Monday, January 4, 2010

Required Reading

A couple weeks ago as my husband left for the library I yelled on a whim, "grab me something crafty, hon." And he brought this gem home - SCORE. If you enjoy crafting or enjoy *thinking* about crafting (I fall in to that category!), then this is a must read!

Say what you will about Martha, but the woman has real talent and an eye for beautiful (or shall I say "good") things! I have been inhaling this book and am already planning not to return it to the library. :-)

These tissue paper decorations look so fun to me, and would make a place so festive - no matter what the occasion. I secretly wanted to fill our house with them on Christmas morning so the boys could wake up to something fun, but I ran out of time (of course). Maybe next year. Here's the tutorial.

There are tons of other beautiful projects and photos in the book. I also have been perusing the "Craft" section of her website, which includes a Craft Blog and some fun Templates and Clip Art.

The woman's a genius. But you knew that already.

4 comments:

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

I agree -- Martha Stewart is amazing. I actually think it was rather ingenious of her to go to prison and get that whole ordeal over with. Anway, I think her personality is dry and we probably wouldn't get along very well, but she has talent galore and a great website. Now I'm going to put in a request for that book at the library and see if they contact you (haha)

Anonymous said...

I'll have to check out that book. It's too bad there are so many great craft ideas and so little time.
love ya,
Sandi

Christina said...

oooh, this book looks like so much fun. Maybe we should plan a crafting night sometime?? We could even make things ahead of time for Christmas?? Imagine that?! Ha! Anyway, I'm so glad you ended up getting this book for Christmas...it looks like fun!
love,
Christina

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

What would we ever do without Martha? She's so...complex. And probably would be no fun to live with, but you're right - the woman's got good taste.