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Around Town : Metalliferous' New Vintage Section

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We’ve long coveted the unique and somewhat hidden shop Metalliferous – located on 46th street between fifth and sixth avenues in Manhattan. I love that you have to walk into a bit of a dingy looking building, climb a few flights of stairs (all the while convinced you’re lost) before you finally arrive at the …

On The Web : Our Tools

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If you caught Blake and Marcie on the Crafting Hour radio show on Sirius XM 110 yesterday, you probably heard them talking about our favorite tools. That said, I thought it appropriate to do a round up of some of our favorite projects in which a Martha Stewart Craft Tool is essential to its execution. …

Meet : Walter Kent of Peg and Awl

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Walter’s shop: www.pegandawl.etsy.com Walter’s website: www.pegandawlbuilt.com We are husband and wife with a boy called Søren and a boy called Silas. We live and work in Philadelphia, Penna. Our work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled …

Make It : Recycled Envelopes

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My dear friend just moved across the country and has been trying to revive snail mail.  She’s also very eco-concious, so I thought what gift could be more appropriate than a recycled stationery set??  I too am a bit of a waste-a-phobe, so I happen to have a big supply of scrap paper from the …

A Peek Inside Our Drawers

Behind the Scenes : A Peek Inside Our Drawers

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[We mean our TV set drawers!] Our rule since the beginning has been that everything on the set WORKS. Nothing is simply a prop. You’ve seen the beautifully styled craft room, and probably noticed the gorgeous ribbon, fabric, and tools that our talented stylist Chip Glynn sets out to coordinate with every season. But did …

Inspiration Board : Carving Tool Holder

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My husband carved this “bird” out of a piece of driftwood we found during a trip to the San Juan Islands. He gave it to me for my birthday, with the disclaimer that it wasn’t quite finished yet. But I love how “not done” it looks, how it just embraces what nature has already carved …

Tools & Materials : Rit Dye

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When in doubt, dip it in Rit Dye. That’s been a ‘philosophy’ of mine for many many years. I remember as a teenager taking my dad’s shirts and overdyeing the pinstripes, re-dyeing washed out black denim (I might just be dating myself now), and updating my room by giving sheets and pillows a new color …

Birthday Sewing Box

Celebrate : Birthday Sewing Box

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My dear friend Goli recently got a sewing machine, so I thought it would be an appropriate birthday gift to put together a special sewing box. I found a nice simple box at West Elm, the perfect little inserts and dividers at the Container Store and the goodies for the inside at Michaels and local sewing …