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Behind the Scenes : Doggy Costumes

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It’s the first day of Fall!  That means one thing- start thinking about your Halloween costumes!  This year Halloween falls on a Saturday so I’m sure lots of people will be going to or hosting a party.  Make sure to check out the BRAND NEW Special Issue- it’s full of great party and decorating ideas, …

Make It : Fireworks

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Goodbye summer days!  You will be missed. To preserve and share one of my favorite summer pastimes I’ve used these fireworks photos as inspiration for some postcards.   I started by collecting materials that remind me of fireworks- metallic bits, tinsel, sequins, tissue (for smoky effect). You will also need black card stock cut into …

Inspiration Board : Woolies

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British sailors crafted “Woolies” primarily between 1840-1880. These skilled and self-taught needle workers created intricately embroidered images of their ships during their free time. Here are some photos from a recent exhibit I saw at Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland. This ship seems to have met an unfortunate end… I …

TV Crafts : We're Back!

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Yesterday marked the return of the TV Art Department from the summer hiatus, and while some time in the morning was spent with everyone catching up and getting settled, we all quickly fell back into work mode. I returned to two new sewing machines waiting for me at my desk. New machines are always fun …

Our Sources : Toho Shoji

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One thing I miss about our office in Midtown is the shops. We were right at the edge of the Garment District, and had access to a wealth of fabric, trim and beads. One of my favorites is Toho Shoji, a Japanese shop that sells primarily beads, findings, and chain. These seed beads can be …

Make It : Anniversary Card

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Just wanted to share the card I made for my husband for our second anniversary (the “cotton” anniversary). We decided not to give each other gifts this year, and take a trip together instead. However, I CANNOT resist the challenge of a “theme” gift. So I decided to make a cotton card for my man. …

Make It : Summer Crafts

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What better way to celebrate summer than a pool party??  My friend Brooke had a pool-side birthday celebration yesterday, complete with lawn games, diving competitions, and barbecuing.  This had me feeling nostalgic for the summer days of my youth, and my gift was inspired by camp crafts of years past.     The Birthday Girl! …

Behind the Scenes : More about DIY Weddings

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Remember Corinne’s post last March about Crafting on the side? She introduced us to Handle & Spout,  the festive line of accessories that she and Blake create. Well, this Summer’s “Martha Stewart Weddings” is all about DIY Style, and Blake shares their secrets to dazzling handmade fabric flowers. Even if you don’t have a wedding …