crochet zoidbergs

If you’ve ever seen Futurama then you’ll recognize these cute little crochet figures as Dr. Zoidberg, the lovable lobster-like alien on the show. I saw them and went crazy – they are so so cute! The first one was created by ThatNanda of Craftster. She used a pattern for a Cthulhu from the book Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden as the base, but edited it a little to make it more Zoidberg-like. Amber at Cthulhu & Cousins Crochet made the second one, based on ThatNanda’s pattern, and then went on to create a crochet Nibbler too!
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Wow! So cute!

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Anna has been busy at the showroom preparing for the holiday. She’s handsewing names on stockings for everyone in the NY office! Later they’ll be filled with treats:)
Check out this entry for more of Anna’s handtouches at the showroom

meredith -Dec 08, 2008, 6:01PM
yeah anna!! looks great! :)

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Need some web browsing for the weekend? Check out the December issue of N.E.E.T. magazine. What I love about this web zine is that even the ads are introducing me to new crafters and web sites and shops I’ve never seen before, and all the links are clickable. So, it leads to lots of exploration!

Jane Church -Dec 09, 2008, 4:48AM
Wow, I never knew that . That’s pretty interesting...
MADDIE -Dec 07, 2008, 9:10PM
Love following your blog. Thanks for highlighting such creative and aesthetically pleasing ideas!

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Holiday Fair!

This coming Monday, December 8th through Wednesday, December 10th, Urban Outfitters Incorporated (that’s us!) will be hosting a special holiday sale, featuring artwork, handmade crafts, jewelry, and all sorts of other goodies! The sale will showcase the work of numerous different artists and have something for everyone! It will definitely be worth checking out!
The sale will take place in Building 543 from 11am to 3pm each day, and while you’re there you can stop and get lunch at Shop 543, which is where many of us get our lunch each day while we’re at work! It has a really pretty view of the Delaware River too!
Below are a couple of pictures of work by artists who will have work in the sale! To see a list of more (but not all) of the artists who will have work in the sale, check out this page. It also has a map to help you get down to the Navy Yard!

Eric Fausnacht
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Ellen Rockower
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Darla Jackson

sweet felt advent

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For those who use an advent calendar during the holiday season, I sure thought this was a cute one! Brooke, author of the blog inchmark, made it out of felt for herself and family to use. I absolutely love that for each day there is a little ornament to hang on the buttons of the tree! It’s such a fabulous idea! And a fun craft project too!

Megan -Dec 05, 2008, 2:15PM
This is so cute! I was going to pass along to some people in my family, but I think I might keep it to myself for next year:)

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etsy’s outlook


Everyone’s favorite place to buy handmade goodies has been nominated by the World Economic Forum for a 2009 Technology Pioneer. Check out this video with Etsy founder Rob Kalin to learn a little more about the business he created and the dreams he has for the internet craft market.
read more on the etsy storque

Kari -Dec 05, 2008, 11:24AM
This clip is serious inspiration to small business owners, thanks for posting!

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scrap fabric wreath

I love this wreath! I feel like one could use it at any time of year and it would look appropriate! It’s so colorful! It was created by Lindamade, and she has put up instructions on her blog so that we can make it too! I can’t wait to try it!
Via Craftzine.

Diana -Apr 20, 2009, 3:25AM
I too love the fitting room curtains and I emailed the website support group and responded that they're made special for FP in their factory in India. Maybe if enough of us ask about them they will start selling them.
Arin Michelle -Dec 04, 2008, 12:13AM
are we allowed to know where the fabric that is used for the FP dressing room curtains may be found? i tried a ton of google searches, but that stuff is hidden! pwease do tell? ~Arin

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It’s beginning to look a lot more like the holiday season here at the Home Office!

These awesome yarn trees appeared in Building 543 yesterday! They are a lot more tall than the photos suggest!

They are each a bit different from one another.
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Santa has decided to keep one of his spare sleighs at Building 543 – an excellent sleigh-garage.
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Here we have our friend Luren enjoying her lunch beside the goldfish pond.
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Walking a little farther, we come to my favorite take on the yarn trees – a yarn tree dress! Wouldn’t that be fun to wear?!

knitted masks

How cool are these knitted masks by 23 year old artist Stephan Golddrajch? They were on display at the Berlin Preview art fair, and spotted by a blogger on The Moment. Read the entry to hear their view on the “woolly territory between fashion and art.”
I also think these are so appealing because the sweater quality makes me want to wear them, even though that would probably look a little scary. Maybe on the slopes. Anybody else loving the cardboard box display?


Jasmine, of our sweater design team, joins us again for another knitting lesson in this fun video! This week we learn how to do a purl stitch to go with our knit stitch, as well as how to cast off and finish our project! Check out Jasmine’s first knitting lesson to see how to cast on and do a knit stitch! Get psyched for our next installment too, when we will learn how to make baubles on our knit projects for a more festive look!

Morgan -Nov 28, 2012, 4:02PM
You need to add more on knitting to this website!!! So amazing!!!!
elie -Dec 05, 2008, 7:39PM
yay! the videos are very simple and easy to follow for a complete knitting klutz like myself. I can't wait for more episodes!

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I’m loving the gift tag tutorials from A Little Hut. My favorite is tutorial #2 fabric + paper. The contrast of the straight edge of the paper and the soft frayed edges of the fabric is really appealing. And I always need a reason to use up fabric scraps!
Check out all of the Little Hut tutorials (there are more gifty ones)
found via Crust Station

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and the holiday season has officially started! We are already getting excited, and our graphic designers have created a little holiday card for you to use! Click here to be taken to a page where you can download and print it! Once you print it, simply cut along the dotted lines, then fold it in half, and half again! Presto- cute little holiday card!

Krist -Nov 29, 2008, 10:12AM
This is the most adorable card. I will print mine out by the hundreds! I love the Free People hand-drawn style!

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