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Rope Bangles

Make It : Rope Bangles

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Looking for a clever, inexpensive DIY Holiday gift for your friends? I think I’ve got you covered. Spend an afternoon making unique bangles from what other than… rope! Take a trip to your local Michael’s, where you will find all the supplies to keep you crafting all day long. Look for the Martha Stewart Crafts …

Party in a box

Celebrate : Party in a box

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One of my favorite projects I worked on recently is the ‘Customs made’ story in our current December issue of Martha Stewart Living. When developing the Russia inspired table, I right knew away that this was how I wanted to decorate the table for my mother’s 70th birthday party. I would shift it farther east to …

Make It : advent calendars

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I hope you  got inspired by my Advent Calendar story in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living, and have ordered striped bags for the kids, bought little gifts to fill them with and printed numbers for a loved adult’s photo calendar. I realized this weekend, that I hadn’t done any of the above …. sometimes when …

Handmade Gifts

Make It : Handmade Gifts

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TWO IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO TODAY- 1.  Eat a turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce sandwich 2.  Start planning your handmade holiday gifts!   In the December issue of Living, the Crafts department has shared the handmade gifts we will be giving this year. I broke out the ornaments again for this cover-try shoot- It didn’t make the magazine …

John Derian Company

Around Town : John Derian Company

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Last Thursday, both the TV Crafts Department and the creative team for the upcoming holiday special took a trip down to the John Derian Company store on East 2nd Street in Manhattan. After a glowing review from Martha and Kevin Sharkey, we knew we had to check out the newest Christmas wares on display and …

Make It : Cross-Stitch Families

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Today’s guest post comes from Rory Evans, a freelance writer for Martha Stewart Living. As the writer assigned to many of the Living Crafts stories, I’m lucky enough to get an advance preview on all the cool projects that crafters dream up.  Recently, I was so inspired by the Generations X story about family portrait …

Inspiration Board : cross stitch generations

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  Have you seen Steph’s adorable cross stitch story in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living !? It is so sweet and inspiring. The whole time while she was developing it, I would look over her shoulder, admire yet another fun detail in a drawing, recognize a friend in a finished stitched piece …. …

Make It : Ribbon Cards

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I recently received a crafters dream gift—a bag full of ribbons of all kinds from a dear family friend. She had collected these ribbons all her life, they even include her mothers collection. Apparently neither of her daughters, nor her granddaughter, have any interest, and since I’ve spent many hours as a teenager sewing and …