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
-   Cool ideas, tips, tricks and how-tos for knitting, crocheting, beading, jewelry-making, quilting, sewing, origami, felting, paper-crafts and much more! You can also connect with us on: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

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:

mitali 1Mitali Dave, a crochet-er at heart, hails from Mumbai, India and now lives in good ol’ New Jersey.  When she isn’t reading books or scouring through used bookstores, she can be found collecting first edition hardcovers and dabbling in photography. And, just in case you weren’t impressed before, she once managed to injure herself by dropping an iPhone on her own eyebrow – she sported a giant bump for a week afterwards!

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, at the moment, socks.

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 moonlights as a Master’s student in Publishing at NYU while working as one of our marketing interns. She moved to NYC in July 2012 from Allentown, PA.  (Yes, the one Billy Joel’s song is about.) She’s fairly new to the crafting scene, but can’t wait to tackle that Pinterest board of crafts she’s been building for the last two years!

MontaukKerry McMahon lives in East Harlem but hails from Ohio—and is a diehard Ohio State Buckeye football fan! When she’s not crafting hats for her cats, she enjoys strolling the streets of NYC with her boyfriend, watching Fashion Police on E!, and reading of course! She also collects cute owl knick-knacks.

Author of the Month

This month we sit down for a Q&A with Molly Goodall, artist, designer, creator of the unique children’s clothing brand, Little Goodall, and author of Wild Things to Sew and Wear. Originally from North Carolina, Molly earned her BFA in fashion design from Parsons School of Design in 1997, where she became focused on children’s wear. She then worked as a toy designer in New York before deciding "it would be more fun to be an artist" and moved to North Texas, where she, her husband, and son currently live.

Molly Goodall, author of Wild Things to Sew and Wear

Project of the Month

Little Monster

Perfect for any rambunctious little dude or dudette, this frighteningly cute hat, mittens, and booties set will have the neighbors forkin’ over the treats in no time. All measurements are given for sizes 6-12 months, 12-24 months, and 2-3 years. From Nuriya Khegay’s fun-packed Monster Knits for Little Monsters: 20 Super-Cute Animal-Themed Hat, Mitten, and Bootie Sets to Knit.

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