capri sun jacket!

Isn’t this a clever idea?! Sue of Sue’s Sewing and Happenings used a Vogue jacket pattern and quite a few empty Capri Sun juice packets to create this fun jacket! She looks really cute modeling it too! See a collage of her process here.
Via Craftzine.

birdie cakes!

These little cupcakes that The Alexanders made for a friend’s baby shower are so adorable! I love them! Yum!
Via Brown Button.

Chelsea -Jul 20, 2009, 11:54PM
I've posted some follow up pictures from the actual baby shower :)
palin -Jul 09, 2009, 2:37PM
cupcakes credit: MARTHA STEWART

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castle on the ocean

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It took Wataru Itou, an art-student in Tokyo, four years to create this intricate paper castle! It’s called Umi no Ue no Oshiro, or Castle on the Ocean, and aside from the pretty lights, it features a ferris wheel and a moving train! Absolutely amazing.
Via Tokyo Bling.

Bra Size -Aug 31, 2010, 2:18PM
The level of detail is truly amazing. I don't understand how someone can spend years doing something when I can barely make through an episode of the Simpsons
georgie -Jul 02, 2009, 5:25PM
so much stuff similar to this has been popping up lately! the san fran toothpick or popsicle stick city model is pretty awesome too!

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renilde depeuter

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Aren’t these embroideries pretty? I really really like them! I feel like I’ve never seen any needlework like that before! I would love to have a shirt or a dress with any of the above designs on it! They were all created by the talented Renilde Depeuter. Sweet!
Via ~O~.

Anneli Kurm -Jun 29, 2009, 7:38AM
Hey FP! I´m a frequent reader of your blog and I really like FP clothes! Too bad I can´t buy then in Estonia. Anyway, I really like the ethnic touch in your pieces and I wanted to tell you about Estonian national costumes, because they are really beautiful and colourful! Maybe you get some inspiration from them too. Here are some links to some great Estonian designers´ sites who have used our traditional patterns: http://www.lviira.com/index.php?id=38 and also if you google a guy called Aldo Jarvsoo you can find some pics about his national costumes inspired works... And the greatest display of our national costumes is coming this weekend, when we have our huge song festival with tens of thousands of singers and spectators! Here´s a clip from the last one, two years ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8as6Q9pYmI (and a couple of years ago there was also an american documentary made, called "The Singing Revolution", if somebody is interested). Wish you all the best and greeting from Estonia where we are preparing our costumes for the festival once again :)!

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YUM!

How delicious do these chocolate banana pops look?! I’m getting ready to try and make some! Katie Goodman has a really simple recipe for them Craftzine that I’m going to use! Hooray for cold chocolate banana treats!

Rachel -Jun 21, 2009, 11:57PM
I made them this weekend with chocolate drizzle and mini chocolate chips. SOOO good!

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honbachi

These honbachi, or book pots, were created by graphic designers Tokyo Pistol. I really like how they look! I feel like it would be really easy to make one on your own with an old disheveled book, but one perk of buying one from Tokyo Pistol would that the old book you got would be in Japanese! Check out the bindings on the books stacked in the picture! Pretty sweet…
Via Spoon & Tamago.

knit a bikini top

I’m really excited to try out this tutorial from ThreadBanger– it shows how to knit your own bikini top! They go along very slowly and explain clearly what to do! The only thing is that there is a quick advertisement in the middle, but it’s worth it because the tutorial is good. If you need a little basic knitting instruction first, check out our learn-to-knit videos here, here, and here!

cambializza -Dec 17, 2010, 12:02PM
Harlem man in a chokehold and viciously threw him to the ground before running off with his money
Storage Old Trafford -Jul 29, 2010, 4:58AM
That is a great, thanks a lot to post this.

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3-d collages

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These collages by Sarah Bridgland really caught my eye! To make them she uses all kinds of discarded paper, stationary, old books, newspapers, comics, you name it. The old staple boxes used for these particular pieces are really cool too!
Via Design*Sponge.

Anna -Jun 16, 2009, 4:26PM
That is so cool! It looks like a 3D comic book explosion!
Andrea -Jun 16, 2009, 3:31PM
wow! i love that she re-uses discarded paper.

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These little brownie burgers and sugar cookie fries are so adorable! And tasty looking! Bakerella has a fantastic tutorial that you should definitely check out if you’re in a baking mood! She even has templates to create the tray and french fry holder! I can’t wait to try it out, maybe this weekend!
Via Craftzine.

Rebeka -Jul 22, 2009, 2:11PM
that's amazing! WOW! One of these days I will have to make it~! :)

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rebound designs

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I love these book purses by Rebound Designs. Each purse is hand-made using a vintage hardback book and fabric. My only hang-up was, as an avid reader, I was a little bit sad to see the old books gutted to be purses. (Even though I want one!) However, Caitlin, the woman behind Rebound Designs, reports that most of the books she uses have already been damaged anyway. So hoorah! I’ll take the Nancy Drew purse please! Check out Rebound Designs’ Etsy shop here.
Via If It’s Hip, It’s Here.

fairy houses!

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Earlier today, Debbie Schramer, the creator (along with her husband) of these delicate fairy houses, was kind enough to comment on one of my posts and leave her website! I am so glad she did, or else I may have never seen these lovely little creations! Aren’t they so cool?! I wish I was tiny enough to live in one! They are amazingly detailed as well. I highly recommend going to her blog and clicking on the pictures she has posted there. They are huge, and do more justice to all the carefully created interiors! (She also has a lot of great photo inspiration on her blog!) I can only imagine the time and effort required to make these pretty homes! I love it!
Thanks for the heads-up Debbie!

Kylei -Jul 26, 2013, 2:51PM
This looks wonderful I need one just like it my Fairy garden
BirchLeaf Designs -Mar 20, 2011, 10:11AM
Ohhh, I love your faerie houses!

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You may remember a bit more than a week ago when these shorts appeared in one of the Office Style posts. They are vintage by Steel Jeans, and quite of a few of you asked about them – I really liked them too! As you can see above, Courtney, the owner of the shorts, lent them to me for a day so that I could look them over and prepare to make my own pair! I did, and it was super easy! Here’s how I did it!
First I color-copied Courtney’s shorts, so that I could have a real-sized pattern of the patches on the front. It also really helped to have a guide for placement! I have posted the pictures I used on Flickr so you can use them too! Click on the picture, then original size to get the whole huge picture! Print them out and you have the patterns too!
Next I went home and picked out a pair of shorts I wanted to alter, and some pretty fabric for the patches!

You might notice that my fabric is very wrinkly! I highly recommend ironing any fabric you use for this project, but I don’t have an iron, so as for me, I just had to wing it! I folded the fabric I chose for the patches in half, and then drew an outline of one of the patterns on it. You could also use each pattern and draw each side separately.
My shorts are quite a bit bigger than Courtney’s, so I drew my outline out a bit from the outline of the pattern to compensate.
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Then I cut the patches out, and pinned them to the shorts! I used the color copy of Courtney’s shorts as a guide.
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Next, I sewed them down! I used a sewing machine for this part, but I think it would also be very easy to sew this by hand. With the sewing machine I had to be very careful not to sew down the pockets of my shorts!
Halfway finished!
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Ta Da! Finished!
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They turned out pretty good, right? I love them!
If any of you make shorts too, send us a picture of you wearing them at blog.freepeople@gmail.com! I would love to see how yours turn out!

Nastia -Jun 11, 2012, 5:47PM
It looks a little awks :P
ruthie -Jun 15, 2009, 9:48PM
i'm making a pair of these right now (soon as i get up). i'm going to put fabric on the back too! you'll get pictures soon.

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