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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 …

Inspiration Board : "My Neighbor Totoro" Felt Creatures

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Today’s guest post comes from Rory Evans, freelance writer (and extraordinary crafter!) for Martha Stewart Living: For Christmas, my husband got our 3-year-old daughter the DVD of “My Neighbor Totoro” the 1988 anime film by Miyazaki, the animator who’s often likened to “Japan’s Walt Disney.” (And, sure enough, in the U.S. Disney distributes Miyazaki’s Studio …

Inspiration Board : Get Well Kit

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Flu season is upon us! Without sounding too macabre, the flu is a bigger problem than ever this year. I thought this “Neighborly Get Well Kit” was very appropriate considering how many people are catching colds in these chilly, winter months. I love how Ez of blog Creature Comforts put all of her favorite feel-good …

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 …

Make It : Organizing Crafts

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For those of you who have “being more organized” on your list of New Year’s Resolutions, the Good Things section Living is often filled with great ideas to get you on the right track to achieving this goal. On page 43 of the January issue of Living, Blake turned an ordinary bamboo steamer into a …

Make It : Quick New Year's Eve Projects

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New Year’s Eve is officially upon us. If you are hosting a party tonight or helping a friend decorate, see below for a few quick and simple ways to add a bit of sparkle to your evening. The party hats above require 1 piece of 12 x 12 paper for each. Simply make cuts where …

Celebrate : New Year's Eve!

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New Year’s Eve is Monday night! This means you still have the weekend to prepare for ringing in 2013. If you’re hosting or joining a few friends for a party, the New Year’s hats above are a fun and easy project for a group. The blank hats can be purchased in bulk and embellished with …

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 …