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Make It : My Favorite Book Project

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There are so many projects in this book I want to try, make as gifts, for my house …. but my very favorite project, I have made often for friends’ as well as my own children, are these dolls. Since I hardly ever have time to sit still at a sewing machine, I love projects …

Photos from Stitch Fest

Around Town : Photos from Stitch Fest

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As you probably know, we celebrated the launch of our new Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts with a big party full of demonstrations, projects, and displays.  If you weren’t able to make it, take a look at the photos below for a little tour of Stitch Fest. photographs by Emily Roemer…

Contests & Prizes : Congratulations to last week's winners!

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Congratulations Mandie S., Erin of, Amanda A., and Sequana!  You won last week’s giveaway of Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.   Please e-mail  your address to, so we can send your new books on their way. Don’t forget to comment on Athena’s post below for more chances to win!  …

We're so excited about the sewing book!

Contests & Prizes : We're so excited about the sewing book!

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It is so amazing to have all these great projects together in one book.  It was hard to choose my favorite!  I have to say I have a strong attachment to Japanese Sashiko Embroidery.  You’ll find some beautiful examples of Sashiko in Martha Stewart’s Encylopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts, as well as a CD …

Contests & Prizes : Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts

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Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts is finally here this March 31st ! For the past year we have been working hard on our second craft book.  It is truly our approach to Fabric Crafts and includes techniques most sewing books don’t normally cover.  In addition to sewing, quilting and embroidery we also …

TV Crafts : Cats & Crafts

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I think anyone who has a cat is familiar with the scenario of getting set up to craft, or already totally immersed in crafting, to suddenly find a feline friend who is extremely interested in what is happening. Equally amusing and frustrating I present my two non-helper helpers. It never ceases to amaze me that …


Photo Galleries : Score

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I barely remember when we learned that “score” means 20 years in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  But 20 years has been coming up a lot in my life lately, as in remembering 20 years ago. In 1990 I was living near San Francisco, studying Fashion Design, and working in the mall part-time as a fragrance model. …

Make It : patchwork rugs

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During my attempt to clean up the attic, I came across the many bins of sweaters I’ve been collecting since I styled the ‘Felted Sweaters’ story for Living November 06 to make this rug. I love everything about it, the look, the touch, the ease to make it, and the fact that you are reusing …