dark fairy & new craft swap

The catalog is dropped and should be in your mailbox! Here’s a little more info about the two trend concepts going on for September…
DARK FAIRY
Nature’s beauty, mystery, magic, and mystical elements are the
inspiration behind dark fairy. Deep, dark forests and whimsical fairy
creatures are manifested into a print driven line that explores nature’s
dark side while still allowing the light to shine through. Colors are
deeper and darker with bright accents. Embellishments like sparkles and
glitter intensify the dark color palette and add unexpected detail.
SPORT
Inspired by retro athletic apparel and accessories, the sport collection
mixes elements of masculine design with girly accents. Mixing classic
ski and sport fashions with crafty elements create a look that is truly
hand touched by fp. Graphic prints, stripes, and color blocks are seen
throughout the entire collection setting the trend. A mix of black, red,
kelly blue, and green compose the color palette.
It’s about time to get a new craft swap going. What do you say about going with the theme of Dark Fairy. We could expand upon the idea to to reach into fairy tales and gothic stories… Any thoughts? I’ll update you soon on how to sign up for the swap and more details!

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Conni -September 11, 2007, 8:47AM

Sounds like fun. I’m game…have you seen this Emilie Simon video on youtube? Kind of reminds me of the dark fairy theme…it’s hauntingly, horribly, beautiful…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI_nkXUpvJk

cooper's girl -September 11, 2007, 10:11AM

I’ve always loved the way FP combines sporty with fairy essences. It’s for the quintessential girly girl who likes to kick the soccer ball around once in awhile.

Anonymous -September 11, 2007, 3:41PM

dark fairy is interesting and difficult!
i love it!
maybe for this swap partners who didnt send packages last time shouldnt be allowed to sign up anymore?
a lot of people sent but didnt receive :(

fpgirl -September 11, 2007, 4:44PM

for the anonymous swapper,
I know, those people that don’t send packages are not cool. I don’t want to ban anyone though. If they didn’t send one the last time, hopefully they either won’t sign up or will make something really cool and redeem themselves. ha.
I don’t think Dark Fairy should be hard. I think any fairy tale would work as inspiration. They’re usually rather dark if you think about it…

Leslie -September 11, 2007, 4:48PM

SNAP, another swap! I am agreeing with the gothic stories and fairy tales idea of Dark Fairy. There are ideas already brewing in my head.
I can’t wait to get my catalog to give me more inspiration.

fpgirl -September 11, 2007, 5:16PM

Hi Conni.
That video is definitely beautiful and a little creepy. I’m going to post it on the blog. Thank you so much for sharing it!
By the way, your booth in Canton looks incredible!

Cheryl -September 11, 2007, 6:03PM

Fairy tales! How fun. Can’t wait Katie!

Lauren -September 11, 2007, 7:19PM

yay! another swap! I love the theme and think it should be relativly easy. Just think Brothers Grimm.=) I’m all for it.

Conni -September 11, 2007, 7:51PM

Thanks a bunch!! Glad you liked the video. I’m excited for the swap…never done one before…I’m kind of new to the whole blogging scene.

Alicia -September 11, 2007, 9:53PM

I’m definitely ready for another swap. And conveniently enough, I already have a copy of the Brothers Grimm collection on hand!

Candace -September 12, 2007, 12:02AM

tankyou so much freepeople!! you rock for making hippie headbands! and i your love the mini dresses and handmade/hippie feel items, dont ever change! lovies candie

Kristina -September 12, 2007, 2:11PM

I’m sooo excited!!! I missed the deadline to sign-up for the travel swap, so I’m sooo happy that another swap is going to happen and with such a cool theme.

Jo -September 12, 2007, 2:19PM

Fabulous! i love the new catalog, and the video is delightful!

Anonymous -September 13, 2007, 3:29AM

Fairytales have always been a big source of inspiration, as you can see in my Etsy profile and shop name:
rusalka.etsy.com
I definitely want to participate.

penelope michler -September 14, 2007, 5:54PM

How do I order a catalog?

sabine Brandt -September 15, 2007, 12:53AM

· { How do I order a catalog? And Im looking forward to the swap, happy weekend } ·

Britas -September 17, 2007, 1:20AM

What an AWESOME theme! I can’t wait to hear more! :).

Fat Liz -September 17, 2007, 10:03AM

Ooh, that sounds awesome – I’m already flipping through my old Grimm’s Fairy Tales book for inspiration. I loved these stories as a kid, and man, they are dark.

Sami -September 17, 2007, 4:50PM

what are the models names

Shay -October 5, 2007, 2:55PM

I love this look, stunning photos. I blogged about fairytale style and linked to you guys today. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelley -July 9, 2008, 2:55PM

Do you have a mailing list that I can be added to?

Dorela -February 14, 2009, 7:09AM

It’s AWESOME!

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