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Making Dolls

On The Web : Making Dolls

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Did you see the story in February’s Living on Jess Brown and her amazing handmade dolls? You’ll find a little sneak peak into her studio, as well as learn a bit about the story behind these beautiful dolls, and her crafting techniques. And if you feel inspired to make your own dolls, follow our link …

More Stuffed Bunnies

Make It : More Stuffed Bunnies

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A few months ago I posted about a stuffed bunny I made based on Silke’s pattern.  After making the bunny, I decided she needed a little dress.  It was easy to make the pattern- I just traced about 3/8″ around the arms, then coming out in an A-line at the bottom.  Hem the neck, cuffs, …

Champagne Chairs

Make It : Champagne Chairs

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Today Joel Henriques from the popular blog Made by Joel is a guest on The Martha Stewart Show showing Martha how two pieces of wood and a little bit of imagination can create a clever doll house for a kid. While prepping for the segment, prop stylist Robert Diamond made a request for small things …

Plus Baby = (Doll) Family

Make It : Plus Baby = (Doll) Family

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Remember when I said I couldn’t wait to make a baby doll for my cousin!? Well, Ronja was just born, and I’m so happy for her sweet parents (and now I have a reason to make another doll). I made a baby doll with a bunting body rather than with legs. It is pretty much the …

Make It : Summer Fun!

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Although it’s not officially summer until June 21, it is certainly beginning to heat up around New York. It’s the time of year when we head outdoors, and it’s great to have some fun and easy activities to keep the younger ones busy. The following crafts are some tried-and-true favorites. Make them now, and you …

Make It : Wedding Dolls

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My sweet little (or not so little) cousin just got married. A perfect small wedding, no white dress, no registry…just a very happy young couple. I’m sad I couldn’t be there, but thought it was silly to send fancy dishes or napkins, as that is just not the life they live, in a little cottage …

Holiday Gift Guide

Behind the Scenes : Holiday Gift Guide

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This December, we did our first holiday gift guide in Living. The guide was carefully curated by Martha and the editors, including special deals and offers for our readers! Each department has its own page of picks. There’s something for everyone on your list, and at every price point. Take a look at these incredibly …

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, …