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Inspiration Board : more stuffed animals

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We’re about to visit my family in Germany, during which my kids will get to meet my cousins’ babies for the first time. My younger son is so excited and insisted I make them each a stuffed animal. It needed to be an Elephant and a Zebra, he insisted. Not that I didn’t have enough …

Inspiration Board : The September Issue of Living!

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The September issue of Living is now on newsstands! Hurry and pick up your copy of what we are deeming the “Home Issue” – you’ll find tips and tricks for transforming rooms, getting organized and adding a bit of color to your life. Make your way straight to page 33 to see Blake’s chic tromp …

Jude's Arctic Tapestry

Inspiration Board : Jude's Arctic Tapestry

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  In the upcoming September issue of Living a project I worked on closely with Martha is featured, a special mural/tapestry that Martha conceived and I executed for her first grandchild, Jude.  Martha has written about the tapestry, and we even did a small version on the TV show, but this is the first time …

Inspiration Board : Postcard Week!

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Summer is the perfect time for sending postcards. Whether they are sent from far-off places or right from home, postcards are a fun, easy way to keep in touch with friends and family. Athena’s Clip-Art Postcards take the shape of classic items found on the beach – my favorite is the crab! They can be …

Inspiration Board : Summer Christmas Trees

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No Christmas in July would be complete without a tree.  This glittered shell tree is a great way to bring summer back during the holidays.   Perhaps you can pick up some shells on your vacation to make these.  Summer  vacation can be a great time to head start on some of your Christmas crafting. …

Inspiration Board : Sandmen and Snowcastles

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Day 2 of our “Christmas in July” week: SAND vs. SNOW Which do you prefer? Sand Snowman (1964)  And did you ever think to build a snowman out of sand??  I certainly did not, but I might try it! Image via Coastal Living Or did you ever think to break out the beach toys in …

Inspiration Board : The August Issue of Living!

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The August issue of Living is now on newsstands! We’ve also dubbed this issue our “Summer Travel” issue – be sure to check out page 26 for hotel picks from our editors here at Living: On page 68, Silke takes us to Mexico with a garland project and decorating ideas in Easy Entertaining: Head to …

Inspiration Board : Reviving Camp Crafts

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If you have a July issue of Living, you may have seen these updated “camp crafts” made with brightly colored lanyard (aka gimp, boondoggle etc)- For a modern “camp” feel, we painted birch hooks white (from Vermont Branch Company), and used them to display the necklaces. This close-up of the bangles give you a better look …