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Inspiration Board : embellished 'Saturday' napkins

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Our dear friends at Kate Spade ‘Saturday’ design many great things. I especially like their home collection. When I saw these napkins, I right away thought of my mom’s house. Perfect, as her birthday was coming up.   I personalized them using a simple running stitch and let the graphic pattern inspire me (as I had done …

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 …

Contests & Prizes : Knit Kit

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Anne Catherine and I have known each other for 14 years. We met when she first started freelancing with us for Martha by Mail. We’d develop all sorts of craft kits together, but we loved it most when yarn was involved.  Sadly there is no more Martha by Mail, and just as sadly, Anne Catherine moved …

Make It : 4th July t-shirts

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Do you have figured out what you’ll wear for 4th of July (or the whole summer, for that matter)?! Take a look at these simple striped t-shirts from our July/August issue of Martha Stewart Living. All you need is a plain t-shirt, fabric paint, painters tape and a brush. Create the stripes by sticking down …

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 …

Make It : easy shirt and / or dress

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The weather report says it’ll be warmer next week. As much as I’ve been moaning about not being able to wait until nicer weather arrives, I’m not prepared – I have nothing to wear. Thank god we just did this quick pattern in our May issue of Martha Stewart Living, that won’t take long to make. I …

Inspiration Board : Fashion Week Invites

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New York Fashion Week is here! As you may remember (here, here and here) I pay close attention to the invitations (almost as much as I do the clothes). This season, fashion houses spared no expense in printed matter. See below for a round-up of my favorites! Moncler used a mirror on their invite. So …

Our Library : Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies

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  Just in time for the start of Fashion Weeks for Fall/Winter 2013 (starting here in New York this week, followed by London, Milan and Paris), here is the book of an amazing, influential designer – the milliner Philip Treacy. As if the cover isn’t striking and inspiring enough,   … there are beautiful photos …