pretty fabric feathers

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What do you think of these fabric feathers that Sian Keegan makes? I’m really digging them! I love that they are made of scraps and sewn on pages!
Via Penguin&Fish!

evie -Feb 14, 2009, 11:56PM
Oooo these are really beautiful!

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felt heart pins

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How cute are these little puffy felt heart pins?! There’s a tutorial on Purl Bee, and the step by step photos are just as pretty as the project itself. I want to make a million of them!

Alice Bright -Jan 11, 2011, 9:02PM
Just a "Punny" thought: this post should be named "Heart Felt Pins" ;)
Flower of Life -Feb 08, 2009, 1:42PM
the old safety pin through the heart trick does it every time.

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cassette tape wallet

I know I already featured some very cool wallets earlier this week, but these cassette tape wallets were just too cool to pass up! It’s such a smart idea, and the wallets are so visually appealing! Still, I can’t help but think to myself, Are cassette tapes really so obsolete? Already? I still have so many cassettes from when I was a kid! Get ready for CD wallets, you know they’ll come eventually!
At any rate, the wallets are totally rad. See this page at DesignBoom for more.
Via BoingBoing.

veterinary technician -Jun 26, 2010, 7:55AM
this post is very usefull thx!
forex robot -May 09, 2010, 4:05AM
found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

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The West Virginia University has created this awesome online library of vintage Valentines! There are three categories: cards, 3-D cards, and postcards. The postcards are some of my favorite. You can even send one of the vintage Valentines via email from the website.
I love the hot air balloon the best! Do you have a favorite??

g! -Feb 05, 2009, 2:23PM
i love vintage valentines! i have a tiny collection myself (mostly pop-ups)
Nike -Feb 05, 2009, 10:29AM
nice!

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it’s official!

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What do you think of Jessica‘s new ring? I just love it! Pattra made it for her, and they are total buddies, as you can see from the picture!
Pattra tells me the little rhinestone for the ring is a button from a discarded blouse. She really liked the popping color of the elastic string, and she just felt the urge to make them into a ring! So she did! It’s hand-sewn. Cute!

Jen -Feb 04, 2009, 5:34PM
I love this idea! i would totally buy these. You should definitely sell these at free people
Sarah -Feb 04, 2009, 2:18PM
I would like a Pattra ring...

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I know I’ve mentioned the indie craft DIY documentary Handmade Nation. There has been a lot of buzz and some clips released, but the official screenings are finally happening!
In Milwaukee at Oriental Theater 2230 N Farwell Ave. on February 5th!
If you’re near New York, the film debuts on February 12 at the Museum of Arts and Design.
Following the screening, Faythe Levine (the filmmaker!) will be joined in a post-film panel discussion about the indie craft movement by artist Mandy Greer, and Kate Bingaman-Burt, Handmade Nation typographer. The discussion will be moderated by essayist Callie Janoff.
There are some other screenings listed on the blog (including Canada and Spain) so check it out. I can’t wait!

a clever idea

This lamp that doubles as an earring stand is so smart! You can buy one here, (they call it the Sofia Lamp) but I think you could easily make an earring lamp with a little drill or some other hole-poking device, and a lamp shade! I bet it would look so awesome with a ton of earrings on it…
Via CubeMe.

Ayden -Apr 12, 2009, 8:44PM
Nice idea. I decided to do this with my earrings a long time ago. Its neat someone has finally turned it into something profitable too bad I didn't think of marketing it first. XD
Sonya -Apr 08, 2009, 7:11PM
I've been doing this forever with my paper lamp shade. Just use the backs of the earrings to poke holes as needed.

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Wow! Now these are wallets for me! This is exactly what I need. These clever and very useful wallets cane be found at the Etsy store of treeswithknees.
I saw them on Happy Cavalier.

paper hats

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How beautiful are the paper hats from the Chanel Couture show? Designed by Katsuyo Kamo who also did the hair and other flower ornaments. I love how most of them are white and then the black ones look more interesting against all of the white.
I guess these hats are no good for the rain.
photos via style.com

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The talented Portuguese carpenter Carlos Alberto created the awesome wood Mota and wood Vespa shown above. Aren’t they beautiful? I want one! His ‘normal’ carpenter work is also very impressive. See more pictures of all at his site.

birth injury stories -Apr 12, 2014, 3:10PM
As the admin of this site is working, no doubt very rapidly it will be renowned, due to its feature contents.
Mariana -Jan 18, 2013, 4:52PM
I've been absorbing you're website for a few days now, from page to page, not wanting to stop until I see everything you've posted. I was truly amazed by all the ideas that you have here and I was planning to send you an e-mail asking when are you going to extend this "diy-philosophy" to Portugal. I would love to have a place like Free People to share this kind of things and even more, to work in a place like that. After 30-something pages I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a post about a Portuguese. I'm so happy that we get some recognition for our artists! Congratulations on all your work. :) Mia

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joetta maue

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Joetta Maue is making beautiful statements with vintage textiles and needlework. She also makes these encouraging banners (ok, some are not so encouraging) that are inspiring me to make a permanent banner to hang in my apartment!
Any suggestions on what my banner should say??
Check out Joetta’s other artwork and her etsy shop. Found via Love Forever.

joetta -Jan 29, 2009, 9:30AM
Thanks for posting about me and your sweet words:) best- Joetta
jill -Jan 29, 2009, 12:25AM
Break all boundries

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Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for our Valentine’s Day Craft Swap! Sign up here and read this for all of the details. Happy crafting!

Amanda -Jan 31, 2009, 6:51PM
Hi there! I signed up a while back and haven't gotten a person yet; when does that happen? Thank you!

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