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A Special Crafty Visit from Our Little Neighbors!

Behind the Scenes : A Special Crafty Visit from Our Little Neighbors!

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Two weeks ago, the TV studio had a little visit from our neighbors around the block. Three young lads from the McCarton School made an appearance for a short tour of Martha’s TV studio and then stopped by the art department to do some crafting. After some refreshing lemon water, I set Sammy, Peter, and …

Behind the Scenes : dipping

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Sometimes when we work on stories for Living, we end up developing—and even photographing—more ideas than there is room for in the magazine. It’s difficult to edit those out, but thanks to this blog we still get to share them with you!  For the “Take a Dip” story in the August issue of Martha Stewart Living, …

Behind the Scenes : August Living

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Our August issue of Martha Stewart Living is out on the news stands! It’s all about easy living ideas.  Hopefully you will get some inspiration and will have an easy, relaxing summer full of fun craft projects. The dipping and dyeing story I worked on for this issue was developed and shot last year during …

Behind the Scenes : TV Craft Segments

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Ever wonder how a project makes it from the Craft Room onto the Martha Show? TV Crafter Kristin St. Clair explains…

Behind the Scenes : Introducing our summer interns!

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Hi, we’re Renée and Tracy, the newest crafts interns here at Martha Stewart Living! We’ll be contributing to thecraftsdept.com throughout the summer, so we thought an introduction was in order.  Renée is a rising senior studying Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design, and Tracy is a recent graduate from Northwestern University with a …

Behind the Scenes : Favorite Patriotic Header

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Did you notice we changed our blog header in preparation for July 4th?  Since we launched thecraftsdept.com, we’ve crafted each blog header using a specific technique, or relating to a seasonally relevant theme. Blake came up with our most recent header.  She used red strips of paper to create the striped letters.  Once she’d cut …

Patriotic Crafts

Behind the Scenes : Patriotic Crafts

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Can you believe that July 4th is exactly 2 weeks away??  Don’t fret- we’ve got plenty of quick, easy, and very affordable (I’m talking just a few bucks!) decorating ideas in the July issue of Living.  Here’s a sneak peak from the Patriotic Clip Art story I worked on- You’ll find the clip-art and how-to …

Behind the Scenes : Stripes

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For the July 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living  I was given the assignment to create a “Stripes” story.  I love this kind of story where one motif leads to many variations and projects. Working closely with Ayesha Patel, our Deputy Creative Director, and Jennifer Aaronson, Editorial Director of Food, we wanted to incorporate existing …