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Make It : "Drawers" for Bookshelves

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The name of the game in my son’s nursery is “storage solutions.” Our biggest organization problem right now is his sweet little baby wardrobe. We have little room for a dresser, and the space under the changing table is taken up with diapers, burp cloths, and linens. What we DO have is a very large …

Behind the Scenes : The Craft Show!

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To help kick off National Craft Month, we are excited to present a whole hour (!) of crafts on The Martha Stewart Show, which will be airing tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Hallmark Channel. While getting ready for The Craft Show, there have been a number of other theme shows (baby, party, citrus) that we …

Inspiration Board : Carving Tool Holder

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My husband carved this “bird” out of a piece of driftwood we found during a trip to the San Juan Islands. He gave it to me for my birthday, with the disclaimer that it wasn’t quite finished yet. But I love how “not done” it looks, how it just embraces what nature has already carved …

Fabric Folding

Tools & Materials : Fabric Folding

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Recently I was asked how I cut perfect squares and rectangles from my quilt fabric. The secret, for me, is how I prep and fold it. This is the way my mom taught me, and by no means the only way, but I thought I’d share it in case you find a few tips to …

Magazine Sleeve

Make It : Magazine Sleeve

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Maybe it has something to do with my line of work, but my magazines are precious. I love the new smell, the smooth cover, and the crisp pages. I save and collect them carefully, for future inspiration and entertainment. Unfortunately, as precious as they may be, I tend to toss my magazines into purses, beach …

Make It : Summer Scrapbooks

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It’s Labor Day—pools are closing, kids are going back to school, and the weather is getting a bit cooler. Hold tight to those summer memories with a handmade scrapbook—we’ve got some fun ideas right here! I need to make one of these Seashore Scrapbooks to keep all the odds and ends I’ve collected over the …

Inspiration Board : Back to School

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For a while now I’ve been seeing fun products in grid or memo pad patterns. Must be that “back to school” is in the air?! How sweet is this T-shirt by E for Effort to wear on the first day back!? I wish my kids weren’t required to use those ugly plastic boxes for their pens, but …

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Back to School

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Erica asks: “Do you have any suggestions for personalizing back-to-school supplies?” Fill these last summer days with activities that will help your back-to-schooler get excited for the first day. You probably already have the supplies needed to make these fun pencils. Get creative and eco-friendly with textbook covers—here we’ve used old roadmaps. Paper grocery bags …