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I am so inspired by this beautiful crochet blanket from the ladies of The Purl Bee. I love the idea to just make one giant Granny Square as a blanket. The colors are gorgeous too! But the best part is that they have a really good tutorial for making Granny Squares! Now I just need to graduate to making giant Granny Squares.

One of our former design team employees, Michelle, recently dug up our Art Director Doub’s glove project from many years ago, and posted it on her blog! You can see it above, it’s pretty fabulous – I couldn’t resist sharing it with you guys as well!
Here’s a little note from Doub about where the inspiration for this project came from:
Well what became fascinating for me when I started the glove project was how elaborately detailed each pair of gloves were. And with each glove it’s delicate little details really dictated each design. I had become obsessed with gloves and was scouring the city for them mainly for the strange need to cut one of the pair up into a silhouette. I still have such an appreciation for the amazing craftsmanship and design of gloves.
It really is a very inspiring project! And speaking of inspiration, our friend Michelle’s blog is called Inspiration Resource, and aptly so! You should definitely check it out if you feel so inclined…

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Elsita -Mar 26, 2009, 10:49PM
This is so great! Elsita :)

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crayon rings!

I seriously need a set of these crayon rings by Timothy Liles! How fun are these, for kids and adults alike?! If I wore them anywhere I’d probably draw on everything I walked by though… You can get yourself a set at The Future Perfect.
Via NotCot.

Liza Amor -Nov 24, 2012, 11:43AM
I would like to make these with my elementary students, any ideas how?
Niccole -Mar 27, 2009, 3:52AM
SO Fun! Perfect for coloring shoes at work. Wonder if they come in one standard ring size?

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I really like this idea from Daily Danny to use stick pins as a wall decoration. I think the care taken in making the letters a good font shape really makes the decoration! It looks so cool!
Granted, some of us are less than keen to make a million holes in the wall… But, you could always use corkboard or something else as a base!
Via Apartment Therapy.

zig-zag patches

So I was browsing around Craftzine and I saw an awesome DIY for making zig-zag patches like the ones shown above! I love patches like that, and the DIY has a bunch of pictures; it seems really easy! Check it out!
One other thing, also on Craftzine, I saw the picture below:
It reminded me that everything looks better with googly eyes! I need to buy a little bag of them and go wild…

doily print lamp shade

These are from a really nice photo how-to on Make Grow Gather. It looks really easy and cute! Check it out here!

kaycee -Mar 23, 2009, 6:04PM
ahh! i love this! its very vintage chic...i'm definately doing this sometime very soon! thanks!
g! -Mar 23, 2009, 11:02AM
oh i love this! i'm going to try it out this week!

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cereal box light

Aren’t these pin-pricked cereal box lights cool? What a great idea! They’re by designer Anke Weiss. I love it!
Via Craftzine.

the best lego rings yet

These silver rings come with one, two, or four Lego studs on the top – so you can put any Lego piece you want on them! I love it! If I had one I would definitely put the little Lego flowers on top, it looks so cute! These are by far the best Lego rings I’ve seen, and there are quite a few varieties out there.
Via CubeMe.

siobhang -Jan 28, 2012, 2:54PM
Ah my boyfriend gave me a lego ring for our first anniversary, but it's a little different than this. I love it more, though, cause on his the studs face outward, and on mine the studs face inwards, so they fit together!

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Nicole, Pruitt and I made this video as we played with all of the different ways to wear the Free People chain vests. I love that just one piece can be worn as a necklace, a belt, a bracelet, a vest, or even to embellish your favorite boots!
What is your favorite way to style them?
Pick out your own from the four different styles on

springtime collages

These collages by Anna Kunz may not be intentionally spring-y, but they sure do look wonderfully springtime to me! I love the colors she used, as did Dear Ada, where I saw the collages! She actually painted the papers first, then cut them up to make the collages. They’re so appealing…

fabric easter eggs

Believe it or not, Easter is already around the corner, and Retro Mama made these awesome little fabric Easter eggs! I love them! Even better, she posted a how-to make them on her blog – it looks like it will be really easy! Worth checking out if you want to make some cute Easter treats!
Via One Pretty Thing.

-Apr 17, 2009, 6:18PM
Jess - I love the easter eggs.

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Pruitt mentioned a Bleach Black DIY yesterday, and of course we love Kristin and Val! So we are a little sad that we don’t live in LA. The Bleach Black girls will be hosting a DIY session at Space 15 Twenty this Sunday! I hope someone gets some pictures!
If you go, make sure to stop by our We the Free store and say hello to the girls.

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