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Clay Mushrooms!!

Make It : Clay Mushrooms!!

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I picked up a box of Laguna Dry-Hard Clay about a year ago at Michael’s Craft Store on the Upper East Side here in New York City (as available at Amazon.com). Since I lack access to a kiln, I’ve felt deterred to spend the time sculpting with ceramic fire clay. I was particularly drawn to …

Short Film Set in 1961 NYC

Inspiration Board : Short Film Set in 1961 NYC

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My best friend, Nicki, is in the final steps of earning her MFA in film from San Francisco State. The preparation for her thesis film, Woo Woo, has consumed her the past few months, and up until this point Nicki has done all the work herself. She has really impressed me—I know the amount of work that …

Happy Birthday Banner Card!

Make It : Happy Birthday Banner Card!

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A while back on my personal blog, lemmemakeit, I shared a card I made for a special someone’s birthday. It was fun to make, and I received such a joyous response that I created a template so it could be easily replicated. Click through the photos for the how-to so you too can surprise your friends …

Contests & Prizes : Giveaway: Mesh Ombré Necklace

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I hope you all had a chance to watch the craft hour on The Martha Stewart Show. It was a very exciting day for the TV crafters and especially for Kirsten, who gave birth during the craft show at 10:18—pretty sure she waited for the commercial break! I don’t think any of our craft projects …

Pinecone Turkey V3.0

Make It : Pinecone Turkey V3.0

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Pinecones really lend themselves to being turned into turkeys for festive décor ideas for the holiday season, like these fun guys. And after a quick search on Martha Stewart, two more ideas show up: Feathered Pinecone Turkey Cone Husk Pinecone Turkey I couldn’t help myself from adding to the collection with this new version done …

Luxury Crafting. Bottega Veneta.

Photo Galleries : Luxury Crafting. Bottega Veneta.

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When Tomas Maier, the creative director of Bottega Veneta, was scheduled to appear on the show in early October, I was quite thrilled to say the least. When it came to my attention that he would not only be showcasing a selection of Bottega handbags, but would also be accompanied by the actual Italian craftsmen …

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 …

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Dyeing Pearls

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Hand Dyed Glass Pearls Amy asks: This is a question about a project Martha did on air over a year ago.  She had dyed glass pearls and then threaded them alternately on satin ribbon to make a necklace. My question is that if I omit the ribbon and just string the dyed pearls, will the …