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Make It : Felt Luggage Tag Tutorial

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I often have trouble identifying my luggage from the sea of similar nondescript bags that ride the belt at the airport’s baggage claim. Some passengers have strategies to make theirs stand out:  buy patterned luggage, wrap brightly-coloured straps around the bags, and even dangle ribbons or charms from the handles.  With a few trips on …

Inspiration Board : "My Neighbor Totoro" Felt Creatures

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Today’s guest post comes from Rory Evans, freelance writer (and extraordinary crafter!) for Martha Stewart Living: For Christmas, my husband got our 3-year-old daughter the DVD of “My Neighbor Totoro” the 1988 anime film by Miyazaki, the animator who’s often likened to “Japan’s Walt Disney.” (And, sure enough, in the U.S. Disney distributes Miyazaki’s Studio …

Inspiration Board : Countdown to Christmas!

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We’re excited to announce a new video series called “Martha Stewart’s Countdown to Christmas.” The series consists of 17 episodes that were shot in Martha’s home and feature how-to’s of different holiday craft and food projects. Click here to view them all. You can also find them on The Martha Stewart channel on YouTube or …

Jude's Arctic Tapestry

Inspiration Board : Jude's Arctic Tapestry

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  In the upcoming September issue of Living a project I worked on closely with Martha is featured, a special mural/tapestry that Martha conceived and I executed for her first grandchild, Jude.  Martha has written about the tapestry, and we even did a small version on the TV show, but this is the first time …

Dip Dye & Make Art!

Make It : Dip Dye & Make Art!

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Before our Holiday break, you might have seen me on the show with Martha demoing a fairly simple project— felt animal art. Materials needed are minimal—RIT dye, white wool felt, an embroidery hoop and imagination. For this winter series I chose Evening Blue so it would resemble the the deep blue ocean or a cold night …

Inspiration Board : Carving Tool Holder

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My husband carved this “bird” out of a piece of driftwood we found during a trip to the San Juan Islands. He gave it to me for my birthday, with the disclaimer that it wasn’t quite finished yet. But I love how “not done” it looks, how it just embraces what nature has already carved …

Make It : Fingerless Mittens in No Time

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‘Twas the night after Christmas, when all through the tube, the weathermen were promising us lots of snow. The children were jumping all up in their beds, while visions of snowballs danced in their heads…. That’s where the story ends and reality hit—I had forgotten my mittens at the office and hate the cold enough …

Tools & Materials : Recycled Wool - Felting Tips & Techniques

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In winter, it seems that wool and felt are to crafting as mashed potatoes and soup are to cooking—if you’re a crafter, the desire to use soft and fuzzy materials is as strong as the yearning for comfort foods. On cue, we’ve been picking up wool felting in many different forms recently—one of my personal …