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Make It : A Cross-Stitch Ornament from Chez Sucre Chez

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Kimberly Scola of Chez Sucre Chez. Kimberly is an artist specializing in modern cross-stitch and embroidery. See more of her work here or visit her shop to find completed stitched work, as well as DIY kits and projects.  Growing up, my sister and I were always given two gifts …

Make It : Needle- Felted Ornaments

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Marcie made beautiful needle-felted ornaments which graced the tree in the “Into the Woods” story in the December issue of Living. Wouldn’t these make for a beautiful gift? If you have access to or can purchase the supplies listed below, you can make multiple ornaments to give as gifts. They really added nice texture to …

Make It : Spring Forward with Cynthia Treen

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Today I’m excited to have Cynthia Treen back sharing another adorable project with us. Cynthia’s Hungarian Reindeer was a hit and I think this new project will be too. Enjoy! “With warm weather this winter in Providence, And a shiny new snow blower at rest in the shed, I have decided to let go of …

Inspiration Board : cross stitch generations

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  Have you seen Steph’s adorable cross stitch story in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living !? It is so sweet and inspiring. The whole time while she was developing it, I would look over her shoulder, admire yet another fun detail in a drawing, recognize a friend in a finished stitched piece …. …

Inspiration Board : D.I.Y.Y. Mohair presentation

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Last week I went to an incredible presentation at Spinexpo, which was created by the amazing Lidewii Edelkoort and her company Trend Union in a collaboration with Mohair South Africa. Yes, we’ve all happily watched (and participated), as knitting and crocheting have gained more momentum again, yarn stores are popping up everywhere, knitting groups are …

Inspiration Board : Tassel Embellishments

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I can’t believe how long it’s been since I produced the Tassel story for the September 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living. It was such a rewarding experience and I had made a mental note that it would make for great gifts. Well, when my dear friend just redesigned her bathroom, I remembered the towels …

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 : “Carefree” Valentine’s Day Dress

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Today’s guest post comes from Kate Muth in our digital department, a true romantic at heart: To say that the appliqué work I did on this American Apparel knit dress was “inspired” by the get-up that Ginger Rogers wears in Carefree, from 1938, would be giving myself too much credit. I was not so much …