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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 : Camp-Inspired Placemats and Coasters Tutorial

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Are you ready for summer?  I can hardly wait for the scorching sunshine, backyard barbeques, and icy cold drinks dripping with condensation.  In anticipation of the outdoor entertaining season, I made some placemats and coasters by taking a cue from Blake’s great Camp-Inspired Leather Crafts. Materials you will need:  cork placemats and coasters, nylon twine (look …

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 …

Make It : easy shirt and / or dress

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The weather report says it’ll be warmer next week. As much as I’ve been moaning about not being able to wait until nicer weather arrives, I’m not prepared – I have nothing to wear. Thank god we just did this quick pattern in our May issue of Martha Stewart Living, that won’t take long to make. I …

Have You Seen This? : Fog Linen online

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We’ve long been admiring Fog Linen’s products. But even though some of our favorite shops in New York carry a few of their things, there was never everything we had seen and loved at the tradefair. So I was so happy to find out about their online shop. Not only do they have all those …

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 : update white shirts

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A classic, crisp white shirt is a no brainer when trying to figure out what to wear in the morning … it’s pretty much appropriate for all times and situations. But sometimes you may just want that little bit extra, the surprise effect within that proper attire. So I thought of a few ideas with …

Make It : Beaded Bags

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I’ve long been eying the amazing beaded accessories that many designers did this season … just couldn’t afford a single one of them. So I decided to make my own … scaled down and simplified maybe, but then again I prefer that anyway. These bags were the results and in the December issue of Martha Stewart …