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Inspiration Board : embellished 'Saturday' napkins

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Our dear friends at Kate Spade ‘Saturday’ design many great things. I especially like their home collection. When I saw these napkins, I right away thought of my mom’s house. Perfect, as her birthday was coming up.   I personalized them using a simple running stitch and let the graphic pattern inspire me (as I had done …

Have You Seen This? : Pom-Poms!

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Pom-poms are popping up everywhere in party decor, accessories, and they might be the perfect addition for the holidays. Pom-Poms! (Quirk Books) by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright features 25 projects that uses a variety of methods and materials like tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, cupcake wrappers, and of course, yarn. A little background …

Inspiration Board : The October issue of Living

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Our October issue of Martha Stewart Living is full of ideas for the Fall season, but as crafters we of course are biased to the many Halloween ideas. The cover is only a sneak peak of Marcie’s beautiful pumpkin story, which takes ‘carving’ to a new and unexpected level.   Speaking of unexpected – take …

Make It : simple lamp(shade)s

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Ever since producing this story about making your own lampshades for our September issue of Martha Stewart Living, I’ve been wanting to make one for my own house. I just can’t decide which one ….. Do I make this quickest one of them all, which is simply glueing 2 Ikea lampshades - one up, one down – …

Contests & Prizes : Knit Kit

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Anne Catherine and I have known each other for 14 years. We met when she first started freelancing with us for Martha by Mail. We’d develop all sorts of craft kits together, but we loved it most when yarn was involved.  Sadly there is no more Martha by Mail, and just as sadly, Anne Catherine moved …

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 …

Around Town : Polka Dots

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Remember Blake’s post on this fun trend? Well, another trend worth noting is polka dots. They’re making a major comeback! I love the sweet cushions above from etsy shop September Designs. They’re hand screen-printed and pack quite a punch with a fun, neon palette. I’m also loving the scale of the larger-than-life dots on the …

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 …