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A Patchwork Pillow

Make It : A Patchwork Pillow

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Our dear friend Laura Normandin is having a baby! We made a collective gift for Laura—an embroidered patchwork pillow. Athena cut small squares of linen, we each embroidered one or two, and then Steph assembled them into a pillow. It was great seeing all the different styles and techniques together—a personal gift with a lot …

Last-Minute Birthday Cards

Celebrate : Last-Minute Birthday Cards

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Tonight I’m going to a birthday picnic in the park for two old friends of mine whose birthdays are this week, Carrie and Ana. As usual, I’m in a scramble to make something to give them, so I’ve turned to my never-fail birthday card which I’ve made a zillion variations of over the years. All …

Summer Crafts

On The Web : Summer Crafts

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So, it’s officially Summer!  I just came across a great center on the web- 60 Days of Summer.  There are plenty of great entertaining ideas, handmade gifts, and fun activities to do outside, or in an air conditioned room.  Start crafting now, and you can have 60+ projects done before labor day!  Below are a …

Patriotic Crafts

Behind the Scenes : Patriotic Crafts

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Can you believe that July 4th is exactly 2 weeks away??  Don’t fret- we’ve got plenty of quick, easy, and very affordable (I’m talking just a few bucks!) decorating ideas in the July issue of Living.  Here’s a sneak peak from the Patriotic Clip Art story I worked on- You’ll find the clip-art and how-to …

Make It : Floral Gift Topper

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I’m going to a bridal shower for one of my dearest friends on Saturday.  Since a main focus of the shower is unwrapping gifts, I want my wrapping to be extra special.  I was inspired by these tissue pom poms done in the Spring 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings (I think they set the …

Inspiration Board : Celebrate Purl's Customer Appreciation Day Tomorrow

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Just a quick reminder to stop by Purl tomorrow (Saturday) between 12 and 6 to check out their new location at 459 Broome Street, NYC.  They’re hosting a Customer Appreciation Party including raffles, goodie bags, demonstrations, and refreshments.  Click here for more details, and to sign up for free demos and workshops. Learn more about …

Make It : Birthday Balloon Garland

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Inspired by Blake’s “Easy Valentines” post last month, and in a rush to decorate for a friend’s birthday party, I came up with another use for those Bistro Chalk Markers. I used mini clothes pins, monofilament, and a bunch of balloons to make this colorful birthday garland.  The bistro markers wrote on the balloon beautifully, …

Make It : Mini Wreaths

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We have lots of half-used sticker sheets (ahem…Martha Stewart Crafts sticker sheets) around the office. I still love playing with stickers as much as I did as a kid. Today I used some of our stash to make a couple of tiny wreaths. Because they’re self-adhesive, it was a super easy and fast craft. A …