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Celebrate : Homemade by Santa's Elves... well Martha's really!

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This Christmas I was most excited to give one gift in particular. For the newest member of the Graj family, I made a pillow out of an old shrunken cashmere sweater that belonged to his beloved Grandfather, whom he will never be able to meet. After seeing Julia Rothman’s free downloadable christmas tags, I was inspired to use …

Craftovers #2

Inspiration Board : Craftovers #2

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By now you know my love for leftover materials… This year Shane worked on Martha’s Halloween costume and after developing several concepts, she was transformed into a sorceress. One of the preliminary ideas that didn’t make the cut was Bride of Frankenstein. The dyed bandages that Shane made caught my eye so as soon as …

Maria Eife

Meet : Maria Eife

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Last month’s Stitch Fest was a blast, and one of the highlights was meeting so many of our talented readers.  Demonstrating iron-on applique, I met crafter/designer Maria Eife.  She was wearing some incredible felt jewelry she designs based on binary code, so you can be covertly nerdy.  I love how precise and clean it is, …

I just FELT like crafting!

Make It : I just FELT like crafting!

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We love felt. I think I speak for all of us here  in the TV craft department when I make that statement. We use it so often—on all different kinds of craft projects—that we have amassed quite the collection of wool felts. All our felt is stored in plastic bins by color and take up …

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 …

Felt Catch-All Valentine Gift

Make It : Felt Catch-All Valentine Gift

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For once I’m getting started a little early! I was inspired to create this gift by the pile of receipts, business cards, ChapSticks and change that appears on my vanity when my husband gets home every night. He needs a soft place to drop pocket contents (that can be cleaned out now and then? I …

Make It : Halloween Costumes: Quick & Easy

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Halloween is around the corner and every season friends ask me for costume crafting help.  My “go to” solution for this Halloween is a hoodie. An inexpensive solid color hoodie can be turned into almost anything. With just a few embellishments, a brown hoodie can easily become a wolf, a green hoodie a frog, a …