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Have You Seen This? : Louise Bourgeois

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Many of us love her work … especially her fabric works, which we were lucky enough to see in New York a while back. They are now available on coasters and placemats, which is an interesting way to study her art … staring at your placemat while having breakfast ?! Not the worst way to …

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 : Get Well Kit

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Flu season is upon us! Without sounding too macabre, the flu is a bigger problem than ever this year. I thought this “Neighborly Get Well Kit” was very appropriate considering how many people are catching colds in these chilly, winter months. I love how Ez of blog Creature Comforts put all of her favorite feel-good …

Meet : Anandamayi Arnold

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Did you see the beautiful opener on page 77 of the January issue of Living? It features a piece by paper artist Anandamayi Arnold, who makes stunning, lifelike botanicals using crepe paper. The image below is entitled “Kumquat Branch, 2012.” Can you believe the kumquat is made of crepe paper? I have to do a …

Inspiration Board : Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

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In keeping with what Christmas is really about, we’d like to share with you a way you can help the community of Sandy Hook. When the children of Sandy Hook Elementary go back to school in a new building this January, the National Parent Teacher Association wants them to be greeted by a winter wonderland. …

Celebrate : Chritsmas Eve

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It’s Christmas Eve day! You probably have a to-do list a mile long, but if you’re in need of quick decor or packaging ideas, see below for a bit of last-minute inspiration. Don’t have a wreath on your door yet? Below are a few easy options – click here for a full gallery of wreath …

Make It : A Cross-Stitch Ornament from Chez Sucre Chez

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Kimberly Scola of Chez Sucre Chez.¬†Kimberly is an artist specializing in modern cross-stitch and embroidery. See more of her work here or visit her shop to find completed stitched work, as well as DIY kits and projects.¬† Growing up, my sister and I were always given two gifts …

Inspiration Board : Handmade Gift Week

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It’s Handmade Gift Week here on the blog! Over the next few days, we’ll be bringing you projects from some of our favorite bloggers and crafters. We hope they inspire you to make gifts for the some of the people on your list this year. Below are some of our favorite handmade gift ideas from …