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Handmade Holiday Crafts

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It turns out that aside from the honor of being on the Martha Stewart Crafts Dept. blog roll it has other perks as well! As you may know I’ve been a HUGE fan of Martha’s since the late 80’s and I have every single issue of Martha Stewart Living since it was launched in 1990. Anyway a week or so ago I got an e-mail from Lauren at the Martha Stewart Living offices asking if I would like a preview copy of the latest book Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts. Umm, YES, PLEASE!

The copy made it’s way to me at super hero speed and I love this new addition to my book case!

 

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This book features some of the best holiday crafts from the pages of the magazine. I love this Valentine’s one, catnip hearts for the felines of your family. Mini and Bonus would love these! I may have to learn how to knit properly so I can make some.

 

 

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Here’s another favorite. This is a father’s day gift idea, turning socks into accessory holders. I’m so making me some of these!

 

 

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This is an all time favorite one, home made snow globes! When this was first published in the magazine ages ago I made a dozen or so to give as Christmas gifts to family members. I remember one in particular that I had a blast making, a tiny plastic figurine that looked EXACTLY like my (now ex) mother in law jumping into the sea off a cliff in a demure bathing suit. I remember my late father in law loving it :). The cool thing with these is that you can basically put anything in these “globes” and it will look like art. I think I may have to make some new ones this Christmas!

If you are in crafting mode or in a crafting mood, check out this book! It’s out today and I just added it to my Amazon Store. Swedish buyers can get it here. Happy crafting!

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