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Make It : easter baskets

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For the Red Easter story in the April issue of Martha Stewart Living, I had also made these baskets. They didn’t make it into the magazine, but I still wanted to share them with you, as they are so easy to make, and are so sweet.   The frame is made by the very clever people …

Inspiration Board : Red Easter

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Who says that Easter means pastels colors and bunnies … not that there is anything wrong with either, but for this April issue of Martha Stewart Living, we thought we’d try something different – bright, bold and happy red, in a sophisticated, minimal environment … I honestly haven’t decorated my house for Easter in a while, …

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 …

Open Studio : Meow Meow Tweet

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It is COLD outside.  I’m talking long-johns-double-socks-and-multiple-sweaters cold.  The icy winds are doing a number on my skin and the only saving grace is this body oil I received from a friend.  Turns out, Meow Meow Tweet is a small-batch, handmade bodycare line owned and operated by two artists in their studio. WHO:  Jeff Kurosaki and Tara …

Meet : Anandamayi Arnold

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Did you see the beautiful opener on page 77 of the January issue of Living? It features a piece by paper artist Anandamayi Arnold, who makes stunning, lifelike botanicals using crepe paper. The image below is entitled “Kumquat Branch, 2012.” Can you believe the kumquat is made of crepe paper? I have to do a …

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 : Himmeli ornaments

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Today’s post comes to us from Melissa Hruska of amradio. You may have seen her beautiful ornaments featured in the gift guide of Martha Stewart Living’s December issue. You can buy them in various materials through her etsy shop. I bought the straw ones last year and I can’t wait to decorate with them again really soon. (I’m …

Make It : Two Holiday Patterns from Cynthia Treen

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Today’s guest post comes from the very talented Cynthia Treen: Well, it is that time again. The days are getting shorter, the air is crisp and fresh and I am looking forward to the holidays ahead! I have been puttering away in my studio making patterns and chipping away at my elfish list to of …