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Make It : Easy Birthday Banner

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I made some birthday decorations for my sister Lee!  This banner couldn’t have been easier- and made from basic household items too.  First I used 3×5 index cards to cut out letters.  Cutting them from the existing rectangle allowed me to quickly make letters of a uniform size spelling… Then I punched two small holes …

Make It : patchwork rugs

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During my attempt to clean up the attic, I came across the many bins of sweaters I’ve been collecting since I styled the ‘Felted Sweaters’ story for Living November 06 to make this rug. I love everything about it, the look, the touch, the ease to make it, and the fact that you are reusing …

Inspiration Board : Organized in the New Year

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It’s 2010 and new years resolution season!  The holiday season gets so busy around here that our craft room grew pretty far from tidy over December.  It’s back in order now, and we’ve resolved to keep it that way.  I imagine we’re probably in good company, and you could use some tips to stay tidy …

Tinsel Trading Company

Our Sources : Tinsel Trading Company

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The first time I ever entered Tinsel Trading Company, it was a random day when I walked by the window. Then, on a block full of ribbon stores, it was the only window that drew me in. I am not sure what year that was, but it was before I started working for Martha. When …

Make It : easy fall decoration

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It isn’t often that I find the time to  do the projects we produce for the magazine for my personal life , as I’m always too busy developing the next story (yes, that is Thanksgiving 2010 for me). But today I decided to take the 15 minutes it would take to decorate my own house …

On The Web : Pumpkin Carving

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Tired of the same old jack-o’-lanterns?  Or maybe you’re attending a carving party and want to shake things up?  Make sure to check out the web- we’ve got tons of ideas!  But how to decide what’s right for you?  Take our Pumpkin Personality quiz!  But for now, a few images to get you in the …

Make It : Summer Memory Keeping

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Now that we’ve just bid farewell to August, I can’t help but feel that the days of summer are slipping away. Luckily, there are some great ideas for preserving your summer memories up in the crafts section of Here’s just a peek at some of the great projects featured in the Summer Memory Keeping gallery. …

Meet : Alexander Girard

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You probably find Alexander Girard’s (1907-1993) playful imagery familiar. Much of his most recognizable work originated with his textile designs for Herman Miller between 1952-1975. His work’s color and whimsy , largely inspired by folk arts from around the world, compliments the furniture developed at the same time. …like this wall hanging he designed for …