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Contests & Prizes : Burda's Month of Holiday Giveaways

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Thanks to all the Martha Stewart craft fans who voted in Burda’s giveaway! If you missed your chance, don’t fret: Burda is giving something away every day this month! Head on over to the BurdaStyle blog for more details…

Contests & Prizes : Congratulations Oliver + S Fabric Kit Winners!

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Congratulations to the winners of our giveaway, courtesy of the lovely Liesl from Oliver + S: Linda S Allison Jennifer (more specifically, the Jennifer who is a Star Wars fan) mjb Please send your mailing addresses to so we can send out your fabric and you can start sewing. Thanks to everyone who commented!…

Craftovers #2

Inspiration Board : Craftovers #2

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By now you know my love for leftover materials… This year Shane worked on Martha’s Halloween costume and after developing several concepts, she was transformed into a sorceress. One of the preliminary ideas that didn’t make the cut was Bride of Frankenstein. The dyed bandages that Shane made caught my eye so as soon as …

Embroidered Halloween Badges Tutorial

Make It : Embroidered Halloween Badges Tutorial

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Today’s guest project is brought to us by Stephanie Housley from Coral & Tusk. What originally started as a handmade baby gift has since turned into a business of embroidered goods (and other delights) with a little help from our very own magazine! “I decided to create my own version of the game “Memory.” I …

Tote and Telephone Booth Tutorial

Make It : Tote and Telephone Booth Tutorial

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Today’s guest post comes with British sensibility and a stiff upper lip. (Okay, so maybe I’m joking about the lip, but the British part is true.) Samantha Cotterill from mummysam has graciously offered up two projects to take home: a tote bag and a soft telephone booth—one of the projects featured in her new book, …

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 …

Martha’s Spellbinding Sorceress Costume

Behind the Scenes : Martha’s Spellbinding Sorceress Costume

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Every year the pressure is on to create a fresh look for Martha’s Halloween costume that graces the cover of the Halloween Handbook, which is currently available at your local newsstand. This year I started with a few concepts that were inspired by various themes. Together with Martha, we narrowed the ideas down to a …


Inspiration Board : Craftovers

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How does the saying go? One person’s trash is another person’s treasure? Working with such incredible people, I am always inspired by others’ creations, materials, and oftentimes their leftovers. Take Silke’s projects on the cover of the current issue, for example.  Some items (such as clothing and baskets) were store-bought and dipped into dye, and …