knitted light-bulbs

These knitted light-bulbs are just achingly cute! Created by Disco Smurf, you can find the pattern to make your own here! (It’s a .pdf)
I’m getting my knitting needles ready…

To my delight, last night there appeared this little camper in our lobby! It was created by our display team to go along with our current outdoorsy-themed trends. The frame is made out of bamboo, and they enlisted the help of a local girl out of West Philly to create it! The binding for the joints of the frame is made from old bicycle tires! Other than the frame, everything else on or in the camper is made from paper or cardboard! It’s incredible, and totally adorable! It makes me want to climb right in…. :)


Peachy -Aug 10, 2009, 11:41PM
I would definitely buy a real FP camper... that's amazing :)
arlinda peacock -May 01, 2009, 9:45AM
so cute

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You’ve seen FP girls create awesome jewelry and some very cute picture frames using their Free People catalogs. Well now have a look at this incredible journal made by Rebecca from Sudbury, Massachusetts – using, of course, Free People catalogs! It looks so good!
Here’s a little note from Rebecca too!
Well, I live in Sudbury Massachusetts. There isn’t much to do around here so I spend most of my time drawing, painting or just doing something creative. My real passion is photography and my dream job would be a photographer for National Geographic – I want to see all the far corners of the world! I’m currently a senior in high school and I hope to go to Connecticut College next year.
Some things that I love: lying in grass, the smell of art rooms, karma, dreams, cranberry and grapefruit juice, city lights, planetariums and museums, the universe and the thought of how something can be infinitely big, the smell of the ocean, hands, first snows, and meaningful conversations…

Thank you so much for sharing your journal with us Rebecca! It is wonderful!

suzanne -Sep 14, 2008, 9:22AM
Beautiful, inspiring work Rebecca! Good luck making your dreams come true.
shea justice -Sep 09, 2008, 10:22AM
As usual I'm proud of you. I wish more artists focused on collage and writing.

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cereal box gift box

I’m sure you toss some cereal boxes in the recycling bin. And you’ve probably been stuck without a gift box for your friend’s birthday and especially around the holidays. Head over to instructables to learn how to make a gift box from a cereal box! My only advice would be to dress it up a little more than what they’ve done in the photos. Paint it, get pretty ribbons, glue on some sequins, make it pretty!

fun with yarn

This morning I wandered into the Display Team’s room, and found them working on this sweet little project!

Turns out they are thinking of creating big rugs to hang on the walls in the stores. (Which would be awesome.)
So today they have been creating lots of little mini-rugs, to try out different techniques and see what looks best and allows for the most detail.

They are so cute! Next time I wander into that room, you can bet I’m going to be asking for rug-making lessons… ;)

Karla -Aug 26, 2008, 4:08PM
Okay, I know that these ladies work really hard and I'm sure that there are downsides to their job too, but I would KILL to have "create nifty yarn crafts" in MY job description!!

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fine fabrics

I found a link to this in the archives of a blog last week (sorry, I can’t remember where!) I loved the image above, the fabric books of an Italian manufacturer, Mantero.
The Herald Tribune featured the photo accompanying an article titled The Globalization of Fabric. Check it out to learn a little about the difference in the quality of cloth used by some of the brands you would find at your local shopping mall versus those used in the world of luxury fashion. The story also explains some of the countries that supply the luxury market, and the types of fabric they specialize in.

pruittfpgirl -Aug 25, 2008, 11:06AM
cool pic! also, interesting article!

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gas station cozy

How incredible?! Jennifer Marsh was sick and tired of staring at this eyesore of an abandoned gas station and decided to take matters into her own hands. She brought together a group of international artists and U.S. school children to help her craft the covering for every inch of the old Citgo including the lights, the pumps, and the signs. Crochet, knit, patch, and stitch!
found on Wooster Collective

suzanne buchanan -Aug 24, 2008, 3:58PM
Awesome! Looks like a perfect location for the next Free People store!!! Wouldn't need to do a thing...
pruittfpgirl -Aug 21, 2008, 12:56PM
Wow! This is so cool! I want my house to look like this.... :)

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quilt and sew

Feel like doing some quilting? Or maybe you’d like to make a bag for your yoga mat?? Amy Butler offers free pdf patterns for doing just that. Of course the samples are made up in her beautiful floral fabrics, but you can run wild with your own combinations of prints!

aiko -Feb 20, 2010, 11:22AM
I do love these two mats. I wish I can make this type of quilt, Thanks for the inspiration!

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blindfolded origami

Beautiful, from the TED blog.

pillow case dresses

Find some pillow cases with pretty lace borders and make comfy dresses! MayaMade has a tutorial so you can learn how. She made hers for her nieces (who are sooo cute), but you could use a king size case, or just make a tunic to wear with cutoff shorts or jeans.
found via craftzine

Victoria -Nov 28, 2012, 6:24PM
HOW do you make it?
Rachel -Jan 15, 2011, 7:29AM
Oh wow, these pillowcase dresses are sooo cute. I love them & the pictures are amazing

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I saw these adorable handmade books on cruststation. Made by the French writer/crafter Apol Lejano-Massebieau, these are her la pomme stories. Check out her etsy store. There’s a great interview with her on Heart Handmade.

Above are some of her other crafts from the la pomme shop.

Marichelle -Aug 02, 2008, 5:33PM
Thank you so much for mentioning Heart Handmade! -Marichelle
Apol -Aug 02, 2008, 3:10AM
Hi! A friend of mine pointed me to this feature, and I just wanted to say thank you for spreading the word about my work. Have a great weekend!

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boot ruination!

Check out this video from the latest B15 Threads, in which we ‘break in’ our boots to make them look cooler for the catalog!

If you end up trying this method yourself, be sure to check on your boots after each time you run over them and see how much they’ve been distressed- you don’t want to beat them beyond repair! Depending how much you want your boots wrecked up, you can also bang them off a sidewalk or in rocks!

annie -Jul 30, 2008, 11:37PM
i just love this!!! thanks for sharing :)

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