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Making Dolls

On The Web : Making Dolls

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Did you see the story in February’s Living on Jess Brown and her amazing handmade dolls? You’ll find a little sneak peak into her studio, as well as learn a bit about the story behind these beautiful dolls, and her crafting techniques. And if you feel inspired to make your own dolls, follow our link …

More Stuffed Bunnies

Make It : More Stuffed Bunnies

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A few months ago I posted about a stuffed bunny I made based on Silke’s pattern.  After making the bunny, I decided she needed a little dress.  It was easy to make the pattern- I just traced about 3/8″ around the arms, then coming out in an A-line at the bottom.  Hem the neck, cuffs, …

Office Birthday Cards

Inspiration Board : Office Birthday Cards

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We are big fans of the office birthday party (did you see Blake’s post showing a few of our celebrations?). No party is complete without a handmade card signed by coworkers. We’re lucky in that we have “a little” glitter and few craft tools around. However, if your office is not similarly stocked, a lot …

Dip Dye & Make Art!

Make It : Dip Dye & Make Art!

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Before our Holiday break, you might have seen me on the show with Martha demoing a fairly simple project— felt animal art. Materials needed are minimal—RIT dye, white wool felt, an embroidery hoop and imagination. For this winter series I chose Evening Blue so it would resemble the the deep blue ocean or a cold night …

Inspiration Board : Skill Swap

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Have you seen the “Creative Co-op” story in the January Issue of Living? Athena tells the story of two friends Molly Schnick and Justine Delaney who decided to swap skills – Molly taught Justine to sew an apron on a machine and in turn, Justine teaches Molly to make a citrus tart. Do you do …

Around Town : Postcards from the Edge

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  December was crazy as always at TV, but as we did last year, a group of us from the TV Art Department took an evening in early December to create mini pieces of art to donate to Postcards From the Edge: A Benefit for Visual AIDS. It supports a great cause and since we …

Make It : Beaded Button Down Shirt

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Today’s guest post comes from the talented team over at Honestly…WTF: “Simply sewing on a few sparkly beads to a shirt placket could easily transform any old item in your wardrobe, adding much needed sparkle and texture!” Materials: -Any button down shirt (we love the one they use from jcrew!) -An assortment of metal, plastic …

Happy New Year Card

Make It : Happy New Year Card

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If you’re anything like me, you may or may not have left your holiday cards to the very last minute.  So last minute in fact, that you may not have sent them yet.  Have no fear- everyone loves a Happy New Year card!  This card is in the January issue of Living (you can find …