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Inspiration Board : Cherry Blossoms

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Each Spring, I am so thrilled to see the trees blooming and the tulips and daffodils popping up (despite my seasonal allergies!)  Cherry blossoms are a real highlight for me, so I was pretty excited to see them opening up last week.  The beautiful blooms have a short peak season, so you’ll have to be …

Inspiration Board : cleaning up sticks and stumps, for in- and outdoors

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With the crazy snow storm back in October, we lost quite a few trees and have just done some major Spring cleaning to get all those logs and branches more organized. Some of the stumps are quite beautiful and it makes me sad to cut them up for firewood (which we have plenty of anyway, …

Inspiration Board : Velvet Burnout with Kevin O'Brien Studio

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Last week on the Martha Stewart Show, guest Kevin O’Brien showed Martha one of the processes that he uses to create his amazing textiles as seen above and below. The process is called velvet burnout and so much fun to learn about and not as difficult as I thought it might be! Some things to …

Make It : Painted Branches

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Yesterday actually reached 70 degrees in NYC- kind of a shock, but a welcome one!  A couple months back I salvaged some beautiful branches that had been blown down by one of the storms we had last Fall.  One I decided to display in its natural state- the color and shape was so beautiful.  I …

Inspiration Board : Glitter!

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What are the holidays without a little glitter? OK, seriously, it’s usually a lot. Since there is still plenty of time to get shiny for New Year’s Eve, I wanted to share this great video made by the folks over at Etsy about the shiny stuff. As Roger Ertle VP at Glittertex says during the …

Our Sources : End of the Crafting Year

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One of my favorite things to do in this last week of the year is to sit down with a mug of eggnog and organize all my craft supplies that got out of hand over the past 11 months. If you’re like me, you’ve likely accumulated a bunch of fun supplies, salvaged things you will …

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 …