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Have You Seen This? : Pom-Poms!

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Pom-poms are popping up everywhere in party decor, accessories, and they might be the perfect addition for the holidays. Pom-Poms! (Quirk Books) by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright features 25 projects that uses a variety of methods and materials like tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, cupcake wrappers, and of course, yarn. A little background …

Inspiration Board : Designs and Patterns from Muhu Island

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Just the cover of this book is reason enough to want to own it (my photo doesn’t really do it justice). But inside you’ll find more wild, bright color combinations; amazingly intricate knit, embroidered and crochet textiles; and a very interesting introduction into the folk art and traditions of the small island of Muhu. It …

Have You Seen This? : Lena Corwin's new book "Made by Hand"

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We have been fans of designer/illustrator/author Lena Corwin for a long time so when we received her newest book Made by Hand, we were thrilled. It is a collection of beautiful projects based on classes that she held at her studio. If you haven’t seen her other books Printing by Hand and Maps, and the artist …

Make It : Paper Pups

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  I’ve been a fan of origami since I was a little kid and I’m certain that’s why Paper Pups caught my eye.  We receive a lot of awesome books here in The Crafts Department but I was drawn to this book because of the bold design and the expressive group of dogs on the …

Inspiration Board : Nora's pom-pom day at the office

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This post comes from one of my favorite crafters ever – Nora, the 10 year old daughter of Ellen Morrissey, our Editorial Director of Books and Special Projects. Most recently we worked with Ellen on our latest Craft book Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids,  for  which Nora was a huge inspiration and help (you might also remember …

Our Library : 'Embellished'

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I really love my newest book . It is  British textile designer Karen Nicol’s  very unique collection of objects, swatches, trimmings that – directly or indirectly – inspire her beautiful textile designs. They are personal, and unusual and show various techniques such as ‘tufts’ ‘fagotting’ ‘pleats’ and more. And though this book isn’t a ‘how to’ book, it …

More of Craft Week at TV

TV Crafts : More of Craft Week at TV

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As Jodi mentioned yesterday, it’s Craft Week at The Martha Stewart Show! Complete with introductions to the new Martha Stewart Crafts paint line, the new Holiday Crafts book, and our perennial favorites, the Martha Stewart Crafts craft tools, it’s a great week to be tuning into the show. And don’t forget to check out how …

A Simple, Recycled Textbook Cover!

Make It : A Simple, Recycled Textbook Cover!

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It’s back-to-school time and in celebration of this yearly event, I thought I would share a simple and eco-conscious way to cover all those textbooks. When I was a high-schooler, it was always one of my least favorite things to do (I actually got detention once for failing to cover my geometry textbook by the …