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sharing the love of crafting (for each other)

Inspiration Board : sharing the love of crafting (for each other)

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It all started when I made a vest and sweater for my sons and our friend Julie was full of praise. It inspired me to make a grown up vest, which Julie and Nick ended up buying from me at the Craft fair. I was curious how they would share this one vest, and it …

Make It : Floral Gift Topper

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I’m going to a bridal shower for one of my dearest friends on Saturday.  Since a main focus of the shower is unwrapping gifts, I want my wrapping to be extra special.  I was inspired by these tissue pom poms done in the Spring 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings (I think they set the …

The Perfect Canvas Tote

Meet : The Perfect Canvas Tote

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Utilitarian and universal, organic and sustainable, locally-produced (NYC) and handmade, vintage-inspired and designed by best friends—you can’t go wrong with Fleabag. The genius creators, Shira Entis and Alexandra Bell, blended their talents, loves, and interests in 2009, launching the perfect canvas tote brand. As an artisan and fan of pristine craftsmanship, I was intrigued by …

Leather Impact

Our Sources : Leather Impact

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New York is home to a vast array of specialty stores.  I had heard about Leather Impact’s tremendous leather selection, but only stopped by for the first time last week.  I don’t typically work with leather, so I had no idea what to expect.  They offer a HUGE range of cords and straps, along with …

Dries Van Noten

Meet : Dries Van Noten

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photo by Mikael Jansson via T magazine Since I studied Fashion Design, I often look at my favorite designers for inspiration. Dries van Noten is at the top of that list. Especially for his treatment of fabrics with lots of amazing embroidery and beading,  and his unusual sense of color combinations. So for this post …

Felt So Loved - Heart Scarf

Make It : Felt So Loved - Heart Scarf

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Recently I have had some request to teach people how to needle felt. Instead of just showing a demo, I thought a project with an end result would be a nice approach to this lesson. I also wanted it to be approachable and safe, so the worry of poking  fingers with sharp barbs would be …

January's Bergdorf Windows

Around Town : January's Bergdorf Windows

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Though January’s windows at Bergdorf Goodman can never compare to December’s, these are pretty great.  There is a clean look for the new year, but the large neon light sculptures are certainly eye catching.  A crafty interpretation of the classic neon sign!…

Holiday Windows at Bergdorf

Around Town : Holiday Windows at Bergdorf

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Beautiful window displays are some of my favorite things about December in New York.  The cream of the crop can be found on Fifth Avenue at Bergdorf Goodman.  Their windows are beautiful year-round, but each year at the holidays thousands of people flock to be dazzled by these displays.  So in case you won’t be …