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Inspiration Board : The June Issue of Living!

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The June issue of Living just hit newsstands (the poached stone fruit on the cover scream summer!). Within the issue you’ll find great gift ideas for grads and Dads: I love this unique approach to sending off the graduate in your life: a giving tree with notes from loved ones. Jodi brings us a few …

Inspiration Board : A Card for Mom

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In case you need reminding, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. We’re big proponents of making your own card for Mom (you can do it!), see below for some of our favorite projects. Athena’s Pop-Up card is just so pretty. Click here for the full how-to. I love Blake’s Movie Night card. Just print the template, …

Inspiration Board : RIT Dye

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Here in the Crafts Department, we’re long-time fans of RIT Dye. Marcie recently used an array of sunny yellows, oranges and red RIT colors for her Drop-Cloth Decorating story in the May issue of Living, so I thought it would be a nice opportunity to round up some of our favorite dyeing projects starring the …

Inspiration Board : Bruce Munro

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If you read the “On Our Radar” section of the front of Living (page 6 in the May issue), you may have seen the small blurb on artist Bruce Munro. He’s one of my favorite installation artists. This month, the artist has a big show at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in …

Inspiration Board : The May Issue of Living!

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The May issue of Living is now on newsstands! An all purpose yellow cake (that’s actually really easy to make – get the how-to on page 94) topped with spring flowers graces the cover. Inside the issue you’ll find an assortment of great craft projects to help celebrate Mother’s Day and to kick off your …

Inspiration Board : Crepe Paper Rope & Tassels from Castle in the Air

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It’s no secret we love Karima Cammell of famed crepe paper source Castle in the Air. Remember the amazing tour she gave us of her whimsical shop in Berkeley? She’s our go-to source for crepe paper (used in projects here and here). Seeing as she is an incredibly talented artist herself, we asked her to …

Inspiration Board : Embroidery revisited

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Recently I have been doing quite a bit of cleaning and re-organizing at home.  In the process I came across a craft UFO (unfinished object).  I had originally started the project for my niece when she was born (she is 9 now).  Seeing the blanket  inspired a new baby gift I needed to make.  I …

Inspiration Board : Spring Cleaning

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Spring is here! We’re welcoming warming weather with open arms here in New York City. We’re also taking this time to do some much needed spring cleaning. Here in the Crafts Department, we’re purging our workspace and craft room by making bins for items that can be thrown away, donated or recycled. If you’re inspired …