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INFINITE VARIETY - Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

Around Town : INFINITE VARIETY - Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

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Currently on display at the Park Avenue Armory here in NYC is one of the most impressive installations I have seen in a long time. Infinite Variety consists of 650 quilts, all red and white, hung dramatically from the rafters of the cavernous drill hall of the armory. I love how this moment came to happen: …

Make It : Pom-Pom Branches

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It’s getting warmer in New York—I can tell that spring is just around the corner! In an effort to add some fresh décor for the coming season, I made some budding pom-pom branches. Sometimes pom-poms are oddly shaped when they come out of the package. I rolled each one several times between my palms to …

Make It : Post-It Calendart

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Do you have your January issue of Living yet? Check out our sticky-note calendar in Good Things—it’s so easy, you might just have to make one!  All you need is a Masonite fiberboard, tape, and a few colors of Post-its, and voilà! You’ll never be late to the dentist, or miss your friends’ birthdays again. …

Spun-Cotton Mushrooms

Make It : Spun-Cotton Mushrooms

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For the Holiday Craft Fair, one of the things I made and sold were these spun-cotton mushrooms. I personally wanted more mushrooms for my tree and kept losing bids on eBay for glass ones. So to create the vintage feel I was looking for, I used another old-world technique to create these. They can be …

Paper Medallions

Make It : Paper Medallions

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There is no question that I am a HUGE fan of the Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board (which I blogged about earlier this season). So . . . I figured, why not share another project idea—just in time for the holidays—that utilizes this easy-to-use, ingenious tool. For Martha’s Holiday Open House special on Hallmark Channel …

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Making Holiday Candles

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The holiday season is in full swing! This week, all of the Living blogs will be featuring a “Living is Giving” theme, with all of our posts relating to holiday giving. Today our post is an “Ask the Crafts Dept.” about handmade gift ideas. If you have a question for the Crafts Dept., e-mail us …

Radio City Music Hall

Around Town : Radio City Music Hall

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The Radio City Rockettes “kicked” off (sorry—can’t resist!) the holiday season at opening night in the Music Hall last night. What a show! The spectacular venue was made even more dazzling with the help of the Martha Stewart Crafts Merchandise team, who had been working hard for more than a month on some incredible displays, including …

Behind the Scenes : Thanksgiving Story in November Issue of Martha Stewart Living

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People ask me all the time  how we come up with new ideas for stories month after month. Well, often one project inspires the next. I had tried to dye pom-poms for my dipping story in our August issue. The pom-poms didn’t take the dye in an even way, which didn’t quite work with the …