kup kup land

These little felt brooches are so adorable and carefully detailed! They were created by Kup Kup, whose Etsy store, Kup Kup Land, is filled with many more equally cute little somethings. I would love to pin a tiny collection of these treats on my jacket!
I saw this on Penguin & Fish blog!

nualan -Nov 26, 2008, 4:23PM
we love kup kup land!!!

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Ever wanted to learn to knit, but found book instructions too difficult? Jasmine, of our sweater design team, teaches how to cast on and how to do the most basic knit stitch in this fun little video! All you need is some yarn and a couple of knitting needles, which you can get real cheap at any craft store, or Wal-Mart, Target, etc…
Look forward to our next episode too, when Jasmine will teach us how to purl and how to cast off! I can’t wait to learn more stitches!

hilldaye -Nov 23, 2008, 9:48PM
this is a great idea, learning to knit in written instruction is hard to do. i actually learned how to knit in an after school class in the 7th grade. i also wanted to thank you for inspiration. your diy approch inspired my designs for my theatre classes costumes. at my high school every year we do a production for the kids in our county and surrounding areas (my school has been doing this for 30 years.) this year we are doing the three billy goats gruff, and have over 10,000 kids coming. my friend morgan and i are head of costuming and we wanted a more story book feel to go with the set consisting of a bridge, giant purple moutains and a blue sequin stream. we actually knitted strips and tied yarn to make it look like fur, we also deconstruced a petticoat and are making a hedgehog costume out of pipe cleaners. thank you for inspiration and keep creating absolutly amazing clothes. love hillary
Melody -Nov 23, 2008, 2:15AM
This was a treat. I finally got the itch to knit a few weeks ago and began having my Grandma, who taught me to sew when I was little, teach me. Thankgoodness she is patient! About 4 vintage thrift store "how to knit" book finds later, I finally was able to cast on! That was my only progress thus far, but this gives me hope! What a great idea, great post, thank you!

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I love these ABC buttons by Plug & Play Design! Nine-holed buttons – have you guys seen anything like these anywhere else? What a great idea!
Via Smarts & Crafts.

michelle@bluemoss -Nov 23, 2008, 11:05PM
totally need these....thanks for sharing
April 77 Jeans -Nov 20, 2008, 8:37AM
these are the coolest buttons i have ever seen it looks great specially in formal wear.

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coloring wallpaper

This looks like so much fun! This wallpaper is perfect for those of us who are tempted to write and draw all over our walls, or who have children prone to do the same. It was created by Jon Burgerman, and can be bought from this store in the UK.
See some other cool wallpapers we’ve come across in our internet travels here, here, and here!
I saw this coloring wallpaper on Freshome.

free coloring pages -Mar 07, 2009, 4:00AM
how long you can finished coloring them? awesome ^_^
marcellina -Nov 18, 2008, 3:07PM
how funky is that?!? Oh, I cannot wait until we buy our first house next summer.... I will definitely keep this wallpaper (and the others you linked to) in mind!

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yuken teruya paper art

I was introduced to Oh Joy!. The tree shapes are cut from toilet paper rolls and then mounted on dowels on the wall creating the forest and shadows.
Browsing the artist’s site I found the Notice-Forest made with a McDonald’s Happy Meal bag. At first I wasn’t sure what I was looking at. I thought this was the inside of a room, and the McDonald’s graphics were projected with light or something. But the photo is actually take INSIDE the bag, and the tree has been cut out from the top of the bag and stood up inside. It’s amazing!

Emily -Nov 18, 2008, 2:19PM
pretty cool. have you seen these? http://www.petercallesen.com/index/index2.html
pruittfpgirl -Nov 18, 2008, 11:29AM
wow. just wow

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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!

Ellie -Aug 12, 2009, 12:38AM
yepz i have some uber kawaii deco tape!!! ...kawaii...? what!? you dont know what that means you say!!! my gawd! well my silly little hypothetical and unknowing friend kawaii is the japanese term for stuff that is cute and makes you basically bleed rainbows... =3= yepz i have some uber kawaii deco tape!!! ...kawaii...? what!? you dont know what that means you say!!! my gawd! well my silly little hypothetical and unknowing friend kawaii is the japanese term for stuff that is cute and makes you basically bleed rainbows... =3= <(chu)
Megan -Nov 17, 2008, 12:54PM
I am OBSESSED, this could be life changing for someone who avoids gift wrap at all costs.

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free people sims!

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!

Hanna -May 07, 2009, 11:58AM
hey those are great can you make some for the sims exchange on sims2.com or for the new sims 3 exchange in june? good job ariel!
Laura -Nov 30, 2008, 10:36PM
Are the Free People sim outfits available to download? I would love that!

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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.

pruittfpgirl -Nov 22, 2008, 1:46PM
Hi Danielle and all! If you have already signed up, you can expect an email next week with your partners information! But not 'til then. :) Happy crafting! xo p
Melissa -Nov 22, 2008, 12:07PM
I know I'm a day late, but I hope I can still participate!

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patterned tapes

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 blog.freepeople@gmail.com! 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 quick make-up how-to

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?
Thank you.

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!

Thanks Deanna!

Rebekah -Mar 24, 2009, 2:32PM
Those stockings are great! Where can I get some??

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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!

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