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!

Kayla -Nov 19, 2008, 8:24PM
OMG!!!!! that is the cutest thing in the world!
sixt1986 -Nov 05, 2008, 6:24AM

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shredded t tutorial

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!

Victoria -Nov 07, 2008, 12:01PM
The day after I saw this my bestie and I decided to make spirit shirts for our last football game.. we took large shirts and cut, tied, braided, and every thing you can imagine to them.. I started pulling at mine and we both added it.. I played with it during every class so far (did I mention im wearing it right now?) and its about halfway up the shirt on the front!!! LOVE IT!!
Julie -Nov 05, 2008, 5:49PM
thanks so much for posting this video! right after i watched it, i immediately grabbed an old shirt and started trying it! its so addicting, once you start its so easy to do, i can't stop! haha. i've already done a good portion of a tshirt and it looks so cool!

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mushroom stumps

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.”

pruittfpgirl -Nov 03, 2008, 10:49AM
totally gorgeous!

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Soto Softies provided step by step instructions for this adorable bat finger puppet! I love him! He’d be such a cute Halloween gift.
They even provided a PDF pattern. Check out the blog for more pictures.
Found via Indie Fixx. Check it for more Spooktacular Craftiness.

Maritza -Nov 03, 2008, 3:43PM
Hi! Thanks for including my bat tutorial on your blog. You're right! He does look like a little deer before the wings, which gives me an idea.... I'll be posting more tutorials on my blog for the upcoming holidays, so please drop by. Thanks again!
fpgirl -Oct 30, 2008, 12:04PM
yeah! before he has wings, he looks like a little deer!

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gingerbread skeletons!

Heidi over on My Paper Crane made these amazing gingerbread skeleton cookies. They look so cute and delicious. The recipe is vegan and can be found on

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fpgirl -Oct 29, 2008, 3:12PM
Hi Lizzie, Thanks for your comment! We did an entry a while ago about our relationships with our factories. You can get some first hand information from one of our designers that worked from Hong Kong. View it here.

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Hooray! We have a new Free People wallpaper for you, and it has a super cute Halloween-theme, made for you by our graphic designers! I have it as my desktop right now!
Go here to download it, and be sure to check out our desktop wallpaper set on Flickr for more fun FP wallpaper!

yttr -Oct 27, 2008, 11:38AM

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Blog reader Alyssa covered this jewelry box with images she found in old Free People and Anthropologie catalogs. It’s so pretty! Thanks for sharing, Alyssa!
If you have craft projects you’d like to share, check out this post, and email

Dez -Oct 24, 2008, 4:14PM
Wow, this is so pretty!

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Loving this candy corn soap from Smoky Mountain Scents on Etsy! Found it on Etsy’s Halloween Gift Guide. Check it out for a lot more spooky handmade gifts!

shauna rogers -Oct 24, 2008, 10:36AM
This is great soap - I love it! Just discovered this site and I am happy I did!! Back to browsing!! Shauna

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I’ve posted one of Ann Wood’s castles and a boat before, but this one was made for Halloween! Ann constructed this cardboard wonder for the window at the Lower East Side shop Johnson (you can see it in person until Halloween).
Check out her blog for some detail shots and to hear about the hidden ghosts and enchanted horse!

sculptural crochet

I really loved these ideas about the sculptural nature of crochet. Wunderkammer on SuperNaturale explores how crochet stitches are not unlike pixels in the way that they are individual elements making up the whole. The artist also points out how technical or organic a crochet can be.

I really love the “CURVE + DECREASE” specimen. That says it all for me!

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