SMP Craft
18 Apr

About Us

Welcome to SMP Craft, the home of the St. Martin’s Press crafts book group! As a premier publisher of beautifully designed books on a wide range of crafts, we hope to inspire crafters of every skill level.

We hope you’ll visit often to get the inside scoop not only on what projects we’re working on but also:
-   Interviews with our awesome “Authors of the Month”
-   Free projects from our best-selling craft books
-   Regular sweepstakes to win copies of hot-off-the-presses craft books

-   Caught Crafting: our spotlight on NYC crafters

-   Cool ideas, tips, tricks and how-tos for knitting, crocheting, beading, jewelry-making, quilting, sewing, origami, felting, and paper crafts!

And new to our group…

-   SMP Kitchen, featuring edible craft creations, food art, recipes for baked sweet and savory treats and much more!

SMP Craft is run by a group of craft-enthusiasts who are excited to try out, talk about and share photos of new craft projects (and who also just happen to work at St. Martin’s Press).  Drumroll please:

CrownVicMarie Estrada lives in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on the edge of hipster alley. She’s currently craft-obsessed with fishing line, florescent twine, airplants, miniature light bulbs, iron-ons, and handwritten letters. She’s “making things” right now with miniature zippers and also having a great deal of fun sewing secret compartments into socks.

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Courtney Littler now lives in (the cool part of) Bushwick, Brooklyn after having grown up in (the really hot part of) Tempe, AZ.  Her crafting passion is repurposing old book pages into cool hand-made objects (poem-collaged journals, jewelery…)  A woman of many talents, she once won an acting award for “Best Disgruntled Teenager” in a video contest… when she was 27 years old!

karen bio picKaren Masnica moved to NYC in July 2012 from Allentown, PA. (Yes, the one Billy Joel’s song is about.) When she’s not browsing Michaels for Christmas decorations you can find her at home catching up on her DVR and working on one of her ongoing scrapbook projects…or eating something with cheese.

Michelle Cashman is a fan of tacos, cats in sweaters and peanut M&Ms.  Book lover and Associate Publicist at St. Martin’s Press. She’s a lifelong knitter and crafter. MichelleCashman

CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Commuters Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Wednesday morning, M Subway Knitter: knitting stylish gloves!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER #MAKEASNOWFLAKE CHALLENGE

December Make a Snowflake Challenge

We haven’t had a winter snowflurry in NYC yet and who knows with our recent spell of tepid weather if it’ll happen anytime soon or even before we bid farewell to 2015. Since SMPCRAFT prefers the process of making over waiting, starting today until the end of 2015, we challenge you to make a snowflake! Use paper, yarn, wood, beads, paracord, pencil, ink, paint, sharpies, clay, concrete, metal, cake flour, sugar, chocolate…to create a dazzling snowflake. Make one snowflake or an entire blizzard! #MAKEASNOWFLAKE

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