This is a guest post from our dream catcher designer Catherine Rising.
Holidays in NYC can get pretty hectic. The city is full of crowds going to shows, holiday shopping, and enjoying all of the wonderful things the city has to offer this time of year… While I love the hustle and bustle of it all, it is really nice to come home to my a cozy hideaway in Brooklyn. Read more »
One of the most symbolic aspects of the Christmas holiday is the tree – but a lot of people can’t have real trees in their apartments, or just don’t have enough room. Read more »
UPDATE: This previously ran on October the 30th but as we know everyone likes to update their basic tee every once in a while we wanted to bring it back.
Smocking has always been a craft that has intrigued me, I love how it creates more depth and volume in flat fabrics and the pattern is so pretty when finished. Read more »
As soon as I saw it, I fell so in love with this DIY from Cora of Miles, Papa and Me that I knew I had to make my own. Read more »
This is a guest post from Johnie of DirtbagDarling.com
Going on a winter hike can be magical: the snow falling all around you, cozy mittens on your hands, hot cocoa in your thermos. But it can be disheartening to watch winter animals search for hard-to-find food. Give them a hand by mixing up a batch of birdseed bombs before you head out—tie them on trees or drop them behind you as you walk. Read more »
Today’s DIY might be one of my favorites that I’ve done… I’m not sure why, but there is something so adorably sweet about these little embellished figurines. They can be used in so many ways, too… hang them on your tree as ornaments, wear them around your neck as a fun holiday necklace, place them around your home as decorations, or use them as gift toppers. Read more »
Bunting is a fun way to decorate for a party; it’s easy, pretty, and you can hang it anywhere you like. The other day here at Free People it was my sister’s Bridal Shower and for the occasion I made some bunting to hang delicately on the wall. The theme I used was “a couple in love” and printed out photos of her and her fiance throughout the years they have been together. Read more »
UPDATE: This post originally ran on November 1st 2012 but we wanted to share it again while we still have some time left to take advantage of those beautiful fall leaves!
One of the best things about fall is without a doubt the gorgeous explosion of colors when the leaves turn. The mixture of vibrant red, orange, yellow, and green is breathtaking and I hate that it’s always so fleeting. Read more »
Every year when I was growing up and my parents put out our holiday decorations, my favorite thing was a somewhat large snow globe with a miniature winter scene inside. Read more »
There are tons of different kinds of crafters out there. Some of us like to create more functional works of art, while others make things that are purely for aesthetic purposes. Some like enduring huge craft projects that take days (or even weeks) to finish, while others are more interested in simple projects with instant results. Read more »
UPDATE: This previously ran November the 6th but as holiday is approaching we thought we’d bring it back this weekend for some inspiration.
The festive season is approaching, that time of year when you feel like wearing little sparkly details. Our November catalog has now launched, and inside there’s a whole lot of magic. I wanted to bring the magic more to life by embellishing a plain pair of socks, adding a little bit of festive fun to an everyday outfit. Read more »
UPDATE: This post originally ran on September 19th 2012 but we wanted to share it again because these would make amazing gifts for the holiday season!
I never thought I’d say this, but a sewing kit is something that I always like to have on hand. You never know when you might need to fix an article of clothing, re-sew a button on a shirt, patch up a hole, etc. Read more »