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Eleanor Levie has been sharing her passion for needlework and crafts as an author, editor, and book producer for dozens of books and magazines since 1977. At that time, upon ﬁnding herself in the NYC area without a teaching job, Elly decided to combine her instructional background with her love of creative techniques and create a new career for herself. In the '70s and '80s, Elly produced dozens of special interest magazines for Woman’s Day, McCall’s Needlework & Crafts, and others. As an editor at Woman’s World magazine, Elly had responsibility for 6 weekly pages of needlework, crafts, and sewing. As Book Editor at McCall’s, she produced 16-page books on such topics as ﬂoral arranging, stuffed toys and doll wardrobes, bridal accessories, ribbon work, and clay ornaments.
Miniatures have long been a specialty. Creations in Miniature, by Eleanor Levie presents “101 Tiny Treasures to Stitch & Craft” and covers the gamut of easy techniques and crafting materials.
Craft techniques often ﬁnd a home in do-it-yourself decorating publications Elly has authored. Some examples: Country Living Country Paint, Country Living Handmade Country, and The Country Look and How to Get It.
Elly often celebrates her creative inner child! She has authored kid- and family-friendly books The Parents Party Book and Halloween Fun, 101 Ways to Have a Safe and Scary Halloween. She is the somewhat loony “Craft Lady” presenting quickie gifts and boredom busters for kids in U.S. News & World Report magazine and at NPR.com.
As a PR consultant for Fujiﬁlm, Eleanor Levie has produced fast, fun, and easy photo crafts projects. These combine photo prints with creative applications for celebrations, gifts, and home decorating. Many of the ideas are archived on the company website. Search Fujifilm.com for photocrafts and you can view and download free instructions.