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A good home for a bad craft.

Behind the Scenes : A good home for a bad craft.

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Now that Easter is behind us I thought I’d share with you a project that didn’t quite cut the mustard. I started out with good intentions of making a bunny from recycled materials and household items. The template I designed for the bunny’s skeletal structure came along smoothly. After I assembled the pieces together, I …

TV Crafts : Inspired by: Scissors!

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In honor of the new Martha craft book, and well, crafting in general, I share my favorite tool…scissors! The large tailor’s shears above were the first pair I ever became obsessed with.  They belonged to my father and I recall as a kid loving them and needing to use both hands when he occasionally let …

Philly in bloom

Around Town : Philly in bloom

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The other week I had the rare opportunity of getting out of the office to see the Philadelphia International Flower Show.  It was the perfect day trip from New York, just over an hour by train. The highly attended event dates way back to the 1820s. I briskly walked by most of the floral and …

TV Crafts : Cats & Crafts

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I think anyone who has a cat is familiar with the scenario of getting set up to craft, or already totally immersed in crafting, to suddenly find a feline friend who is extremely interested in what is happening. Equally amusing and frustrating I present my two non-helper helpers. It never ceases to amaze me that …

Score

Photo Galleries : Score

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I barely remember when we learned that “score” means 20 years in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  But 20 years has been coming up a lot in my life lately, as in remembering 20 years ago. In 1990 I was living near San Francisco, studying Fashion Design, and working in the mall part-time as a fragrance model. …

TV Crafts : Yarning for Warmth

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Although I am not a knitter (and currently not even an infrequent crocheter), I am a huge lover of yarn. With the frigid temps we have been experiencing in NYC, I have noticed that many things yarn related have been popping up around me. First, some of the yarn I sent off to my grandmother …

Birds of a feather flock together

Photo Galleries : Birds of a feather flock together

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2009 was lush with crafting and homemade holidays. I gifted, and was given, more handmade treasures than ever before and for me it makes the year more memorable. I spent many nights making jewelry, crafting and sewing, leading up to Christmas and it was totally worth it! But the early bird catches the worm and …

Backyard Christmas

Photo Galleries : Backyard Christmas

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Deck the halls with boughs of holly and whatever else you can get your hands on; it’s Christmas dagnabit! In all seriousness, it’s been kind of crazy here at TV with all the different kinds of greenery we’ve been using to decorate the set. The garlands in the prep kitchen windows are a mix of …