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Make It : Felt Luggage Tag Tutorial

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I often have trouble identifying my luggage from the sea of similar nondescript bags that ride the belt at the airport’s baggage claim. Some passengers have strategies to make theirs stand out:  buy patterned luggage, wrap brightly-coloured straps around the bags, and even dangle ribbons or charms from the handles.  With a few trips on …

Make It : Plumbing Pipe Rack Tutorial

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My apartment was gifted with many things – exposed brick, a backyard garden, lovely neighbours – but a real closet was not one of them.  With a space about 2′ wide and 1′ deep, it’s more of a hiding place to stash things before people come over… I was so inspired by Marcie’s industrial-chic furniture and …

Make It : Pom-Pom Bunnies

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I always loved the story about a bunny who carries eggs to the homes of children the night before Easter. I’m planning to make these pocket-sized pom-pom bunnies for the little ones who will be hunting for eggs next Sunday – four, six, maybe I’ll make a whole warren. Materials you will need:  yarn, small …

Have You Seen This? : The Sketchbook Project

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My friend recently took a trip to NYC with his family so that his 10-year-old daughter Soli could participate in The Sketchbook Project. The Sketchbook Project is an interactive art project with a community of over 75 000 people worldwide.  Anyone can participate by creating a sketchbook that will become part of the library’s archive. (photo …

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 …

Meet : Anandamayi Arnold

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Did you see the beautiful opener on page 77 of the January issue of Living? It features a piece by paper artist Anandamayi Arnold, who makes stunning, lifelike botanicals using crepe paper. The image below is entitled “Kumquat Branch, 2012.” Can you believe the kumquat is made of crepe paper? I have to do a …