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Celebrate : French 'revolutionary' kids costumes

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  Given that the last 2 years we had storms and therefore Halloween was cancelled, I haven’t had a chance to make costumes in a while. So, when given the assignment to create kids costumes with a French feel for our Halloween Special issue, I was thrilled. I was determined to make them really simple, …

Have You Seen This? : hand knit bat

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Not all Halloween decor has to be scary … how about sweet and cuddly instead ?! I really love Anne Catherine’s knit bat. We introduced you to her amazing knitting patterns before, but this bat seems perfect for this time of year, no ?! (and so does knitting) Don’t be scared to knit, give and cuddle (way beyond Halloween that is)…

Inspiration Board : Nora's pom-pom day at the office

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This post comes from one of my favorite crafters ever – Nora, the 10 year old daughter of Ellen Morrissey, our Editorial Director of Books and Special Projects. Most recently we worked with Ellen on our latest Craft book Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids,  for  which Nora was a huge inspiration and help (you might also remember …

Make It : dresses for little girls

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I don’t have many chances to make things for little girls, so when Martha came with her vintage dish towel collection and asked us to make dresses for her granddaughter with them, I was excited with the opportunity of cuteness (and if this photo doesn’t do it for you, watch this video !) Martha specifically …

Celebrate : Valentines for all

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For the first year in quite some time, I’m not making Valentines for my kids to take to school (“no one does that in Middle School, Mom !”) … well, so then here are some anyway … for everyone I love (yes, even, or especially, those no longer Elementary School kids of mine). Happy Valentines …

Inspiration Board : Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

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In keeping with what Christmas is really about, we’d like to share with you a way you can help the community of Sandy Hook. When the children of Sandy Hook Elementary go back to school in a new building this January, the National Parent Teacher Association wants them to be greeted by a winter wonderland. …

Make It : Christmas Crackers

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Have you seen the Christmas Cracker story in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living? In the story Blake took the traditional English table favors to a whole new level. For the traditional cracker pictured below, Blake covered a recycled paper roll with fun paper made from a template. Fill the tube with goodies, fortunes …

Inspiration Board : Thanksgiving

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We’re just one day away from Thanksgiving! How are you spending the holiday this year? We hope it’s filled with delicious food, wonderful company, and some element (large or small!) of craft. Whether you need help entertaining the kids or coming up with a last-minute, no-frills table decoration, we’ve got you covered: This Turkey Trivia …