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Around Town : "Upcycled" at the Educational Alliance

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Since we are so keen on reusing materials here in the Crafts Department, I thought it appropriate to share with you an exhibition I visited last week at the Educational Alliance’s Ernest Rubenstein Gallery. Upcycled presents the work of several artists who use trash—collected from their own garbage or that of neighbors and coworkers, sidewalks, and …

Postcards from the Edge

Around Town : Postcards from the Edge

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Although December is one of our busiest months around the TV studio, at the suggestion of set stylist Chip Glynn, a group of us took some time after work to create mini pieces of art. These postcard-size pieces were specifically made for donation to Postcards From the Edge: A Benefit for Visual AIDS. Postcards From …

Holiday Craft Sale Recap & Gift Guide

Around Town : Holiday Craft Sale Recap & Gift Guide

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The Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday was quite a success! It was a bit overwhelming for a first-timer like me, but ultimately very exciting to find myself amidst a whirlwind of vendors, festive decorations, delicious food, music, games and the hundreds of people who waited in the freezing cold to enter. Below is a recap …

Around Town : Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday!

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Everyone is working hard on crafts for the Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday. We hope to see you there! In addition to dozens of hardworking craft vendors, you’ll find displays from the December issue of Living, delicious food, craft demos, and the opportunity to win crafty prizes! Admission is free and open to …

Around Town : Upcoming Holiday Sale

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As many of you know, we are preparing for our third annual Holiday Craft Sale here in our offices, which will be open to the public and held Saturday, December 4. More details can be found here. (You can also view a gallery of last year’s sale.) As in previous years, many of our staff …

Radio City Music Hall

Around Town : Radio City Music Hall

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The Radio City Rockettes “kicked” off (sorry—can’t resist!) the holiday season at opening night in the Music Hall last night. What a show! The spectacular venue was made even more dazzling with the help of the Martha Stewart Crafts Merchandise team, who had been working hard for more than a month on some incredible displays, including …

Around Town : Spider Textile

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Though it’s one day late, this post is in the spirit of Halloween, mostly because I’m beyond terrified of spiders and can barely look at the image above…but I’m sharing it here because it relates to an amazing craft. On a recent visit to the American Museum of Natural History I viewed the textile below, …

Halloween Decorations

Around Town : Halloween Decorations

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Some Halloween inspiration I passed on my walk to work this morning—all the decorations really get me in the spirit! And you wouldn’t believe how many Halloween decorating ideas we’ve got!…