that it’s official, arrows are totally hot right now. Maybe it’s Hunger Games fever, or perhaps a nod to cupid, but whatever it is, I’m seeing inspiring interpretations everywhere.  You may remember these little cuties that our friends at the Blow Up! …