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Make It : Popup Letter

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I could never understand how some people managed to get it all done during the holidays – cards, letters, presents, and dinners (when did they sleep??) – while I could barely get the tree dressed in time for Santa, so it was such a relief to read Jodi’s post a few years ago. These days …

Inspiration Board : update white shirts

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A classic, crisp white shirt is a no brainer when trying to figure out what to wear in the morning … it’s pretty much appropriate for all times and situations. But sometimes you may just want that little bit extra, the surprise effect within that proper attire. So I thought of a few ideas with …

Make It : Office Party Good Things!

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We’ve written quite a few posts about how we celebrate our birthdays here at the office (here, here, here, and here are just a few of them) In this month’s Good Things we share a few easy ideas for feting your coworker, using mostly office supplies. These file folder birthday cards (top and above) are …

Make It : DIY Industrial Furniture

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  In our January issue I worked on a furniture story that was based on a piece (above) that I made  about 10 years ago.  Because space is such an issue in most New York apartments I wanted a shelving/organizing unit that I could customize and also afford.  I bought the bins and magazine files …

Make It : Organizing Crafts

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For those of you who have “being more organized” on your list of New Year’s Resolutions, the Good Things section Living is often filled with great ideas to get you on the right track to achieving this goal. On page 43 of the January issue of Living, Blake turned an ordinary bamboo steamer into a …

Make It : Quick New Year's Eve Projects

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New Year’s Eve is officially upon us. If you are hosting a party tonight or helping a friend decorate, see below for a few quick and simple ways to add a bit of sparkle to your evening. The party hats above require 1 piece of 12 x 12 paper for each. Simply make cuts where …

Make It : basket weavers guild

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How sweet is this lovely heart ornament …. woven with ash strips, it is a great introduction to basket weaving. Judy Flanders and Marty Parker from the Westchester Area Basketmakers Guild (WABG) were kind enough to share the instructions below. Make one as a gift (or for yourself !) as this is really quite simple …

Make It : A Cross-Stitch Ornament from Chez Sucre Chez

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Kimberly Scola of Chez Sucre Chez. Kimberly is an artist specializing in modern cross-stitch and embroidery. See more of her work here or visit her shop to find completed stitched work, as well as DIY kits and projects.  Growing up, my sister and I were always given two gifts …