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Inspiration Board : embellished 'Saturday' napkins

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Our dear friends at Kate Spade ‘Saturday’ design many great things. I especially like their home collection. When I saw these napkins, I right away thought of my mom’s house. Perfect, as her birthday was coming up.   I personalized them using a simple running stitch and let the graphic pattern inspire me (as I had done …

Inspiration Board : Designs and Patterns from Muhu Island

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Just the cover of this book is reason enough to want to own it (my photo doesn’t really do it justice). But inside you’ll find more wild, bright color combinations; amazingly intricate knit, embroidered and crochet textiles; and a very interesting introduction into the folk art and traditions of the small island of Muhu. It …

Inspiration Board : Craft Book Week

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Next week on the blog we will be sharing some of our favorite new craft books, perfect for holiday-time! They’d make great presents for crafty friends (but are full of handmade gift inspiration if you want to keep them for yourself). Have a wonderful weekend!…

Inspiration Board : Office Halloween decor

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Today’s guest post comes from Ashley Norton, one of our talented Crafts designers .   I love decorating for Halloween, but figuring out a way to make my whole apartment look spooky is a little daunting. So I decided to make my desk at work look extra special this year, since I spend plenty of …

Inspiration Board : Halloween Special Issue

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  Though we give you plenty of inspiring Halloween projects in our October issue of Martha Stewart Living, you should take a look at our new Halloween Special Issue. You will meet ‘Fairy Grand Martha’, and  learn how to magically create many more Costumes. A low-sew chic gown for Little Red Riding Hood, and not much more …

Inspiration Board : American Made 2013

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  We are really excited about our Second Annual American Made Event on October 16th and 17th. Makers, doers and creative entrepreneurs from across the country will gather for the American Made Market in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall all day.  This free event invites everyone to join Martha Stewart Living and our handpicked purveyors and crafters for live demonstrations, hands-on crafting, …

Inspiration Board : The October issue of Living

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Our October issue of Martha Stewart Living is full of ideas for the Fall season, but as crafters we of course are biased to the many Halloween ideas. The cover is only a sneak peak of Marcie’s beautiful pumpkin story, which takes ‘carving’ to a new and unexpected level.   Speaking of unexpected – take …

Inspiration Board : Pattern Box

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This September the Textile Arts Center is releasing 100 Postcards: a beautifully curated collection of postcards featuring 100 textile designs on postcards by ten international designers.  I, for one, can’t decide if I should send them out or (selfishly) decorate my room with them!  The Textile Arts Center offers support to fiber artists of all levels -they …