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Make It : An End of Summer Tunic from Pins & Needles

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Happy Labor Day! We’re excited to ring in the last long weekend of the summer with a guest post from one of our favorite New York sewing shops: Pins and Needles! This tunic tutorial has been created exclusively by Pins and Needles. Have fun stitching and we would love to see your finished projects so …

Make It : School Memory Book

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Every year when school ends the kids come home with huge bags of drawings, reports, notebooks, folders and more. Our super organized babysitter–who knows me all too well–noticed that our bags were still sitting untouched many weeks into summer. She said “You’re going to have those bags when school starts!” to which I answered defensively …

Make It : DIY Stained Glass

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Last week we hosted the Alt Design Summit at the Martha Stewart offices here in NYC- it made for a very lively and colorful day!  The day was full of design discussions, craft activities, and delicious food and drink.  The office was really transformed by our amazing events team.  Anduin got big results with her faux …

Make It : Watercolor postcards

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I LOVE postcards.  I love sending them, receiving them, and just collecting them.  I love postcards from vacations, museums, restaurants, and especially postcards that are handmade.  These postcards were inspired by vintage hand-colored photographs- I used an inkjet printer to print photos from trips onto watercolor postcards.  Then I painted them delicately with watercolors- just highlighting …

Make It : Wheaton Arts Center

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  Last week while on vacation I came across a brochure for the Wheaton Arts Center.  The center is in Millville New Jersey and conveniently was only 30 minutes away from where we were staying.  I was extremely excited to see that they offered classes in glass blowing.  I collect quite a lot of glassware …

Behind the Scenes : Homemade Cake Stands!

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I’ve always been a fan of footed dishes and cake stands and, when setting up for a party, often end up wishing that I had a few more. Many years ago Marcie created a 1950’s-looking footed compote for a tablesetting story by hot-gluing a simple white plate onto an inverted white bowl. I’ve kept her …

Make It : To the Beach!

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If you’re like most of us here in the Crafts Department, then you’re trying to sneak in a quick trip to the beach before the close of summer (it’s still early August, so you’ve got time!). I myself am heading to the beach next week and can’t wait to spend some quality time in the …

Make It : RIT Boardshorts from Jamie at Whole Living!

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We’re thrilled to be bringing you a guest post today from Jamie Prokell, Art Director for Whole Living: This summer I went looking for a new pair of Swim Trunks. When I came across the Vans x RIT Custom DIY Era Classic Boardshorts, and after watching the video I figured that I could create my …