Saturday, August 16, 2008

Martha, Martha, Martha

For those you you Martha doubters out there (I'm not naming names, but you know who you are), I have decided to feature some ideas that I love from my Martha Stewart Living subscription every month. The September issue just arrived, but I have to share a few ideas that I love from back in July.

First off, I love these red, white, and blue ribbon star banners. And don't they make cute straw decorations too?
I think they would look really good with these Patriotic fans. You would have the cutest Independence Day party on the block.

Now, usually the recipes are a little beyond my skill level, but the July issue had really tempting ice cream and popsicle recipes. Like this one for ice cream mixed-berry pops.

And this one for ice cream sandwiches made using thin brownies on the outside (so simple, why didn't I think of that?)
It looks like the September issue isn't up online yet, so check back later for that, but you're still in for a treat because Martha already has her Halloween stuff up (Don't you love how I refer to her by her first name, as if we are chums?) I was in Michael's the other day and you can already buy the Martha Stewart Halloween items. Here's an awful picture from my phone.

This year, Martha is running an online Halloween workshop that you can sign up for to get her editor's Halloween tips to craft a creepy Halloween.

And for the next eight weeks, you can check in for the Halloween idea of the day. Today's idea for this baby costume made me laugh.
And don't forget to check around her site for other Halloween ideas. I think I want to try to make these invisible pops this year. And did you know that Wal-mart just started carrying some of the Martha Stewart craft products? I was a little surprised by that, but I'm still curious enough to want to check it out.


Cristin said...

I saw the big Halloween display at Michael's last week and thought it all looked very fun (especially the vinyl)...I thought of you and all your fun halloween parties!

Also noticed the Martha products at WMart (I'm not a WMart fan -- have to shop there out of default) but the display was so clean with her blue and white packaging...I think her things will sell well there...

Martha is always full of surprises...

Cassie L. said...

Ooohh! I like the Martha Walmart stuff! Our card club just made lovely little journals the other day completely with Martha Walmart stuff and they are way cute. I had to check it out myself and I was wanting to buy it all.

Megan said...

I call myself a Martha h8rlvr because I can't stand how elistist she comes off sometimes on her show, and she's a terrible speaker. But i also recognize that we all (even martha) have our weaknesses, and so I look forward very much to my subscription each month, too. She is just so clever. My mom is JUST like her on the creative level. Me? Not so much. But i try, and i appreciate. BTW, Martha's relationship with Kmart is/has come to an end. Walmart is the new relationship. I love it! I'm always there anyway, buying more laundry soap and shampoo for the kids!

Dave and Kathryn Dodds said...

These ideas are SO cute! I love little craft ideas! Thanks for the tidbits!