I love all these different kinds of tape! I was thinking about our post about decorated tape from the other day and did a little search for adhesive tape and found I love sticky tape! It’s a blog which is, as you might imagine, devoted entirely to tape, and it has many cute and cool types of tape featured on it! I especially love the tinsel tape – it gets me in the mood for the holidays!
In response to our request to send us your favorite crafts, Free People girl Ariel from Lexington Kentucky sent us these really awesome Free People-wearing Sims that she created! It might not be a craft in the most classic sense, but we just loved them! I can pick out all the Free People items they are wearing too! Don’t they look so cute! It makes me want to go play the Sims and build them a fun little house to live in!
This was such a cool idea Ariel! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Free People is hosting a winter craft swap called The Art of Giving! It’s been a long time since our last swap, so I am super excited. Join us in handcrafting some amazing gifts for your fellow Free People friends and spread the winter cheer.
Here’s how it works: You fill out the simple form with your name, email, and mailing address. People outside the United States are welcome to join, but if you live in the U.S., you can indicate if you do not want to ship internationally. I will match you up with a partner and send you their email and shipping address.
You’ll have until New Years to make a gift and mail it to your partner. You can make anything you want. The wintery theme can be your inspiration. You can make something to keep warm, decorate your home, or simply make your partner smile.
Click here to join the swap. Sign up will end next Friday, November 21.
Check out some of our old flickr groups from previous swaps! Valentine 08, Dark Fairy, Travel, and Valentine 07.
I’m loving these patterned tapes from Present & Correct. They’d be awesome for gift wrapping! I’d like them with just plain brown butchers paper dressed up with the pretty tapes.
Check out these other printed tapes I had found awhile back, lace tapes and frame tape too.
Then of course there are the donunt tape dispensers!
Don’t forget about our internet craft party! Do you love to create and craft? Do you have a favorite craft project? Is there something you’ve made that is so wonderful that you want to show us how? We would love to see it!
We’re hoping that all the Free People girls out there will send us their favorite craft projects!
Send us your project with pictures (and step-by-step instructions if applicable) at firstname.lastname@example.org! Be sure to include your name, town, and website or blog if you’ve got one!
We will be trying our hand at the projects ourselves, as well as featuring some of them on the blog!
For inspiration, check out these revamped Altoid tins! I am so amazed at the clever things people have thought of to do with them!
A few days ago, our customer service representatives received this little note:
Dear Free People,
I receive your catalogs in the mail…thank you. I have a question in regards to your November 2008 catalog.
On pages 25 and 35, is it possible for you to tell me what lipstick color/brand they are?
We asked our make-up artist, Deanna, to help us out with this question, and she told us exactly how she made-up the model’s lips! I thought I’d share her answer with you:
Prepare the lip with a little Eucerin ointment- just enough to moisten the lip.
Then press Make Up For Ever Star powder (loose) in iridescent fuschia into lip, concentrating color more on the center of lips, then build to desired intensity.
Most Make Up For Ever products can be purchased at Sephora!
Don’t you love this tiny little letter? It’s from the World’s Smallest Postal Service, a one-woman letter transcribing service run by Lea Redmond. For a small fee, Lea takes your letter and writes it on a tiny teeny piece of paper, puts it in a tiny teeny envelope, closes it with a tiny teeny glob of wax, and even sends it to the recipient if you like! I just think the letter is so darn cute! I would really like to try and make one myself, but for now at least, I definitely don’t have a small enough pen! :)
I saw this on ali loves curtis!
Happy election day everyone! Tomorrow when we wake up we’ll have a new president! I am so excited and impatient to see what happens, but until then, these funny little finger puppets made by Mullish Muse are making me smile. They could play with the little Halloween bat finger puppet we had on the blog the other day…
At any rate, don’t forget to get out and vote today!
I’m totally inspired by this tutorial on childhood flames for artfully shredding a t-shirt. Check out her blog for the step by step, or just checkout the video. It takes hours, but looks amazing!
I love these cute little mushroom stumps made by Small Stump. They are like mini-worlds to escape into! I want to be a tiny person that sits on the mushrooms…
“Bedecked, Bedazzled & Bejeweled: Costume Ornamentation at New York City Ballet” is a small online exhibition of some of the most beautiful ballet costumes.
There is a great article on the website to accompany the exhibit, and I really loved this bit about the maintenance and continuity of the costumes:
The expected life of a costume at NYCB is about 10 years, depending on wear and tear. Just as Karinska used to slip secret details into costumes that only the wearer would know about – a colorful bow, a strip of gold – so the NYCB Costume Shop continues the tradition. Hynes reports, “If we make a new frock, something we love to do is use some of the trim from the old costume and put it on the brand-new one. I tell the dancer that the diamond edging on your wrist is from Jacques d’Amboise’s jacket, that this flower is from Patty McBride’s costume. I love to find some little morsel to remember.”