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Make It : Spring Floral Shade

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As much as I like to wake up with the sun every morning, a bare window doesn’t offer much in the way of privacy.  My solution?  This couldn’t-be-simpler shade made with the prettiest Japanese paper. Materials you will need:  paper (mine is from The Paper Place), 3/16″ wooden dowel, nail-in wire fasteners (look in the electrical department …

Make It : Knitty Gritty

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When you start a new knitting project, do you begin with the yarn or the pattern?  I like to work both ways – sometimes I will fall in love with a yarn that I am determined to knit with; other times I will see a pattern that is calling out my name (or rather, the …

Make It : Love Potion Bath Sets from Sugar & Cloth

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With a long weekend ahead and Valentine’s day just behind us, we thought it appropriate to bring you a great project if you’re still looking to give something handmade to loved ones. Love the way Ashley used our glitter! This year our Marketing team handpicked their favorite bloggers to participate in “12 Months of Martha …

Make It : Last-Minute Valentine's

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Are you sending Valentines this year? If you’re still deciding, the projects below require few materials in addition to a printer. They’re quick and easy and great to make as multiples. Over the years, we’ve made some pretty cute Valentine’s with play on words. Silke’s totally mastered these here, here and here. …

Make It : Photo Valentines for the class

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When I saw food editor Jennifer Aaronson’s Valentines on Instagram this weekend, I asked her if she would share it on the blog.  She said that the idea was originally from Lavish Me withPraise and offered some great additional tips below: It was so cute and easy to do. For the pic, I figured I had …

Make It : Valentine Florals from Kelsey Garrity Riley

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Today’s guest post comes from Kelsey Garrity Riley. Kelsey is an illustrator Europe who now lives and works out of Savannah, Georgia. She loves working on all kinds of creative projects (especially when flowers are involved!) and is currently working on her first illustrated children’s book that is set to come out in 2014. You …

Make It : Photo Valentines

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In our February issue we  crafted with some of our favorite photos in order to add a personal touch to valentine gifts, cards and even a little decor.  These projects are quite easy to do.   We had a great time looking through our photos to find the right ones – I am sure you …

Make It : Assembly Line Valentines Gifts!

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Many years ago my friend, Page Marchese Norman, and I started a tradition of hand making Valentines gifts for our coworkers. I think we had originally meant for them to be holiday gifts but with the December craziness, Valentines seemed like a more reasonable deadline! Since we needed to make around 200 gifts, we came up …